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Real Kids, Real Faith: Practices for Nurturing Children's Spiritual Lives
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 comp ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 5th 2004 by Jossey-Bass
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I liked reading this book. I enjoyed Karen Marie Yust's thoughts and ideas on practicing your faith with your family. I could sense her deep commitment and love for this topic. And she provides a bunch of helpful practices. She starts off with some great advice: as parents we must provide our faith in every fabric of our families lives. So providing Christian books alongside popular books, prayer time alongside fun time, Christian movies alongside popular movies, etc. Also, always talking and re ...more
This is a very practical book for parents and others who work with children. As the premise of the book states, many parents, in striving not to make the same mistakes their parents made, create a new set of mistakes. Because we know there is no perfect solution in raising spiritual children, this book helps to reinforce positive spiritual disciplines and practices that work. It was required reading in a class on ministry with children and young families, and I thanked my professor for assigning ...more
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