The Complete Guide to Godly Play: Volume 8
Godly Play® was created by Rev. Dr. Jerome Berryman and his wife Thea Berryman. Its origins are in the Episcopal Church, although its reach today is ecumenical. Friends use this resource and method to teach stories from the Bible. Bible material is presented in a way that invites children to experientially find themselves in the stories and makes space for continuous revealing of Truth. While we might not use all these stories in a Quaker First Day School program, this helps many Friends to see this as a welcoming and Quaker-friendly way to approach the Bible and the Judeo-Christian heritage.
Based on the Montessori method, Godly Play uses purposeful telling of lessons and stories, engaging storytelling materials and the community of children themselves to encourage participants to seek and find their own answers to their faith questions. New lessons in this volume include: the Greatest Parable-Jesus; Jesus and JerUSAlem: the story of Holy Week; Mary, the Mother of Jesus; Knowing Jesus in a New Way, and others.