The Spiritual Guidance of Children

Montessori, Godly Play, and the Future

Jerome W. Berryman

Oct/2013, 224 Pages, PAPERBACK, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9780819228406



• A seminal work by the founder of Godly Play

• A magisterial survey of a significant movement in religious education

This new book is an important “history-of-traditions” work in which Godly Play founder Jerome Berryman re-visions religious education as spiritual guidance and traces the history of Montessori religious education through four generations. Berryman then highlights the development of the Godly Play approach to spiritual guidance within this context and concludes with thoughts about the fifth generation and the future of the tradition.

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.

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