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Baker Academic Christian Education Collection (13 vols.)
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Overview

The Baker Academic Christian Education Collection benefits those working in all forms of Christian education—from children’s ministry to Bible study to pastoral counseling. Leading Christian educators including James C. Wilhoit, Kenneth O. Gangel, and Michael J. Anthony address a wide range of issues with practical guidance. Learn to navigate the challenges of family life ministry, working with in a culturally diverse community, or nurturing the spiritual development of teenagers. Strengthen your community and your own walk with God by applying these principles to your ministry.

In the Logos editions, the volumes in this collection are enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Want more handbooks on Christian education? Check out the Christian Educator’s Collection.

Key Features

  • Offers practical guidance from a diverse group of Christian educators
  • Covers education and faith formation for all ages
  • Teaches basic principles for family life ministry
  • Aids in the pastoring of multicultural communities

Individual Titles

Christian Education and the Search for Meaning

  • Author: James C. Wilhoit
  • Edition: Second
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Pages: 192

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James C. Wilhoit explores how Christian education can instill a solid foundation in students, helping them make sense of a perplexing world. Wilhoit envisions the ideal model of Christian education and integrates the discipline with the social sciences. In the final chapter he presents an evangelical theory of biblical instruction.

James C. Wilhoit has a PhD from Northwestern University and is professor of Christian education at Wheaton College. He has authored a number of scholarly articles and books, including The Christian Educator’s Handbook on Spiritual Formation.

The Christian Educator’s Handbook on Children’s Ministry

  • Authors: Robert J. Choun and Michael S. Lawson
  • Edition: Second
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 320

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This volume provides church workers with resources and guidance for teaching children up to the age of twelve, including teaching approaches, program administration, and childhood development. After exploring the biblical and historical perspectives on why the church is called to minister to children, the authors provide suggestions for developing primary goals and objectives for children's programs. Entries are arranged alphabetically for easy reference and include detailed information on children's ministry resources. Topics cover age-group characteristics, discipline, learning styles, summer ministries, and more.

As a start or an addition to your library, few books would make a better choice than The Christian Educator’s Handbook series offered by Baker Books. Noted Christian education authorities such as Kenneth O. Gangel, James C. Wilhoit . . . and Robert Choun have edited or written these books. Their scope ranges from adult to children’s education and covers spiritual formation, teaching, and family life ministries.

Christian Education Counselor

Robert J. Choun a former professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, is director of discipleship at Grace Lutheran Church in Arlington, Texas.

Michael S. Lawson is department chair and senior professor of Christian education at Dallas Theological Seminary and has served as a Christian education pastor.

Christian Educator’s Handbook on Family Life Education

  • Editors: Kenneth O. Gangel and James C. Wilhoit
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 352

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This volume, edited by Kenneth O. Gangel and James C. Wilhoit, offers perspectives from 24 family experts on how churches and ministries can most effectively carry out family life education programs. Learn how to preempt problems before they become crises, and help families navigate through a world where values, common sense, and responsibility are in short supply.

As a start or an addition to your library, few books would make a better choice than The Christian Educator’s Handbook series offered by Baker Books. Noted Christian education authorities such as Kenneth O. Gangel, James C. Wilhoit . . . and Robert Choun have edited or written these books. Their scope ranges from adult to children’s education and covers spiritual formation, teaching, and family life ministries.

Christian Education Counselor

Kenneth O. Gangel has a PhD from the University of Missouri and is executive director of the graduate studies division at Toccoa Falls College. Prior to taking this post, he was a distinguished professor at Dallas Theological Seminary. A noted expert on Christian education, he has written many books, including Holman New Testament Commentary: John.

James C. Wilhoit has a PhD from Northwestern University and is professor of Christian education at Wheaton College. He has authored a number of scholarly articles and books, including The Christian Educator’s Handbook on Spiritual Formation.

Effective Bible Teaching

  • Authors: James C. Wilhoit and Leland Wilhoit
  • Edition: Second
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 208

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In this updated edition of a trusted classic, James C. Wilhoit and Leland Wilhoit provide the knowledge and methods to effectively communicate the Bible’s methods. Enjoy concrete guidance for mastering biblical text and applying its relevance to life. These methods have been field-tested for 25 years—helping pastors, teachers, and ministry students improve their classroom skills. This new edition has been updated throughout and explores the changed landscape of Bible study over the past two decades. Readable and interdisciplinary in approach, this book will help a new generation of Bible students teach in a purposeful and unified way.

