Ready or Not: Children, Spirituality and Journeying Together

Book, 2012, 126 pp
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How does being with children offer us a glimpse of God? On our adult faith journey, do we remember the wisdom of our own childhood thoughts? And in what ways are we, as adults, open to the wisdom that children in our midst share about God, faith, life, death and spirituality?

Being in the company of children – as a new mother hungry for soul food – led Ruth Harvey to ask these questions, and to share them with a range of about 30 others – some parents, adoptive parents, foster parents, grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles, foster siblings – which resulted in this original collection of stories, reflections, meditations, poems, songs and dialogues.

The contributions explore how the wisdom shared by children in what they say and do can lead us closer to God. They explore themes of adoption, parenting, illness, disability, birth, death, passion and more.

Ready or Not can be used for personal reflection, group studies and in worship – it offers resources and inspiration for finding God and spirituality in the midst of the busyness, messiness, pressure, nurturing, despair and joy of life.

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