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Children's Spirituality: What it is and Why it Matters

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This concise guide is an ideal introduction to the increasingly popular topic of children's spirituality. Mixing theory with tips on 'good practice', leading expert Rebecca Nye shows how choices made in churches and homes can stimulate or stifle a child's spiritual development,

128 pages, Paperback

First published January 1, 2009

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August 12, 2016
I bought this book after attending a 'Godly Play' training which challenged me to think more deeply about childhood spirituality and its implications for the way we share faith with children.
The book is easy to understand and split into useful chapters, including 'Children's spirituality - what is it?' and 'Nurturing children's spirituality 1: some guiding principles'.
The book is accessible and thought provoking, encouraging both theoretical and practical critique. Throughout the text, author Rebecca Nye has left questions for thought and discussion.
This is certainly a book I'll be returning to as I continue to wrestle through my understanding of this important subject and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in the spirituality of children.
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May 14, 2020
Read this book for Children's Spirituality class at Yale Divinity School. I found the SPIRIT principles to be helpful in envisioning what children's ministry could look like from a strategic perspective. Personally, I don't know if I will do Godly Play in future congregations, but I think the ideas and practices are still relevant.
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November 22, 2017
More like 2.5 for the rating. There were some good thoughts this book had and some that were just wrong.
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