This update is a much-needed and welcomed resource. It should be read widely and used to shape and deepen the teaching of the Bible in a variety of settings

—Kevin E. Lawson, editor, Christian Education Journal

The first chapter, ‘The Changing Landscape of Bible Study’ . . . alone makes the book worth its place on a shelf in the church library. . . . The chapters on biblical literature are helpful, especially because they are informed by a well-practiced sense of how to read a text—any text—slowly and, therefore, carefully

—Arie C. Leder, Martin J. Wyngaarden Senior Professor in Old Testament Studies, Calvin Theological Journal

A well-done overview of how to effectively teach Scripture

Christian Schools International

James C. Wilhoit has a PhD from Northwestern University and is professor of Christian education at Wheaton College. He has authored a number of scholarly articles and books, including The Christian Educator’s Handbook on Spiritual Formation.

Leland Wilhoit has a PhD from the University of Oregon and is professor emeritus of English at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author or editor of nearly 40 books, including Words of Delight: A Literary Introduction to the Bible.

Foundational Issues in Christian Education

  • Author: Robert W. Pazmiño
  • Edition: Third
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 296

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For several decades, Foundational Issues in Christian Education has been a key text for many Christian education courses. Its perceptive analysis coupled with clear writing makes it an unparalleled resource. In this updated edition, veteran Christian educator Robert Pazmino guides readers through a comprehensive discussion of the interdisciplinary foundations of Christian education. This edition includes interaction with professional developments over the past 10 years and appendixes that assess the impact of postmodernism as an educational philosophy. In addition, each chapter includes “points to ponder” for personal reflection or classroom use.

In this new edition, Pazmino stays true to his character and his scholarship. With the addition of reflective discussions on the postmodern impulse in society and its trajectory in educational ministry, he offers wise counsel to church leaders to press on in God's ongoing transformation of the church and society.

—S. Steve Kang, professor of educational ministries and interdisciplinary studies, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Robert W. Pazmiño is the Valeria Stone Professor of Christian Education at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, Massachusetts. He has an EdD from Columbia University. His many works include God Our Teacher and By What Authority Do We Teach?. He is also a national consultant for the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning.

Foundations of Ministry

  • Author: Michael J. Anthony
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 400

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Investigate timeless biblical truths and integrate them with the latest insights from the social sciences and contemporary thought. In this volume, Michael J. Anthony provides an introduction to Christian education for a new generation, offering a balance between professional theory and ministry application.

Michael J. Anthony is associate provost and professor of Christian education at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He holds doctoral degrees in both educational administration and developmental psychology and is the editor of Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education.

God Our Teacher

  • Author: Robert W. Pazmiño
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 202

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Robert Pazmino contemplates the relationship between theology and practice and offers a contemporary overview of the messages theology brings to Christian education. Sensitive to today’s expanding global culture, God Our Teacher reaffirms the essential role theology plays in developing educational practices and conventions, and carefully fleshes out what it means to use the Trinity as a model for ordering educational thought and practice. This book will be welcomed by all those involved in fostering the growth and development of Christian education.

Presents a balanced view that is continually framed by biblical boundaries and demonstrates Pazmino's encyclopedic grasp of the resources that have stimulated his thinking

Julie Gorman, professor of Christian formation and discipleship, Fuller Theological Seminary

Robert W. Pazmiño is the Valeria Stone Professor of Christian Education at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, Massachusetts. He has an EdD from Columbia University. His many works include God Our Teacher and By What Authority Do We Teach?. He is also a national consultant for the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning.

Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey

  • Author: Catherine Stonehouse
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 240

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Understanding how a child’s faith forms is crucial enhancing their spiritual development. In this volume, Catherine Stonehouse provides parents, teachers, and Christian education leaders with valuable insights into spiritual formation during childhood. With a biblical perspective and a recognition of the crucial role of both the family and the faith community, Stonehouse reviews important contributions from noted child development experts Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg, and James Fowler. This overview gives insight into the processes of psychosocial, cognitive, and moral development in children and adolescents. Stonehouse offers solid guidelines for designing children’s ministries and enable adults to join with children on the journey toward deeper intimacy with God.

Drawing together an enormous amount of material, Stonehouse . . . discusses different approaches to Christian education and adopts an approach focused on spiritual formation. . . . This is a superb book and highly recommended.

Choice

Catherine Stonehouse holds a PhD from Michigan State University and is the Orlean Bullard Beeson Professor of Christian Discipleship and dean of the School of Practical Theology at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. She continues to serve Asbury as an adjunct professor. She speaks regularly on topics related to the spirituality of children and is the author of the award-winning Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey.

Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey

  • Authors: Catherine Stonehouse and Scottie May
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 192

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Throughout more than a decade of field research, Catherine Stonehouse and Scottie May listened to children talk about their relationships with God, observed children and their parents in learning and worship settings, and interviewed adults about their childhood faith experiences. This accessible resource weaves together their findings to offer a glimpse of the spiritual responsiveness and potential of children. Through case studies, Stonehouse and May provide insights into children’s perceptions of God how they process their faith. Adults can learn how to more effectively nurture the faith of children and pre-adolescents, as the make the spiritual journey together.

