Spirituality and Creativity

Briggs, John and F. David Peat. Seven Life Lessons of Chaos: Spiritual Wisdom From the Science of Change. San Francisco: HarperPerennial, 1999.

Dissanayake, Ellen. Art and Intimacy: How the Arts Began. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000.

Fox, Matthew. Creativity: Where the Divine and Human Meet. NY: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 2002.

O`Murchu, Diarmuid. Quantum Theology. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1997.

Shannon, Maggie Oman. The Way We Pray: Prayer Practices from Around the World. Berkeley, CA: Conari Press, 2001.

Children and Spirituality

Coles, Robert. The Spiritual Life of Children. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990.

Fitzpatrick, Jean Grasso. Something More: Nurturing Your Child's Spiritual Growth. New York: Viking Penguin, 1991.

Hay, David with Rebecca Nye. The Spirit of the Child (Revised edition). Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006.

Jenkins, Peggy, Ph.D. Nurturing Spirituality in Children. Hillsboro, Oregon: Beyond Words Publishing, Inc., 1995.

Myers, Barbara Kimes and William R. Myers. Engaging in Transcendence. Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press, 1992.

Myers, Barbara Kimes. Young Children and Spirituality. New York: Routledge, 1997.

Nieuwejaar, Jeanne. The Gift of Faith: Tending the Spiritual Lives of Children. Boston: Skinner House Books, 1999.

Visual Arts

Cunningham, Bailey. Mandala: Journey to the Center. NY: DK Books, 2002.

Kohl, MaryAnn F. and Jean Potter. Global Art: Activities, Projects and Inventions from Around the World. Beltsville, MD :Gryphon House, 1998.

_____. Good Earth Art: Environmental Art for Kids. Bellingham, WA: Bright Ring Publishing, 1991.

_____. Science Arts: Discovering Science Through Art Experiences (Bright Ideas for Learning). Bellingham, WA: Bright Ring Publishing, 1993.

_____and Judy McCoy. Scribble Art: Independent Creative Art Experiences for Children (Bright Ideas for Learning). Bellingham, WA: Bright Ring Publishing; 2Rev Ed edition, 1994.

_____, Kim Solga, and Rebecca Van Slyke. Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters (Bright Ideas for Learning). Bellingham, WA: Bright Ring Publishing, 1997.

_____. Mudworks: Creative Clay, Dough, and Modeling Experiences. Bellingham, WA: Bright Ring Publishing; 1989.

_____ and K. Whelan Dery. Preschool Art: It's the Process, Not the Product. Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House,1994.

Silberstein-Storfer, Muriel with Mablen Jones. Doing Art Together. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, 1997.


Bosveld, Jennifer. The Gargantuan Pudding House Word Jar Inventory. Ohio: Pudding House Publications.

Kovacs, Edna. Writing Across Cultures: A Handbook on Writing Poetry and Lyrical Prose. Hillsboro, Oregon: Blue Heron Publishing, 1994.

_____. Writing With Multiple Intelligences: Creative Opportunities for Teachers, Writers, and Therapists. Portland, Oregon: Blue Heron Publishing, 2001.

McKim, Elizabeth and Judith W. Steinbergh. Beyond Words: Writing Poems With Children: A Guide for Parents and Teachers. Brookline MA: Talking Stone Press, 1992.

Tucker, Shelley. Painting the Sky: Writing Poetry With Children. Tucson Arizona: Good Year Books, 1995.

Drama, Movement, and Dance

Benzwie, Teresa. Moving Experience: Dance for Lovers of Children and the Child Within. Chicago: Zephyr Press; New Ed edition, 1987.

Nash, Grace C. Creative Approaches to Child Development With Music, Language, and Movement: Incorporating the Philosophies and Techniques of Orff, Kodaly and Laban. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing Company, 1974.

Spolin, Viola. Theater Games for the Classroom: A Teacher's Handbook, Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1986.

Wiertsema, Huberta. 101 Movement Games for Children: Fun and Learning with Playful Moving. Alameda, CA: Hunter House, 2001.

The Gift of Faith Tending the Spiritual Lives of Children, Second Edition

By Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar

From Skinner House Books

Celebrates the importance of nurturing our children's spiritual growth...

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