Parenting in the Pew: Guiding Your Children Into the Joy of Worship

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InterVarsity Press, Feb 21, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 139 pages
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"Daddy, I'd like you to meet my children." That's Robbie Castleman's attitude about taking her children to church. She believes that Sunday morning isn't a success if she has only managed to keep the kids quiet. And she knows there's more to church for kids than trying out their new coloring books. Children are at church for the same reason as their parents: for the privilege of worshiping God. Worship, Castleman writes, is "the most important thing you can ever train your child to do." So with infectious passion, nitty-gritty advice and a touch of humor, she shows you how to help your children (from toddlers to teenagers) enter into worship. In this expanded edition Castleman includes two new appendixes on the important issues of hyperactive children in worship and children's church for seekers. She also provides a study guide for personal reflection or group discussion. More than ever, Parenting in the Pew is essential reading for parents and worship leaders who want to help children make joyful noises unto the Lord.
 

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User Review  - Kimberly - Christianbook.com

I enjoyed the conversational style of the book. As a pastor's wife who is frequently alone with active boys in the pew, I appreciated the advice from another pastor's wife. I want my children to learn ... Read full review

User Review  - JMM - Christianbook.com

While this book did give me a few ideas how to involved my younger children, it didn't keep my interest. I had to make myself finish reading the book and I have passed it on to someone else. Read full review

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Robbie F. Castleman (D.Min., University of Dubuque) is professor of biblical studies and theology at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She previously served for several years as a staff member with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, specializing in ministry to graduate students at campuses in and around Tallahassee, Florida. She is the author of the Fisherman Bible Guides Miracles, Elijah, David and King David (Shaw/Waterbrook) and the IVP Connect LifeGuide Bible Study Peter, and she is a contributor to the book For All the Saints (Knox/Westminster).

Ruth Bell Graham was born in Qingjiang, Kiangsu, China on June 10, 1920 to medical missionaries. When she was 17-years-old, she returned to the United States to attend Wheaton College in Illinois where she met future Evangelist Billy Graham. They married on August 13, 1943. Though married to a famous Baptist minister, she remained a Presbyterian and often taught Sunday school classes. She wrote her first book, Our Christmas Story, in 1959. She went on to author or co-author 13 other books, including Footprints of a Pilgrim and collections of poetry. In 1996, she and her husband were jointly awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. She helped establish the Ruth and Billy Graham Children's Health Center Foundation and the Billy Graham Training Center. She died on June 14, 2007 following a long illness.

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