Wondering about the Bible with Children

Engaging a Child's Curiosity about the Bible

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Wondering about the Bible with Children
Paperback ISBN: 9781501899034
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Published April 2020

Help the Bible become a life-long companion for faith and spiritual growth for the children in your church.

Wondering about the Bible with Children encourages natural curiosity and wonder as they read the biblical faith stories.This book addresses the following questions:

  • How do we talk about miracle stories, healing stories, and the creation stories? What about violence?
  • What’s my role in helping children learn about the Bible and feel comfortable asking questions about what they read?
  •  When kids ask about the relevancy of the Bible for today, what do we say?

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. We want to teach them in ways that they don’t have to unlearn later.

Written by an expert in children’s ministry as a guide for anyone helping with the Celebrate Wonder Sunday school curriculum; however, it is relevant for all adults who want to explore ways to help children read, engage, wrestle, and grow into deeper understanding of the Bible. Wondering about the Bible with Children is for those who come to the Bible with souls open to be fed and who want their children to seek faith and wisdom.

About the Author

Elizabeth Caldwell

Elizabeth Caldwell teaches as Adjunct Faculty in Religious Education at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, TN. She recently retired as Harold Blake Walker Professor of Pastoral Theology and Associate Dean of Students and Academics at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. She is ordained as Minister of Word and Sacrament by the Presbytery of Chicago. She was also the Common English Bible Readability Editor and wrote the “Life Preserver Notes” in the Deep Blue Kids Bible.