Faithful Families

Author: Traci Smith
Publisher: Chalice Press
ISBN: 0827211228
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Religion

A new and expanded version of Seamless Faith, now with more than a dozen new spiritual practices and additional resources for parents, kids, grandparents, and communities that care about families! Add family faith moments to your daily routine with little or no prep, and share meaningful spiritual experiences with your children! Traci Smith, a pastor and mother of three, offers ways to discover and develop new spiritual practices as a family, whether you're a new seeker or a lifelong follower. Faithful Families is brimming with easy, do-it-yourself ideas for transforming your family's everyday moments into sacred moments! Faithful Families helps you: connect faith to your family's everyday life; add family faith moments into your daily routine; learn new spiritual practices alongside your children; teach your children to appreciate religious diversity with time-tested non-Christian and Christian spiritual practices; respond to life's everyday challenges and opportunities with meaningful practices Faithful Families is the perfect gift for Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles; Baptisms; Baby Showers; New Families; Christian educators and those they serve; Preschool Classes; and Godparents Faithful Families is part of The Young Clergy Women Project

Faithful Families

Author: Traci Smith
Publisher: Chalice Press
ISBN: 9780827211230
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Religion

A new and expanded version of Seamless Faith, now with more than a dozen new spiritual practices and additional resources for parents, kids, grandparents, and communities that care about families! Add family faith moments to your daily routine with little or no prep, and share meaningful spiritual experiences with your children! Traci Smith, a pastor and mother of three, offers ways to discover and develop new spiritual practices as a family, whether you're a new seeker or a lifelong follower. Faithful Families is brimming with easy, do-it-yourself ideas for transforming your family's everyday moments into sacred moments! Faithful Families helps you: connect faith to your family's everyday life; add family faith moments into your daily routine; learn new spiritual practices alongside your children; teach your children to appreciate religious diversity with time-tested non-Christian and Christian spiritual practices; respond to life's everyday challenges and opportunities with meaningful practices Faithful Families is the perfect gift for Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles; Baptisms; Baby Showers; New Families; Christian educators and those they serve; Preschool Classes; and Godparents Faithful Families is part of The Young Clergy Women Project

Faith at Home

Author: Wendy Claire Barrie
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780819232762
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Religion

Teaching parents to learn a new language - being Christian at home.

More than Words

Author: Erin Wathen
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9781611648041
Release Date: 2017-04-05
Genre: Religion

The values we live and raise our families by are grounded, first, in love. Contrary to many of today's so-called family values, our values go beyond one or two loaded social issues to a wholehearted lifestyle of practicing compassion, hospitality, justice, peace, and belonging. More than Words articulates ten values that forward-thinking, openhearted people want to embody in their lives and pass on to their children. With practical ideas and thought-provoking questions, this book inspires families to live more intentionally, engage their communities, and make a difference in the world.

The Family Story Bible

Author: Ralph Milton
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664221084
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Religion

This Bible story book for children will satisfy parents who are looking for gender balance in story selection and inclusive language for God. The book is delightfully illustrated by Margaret Kyle.

The Mission Minded Guide to Church and School Partnerships

Author: Jake McGlothin
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781501841378
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Religion

Partnering your church family with a public school can be a rewarding experience, but also presents some unique challenges. The Mission-Minded Guide to Church and School Partnerships offers practical steps that congregations can take to make a difference with the children in their community. From basic organization, training, safety, and planning helps leaders will learn how to share the vision and effectively recruit and train volunteers. Most importantly, leaders will discover practical steps they can take to begin a two way, trusting relationship with a school, principal and teachers. In addition, there are suggestions for sharing information through newsletters, presentations, and special Sundays for welcoming the schools, teachers, and principals, and more. Inspire your church family to embrace the power they have to change lives and make a difference in their community.

When God Made You

Author: Matthew Paul Turner
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 9781601429193
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

YOU, you… God thinks about you. God was thinking of you long before your debut. From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. The assurance that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in our big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly. Through playful, charming rhyme and vivid, fantastical illustrations, When God Made You inspires young readers to learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin to create for themselves. ‘Cause when God made YOU, somehow God knew That the world needed someone exactly like you!

