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The Gift of Faith
Tending the Spiritual Lives of Children
Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar
ISBN: 9781558964433
Second Edition
Book (Paperback)
Skinner House Books
5 x 7
128 pages
November 15, 2002


Filled with practical advice and psychological insight, The Gift of Faith celebrates religion in the lives of children. Drawing from her personal stories and experiences, Nieuwejaar illustrates how religious community plays an integral role in deepening the faith of parents, who are children's primary educators. She encourages parents to communicate their beliefs in words and in actions and to become part of a religious community that supports these beliefs. Nieuwejaar offers ways to foster spiritual awareness in the home and includes practices for marking the many events in children's lives as religious occasions.

* Ideal for families of any religious background that would like to become more involved in the spiritual development of their children.

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