From the editor of the best-selling Foundations of Ministry comes a landmark new contribution to Christian education! Include "Historical Foundations of Christian Education" by Kevin Lawson; "Generational Perspectives: Ministering to Builders, Boomers, Busters, and Bridgers" by Wesley Black; "Public Education, Christian Schools, and Homeschooling" by Mary Letterman; "Single Adult Ministries" by Michael J. Anthony; and more. 368 pages, hardcover from Baker.
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 Pazmiño, 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."
Michael J. Anthony (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School) is professor of Christian education at Talbot School of Theology. His works include the Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education, Foundations of Ministry: An Introduction to Christian Education for a New Generation, The Effective Church Board, and The Short-Term Missions Boom.