Nurturing Spirituality in Children

Nurturing Spirituality in Children
Title Nurturing Spirituality in Children PDF eBook
Author Peggy Joy Jenkins
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 164
Release 2008-06-30
Genre Self-Help
ISBN 1439102708

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The greatest gifts that a child can receive are an opened mind, a caring heart, and ignited creativity. This fully expanded, illustrated edition of Nurturing Spirituality in Children includes sixty-two simple and thought-provoking lessons that can be shared with children in less than ten minutes each. The lessons are easy to prepare and understand; they use commonly available materials and complement a wide variety of religious perspectives. Children who develop a healthy balance of mind and spirit are better able to respond to life's challenges when given the tools to think and discover for themselves. Dr. Jenkins gives scores of age-appropriate activities that help children learn empathy, trust, forgiveness, growth, and inner peace.

Nurturing Children's Spirituality

Nurturing Children's Spirituality
Title Nurturing Children's Spirituality PDF eBook
Author Holly Allen
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Pages 417
Release 2008-03-01
Genre Religion
ISBN 1556355580

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Children's spiritual development is currently a hot topic in Christian circles, as well as in other fields and disciplines such as educational psychology, medicine, developmental psychology, education, and sociology. The key question for Christian scholars and educators is How do Christian beliefs and practices uniquely interrelate with children's spirituality? In 2003 and again in 2006, a national conference entitled Children's Spirituality Conference: Christian Perspectives examined children's spirituality from a distinctly Christian standpoint. This book is a collection of the best materials from the 2006 conference. The first half of the book addresses definitional, historical, and theological concerns related to spiritual development in children. The second half explores best practices for fostering spiritual growth among our children--in our homes, families, churches, Christian schools, and among special populations of children--from a wide spectrum of Christian scholars and practitioners. The volume closes with John Westerhoff's moving keynote address and Catherine Stonehouse and Scottie May's eloquent, culminating plenary address. Nurturing Children's Spirituality provides a rich cross section of the current research and writing by Christian scholars on children's spirituality. Contributors: Holly Catterton Allen, Michael J. Anthony, Stacy Berg, Chris J. Boyatzis, MaLesa Breeding, Marilyn Brownlee, Linda V. Callahan, Jane Carr, Mara Lief Crabtree, Karen Crozier, James Riley Estep Jr., Jeffrey E. Feinberg, Stephanie Goins, Judy Harris Helm, Dana Kennamer Hood, Sungwon Kim, Kevin Lawson, Scottie May, Marcia McQuitty, Heidi Schultz Oschwald, Donald Ratcliff, Pam Scranton, Timothy A. Sisemore, Catherine Stonehouse, La Verne Tolbert, T. Wyatt Watkins, John H. Westerhoff III

Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality

Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality
Title Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality PDF eBook
Author Karen-Marie Yust
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Pages 524
Release 2006
Genre Psychology
ISBN 9780742544635

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Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality: Perspectives from the World's Religious Traditions provides a forum for prominent religious scholars to examine the state of religious knowledge and theological reflection on spiritual development in childhood and adolescence. Featuring essays from thinkers representing the world's major religious traditions, the book introduces new voices, challenges assumptions, raises new questions, and broadens the base of knowledge and investment in this important domain of life. Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality will set the stage for new waves of scholarship and dialogue within and across traditions, disciplines, and cultures that will enrich understanding and strengthen how the world's religious traditions, and others, understand and cultivate the spiritual lives of children and adolescents around the globe.

Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey

Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey
Title Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey PDF eBook
Author Catherine Stonehouse
Publisher Baker Academic
Pages 240
Release 1998-03
Genre Family & Relationships
ISBN 0801058074

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Analyzes the spiritual formation of young children and calls for renewed attention to scripture and the involvement of families in the process.

Children's Spirituality

Children's Spirituality
Title Children's Spirituality PDF eBook
Author Rebecca Nye
Publisher Canterbury Press
Pages 131
Release 2014-08-04
Genre Religion
ISBN 071514412X

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An introduction to the increasingly popular topic of children's spirituality, showing how choices made in churches and homes can stimulate or stifle a child's spiritual development. Suitable for anyone who works with children.

Real Kids, Real Faith

Real Kids, Real Faith
Title Real Kids, Real Faith PDF eBook
Author Karen Marie Yust
Publisher Jossey-Bass
Pages 0
Release 2004-04-05
Genre Family & Relationships
ISBN 9780787964078

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In a culture that has lost touch with love, compassion, and meaning, how can parents be intentional about building a spiritual foundation for their children’s development? In looking to their own upbringing for guidance, parents often feel even more at a loss—they don’t want to make the same mistakes their parents did, so they either become too strict, or they take a completely hands-off approach. A pastor, a teacher, and a mother, Karen Marie Yust offers a refreshing array of resources and provisions to guide and sustain parents and children on thier mutual journey. Drawn from a three-year study of children’s spirituality, as well as the best in theological tradition and literature, Real Kids, Real Faith provides insight and a variety of helpful tips for nurturing children’s spiritual and religious formation. Yust challenges the prevailing notion that children are unable to grasp religious concepts and encourages parents to recognize children as capable of authentic faith.

The Spiritual Child

The Spiritual Child
Title The Spiritual Child PDF eBook
Author Dr. Lisa Miller
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Pages 385
Release 2015-05-05
Genre Family & Relationships
ISBN 1250032911

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In The Spiritual Child, psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. She explains the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health and shows that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality: * are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances * are 60% less likely to be depressed as teenagers * are 80% less likely to have dangerous or unprotected sex * have significantly more positive markers for thriving including an increased sense of meaning and purpose, and high levels of academic success. Combining cutting-edge research with broad anecdotal evidence from her work as a clinical psychologist to illustrate just how invaluable spirituality is to a child's mental and physical health, Miller translates these findings into practical advice for parents, giving them concrete ways to develop and encourage their children's—as well as their own—well-being. In this provocative, conversation-starting book, Dr. Miller presents us with a pioneering new way to think about parenting our modern youth.