Summary Book Review Introduction to Christian Education and Formation by Ronald T. Habermas:
Download or read book Introduction to Christian Education and Formation written by Ronald T. Habermas and published by Zondervan Academic. This book was released on 2009-05-26 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A bold and unique hybrid among resources for Christian educators, students, and pastoral staff, this enterprising book blends the voices of a single author and ten contributing experts into a global conversation on Christian formation and nurture. It effortlessly transcends all ages and all cultures, as it positions Christianity vibrantly alive from cradle to grave.This introductory text on Christian education-formation includes extensive graphical illustrations and accompanying online appendixes, providing a wealth of resources not only to be used in the classroom but to be lived out in the life of the church in the world.
Summary Book Review An Introduction to Ministry by Ian S. Markham:
Download or read book An Introduction to Ministry written by Ian S. Markham and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2016-01-05 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An Introduction to Ministry is a comprehensive and ecumenical introduction to the craft of ministry for ministers, pastors, and priests that make up the mainline denominations in the United States. Ecumenically-focused, It offers a grounded account of ministry, covering ï¿1⁄2areas such as vocation, congregational leadership, and cultivation of skills for an effective ministry. Covers the key components of the M.Div. curriculum, offering a map and guide to the central skills and issues in training Explores the areas of vocation, skills for ministry, and issues around congregational leadership Each topic ends with an annotated bibliography providing an indispensable gateway to further study Helps students understand both the distinctive approach of their denomination and the relationship of that approach to other mainline denominations Advocates and defends a generous understanding of the Christian tradition in its openness and commitment to broad conversation
Summary Book Review Teaching for Spiritual Growth by Perry G. Downs:
Download or read book Teaching for Spiritual Growth written by Perry G. Downs and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 1994 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teaching for Spiritual Growth is a textbook that explains what it means to be spiritually mature and how churches can help people achieve spiritual growth.
Summary Book Review Introducing Christian Education by Michael J. Anthony:
Download or read book Introducing Christian Education written by Michael J. Anthony and published by Baker Academic. This book was released on 2001-09-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Building on the success of his 1992 collection Foundations of Ministry (over 17,000 sold), Michael Anthony offers Introducing Christian Education to fill the need in the C.E. curriculum for an introductory foundations textbook--one that provides an overview and understanding of the broad range of subjects included in C.E.--for college and seminary use. Thirty-one chapters are offered under the following sections: 1) Foundations of C.E.; 2) Developmental Perspectives of C.E.; 3) Educational Implications of C.E.; 4) Organization, Administration, and Leadership; 5) C.E. Applied to the Family; and 6) Specialized Ministries. Contributors include Robert Pazmiño, Jim Wilhoit, Julie Gorman, Klaus Issler, and Ted Ward. FROM THE FOREWORD BY LESTER C. BLANK JR. Introducing Christian Education will become a major resource text for church leaders and Christian education leaders who are professors of Christian education. It will be a valuable resource in my personal library. The desired outcome will be Psalm 78:72: "He cared for them with a true heart and led them with skillful hands."
Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of Christian Education by George Thomas Kurian:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Christian Education written by George Thomas Kurian and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-05-07 with total page 1678 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reference work tells the unique history of Christian education and shows how Christian educators pioneered such institutions and reforms as universal literacy, home schooling, Sunday schools, women's education, graded schools, compulsory education of the deaf and blind, and kindergarten.
Summary Book Review Teaching the Faith, Forming the Faithful by Gary A. Parrett:
Download or read book Teaching the Faith, Forming the Faithful written by Gary A. Parrett and published by InterVarsity Press. This book was released on 2013-03-05 with total page 461 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With the decline of traditional Sunday school and education programs in recent years, many Christians have not learned the fundamental doctrinal content of the faith. In this text Gary Parrett and Steve Kang set forth a thoroughly biblical vision for intentional teaching of the Christian faith that attends to both the content and process of educational and formational ministries.
Summary Book Review The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religious Education in the Global South by Yonah Hisbon Matemba:
Download or read book The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religious Education in the Global South written by Yonah Hisbon Matemba and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-02-10 with total page 520 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religious Education in the Global South presents new comparative perspectives on Religious Education (RE) across the Global South. Including 23 chapters written by scholars from the Global North and South, this is the first authoritative reference work on the subject. The handbook is thematically organised into seven sections. The first three sections deal with provision, response to changes in contemporary society, and decolonizing RE. The next four sections explore young people and RE, perspectives on teachers, RE in higher education, and finally, challenges and opportunities for RE. The term 'Global South' is used here primarily to signify the deep economic divide with the Global North, but the concept is also examined in historical, geographical, political, social and cultural terms, including the indelible influence of religion in all four broadly defined regions. Exploring RE from local, cross-national as well as regional and sub-regional perspectives, the handbook examines RE from its diverse past, present realities, and envisioned future revealing not only tensions, contestations, injustices and inequalities of power, but importantly, how inclusive forms of RE can help solve these problems.
Summary Book Review Unearthing Policies of Instrumentalization in English Religious Education Using Statement Archaeology by Jonathan Doney:
Download or read book Unearthing Policies of Instrumentalization in English Religious Education Using Statement Archaeology written by Jonathan Doney and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-12-29 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents the theoretical basis and practical steps involved in using Statement Archaeology, an innovative method that enhances understandings of policy development, exemplifying its use in relation to one curriculum subject, Religious Education. The book is the first of its kind to fully describe the theoretical foundations of Statement Archaeology and the practical steps in its deployment, acting as a methodological handbook that will enable readers to use the method subsequently in their own research. Further, the book offers an unparalleled contribution to the historical account of the development and maintenance of compulsory RE in English state-maintained schools and uses this to engage with key current debates in Religious Education policy. It unearths important insights into how the present is built, informs future policy direction and potential implementation strategies, and helps prevent the repetition of unsuccessful past endeavours. This book will be of great interest for academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of religious education, educational policy and politics, and research methods in education.
Summary Book Review Christian Education: Its History and Philosophy by Kenneth O. Gangel:
Download or read book Christian Education: Its History and Philosophy written by Kenneth O. Gangel and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2002-03-05 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ÒA history of Christian education must not be confused with a record of the achievements of the Sunday School. The discipline has advanced well beyond that stage, and today's sophisticated students fully understand that no proper concept of the history and philosophy of Christian education can be gained without seeing all the ramifications, implications, and influences that have affected it from pre-Christian times to the present.Ó So Drs. Gangel and Benson have written this book, a historical flow of philisophical thought from a Christian point of view. Its focus is cultural-biographical, discussing each philosophy in its particular socio-historical setting, and giving special attention to significant individuals. The format is chronological, beginning with education in biblical times, working upward through history to arrive at the present - and beyond, raising questions and issues for the future.
Summary Book Review Planning for Christian Education Formation by Israel Galindo:
Download or read book Planning for Christian Education Formation written by Israel Galindo and published by Chalice Press. This book was released on 2010-03-01 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book was written to help congregational leaders, clergy, staff, and laypersons, plan and organize a Christian education ministry from the approach of Christian formation in a community of faith context. This book provides a model for organizing the Christian education leadership committee or team of the church, demonstrates how to use the church year as a framework for planning the Christian education ministry of the church, and gives a model for assessing the effectiveness of the educational ministry of the church and a process to help congregations move toward the Christian Education Formation approach.
Summary Book Review Christian Education by Robert E. Clark:
Download or read book Christian Education written by Robert E. Clark and published by Moody Publishers. This book was released on 1991-10-22 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether in the home or in the church or in a Christian school, the challenge of contemporary Christian educators is to meet the academic needs of students while remaining unswerving in adherence to biblical principles. Christian Education: Foundations for the Future introduces you to the basics of a healthy Christian education program, then takes you beyond, showing you how to develop a fresh, innovative Christian education program that will revitalize your church, home, or school.
Summary Book Review Reimagining Christian Education by Johannes M. Luetz:
Download or read book Reimagining Christian Education written by Johannes M. Luetz and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-07-04 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is an arresting interdisciplinary publication on Christian education, comprising works by leading scholars, professionals and practitioners from around the globe. It focuses on the integrated approaches to Christian education that are both theoretically sound and practically beneficial, and identifies innovative pedagogical methods and tools that have been field-tested and practice-approved. It discusses topics such as exploring programmes and courses through different lenses; learning challenges and opportunities within organisational management; theology of business; Christian models of teaching in different contexts; job preparedness; developing different interpretive or meaning-making frameworks for working with social justice, people with disability, non-profit community organisations and in developing country contexts. It offers graduate students, teachers, school administrators, organisational leaders, theologians, researchers and education practitioners a fresh and inspiring reimagining of Christian education perspectives and practices and the ramifications of their application to life-long learning.
Summary Book Review Teaching for Spiritual Formation by Kyle R. Hughes:
Download or read book Teaching for Spiritual Formation written by Kyle R. Hughes and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2022-01-06 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Teaching for Spiritual Formation, church historian and experienced Christian educator Kyle R. Hughes advances a fresh vision of Christian teaching and learning by drawing upon the riches of the Christian tradition, synthesizing the wisdom of the early church fathers with contemporary efforts to cultivate a distinctively Christian approach to education. Of interest to a wide range of Christian educators, this book examines how the writings of five significant church fathers can illuminate our understanding of the vocation of teachers, the nature of students, the purpose of curriculum, decisions about pedagogy, and how spiritual formation works. Besides reimagining these aspects of Christian education, Hughes also offers habits and practices that can help bring this vision of Christian teaching and learning to life, challenging Christian educators to sharpen their approach to the integration of faith and learning in practical and accessible ways.
Summary Book Review Trinitarian Formation by J. Chase Davis:
Download or read book Trinitarian Formation written by J. Chase Davis and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2021-01-26 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Are we following Jesus the wrong way? Do you ever wonder if maybe following Jesus has been a little too complicated? Like there are too many badges to earn or bridges to cross to be a disciple? What happens in many churches is very rarely discipleship. More often it is a nice religious service or class. It should be very concerning to us that we are not making disciples. If we can't even define what a disciple is and yet we have thousands of disciple-making ministries, shouldn't that at least cause us to question if we've actually defined the problem that discipleship is intended to solve? It seems like there is a different definition of discipleship for every Christian you talk to. If we can't even agree on a definition, is it any surprise that churches are creating disengaged Christians who can't answer basic questions of Christianity, don't seem to care about Christian ethics, and don't really seem to experience the presence of God? This book is an attempt to create a common definition based on one of the most foundational Christian doctrines--the Trinity--to help churches and people obey the command to make disciples.
Summary Book Review A Christian Education in the Virtues by James Arthur:
Download or read book A Christian Education in the Virtues written by James Arthur and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-06-24 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Christian Education in the Virtues examines the connection between human nature and human flourishing. It draws on ancient and medieval sources to explore the formation of the person based on a Christian anthropology, emphasising the communal nature of the virtuous life and provides a richer approach to the question of contemporary character education. The book argues that the only way to understand and construct our character virtues is to have a clear picture of what is the purpose and meaning of human life. It highlights the importance of engaging with moral issues and makes the case that, for Christian educators, human flourishing is inseparable from God’s active relationship to human beings. The book also explores a teleological approach to character education goals. To educate the whole person in the light of an all-embracing Christian worldview is challenged by secular and liberal ideology and is often seen as irrational to the modern mind. Overall, the text seeks to demonstrate that many aspects of a Neo-Aristotelian-Thomist theoretical underpinning for Christian character education holds out a viable option for Christians. It therefore argues the case for the educational potential of Christian character education. This important book will be essential reading for academics, researchers and students in the fields of character and virtue education, religious education and the philosophy of education. The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com/books/oa-mono/10.4324/9781003141877, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.