Say You're One of Them

The three short stories and two novellas that form this debut collection from Nigerian writer Uwem Akpan offer a stunning array of opening sentences:

“Now that my eldest sister, Maisha, was twelve, none of us knew how to relate to her anymore.”

The Mystery of the Child

Just a few years ago, people accused religion scholars of ignoring children. Even those who worked in areas likely to require attending to them, such as religious education and pastoral care, often focused on adults instead. But in a relatively short time span, this has changed.

When Children Became People

Abortion. Pederasty. Homosexuality. Christian schools. The sacraments. These pressing issues could fill the agenda of any contemporary Christian congregation or denomination. As O. M.

Kid stuff

As the Christmas season ends and parents push their way through crumpled wrapping paper and parts of half-assembled toys, they may wonder: H

Real Kids, Real Faith: Practices for Nurturing Children's Spiritual Lives

I wish this book had been around 20 years ago. If I had read it when my daughters were small, it would have reassured me about some of my decisions, challenged me to make some different choices, and clarified my thinking about the difficult business of raising children in the faith.