ChildFaith: Experiencing God and Spiritual Growth with Your Children

ChildFaith: Experiencing God and Spiritual Growth with Your Children

by Donald Ratcliff, Brenda Ratcliff

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606085523
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Donald and Brenda Ratcliff have been married for more than thirty years and have three grown children. Donald teaches Christian formation and psychology at Wheaton College. He is the author or editor of nine previous books and of many articles and other publications on topics including children's spiritual development. A former stay-at-home mom, Brenda is now a masters student in counseling at Wheaton College and teaches anger management in prison ministry.

Table of Contents

1 The Spiritual Growth and Experience of Children 1

2 Baby Faith: Forming Strong Roots of Faith: in Infancy 25

3 Crawling, Walking, and Running toward God: Toddlers and Preschoolers 39

4 Salvation: Moment and Memory 57

5 Cocreating Life in God: You, Your School-Aged Children, and God 69

6 Telling, Enacting, and Applying Bible Stories 83

7 Daily and Weekly Rhythms of Faith: Children's Rituals 104

8 Touching, Smelling, and Eating: The Biblical Holidays 114

9 Communion or Commotion: Children, Parents, and Church 123

10 Walking and Talking the Journey: Family Field Trips 133

11 Potential Faith Partners: Siblings, Grandparents, and Friends 146

12 Child Faith for Parents 168

Bibliography 181

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