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Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey By Catherine Stonehouse

Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey

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Two children's spirituality experts draw on over a decade of field research to show how adults can effectively work with children to nurture their faith.

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Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey: Guidance for Those Who Teach and Nurture by Catherine Stonehouse

How do children experience and understand God? How can adults help children grow their life of faith? Throughout more than a decade of field research, children's spirituality experts Catherine Stonehouse and Scottie May listened to children talk about their relationships with God, observed children and their parents in learning and worship settings, and interviewed adults about their childhood faith experiences. This accessibly written book weaves together their findings to offer a glimpse of the spiritual responsiveness and potential of children. Through case studies, it provides insight into children's perceptions of God and how they process their faith. In addition, the book suggests how parents, teachers, and ministry leaders can more effectively relate to and work with children and pre-adolescents to nurture their faith, offering a helpful picture of adults and children on the spiritual journey together.

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About Catherine Stonehouse


Catherine Stonehouse (PhD, Michigan State University), prior to her retirement, served as the Orlean Bullard Beeson Professor of Christian Discipleship and dean of the School of Practical Theology at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. She continues to serve Asbury as an adjunct professor. She is the author of the award-winning Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey. Scottie May (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of Christian formation and ministry at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and coeditor of Children Matter: Celebrating Their Place in the Church, Family, and Community. Both authors speak regularly on topics related to the spirituality of children.

Table of Contents


Introduction
1. Why Listen to Children?
2. Knowing God in Childhood
3. Experiencing God in Everyday Life
4. Children Experiencing God at Church
5. The Formative Power of God's Story
6. Let the Children Come: Loving, Knowing, and Following Jesus
7. Celebrating Compassion
8. The Church Partnering with Parents
Appendix A: The Research Designs
Appendix B: Resources and Ideas

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GOR004775702
Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey: Guidance for Those Who Teach and Nurture by Catherine Stonehouse
Catherine Stonehouse
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Baker Publishing Group
2010-06-01
184
0801032369
9780801032363
Winner of Book of the Year (Top 10) 2011
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