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Building on the success of his 1992 collection Foundations of Ministry (over 17,000 sold), Michael Anthony offers Introducing Christian Education to fill the need in the C.E. curriculum for an introductory foundations textbook--one that provides an overview and understanding of the broad range of subjects included in C.E.--for college and seminary use. Thirty-one chapters a Building on the success of his 1992 collection Foundations of Ministry (over 17,000 sold), Michael Anthony offers Introducing Christian Education to fill the need in the C.E. curriculum for an introductory foundations textbook--one that provides an overview and understanding of the broad range of subjects included in C.E.--for college and seminary use. Thirty-one chapters are offered under the following sections: 1) Foundations of C.E.; 2) Developmental Perspectives of C.E.; 3) Educational Implications of C.E.; 4) Organization, Administration, and Leadership; 5) C.E. Applied to the Family; and 6) Specialized Ministries. Contributors include Robert PazmiNo, Jim Wilhoit, Julie Gorman, Klaus Issler, and Ted Ward. FROM THE FOREWORD BY LESTER C. BLANK JR. Introducing Christian Education will become a major resource text for church leaders and Christian education leaders who are professors of Christian education. It will be a valuable resource in my personal library. The desired outcome will be Psalm 78:72: "He cared for them with a true heart and led them with skillful hands."


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Building on the success of his 1992 collection Foundations of Ministry (over 17,000 sold), Michael Anthony offers Introducing Christian Education to fill the need in the C.E. curriculum for an introductory foundations textbook--one that provides an overview and understanding of the broad range of subjects included in C.E.--for college and seminary use. Thirty-one chapters a Building on the success of his 1992 collection Foundations of Ministry (over 17,000 sold), Michael Anthony offers Introducing Christian Education to fill the need in the C.E. curriculum for an introductory foundations textbook--one that provides an overview and understanding of the broad range of subjects included in C.E.--for college and seminary use. Thirty-one chapters are offered under the following sections: 1) Foundations of C.E.; 2) Developmental Perspectives of C.E.; 3) Educational Implications of C.E.; 4) Organization, Administration, and Leadership; 5) C.E. Applied to the Family; and 6) Specialized Ministries. Contributors include Robert PazmiNo, Jim Wilhoit, Julie Gorman, Klaus Issler, and Ted Ward. FROM THE FOREWORD BY LESTER C. BLANK JR. Introducing Christian Education will become a major resource text for church leaders and Christian education leaders who are professors of Christian education. It will be a valuable resource in my personal library. The desired outcome will be Psalm 78:72: "He cared for them with a true heart and led them with skillful hands."

30 review for Introducing Christian Education: Foundations for the Twenty-First Century

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Bogner

    The writing is a bit dry, but Introducing Christian Education has some interesting information!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Joshua Rodriguez

    This is a very informative primer on the use of philosophy and psychology in Christian education while maintaining a firm footing on the Bible. It tends to be dry in some areas, but also very clear, illuminating, and practical overall. The book seems to be quite free of unfounded bias against psychology and philosophy, which is quite refreshing. It does disagree with major philosophies, but where it does, it provides strong arguments for the Christian position while stating other major positions This is a very informative primer on the use of philosophy and psychology in Christian education while maintaining a firm footing on the Bible. It tends to be dry in some areas, but also very clear, illuminating, and practical overall. The book seems to be quite free of unfounded bias against psychology and philosophy, which is quite refreshing. It does disagree with major philosophies, but where it does, it provides strong arguments for the Christian position while stating other major positions in a way those who adhere to those positions would most likely endorse. However, when reading, it does seem a tad bit like an ordered mess. Every chapter is written by a different author, which wasn't expected. While organizing the book in this way has its weaknesses, it does present certain strengths. Each chapter itself is thoroughly researched, organized, and well communicated. However, this book does seem more like an academic journal than a textbook.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Robert Murphy

    This is a good book, but a bit dated. It is a real hodge-podge, with the main editor contributing one section and each author being very distinct. There is no over-arching agenda, other than to introduce the reader to all the topics. All the authors are broadly evangelical, and non-seems distinctly Calvinist or Presbyterian (i.e. no Covenant Succession). I would recommend this to be read by any pastor, church educator, teacher, elder or parent.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Paul

    Read most of the chapters. Because they are written by different authors, some are okay and some are great. My favorite was probably Chapter 17 about small churches.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Krista Dominguez

    I found this book full of useful information, but dreadfully boring. I know that some textbooks are not meant to be entertaining, but as a teacher I should hope it at least be encouraging or motivating to my ministry. Still a necessary part of my training, covering everything from the history of Christian education, to approaches to developmental psychology, to different teaching methods.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Christopher M.

    A very solid, thorough introduction to nearly every possible aspect of what we call "Christian Education." There's a good mix of theory, history, and philosophy as well as many practical examples of how the teaching and learning processes play out. Probably just about the best book of its kind.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tj Turner

    A useful resource but painful to read. In fact, I wouldn't recommend trying to read straight through it. Instead use it to look up basic info on various people and approaches to education and christian ed.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jay Miklovic

    This was a bit of a painful read, but informative for someone who is not conversant with various theories regarding the philosophies of education and their relationship to education within the church. I imagine I will consult with this book again in the future.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Danny Bennett

    Had some useful information, a couple boring chapters.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Don

    Talbot Course: Educational Ministry in the Church Anything and everything about Christian Education. It reads like a textbook- all the information you need along with all its staleness.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Brian Christensen

  12. 5 out of 5

    Michael Davis

  13. 5 out of 5

    Mica

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lanie

  15. 4 out of 5

    Michael Ballejo

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kevan Sizemore

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sara S

  18. 5 out of 5

    Stephen Redden

  19. 5 out of 5

    Davis Douglas

  20. 4 out of 5

    Dennis

  21. 4 out of 5

    Phillip Edwards

  22. 4 out of 5

    Alan Gabe

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jason

  24. 5 out of 5

    Matt Wolf

  25. 4 out of 5

    Beniamin Tone

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jim Chandler

  27. 5 out of 5

    Taylor Lamb

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mason

  29. 4 out of 5

    Dave Sangiah

  30. 5 out of 5

    Patrick Lasserre

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