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Called by Mind & Spirit

Crossing the Borderlands of Childhood

by Gavin Knight & Joanna Knight


Price: £14.99
Publisher:Mowbray imprint of Continuum
Published:25 February 2010
This is a very important book for anyone wishing to understand the place of children in the Church and how to use that understanding to enrich and engage. Gavin Knight is a priest and a School Chaplain, and Joanna Knight is a child psychologist. They explore the identity, formation and vocation of children and adolescents, from both a theological and psychological viewpoint, using the sacraments and faith/life occasions baptism, confirmation and ordination as the pathway. Borderlands refers to the route through childhood to adulthood, together with their present geographical location of Monmouth. At times I was not sure that I was finding cohesion between the two journeys of theology and psychology, but that was of less concern because of the discovery of exciting ideas and thoughts so vital to assist children at a time when so many childhood values are threatened.

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