Item description for Children's Literature for All God's Children by Virginia Thomas & Betty Miller...
The themes, words, and concepts in children's literature speak to the whole Christian community. Virginia Thomas and Betty Miller have examined children's literature and designed an extensive annotated list of children's stories, poems, folk tales, and fiction that express faith, belief, theology, and Christian principles.
This unique resource/reference handbook gives the church the opportunity to function as a united community of believers. Children and adults have the chance to study and learn together -- grow as a whole community.Thomas and Miller offer a practical approach to children's literature that gives background and theory, an evaluation of techniques, "how-to" guidelines, suggestions for use, lists of books, two annotated bibliographies, and indices: subject and themes, genre, and book awards.
why children's literature is a good resource for Christians
where to find good stories
how significant themes are adapted for different age levels
how to evaluate stories
how to use them
Parents, teachers, and ministers will delight with children in this new approach to sharing, learning, teaching, and worship. The bibliography of books for all ages is a treasure-house of information. Features basic book information, summary, and themes values. This is an educational tool that provides a new avenue to understanding our faith.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.98" Width: 8.28" Height: 0.32" Weight: 0.63 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 1986
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0804216908 ISBN13 9780804216906
Availability 132 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 29, 2017 09:02.
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More About Virginia Thomas & Betty Miller
Virginia Thomas holds a master's degree in Christian Education. She has led workshops and worship for several mainline denominations.
Reviews - What do customers think about Children's Literature for All God's Children?
The Role of Children's Literature in Christian Education Jul 25, 2002
I first read this book in 1990 after it was assigned for a course on ministry with children I took in a graduate school for Christian Education. After 12 years I am still actively using it. The strength of the book is that it makes a convincing argument concerning the necessary of using children's literature in the Christian nurture of children. If you want children to learn to read and love the Bible, you need to use more than the Bible. This book convinced me of that. It demonstrates in practical ways how to use children's literature in connection with the Bible to give children a fuller understanding of the world God has made. Children's literature becomes a bridge linking the world of the Bible and the world of adults with the world of children. In addition to arguing its point and making excellent suggestions on how to use children's literature in the Christian education of children, the book also includes an annotated booklist of the best children's literature, the age groups for which it is written and a summary of the stories and themes you will find in each of the books. I highly recommend this book for parents, teachers, pastors and directors of Christian Education.