Item description for Parents' Guide to the Spiritual Growth of Children: Helping Your Child Develop a Personal Faith (Heritage Builders) by John T. Trent, Rick Osborne & Kurt D. Bruner...
Overview Lists of resources, Bible verses, and surveys provide information for parents on developing spiritual values in their children and leading them to grow in their relationship with God.
Publishers Description This lead product from Focus on the Family provides parents with a resource to help their children develop a personal faith. The book provides an overview of children's spiritual capacity and understanding at different age levels. It also includes practical advice to help parents be the spiritual "trainers" of their children through engaging activities, exercises, and projects that can be completed individually or as a family. FEATURES
Overview of children's spiritual capacity and understanding at different ages
Offers rationale for teaching specific spiritual principles and disciplines
Equips parents to train children by providing engaging activities, exercises, and projects to complete individually or as a family
Great tool for parents and educators of children ages 0-12
Shows parents how to make a spiritual training plan
Awards and Recognitions Parents' Guide to the Spiritual Growth of Children: Helping Your Child Develop a Personal Faith (Heritage Builders) by John T. Trent, Rick Osborne & Kurt D. Bruner has received the following awards and recognitions -
Gold Medallion Book Awards - 2001 Nominee - Family/Parenting category
Citations And Professional Reviews Parents' Guide to the Spiritual Growth of Children: Helping Your Child Develop a Personal Faith (Heritage Builders) by John T. Trent, Rick Osborne & Kurt D. Bruner has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Home & School - 01/01/2001 page 29
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 7.75" Height: 9.5" Weight: 2.15 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2000
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series Heritage Builders
ISBN 156179791X ISBN13 9781561797912
Availability 0 units.
More About John T. Trent, Rick Osborne & Kurt D. Bruner
DR. JOHN TRENT, PH.D., is a licensed professional counselor in private practice and the president of Encouraging Words and Strongfamilies.com, a ministry committed to strengthening marriage and family relationships. In addition to an extensive speaking ministry (including regular engagements with Promise Keepers and frequent appearances on Focus on the Family ), Dr. Trent has authored and co-authored (with Gary Smalley) more than a dozen award-winning and best-selling books, including The Blessing, LifeMapping, and The Language of Love, and children s book The Black and White Rainbow. Dr. Trent s newest book, My Mother s Hands, will be released Spring 2000. Altogether, there are over 2,100,000 copies of his books in print in nine languages."
John T. Trent currently resides in the state of Arizona.
Reviews - What do customers think about Parents' Guide to the Spiritual Growth of Children (Heritage Builders)?
Excellent resource for families Jun 24, 2008
This book had been recommended to us to use to teach a class on the subject. It worked well for that, with some modifications. It really is best as a reference Christian parents will want to have to give them ideas on teaching their children Biblical principles from the cradle to age 12. The explanation of children's developmental stages and how that relates to their spiritual growth is clearly explained. The charts are expanded with examples in the text. The resources section and list of activities will fit most families. It is quite thorough in its approach. We made a copy available to each small group during the class; all the participants wanted their own family copy.
if you only read one book on raising Christian children... Feb 24, 2006
Whether your family is a beginner or advanced when it comes to spiritual growth, this is the best book for you. It starts by convicting parents of the need for purposeful training, then convinces them that they really can do it themselves, then tells them what their kids actually need to know, and spends the rest of the time showing you HOW to do it. The material is extremely practical and relevant.
Excellent Resource for Parents Jul 19, 2005
I have read several books on teaching children about God, but this one by far exceeded my expectations! The wealth of information this book contains in supporting children spiritually and teaching them in many different ways, while acknowledging each child's learning style (and your own!) and your family's pace is amazing. It helps you develop a plan for spiritual growth in your family, not just tells you how and when and where to "teach" children. The only flaw, which I called Kurt Bruner about, was that their many references to "forms available online at www.heritagebuilders.com" was not true because the don't have them on that site any longer. I would have thought that having the forms pdfed on their site would have been an important support of this book... or at least a link to where the forms are.
Excellent Reference! Jul 14, 2005
I found this book to be an excellent reference and a wonderful tool for Christian parents. First of all, the authors lead you to discover key characteristics of your unique family, including your general interests, family pace, and Christian heritage. Then you are shown how to assess the personalities of each individual in your family, along with strenghts, weaknesses and teaching tips for each type. As a result, you compose a family plan that will be the most effective way to communicate your faith to your children. The next section of the books guides you in topics that are readily understood by each age level, as well as tips and ideas for teaching those concepts to your children. I was extremely impressed with the amount of useful knowlegde contained in this book, and within days of reading it and implementing it my 5 year old daughter cannot get enough of the Bible and her questions about God!
Focus on the Foundation of the Family Jul 31, 2000
"Parents' Guide" offers parents an excellent resource for developing the spiritual life of our children. As a pastor and father, I'm glad for Trent & Osborne's research. If the foundation of a healthy society is found in the home, then the foundation of a healthy home is found in our spiritual life with God through Jesus Christ. For another book on Christian spiritual parenting, look into the recently published book, THE FAMILY CLOISTER: BENEDICTINE WISDOM FOR THE HOME, by David Robinson (New York, NY: Crossroad, 2000; 192pp., trade paperback). God bless you in your holy calling of raising spiritual children!