Family the Forming Center is a 'must-read' for all persons - pastors, educators, resource persons, parents - concerned with the spiritual formation of children, particularly spiritual formation within the home. This book will serve as a source of invaluable help to those who guide and nurture families.
The revised and expanded Family the Forming Center offers practical information on becoming 'sacred shelter' for one another, on witnessing and experiencing God's presence within the context of the family. The author offers options for developing spiritual disciplines withing the family and practical advice on family group discernment. Thompson devotes an entire chapter to family rituals and celebrations that can enable persons to reclaim certain 'holy days' and rites of passage with their children and within the broader context of the family of faith. The bibliography allows readers to expand their knowledge in particular areas. 160 pages, softcover.