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Bridging Theory & Practice in Children's Spirituality:

New Directions for Education, Ministry,

and Discipleship

general editors:

Mimi L. Larson + Robert J. Keeley


Through a blend of practical application and theoretical understanding from a Christ-centered perspective, Bridging Theory and Practice in Children's Spirituality equips those who are involved in the varied contexts where children are spiritually formed. 

Bringing some of the most respected voices in the field together in one volume, these short, accessibly written chapters help pastors, church leaders, professors, students, and parents stay up-to-date with current trends. Each chapter offers suggestions for moving forward by putting theory into practice.


"True to its promise, this resource blends theory and practice into a book that will fascinate

the seasoned scholar and equip the frontline children's minister."

-David M. Csinos

assistant professor of practical theology, Atlantic School of Theology, founder of FAITH FORWARD

"This is a must-read for children's ministers and volunteers! Nowhere else can one find practical yet research-based explorations of spiritual direction, grief, trauma, and racially diverse spiritual experiences alongside more conventional discussions of biblical storytelling and spiritual play."

-Karen-Marie Yust

professor of Christian Education, Union Presbyterian Seminary

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