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Teaching Godly Play by Jerome W. Berryman
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message 1: by Miriam (new)

Miriam This reminds me of the lady who wrote Linnets and Valerians talking about how grown-ups didn't understand how much harder it was to be good when you had nothing to do.


message 2: by Magda (new) - added it

Magda I really have no idea what they have in mind by the phrase "teaching godly play," which is why I want to read the book.


message 3: by Miriam (new)

Miriam I was imagining types of games or activities more suited to the Sabbath in whatever way... Elizabeth Goudge talked about her father, who was a clergyman, being more progressive because his children were allowed to read morally uplifting stories and paint watercolors of Biblical scenes and that sort of thing, whereas many parents only allowed sermons, psalm memorization, and sitting quietly. You'll have to let me know what Berryman suggests, because I'm all for kis keeping the Sabbath -- it is just hard to come up with suitable activities that won't lead them to think of the Sabbath as boring or oppressive.


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