Talking With The Children Of God

Author: Gordon Shepherd
Editor: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252077210
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Grounded in direct, systematic observation by neutral observers, Talking with the Children of God is a unique study of the radical religious movement now known as The Family International. The book draws on extraordinarily candid interviews with the group's leaders and administrative staff. In revealing new information about the organization's history, beliefs, and use of prophecy, Gordon Shepherd and Gary Shepherd offer a highly detailed case study that is both an antidote to sensationalized coverage of the group and a means for understanding the transformational practices of new religious movements in general. One of the most controversial groups emerging from the Jesus People movement of the 1960s, the Family originally was known as The Children of God. Under leader David Berg, members proclaimed an apocalyptic "Endtime," shunned secular occupations, lived communally, and adopted unusual sexual practices that led to abuse scandals in the 1970s and 1980s. Following Berg's death in 1994, the organization began to dramatically alter its evangelization efforts and decision-making processes. Talking with the Children of God builds a picture of a complex organization with ten thousand core members worldwide, including details on the lives, careers, and responsibilities of the second generation and their efforts to defend their faith. The authors summarize the Family's history and beliefs as well as its controversial past. In particular, they analyze the organization's use of prophecy--or channeled revelations from Jesus and other spiritual beings--for making decisions and setting policy, revealing how this essentially democratic process works and how it shapes Family life and culture. These remarkable insights are the result of sixteen years of surveys and field observations conducted in Family member homes in sixteen countries, plus four days of face-to-face interviews with Family leaders and organizational staff. The volume also includes condensed transcripts of the interviews with analysis by Shepherd and Shepherd.

Talking With Your Kids About God

Author: Natasha Crain
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493412302
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Christian parenting is hard work--and it's getting harder. Parents have a deep desire to pass on their faith, but fear that today's increasingly skeptical and hostile world will eventually lead their kids to reject the truth of Christianity. That leaves many parents feeling overwhelmed--uncertain of what they can do to help their children, given the difficulty and extent of the faith challenges they will face. This practical and timely resource gives parents the confidence of knowing what to discuss with their children and how to discuss it in order to facilitate impactful conversations that will form the basis of a lifelong faith. In a friendly, parent-to-parent voice, Natasha Crain identifies 30 specific conversations about God that parents must have with their children, organizing them under the categories of - the existence of God - science and God - the nature of God - believing in God - the difference God makes Chapters are sequenced in a curriculum-oriented way to provide a cumulative learning experience, making this book a flexible resource for use in multiple settings: homes, church classes, youth groups, small groups, private Christian schools, and homeschools. Every chapter has a step-by-step conversation guide with discussion questions and tips, and content is readily adaptable for use with kids of any age (elementary through high school). Endorsements: "My prayer is that God will use this book to both motivate and equip you to help your kids develop convictions about their faith."--From the foreword by Sean McDowell, PhD, Biola University professor, speaker, and author of more than eighteen books, including A New Kind of Apologist "I can't think of a more relevant or more needed book for parents raising kids in today's culture. This book on apologetics will lead parents in critical conversations that will help grow and guide kids to be lifelong followers of Christ."--Kristen Welch, author of Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World "Hey parents: Do you want to reduce the chances that your child will follow the crowd to the point of rejecting Christ and the values and truths you hold so dearly? Then you need to have the conversations that Natasha Crain so brilliantly describes in this book. Prevent heartbreak later by reading and heeding this book now!"--Frank Turek, PhD, president of CrossExamined Ministries and author of I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist and Stealing from God "May this book lead to thousands more Moms and Dads engaging with their kids through an intelligent faith. And may there be tens of thousands more kids who feel loved because the adults in their lives take their questions seriously."--Jeff Myers, PhD, president, Summit Ministries

Talking To The Children

Author: Alexander Macleod
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A Spiritual Treasury For The Children Of God Consisting Of A Meditation For Every Morning And Evening In The Year

Author: William Mason
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Materials For Talking Familiarly With Children Of All Ranks On The Subject Of Religion By Sir James Stonhouse Bart M D Rector Of Great And Little Cheverel Wiltshire

Author: Sir James Stonhouse
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A Golden Treasury For The Children Of God With Some Alterations And Improvements By Various Hands Etc

Author: Carl Heinrich von BOGATZKY
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A Golden Treasury For The Children Of God Translated With Biographical Sketch Of The Author By J Kelly

Author: Carl Heinrich von Bogatzky
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Bogatzky S Golden Treasury For The Children Of God

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A Golden Treasury For The Children Of God

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A Golden Treasury For The Children Of God Translated Ed By J Smith

Author: Carl Heinrich von Bogatzky
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The Englishman S Hebrew And Chaldee Concordance Of The Old Testament Based On The Unpubl Work Of W De Burgh Ed By G V Wigram

Author: George Vicesimus Wigram
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Sunday School Times

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Talking To Your Child About God

Author: David Heller
Editor: Perigee
ISBN: 9780399521287
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For every parent who wants to nurture his or her child's spiritual development, David Heller provides much-needed guidance in one of the most vital areas of life. Without attempting to persuade or convert, Heller's guide helps parents decide how best to impart their own beliefs to their children, and give them a healthy, secure view of the world.

Our Own Magazine Issued By The Children S Special Service Mission And The Scripture Union

Author: Children's special service mission
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Children Of God

Author: Edward Alexander Stuart
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Children Of God

Author: Shanta Rameshwar Rao
Editor: Bombay : Orient Longman
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