They’ve Arrived

I received a nice surprise in the mail today — my advance author copies of Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus! I couldn’t be happier with how the book turned out and I enjoyed working with Ivy every step along the way. If you’re ready to dive head-first into a fresh approach for ministry with children, then I think you’ll find the book worthwhile. But don’t take my word for it…

“With all the creative planning, programming, theologizing and dreaming  that’s been happening for youth and adults, there has been too little fresh  thinking about ministry with children. Thankfully, that’s changing–and this  book is prime evidence of that good news. If you’re ready to venture into new  horizons in children’s ministry, start reading. You’ll find well-written  chapters full of wise insight–and you’ll be inspired to be part of a new era in  the spiritual formation of children.”
—Brian McLaren, author, speaker, activist,

“This insightful book will  help congregations–not just ‘children’s ministers’–explore what Jesus meant by  teaching us to welcome and be led by children.”
—Diana R. Garland, dean of the Baylor University School of Social Work and  coeditor of Journal of Family and Community Ministries

“This book is deep enough  to be enjoyed by those with years of experience but clear and engaging enough to  be read by those just starting in the field.”
—Robert J. Keeley, professor of education, Calvin College, and author of  Helping Our Children Grow in Faith, and Laura Keeley, director of children’s  ministry at 14th Street Christian Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan, and a  curriculum writer

Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus provides churches with a clear path to engaging children’s hearts, minds and  imaginations with the transformative message of the gospel.”
—Henry Zonio, husband, dad, sociologist, author and blogger at

“Hats off to Csinos and Beckwith for partnering to produce a book that will help to change children’s ministry as we have known it.”
—Scottie May, teacher, writer, and lover of children, Wheaton  College

“Simply brilliant! If I could influence church leaders and children’s  ministry practitioners to read just one book on children’s ministry,  Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus would be the one. It needs and deserves to be one of the most influential texts on children’s  ministry of our generation and in years to come.”
—Yvonne Morris. children’s adviser, Diocese of Oxford, and author of Side  by Side with God in Everyday Life

“Finally–a design for children’s ministry that actually takes children  seriously! Incisive, thoughtful and creative, David Csinos and Ivy Beckwith have  written a wonderful guide, packed full of constructive ideas, for fostering a  ‘new ecclesial culture’ in which children are full and lively participants in  Christian life and community.”
—Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, author of Let the Children Come and  In the Midst of Chaos

“This book is a beautiful invitation into a way of ministering alongside  children.”
—Mimi Keel, Jacob’s Well Church, Kansas City, Missouri


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