valuing children in today’s society

We’d like to recommend this book of seven studies (including resources for prayer and worship) for small groups, written by co-founder Liz Baddaley for our friends at The Children’s Society. It’s £7.99 so it’s a double-win, because you’ll be supporting one of our favourite organisation’s work at the same time as benefiting from their research and insight. Browse the foreword, introduction and Session 1 here

a good childhood

What is it like to be a child in the UK today? How does this match up to God’s plan for childhood? What are our responsibilities towards the children growing up in our communities?

This resource is designed to help you to explore society’s understanding of modern childhood and to inform, improve and inspire all our relationships with children.

Supported by online resources including contemporary images and video interviews, it examines evidence from The Children’s Society’s Good Childhood Inquiry from the Bible’s perspective through a series of seven studies for individuals and church groups.

Each session focuses on a key theme of the research: values; inequality; family; well-being; friendship; lifestyle; and learning.

Whether you have children or not, this resource is relevant and helpful to you and your church. As Nigel Varndell,  Director (Church and Community Partnerships) for The Children’s Society says:

The Bible tells us that children matter. Whether it is Moses being saved from a death sentence or Jesus calling all children to come to him, we find children in the midst of Bible stories.

“The challenge for us is to  include children in the story of the church today. That is why these Bible studies are so important.

“They start with stories of children and young people and what they say about their lives, friends, family, lifestyle and values and ask how childhood today matches up to a biblical view of how children should be loved and nurtured in society.

“The Children’s Society works to find ways to give children a chance: by campaigning against injustice, by enabling debate and understanding, and by intervening in the lives of children and young people who are most at risk in our country, today.

The Church has a responsibility to children both inside and outside of its doors: this collection of studies will help you explore why.”

Find out more from BRF, order the book into your store or purchase it from most online retailers.

Read more about The Children’s Society’s brilliant work here

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