The Spiritual Life of Children

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers, 1990 - Religion - 358 pages
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In this last of eight volumes in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Children of Crisis series, Coles speaks to and for the religious and spiritual lives of children. He reveals, in the children's own words and pictures, their views of salvation and righteousness, their experience of God, and their ways of understanding the ultimate meaning of their lives. 16 pages of full-color drawings.

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User Review  - Ruth Billington - Goodreads

A valuable resource for me as a pastor. The stories are eye-opening, showing me what treasures are there for those who can listen. I've been dipping into this book for years, and each time I find more insight. Truly a book to have on one's shelves. Read full review

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User Review  - Ellen - Goodreads

I've been meaning to read this book for about 20 years and I finally did it. Interesting exploration of how children experience the Divine in their everyday lives. Coles limits his discussion to ... Read full review


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Boston-born psychiatrist and author Robert Martin Coles devoted his professional life to the psychology of children. Coles has been associated with the Harvard University Medical School since 1960. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his five-volume series entitled Children in Crisis, Coles has contributed hundreds of articles to popular magazines, as well as writing over thirty books for adults and children. Other books include The Mind's Fate, Flannery O'Connor's South, and Walker Percy: An American Search.

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