Conversations with Children
How to teach the children the elements of the Faith? So exceedingly crucial the issue, so desperately at sea most of us are in approaching it. In this book, published by the Stavropegic Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Essex, England (founded by Elder Sophrony), an Orthodox nun shares with us her years of experience in communicating various aspects of Orthodox faith to children of all ages. Virtually every major teaching of the Church is discussed, with actual examples of children's questions and Sister Magdalen's answers. Her responses are marked by pithy wisdom, insight into child psychology, compassion, candor, and faithfulness to the Tradition. This book will become a cornerstone of Church School and catechetical curricula, as well as a valued resource for parents or for anyone struggling to effectively share Christian teaching.
Note: Sr. Magdalen's writing harmonizes very well with the Charlotte Mason approach to education.