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Introduction to Christian Education and Formation: A Lifelong Plan for Christ-Centered Restoration
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Introduction to Christian Education and Formation: A Lifelong Plan for Christ-Centered Restoration


Zondervan 2008

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A bold and unique hybrid among resources for Christian educators, students, and pastoral staff, this enterprising book blends the voices of a single author and ten contributing experts into a global conversation on Christian formation and nurture. It effortlessly transcends all ages and all cultures, as it positions Christianity vibrantly alive from cradle to grave.

This introductory text on Christian education-formation includes extensive graphical illustrations, while providing a wealth of resources. Not to be used only in the classroom, these resources help the education-formation model to be lived in the life of the church.”

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. 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.

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Key Features

  • Presents extensive graphical illustrations
  • Provides a global conversation on Christian formation
  • Introduces theological foundations, human development theories, and practical applications

Praise for the Print Edition

Readers will walk with Jesus, discovering his perspective on education, formation, and restoration. They are also challenged to engage the multicultural richness of our world, be formed by it, and participate in God’s kingdom work.

—Cathy Stonehouse, dean, School of Practical Theology, Asbury Theological Seminary

This is truly an integration of the old term ‘Christian Education’ with the current term ‘Spiritual Formation.’ Habermas challenges the reader to recapture what has been lost by many in the field of Christian education for several decades. . . . This is a fresh and well thought through approach to the important foundational issues for those serving in areas of education ministry and spiritual formation. Focusing on the life and ministry of Jesus as the framework, this volume adds significantly to the importtance of spiritual formation for all ages and cultures.

—Dennis E. Williams, distinguished senior professor of leadership and church ministry, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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About Ronald T. Habermas

Ronald T. Habermas has taught in Christian higher education for more than 25 years and he has served on the staff of local churches for more than a dozen years. He is a member of the North American Professors of Christian Education and holds degrees from William Tyndale College, North American Baptist Seminary, Wheaton Graduate School, and Michigan State University. Dr. Habermas is the author of many journal articles and several books including The Complete Disciple. Currently he researches and writes on various projects, while doing adjunct teaching.