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Library: Parenting in the Pews

By Harold Workman

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Parenting in the Pew has just been added to the GUMC library.


Author Robbie Castleman provides insight and suggestions for making the church worship service an adventure for your child, and to provide reduced worry for the parent.

Worship, Castleman writes, is “the most important thing you can ever train your child to do.” So with infectious passion, nitty-gritty advice, and a touch of humor, she shows you how to help your children (from toddlers to teenagers) enter into worship. She knows there’s more to church for kids than trying out their new coloring books. Children are at church for the same reason as their parents: for the privilege of worshiping God.

This is a good read even if you have no children at home anymore. It is actually a great narrative on the importance of worship for all of us, and much more that an how-to- do-it book.

The hints are interesting. For example, it suggests counting the bricks on the wall as an in-church divergence. Gee, I’ve counted organ pipes many times for the same reason.

The book’s call number is 249 CAS.