How do children imagine God? Surprisingly, few researchers have asked this question. In crayon drawings, doll-play, letters, and carefully designed interviews, the forty children in David Heller's study reveal a rich array of spiritual imagery. Though Heller does find some differing views attributable to age, gender, and religious background (the children were Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, and Hindu), he discovers to a surprising degree a common vision of God that cuts across ethnic and religious differences. He also considers related issues of school prayer and the psychology of religion.
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David Heller is the author of "Dear God: Children's Letters to God, The Pleasures of Psychology, " and "Power in Psychotherapeutic Practice." His work on children's views of God has been featured on "20/20" and the "PTL Club Network" and in "USA Today, Psychology Today, Catholic Digest, Working Mother, "and" Good Housekeeping." He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
The Children's God by David Heller
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