by Rev Dr Howard Worsley
This fresh look at the Bible through the eyes of children will be a fascinating read for parents, teachers, ministers, and anyone with an interest in child spirituality or ethics
In A Child Sees God, Howard Worsley explores how we can all learn from a child's perspective of the world and shows how a child's eye view of the Bible reveals many interesting ideas about ethics and morality, and provides new ways of understanding these ancient stories.
By asking families to read Bible stories to their children and discuss these stories with them, recording the ensuing conversations, Howard Worsley offers not only fresh insights into the meaning and significance of these stories but also reflections on how adults can use the Biblical text in the company of children at different stages of development. Following the theory that all stories ever written fall into one of seven categories, this book shows that the themes of the Bible are no different, dividing stories into sections containing texts of wonder, adventure and leadership, terror, justice and judgement, comfort and hope, comedy, and mercy and forgiveness.
This fresh look at the Bible through the eyes of children will be a fascinating read for parents, teachers, ministers, and anyone with an interest in child spirituality or ethics.
2009, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp
Introduction. 1. Texts of Wonder. 2. Texts of Adventure and Leadership. 3. Texts of Terror. 4. Texts of Justice and Judgement. 5. Texts of Comfort and Hope. 6. Texts of Comedy. 7. Texts of Mercy and Forgiveness. 8. Implications for all Storytellers with Children. Conclusion. Appendix 1: Authentic Texts for Children. Appendix 2: Seven Basic Plots Selected. Bibliography. Further Reading.