How we read and interpret the Bible with children may mean the difference between whether or not it will continue to be an important source for their faith development as they become young adults.
Written by an expert in children’s ministry, I Wonder is a resource for adults who want to explore ways to help children read, engage, wrestle, and grow into deeper understanding of the Bible. It is for those who come to the Bible with souls open to be fed and who want their children to seek faith and wisdom. It will also help readers address timeless questions and issues including recent biblical scholarship, literary analysis, reading the Bible from their social location and reading the Bible in a multi-faith world.
“Read this book with eyes open wide. I Wonder will help you open the Bible with children, walk around in it with them, and help them feel at home in it. Caldwell gives us all—parents, grandparents, educators, pastors—permission to not know all the answers, and she offers tools and resources to help us join children in encountering scripture with wonder, curiosity, and surprise.”
—David M. Csinos, founder of Faith Forward and coauthor of Children's Ministry in the Way of Jesus
“Schools spend an immense amount of time helping students learn to read. As we all know, reading is more than words—it is about comprehension and meaning. In our faith lives, learning to read is critical. Elizabeth Caldwell provides pastors, teachers, and parents ways to help children learn to read the Bible. Her wondering approach is amazing—so clear and so profound. Her listing of Bibles and storybooks for children, enriching. Her questions for leaders and parents, faithful. I Wonder empowers us all to learn to read with integrity and faithfulness. I plan to require this book in seminary classes. Highly recommended.”
—Jack L. Seymour, Professor of Religious Education, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL