7) Children in the Worshipping Community by David Ng & Virginia Thomas John Knox Press, Atlanta, 1946, 1952,1971, 1973. ISBN 0-8042-1688-6. Yes, it's an old book and I just happened to see it for 75 cents at a book sale but how interesting! I don't even think I finished it when I got to the part about children holding hymnbooks but the wonderful perspectives and attitudes of people who love to worship and to bring children to worship are always inspiring. Lots of how-tos for more traditional worship.
8) I AM: This is My Name: The God of the Bible and the Religions of Man by George A. F. Knight.
9) Reimagining Spiritual Formation by Doug Pagitt and the Solomn's Porch Community.
Emergent YS/Zondevan: Grand Rapids, MI 2004. ISBN 0-310- 25687-9. Narrative with community journal (as in diary). Ivy Beckwith mentioned Solomon's Porch in her book. This is a radical but engaging look a spiritual formation that isn't teacher/classroom centered in any way, shape or form. They are highlighting formation that happens through people rubbing their lives up against each other, sharing their questions, their wrestlings, their faith journeys, and sharing community. I was hoping to read more about their kids. There were snippets here and there. But perhaps the beauty of this is that they've made their children less separate. It's absolutely worth reading. Read it looking for Jesus...
10) The Invisible Child: on Reading and Writing Books for Children by Katherine Paterson . Dutton Children's Books:
11) The Younger Evangelicals by Robert E. Webber. Baker Books:
Next!) Children's Spirituality: Christian Perspectives, Research, and Applications Donald Ratcliff, Sr Editor. Cascade Books:
I think Solomon in his wisdom said, of the making of many books there's no end and studying them all makes you tired. (Eccl 12:12) :-)