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Parents and Grandparents as Spiritual Guides

Parents and Grandparents as Spiritual Guides

Nurturing Children of the Promise  

por Betty Shannon Cloyd
Libro de bolsillo
Niños Legado Adultos mayores

Today, we're increasingly disconnected from one another. Our mobile society, with its incessant busyness, creates a tragic break in relationships and diminishes the sense of community — even within families.

Some parents communicate with their children by texting or calling them — inside their home! With all of the activities children are involved in — school, sports, music, camp, and others — spiritual nurture often gets neglected.

"Spirituality makes persons look beyond themselves to the well-being of those around them," writes Cloyd. "How we care for the spirituality of our children, then, is not only crucial for their own well-being; it is crucial for the well-being of our society as well. Spiritual training is a primary role for parents and other family members. It cannot, must not, be neglected or relegated to some other person or agency."

Cloyd explores simple ways parents and grandparents can introduce children to the presence of God and nurture them spiritually — even through daily, routine activities as well as planned devotional times. This must-have book includes biblical models of spiritual guides along with insightful stories from children, Christian educators and the author's own experiences as a parent and grandparent.

Attentiveness to God's daily presence gives the family (and society) the root system that is necessary to live with whatever events life brings. In parenting and grandparenting, we want to give our children wings, but we must start by providing them with healthy roots. Parents & Grandparents as Spiritual Guides will help you with that critical task.

Formato: Libro de bolsillo
ISBN: 978-0-8358-0923-8
Editor: The Upper Room
Imprimir: Upper Room Books
Fecha de publicación: 07/01/2000
Paginas: 176
Dimensiones: 9.0000 x 6.0000 x 0.3550

Betty Shannon Cloyd is a diaconal minister and consultant in prayer and spiritual formation. She served as director of children's ministry at McKendree United Methodist Church and diaconal minister of Christian education at Hermitage United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. While serving with her husband as a missionary, she worked with children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa and later among the Navajo people.


"Have you ever wondered how to teach a child to pray, be morally upright, and ethically strong? Most parents have and that is why Betty Cloyd's book is such a remarkable find for parents and grandparents. Here is a book that gives easy to understand instruction for anyone willing to be a mentor or spiritual guide for a child."
Bishop Rueben P. Job

"Anyone concerned about the future well-being of children should read this thoughtful and practical guide to the spiritual mentoring of children. It is wise, down-to-earth, and sensitive to the ways God works through adults in the lives of children."
Charles R. Foster, Professor of Religion and Education, Candler School of Theology

Here is a sensitive and practical guide for parents and grandparents who want their children to grow in the faith. Betty Cloyd inspires us to be a spiritual guide with suggestions that are so full of commonsense that we say, 'I can be that.'".
James I. Warren, Director, The Intentional Growth Center, North Carolina

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