Reading for Learning

Biblical Exegesis Quick Guide (PDF format)

Are you interested in learning about a particular aspect of Christian faith? Perhaps Scripture, or Church history, or some element of Christian teaching? Here you will find suggested readings on given areas of Christian learning to guide you to deeper knowledge.

Selected Books for Christian Educators Available through the

Rev. J. Clarence Jones Library of the George Mercer, Jr. Memorial School of Theology

Bass, Dorothy C., editor. Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for Searching People (Jossey-Bass, 1997) BV4501.2 P64 1997;

Berryman, Jerome. Becoming like a Child: the Curiosity of Maturity (Lightning Source/Church Publishing, 2016) available as an ebook on the Mercer Overdrive page;

Berryman, Jerome. Children and Theologians: Clearing the Way for Grace (Lightning Source/Church Publishing, 2016) available as an ebook on the Mercer Overdrive page;

Berryman, Jerome. The Complete Guide to Godly Play, 8 volumes (Living the Good News, 2002-2003) OVERSIZE BV1464 .B468 2002; also available as ebooks on the Mercer Overdrive page;

Berryman, Jerome. The Spiritual Guidance of Children: Montessori, Godly Play, and the Future (Morehouse, 2013) BV1536.3 .B46 2013;

Berryman, Jerome. Teaching Godly Play: How to Mentor the Spiritual Development of Children (Morehouse, 2009) BV1475.3 .W475 2000;also available as an ebook on the Mercer Overdrive page – multiple copies available.

Borsch, Frederick. Introducing the Lessons of the Church Year (Morehouse, 2009) BS391.3 .B67 2009;

Called to Teach and Learn: A Catechetical Guide for the Episcopal Church and Discovering Called to Teach and Learn (Workbook) (DFMS, 1994) BX5850 .C157 1994;

Eibner, Janet Marshall and Susan Graham Walker. God, Kids and Us: The Growing Edge Ministry with Children and the People Who Care for Them (Morehouse, 1997) BV639.C4¬ E35 1997;

Episcopal Handbook (Morehouse, 2008) BX5930.3¬ .E642 2008;

Foster, Charles R. Educating Congregations: The Future of Christian Education (Abingdon Press, 1994) BV1464¬ .F65 1994;

Fowler, James W. Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning (Harper SanFrancisco, 1981) BV4637 .F664 1981;

Grenz, Linda. TransformingDisciples (Church Publishing, 2008) BV600.3¬ .G74 2008;

Grifiss, James E. The Anglican Vision (Cowley, 1997) BX5930.2 .G74 1997;

Groome, Thomas H. Sharing Faith: A Comprehensive Approach to Religious Education & Pastoral Ministry (Harper SanFrancisco, 1991) BV1471.2¬ .G688 1998;

Harris, Maria. Fashion Me a People: Curriculum in the Church (Westminster John Knox Press, 1989) BV3 .H34 1989;

Loder, James E. The Logic of the Spirit: Human Development in Theological Perspective (Jossey-Bass, 1998) BR110 ¬.L615 1998;

Palmer, Parker J. The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life (Jossey-Bass, 1998) LB1775 .P25 1998;

Pearson, Sharon Ely and Robyn Szoke, editors. The Prayer Book Guide to Christian Education, 3rd edition (Morehouse, 2009) BX5875¬ .P43 2009;

Roehlkepartain, Eugene C. The Teaching Church: Moving Christian Education to Center Stage (Search Institute, Abingdon, 1993) BV1471.2¬ .R645 1993;

Smith, Christian. Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers (Oxford, 2005) BL625.47 .S63 2005;

Smith, Christian. Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults (Oxford University Press, 2009) BV4529.2¬ .S64 2009;

Stephens, Lois. I Love to Tell the Story: An Episcopal Handbook on Christian Education (Center for Christian Formation, 1994) BX5870 .S75 1994;

Tammany, Klara. Living Water: Baptism as a Way of Life (Church Publishing, 2002) BV811.3¬ .T36 2002;

Tye, Karen B. Basics of Christian Education (Chalice Press, 2000) BV1471.2¬ .T94 2000;

Webb-Mitchell, Brett. Christly Gestures: Learning to Be Members of the Body of Christ (Eerdmans, 2003) BV1471.3¬ .W43 2003;

Webber, Christopher L. Welcome to the Episcopal Church: An Introduction to Its History, Faith, and Worship (Morehouse, 1999) BX5930.2¬ .W43 1999;

Westerhoff, John H. Will Our Children have Faith?, revised edition (Morehouse, 2000) BV1475.2 .W475 2000.