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Title:
Raising faith-filled kids : ordinary opportunities to nurture spirituality at home
Author:
McGrath, Tom, 1950-
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Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : Loyola Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xii, 274 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780829414257
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Family life is a spiritual path
Is your family calendar so jammed that there's never enough time to "be spiritual"? Maybe you need to think about spirituality in a new way. Author, editor, and speaker Tom McGrath shows how the hectic and ordinary moments of family life offer endless opportunities to live more deeply. This book is full of stories and ideas for parents who care about their children's souls.
McGrath suggests how we can foster a healthy spirituality in our children--while tending to our own spirits as well. He presents many useful lessons and practical strategies for passing on religious heritage, including:

* Introducing children to sacred time
* Examining the image of God we actively (or passively) present to our children
* Fostering empathy to build our children's moral character
* Learning to pray creatively as a family
* Developing spiritual disciplines as parents
* Cultivating a spirit of forgiveness in the home

"If you ever wanted to be a great and inspiring parent, this book gives you the tools to learn how."
--Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator, #1 New York Times best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul


Author Notes

Tom McGrath is the author of Raising Faith Filled Kids , The Meal Box , and is one of the authors of the God's Gift series. Currently Tom is the Vice President for Product Development at Loyola Press. He previously served as the executive editor of U.S. Catholic magazine. McGrath is an avid writer and speaker on family-life issues and spirituality. Tom and his wife, Kathleen, live in Chicago and are the parents of two grown daughters, who are still always welcome at meal time.