A much-needed call to the church and families to actively listen to children’s reflections on their spiritual lives and faith journeys. . . . This book is invaluable for graduate studies in Christian education, pastoral ministry, child development, and other related fields.

—Desiree Segura-April, Asbury Journal

Catherine Stonehouse holds a PhD from Michigan State University and is the Orlean Bullard Beeson Professor of Christian Discipleship and dean of the School of Practical Theology at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. She continues to serve Asbury as an adjunct professor. She speaks regularly on topics related to the spirituality of children and is the author of the award-winning Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey.

Scottie May is associate professor of Christian formation and ministry at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and coeditor of Children Matter: Celebrating Their Place in the Church, Family, and Community. She holds a PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and speaks regularly on topics related to the spirituality of children.

A Many Colored Kingdom

  • Authors: Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, S. Steve Kang, and Gary A. Parrett
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 224

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Explore Christian formation and teaching in the church, with a particular focus on intercultural and interethnic relationships. Well-qualified to speak on issues of diversity, authors Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, S. Steve Kang, and Gary A. Parrett describe relevant aspects of their own personal journeys, presented in compelling narrative form. They go on to identify key issues emerging from their Scripture studies and teaching experiences. A final chapter contains a conversation among the authors as they respond to one another’s insights and concerns. An excellent resource for those engaged in, as well as those preparing for, a life of teaching and ministry in our increasingly multicultural world.

The different perspectives brought to this volume by the three authors greatly enhance the plausibility of their argument. . . . A good conversation starter for courses in urban ministry, ecclesiology, and spiritual formation.

—Amos Yong, Religious Studies Review

Elizabeth Conde-Frazier has a PhD from Boston College and is assistant professor of religious education at Claremont School of Theology.

S. Steve Kang is coordinator for interdisciplinary studies and assistant professor of Christian formation and ministry at Wheaton College. He holds a PhD from Northwestern University.

Gary A. Parrett is the professor of educational ministries and worship at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the coauthor of Grounded in the Gospel: Building Believers the Old-Fashioned Way.

Nurture That Is Christian

  • Authors: James C. Wilhoit and John M. Dettoni
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 278

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Christian educators have begun to benefit from developmental psychology and to understand spiritual growth physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and morally. In this book, noted educators James C. Wilhoit and John M. Dettoni offer a clear Christian perspective on developmental theory.

James C. Wilhoit has a PhD from Northwestern University and is professor of Christian education at Wheaton College. He has authored a number of scholarly articles and books, including The Christian Educator’s Handbook on Spiritual Formation.

John M. Dettoni is an ordained pastor with a PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of Open to Closeness: 8 Sessions on Developing Biblical Intimacy, and is currently president of Chrysalis Ministries, Inc.

Introducing Christian Education

  • Author: Michael J. Anthony
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 304

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Michael J. Anthony has prepared this new guide to Christian education with the help of contributors from throughout the North American Professors of Christian Education (NAPCE) organization. This book presents 33 chapters on Christian education from prominent educators such as Robert W. Pazmino, Julie Gorman, and Klaus Issler.

Covers the entire gamut of Christian education. . . . An important resource for an introductory survey course on Christian education.

—Robert C. De Vries, Calvin Theological Journal

A worthy addition to a high school or college library.

Church Libraries

Michael J. Anthony is associate provost and professor of Christian education at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He holds doctoral degrees in both educational administration and developmental psychology and is the editor of Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education.

What Color Is Your God?

  • Authors: James Breckenridge and Lillian Breckenridge
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 288

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This concise text offers a dynamic look at our multicultural society, showing ministers and others how to honor ethnic differences and avoid pitfalls when presenting the gospel. It illustrates how cultural diversity creates an opportunity for creative expressions of church-related education.

Although the content is scholarly, the language is engaging, so anyone interested in Christian education should be enlightened and inspired.

Christian Education Counselor (January/February 2000)

James Breckenridge has taught at Oral Roberts University since 1988 and is professor of theology at the Graduate School of Theology and Ministry. He has served as a pastor in various traditions, including Reformed, Lutheran, and Evangelical Free. He holds an MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary, a ThM from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a ThD from Concordia Theological Seminary.

Lillian Breckenridge has taught at Oral Roberts University since 1988. She is professor of Christian education at the university’s Graduate School of Theology and Ministry. Her focus is Christian education and Christian counseling. She earned her PhD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, her MRE from Southwestern Theological Seminary, and her MALS from the University of Valparaiso.

Product Details

  • Title: Baker Academic Christian Education Collection
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Volumes: 13
  • Pages: 3,496