Key Resources: Children’s Spirituality

A new blog post series highlighting some of our favourite resources now available in the ChYP’s Ministry Library starts with a collection of books on Children’s Spirituality. Each month will revolve around a different theme, so if you are interested in a particular area of ministry with Children & Young People, let us know for future editions!

All of these resources are free to borrow from the ChYP’s Ministry Library (Diocesan House, Lady Wootton’s Green, Canterbury, CT1 1NQ) Email Hannah with any enquiries about resources, to arrange to collect a book, or to arrange a time to browse the library.

(We are lucky to have Ronni working and writing locally in Canterbury Diocese. To find out about the training she offers click here)
Ronni Lamont, Understanding Children Understanding God (SPCK, 2011).
9780281058204 - Understanding Children Understanding God “Including empirical research and drawing on the author’s extensive experience of working and worshipping with children, Understanding Children Understanding God offers a window into the processes going on inside our children, and enables those who work with them to understand what is making a particular child ‘tick’”
Rebecca Nye, Children’s Spirituality: what it is and why it matters (CHP, 2011).

“Do you long for children to have a deeper experience of the Christian faith? Then this book is for you! Writing by a leading expert, this provides a highly accessible introduction to the topic of children’s spirituality: what it is, why it is important to nurture it and how to put spirituality first in your children’s work.”
David M. Csinos, Children’s Ministry that Fits (Wipf & Stock, 2011).
Children's ministry that fits “Children’s Ministry that Fits blends insightful research, relevant theory, and practical ministry into a guidebook for discovering and understanding children’s spiritual styles. David M. Csinos offers practical wisdom that will help pastors, parents, and teachers to move beyond one-size-fits-all approaches to children’s ministry and begin nurturing the spiritual lives of children in welcoming and inclusive environments.”
David Hay with Rebecca Nye, The Spirit of the Child (Harper Collins, 2006).
The spirit of the child “Spirituality is increasingly acknowledged to be an essential part of the child development, but at the same time spiritual awareness is not embedded within current education systems. This thought-provoking book will encourage educators, parents and others involved in teaching children to consider new approaches to nurture children’s development.”

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