Tapestry of Faith: Building Bridges: A World Religions Program for 8th-9th Grades

Reading Suggestions for Building Bridges

A few books that might be useful are:

  • Nurturing Children and Youth: A Developmental Guidebook by Tracey L. Hurd (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 2005)
  • Welcoming Children with Special Needs: A Guidebook for Faith Communities by Sally Patton (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 2004)
  • Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv (Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2005)
  • The World’s Religions (New York: HarperOne, 1991) or The Illustrated World’s Religions (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994), both by Huston Smith
  • Religion Facts and Religious Tolerance are both reliable resources that work hard to be unbiased.
  • Sacred Texts is a comprehensive online source for holy texts in English.
  • If you would like to have simple and inexpensive reference books on hand, look at a few series, such as the Complete Idiot’s Guides (Alpha Books, an imprint of Penguin Group, Inc.), the For Dummies guides, or the Teach Yourself guides (McGraw Hill).

Nurturing Children and Youth A Developmental Guidebook

By Tracey L. Hurd

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