Resources for church leaders

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Preparing to Teach

—. New Interpreter’s Bible: Complete Twelve Volume Commentary. Abingdon Press, 2002.

Furnish, Dorothy Jean. “Rethinking Children’s Ministry.” In Rethinking Christian Education: Explorations in Theory and Practice, edited by David S. Schuller. Missouri: Chalice Press, 1993.

Furnish, Dorothy Jean. Adventures with the Bible: A Sourcebook for Teachers of Children. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1995.

Green. Joel. Ed. Common English Study Bible. 2013.

Understanding how Children learn

Armstrong, Thomas. Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom. 2000.

Mooney, Carol Garhart. Theories of Childhood: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget, and Vygotsky.

Understanding how Children grow in their faith

Beckwith, Ivy. Formational Children’s Ministry: Shaping Children Using Story, Ritual, and Relationship.

Berryman, Jerome. The Spiritual Guidance of Children.

Coles, Robert. The Spiritual Lives of Children. Mariner Books, 1991.

Hay, David with Rebecca Nye. The Spirit of the Child. Revised Edition ed. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006.

Nye, Rebecca. Children’s Spirituality: What It Is and Why It Matters. London: Church House Publishing, 2009.

Yust, Karen Marie. Real Kids, Real Faith: Practices for Nurturing Children’s Spiritual Lives. Jossey-Bass, 2004.

Theology and Children

Mercer, Joyce. Welcoming Children: A Practical Theology of Childhood. St. Louis: Challis Press, 2005.

Miller-McLemore, Bonnie. Let the Children Come: Reimagining Childhood. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003.


Enrichment Resources to use with Children

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Bruce, Barbara. Bible Brain Breaks. Abingdon Press, 2004.

Linn, Dennis. Sleeping with Bread: Holding what gives you life. Paulist Press, 1995

Macbeth, Sybil. Praying in Color. Paraclete Press, 2000.books stack

Stone, Marcia. Seasons of Faith: Teaching the Christian Year, Abingdon Press, 2004.


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