Stories of God at Home

A Godly Play Approach

Jerome W. Berryman

Apr/2018, 160 Pages, PAPER, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9780898690491

• A method for families to share the biblical story at home and learn the practice of sharing one another's stories as part of God's Story
• Includes full color images of the materials described in text

Using Godly Play® methods, Jerome Berryman offers families a way of nourishing faith in the home while supporting children's spiritual growth through the practice of "storying," our most ancient way of making meaning. This book offers "storying" rituals and techniques from Godly Play for exploring the meaning of Christmas, Easter, Creation, the Parable of the Good Shepherd, Pentecost, and the Trinity to give sustenance to the family's flow, play, love, and spirituality.

Stories of God at Home follows the rhythm of life's cycles (birth, death, earth, life, God, and depth) in telling biblical stories and shows how parents and caretakers can grasp their role with children using classic children's literature.

Audience: parents, Godly Play practitioners, Christian educators

Jerome W. Berryman is the founder of Godly Play and has wide experience working with children ages 2-18. Writer, lecturer and workshop leader, Rev. Berryman is Senior Fellow of the Center for the Theology of Childhood. He is the author of The Complete Guide to Godly Play, Teaching Godly Play, Children and the Theologians, and The Spiritual Guidance of Children: Montessori, Godly Play and the Future.

Introduction

  1. The Story of God’s Creating: The Creation
  2. The Story of God with Us: Christmas
  3. The Story of God’s Re-Creative Love: Easter
  4. The Story of God Creating from Within: Pentecost
  5. The Story of God’s Caring and Creative Presence: The Good Shepherd
  6. The Story of Our Wholeness with God: The Liturgical Circle of the Church Year
  7. Stories about the Stories of God
    • Home and a Sense of Place (Creation): The Wind in the Willows
    • The Sense of Wonder (Christmas): Frederick
    • Re-Creative Love (Easter): Charlotte’s Web
    • Becoming Real (Pentecost): The Velveteen Rabbit
    • Caring and Generosity (The Good Shepherd): A Christmas Carol
    • Balance and Wholeness (Circle of the Church Year): The Clown of God

     8.What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do: Being Ready for Family Challenges

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