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Becoming Like a Child: the Curiosity of Maturing Beyond the Norm by Jerome Berryman
DescriptionJEROME W. BERRYMAN Berryman invites the reader into a creative process that explores what it means to be spiritually mature, starting with Jesus' injunction to "become like a child." What does this mean at the literal level? the figurative level? the mystical level? the ethical level? The structure of the process parallels the book's organization and the structure of Christian worship, as well as the arc of life itself. The steps on this journey begin when we enter, and the world of childlike maturity opens to us as we respond with inarticulate wonder and gratitude. This book, likeThe Spiritual Guidance of Children, is less academic and has broader scope thanChildren and the Theologians. Berryman includes stories and examples from his long career working with children, which adds warmth and appeal to the book. He has described this volume as his "summary, theological statement." Audience: Those interested in Berryman's work; theGodly Playcommunity; those interested in personal spiritual growth; Christian educators; clergy; those interested in the spiritual Paperback, 224 pages JEROME W. BERRYMAN is Founder of Godly Play and has wide experience working with children ages 2 to 18. Writer, lecturer, and workshop leader, 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, The Spiritual Guidance of Children: Montessori, Godly Play and the Future, and Becoming Like a Child: The Curiosity of Maturity beyond the Norm.
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