Blessed to be a Blessing

Author: Leanne Hadley
Publisher: Upper Room Books
ISBN: 9780881777888
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Religion

Blessed to be a Blessing: Sacred Circle Time for Young Children is designed specifically for young children using a simple-but-effective model that will move them beyond "learning about God" to "experiencing God" through ritual, wonder, story, prayer, and blessing. Dr. Leanne Hadley provides all the leadership tools as well as ideas for resources that all congregations have already on hand. Sacred Circle Time is ideal: for use in a variety of settings, including your church, preschool, daycare, special events, or even at home; to fit your schedule (either 10 to 15 minutes or 40 to 60 minutes), depending on the time you have available and the ages of the children; and because the lessons were intentionally designed to use everyday supplies rather than expecting you to buy additional materials.

I Wonder

Author: Elizabeth Caldwell
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781426799938
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Religion

How can anyone completely answer the difficult questions that children ask: Who created God? Will there be another flood? Is the Bible true? But then, we adults have questions too: With so many options and Bible translations, where can I go for help? What is the best Bible for my child? How do we talk about miracle stories, healing stories, and the creation stories? What about violence? When kids ask about the relevancy of the Bible for today, what do we say? How we read and interpret the Bible with children may mean the difference between whether or not it will continue to be an important source for their faith development as they become young adults. Written by an expert in children’s ministry, I Wonder is a resource for adults who want to explore ways to help children read, engage, wrestle, and grow into deeper understanding of the Bible. It is for those who come to the Bible with souls open to be fed and who want their children to seek faith and wisdom. It will also help readers address timeless questions and issues including recent biblical scholarship, literary analysis, reading the Bible from their social location and reading the Bible in a multi-faith world.

At Home in This Life

Author: Jerusalem Jackson Greer
Publisher: Paraclete Press (MA)
ISBN: 1612616321
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Religion

In the midst of beauty and mess, chaos and monotony, celebrations and mourning, Jerusalem Greer tells her story of finding redemption in what is rather than what could be, by practicing the presence of God through rediscovering ancient contemplative teachings and practices (solitude, study, work, prayer, and service) and pairing them with domestic arts (baking, gardening, sewing). Jerusalem writes with a raw honesty that reassures readers they are not alone in feeling not good enough, not wise enough, not Christian enough to figure out God's plans. Jerusalem is active on Facebook and Pinterest and regularly posts on her blog 'Slow Living in a Fast World' where she records what she calls her "beautymess" attempts at living a sacramental life.

The Haunting of Hill House

Author: Shirley Jackson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101663004
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Fiction

The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Day When God Made the Church

Author: Rebekah McLeod Hutto
Publisher: Paraclete Press (MA)
ISBN: 1612615643
Release Date: 2016-01-28
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

. This is a book a first if its kind to help kids understand and celebrate the birthday of the Church. "The Day When God Made the Church "is the story of Pentecost and how the Holy Spirit shaped, and continues to shape, who we are as God s Church."

For Sabbath s Sake

Author: J Dana Trent
Publisher: Upper Room Books
ISBN: 0835817199
Release Date: 2017-10-01
Genre: Religion

Many Americans balk at the idea of setting aside an entire day for worship, rest, and time with those who matter most to them. In a culture of constant busyness, the lines have blurred between our work and personal lives, and we feel pulled in many directions. Yet we long for more time well spentunrushed time to be alone, relax with friends and family, and grow closer to God. Many of us seem to have forgotten the ancient spiritual practice that can help us regain balance in our lives: sabbath. For Sabbath's Sake dives into the heart of what keeps us from sabbath. With humor and honesty, J. Dana Trent reveals her own struggles with setting apart a day devoted to God, rest, and community. This book traces the rich history of sabbath, helps readers find ways to overcome barriers to this spiritual practice, and gives them achievable ways to build sabbath into their own lives.

God s Dream

Author: Desmond Tutu
Publisher:
ISBN: 1406323373
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Christian fiction

Human beings have many differences: we speak different languages; have different customs and think in different ways. Yet we are all God's children, and God dreams that, like any family, we will learn to love each other and to live in peace together.