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Title:
The Christian family toolbox : 52 Benedictine activities for the home
Author:
Robinson, David, 1957-
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Publication Information:
New York : Crossroad Pub., [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
160 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Activities for family design -- Activities for family spirituality -- Activities for family discipline -- Activities for family health -- Activities for family life together -- Activities for family hospitality -- Activities for family growth.
ISBN:
9780824519582
Format :
Book

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Central Library BV4526.2 .R59 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Infuse your family with the peace and joy of a medieval monastery! In this practical and fun book, David Robinson, author of The Family Cloister , offers 52 imaginative treats that are sure to delight, surprise, and support every family. Includes activities for Family Design, Family Spirituality, Family Discipline, Family Health, Family Life Together, Family Hospitality and Family Growth.


Author Notes

David Robinson lives in Cannon Beach, Oregon, with his wife, three sons, and a black Labrador retriever. He serves as pastor of Community Presbyterian Church, Cannon Beach, and has worked as a pastor for the past 15 years


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Although the sixth-century Rule of St. Benedict has primarily been applied to monastic life and was originally written for the monastic situation can it also pertain to families? Absolutely, says David Robinson, a Presbyterian minister and father of three. In The Christian Family Toolbox: 52 Benedictine Activities for the Home, Robinson applies principles from the Rule to the oft-chaotic norms of family living. "At the heart of Benedictine wisdom we find a family cloister," he notes, offering specific suggestions for communal prayer, mutual work and a ministry of hospitality. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Table of Contents

Introduction: The Garden Pathp. 11
1. Activities for Family Designp. 17
Activity 1 The Family Cloister Questionnairep. 18
Activity 2 A Survey Just for Parentsp. 20
Activity 3 Great Family Meetingsp. 21
Activity 4 Make a Family "Toolbox"p. 23
Activity 5 Trust Walkp. 27
Activity 6 Quiet Mouse Gamep. 28
Activity 7 Twelve Flower Pots of Humilityp. 29
2. Activities for Family Spiritualityp. 32
Activity 8 Devotion Timep. 33
Activity 9 Make a Prayer Calendarp. 36
Activity 10 Idea Bag for Sunday Worshipp. 38
Activity 11 Learning the Lord's Prayerp. 41
Activity 12 Home for the Holidaysp. 43
Activity 13 The Glad Gamep. 46
Activity 14 Writing a Family Psalmp. 48
Activity 15 Family Prayer Placesp. 50
My Home Christ's Heart: An Essay on Family Spiritualityp. 52
3. Activities for Family Disciplinep. 57
Activity 16 The Bedtime Trainp. 59
Activity 17 Truth or Consequencesp. 61
Activity 18 Make Your Own Hockey "Time-Out" Boxp. 63
Activity 19 Creative Corrections and Positive Disciplinep. 64
Activity 20 Player, Coach, and Referee--A Role Playp. 67
Activity 21 Seed Timep. 70
Activity 22 The Mending Wallp. 72
4. Activities for Family Healthp. 75
Activity 23 Planting a Victory Gardenp. 76
Activity 24 The Kitchen Chore Chartp. 79
Activity 25 The Giveaway Gamep. 81
Activity 26 Needs and Wants Surveyp. 84
Activity 27 Sponsor a Childp. 87
Activity 28 DEAR Time--Drop Everything And Readp. 88
Activity 29 Birds and Bees--Talking with Your Child about Sexp. 91
Activity 30 World Hunger Projectp. 95
5. Activities for Family Life Togetherp. 100
Activity 31 The Family Schedulep. 101
Activity 32 Family Portraitsp. 103
Activity 33 Laundry Dayp. 103
Activity 34 The Fix-It Shopp. 106
Activity 35 Study Timep. 109
Activity 36 The Family Art Studiop. 112
Activity 37 Hug o' Warp. 114
Activity 38 Writing a Family Prayerp. 116
6. Activities for Family Hospitalityp. 120
Activity 39 Team Hospitalityp. 121
Activity 40 The Gratitude Jarp. 123
Activity 41 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobep. 124
Activity 42 Honeymoon Saladp. 125
Activity 43 Enjoy Church Family Lifep. 128
Activity 44 The Gift of Full Attentionp. 131
Activity 45 The Family Treasure Chestp. 132
7. Activities for Family Growthp. 136
Activity 46 Doorkeeper of the Weekp. 137
Activity 47 Travel Gamesp. 139
Activity 48 The Trash Kingp. 143
Activity 49 Cutting Snowflakesp. 146
Activity 50 The Cross on Our Wallp. 147
Activity 51 Poetry Nightp. 150
Activity 52 Family Hikingp. 151
Epilogue: Writing Your Own Family Rulep. 154
Notesp. 159

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