The Voices of Children in the Bible

by Rita B. Hays



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/3/2012

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781449747480
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781449747473
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781449747497

About the Book

THIS BOOK seeks to lift up the voices of children in both the Old and New Testaments. Twelve stories highlight the voices of these children, showing ways in which select children play a significant role in the outcome of the biblical narrative. Additionally, readers receive insights into ways they can relate to children today and also relevant lessons they can learn based upon the biblical text. Each chapter offers discussion and reflection questions for individual or group study.

About the Author

Rev. Dr. Rita Hays serves as associate pastor for children, visitation, family ministries, and Christian education at Connell Memorial United Methodist Church in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. She has ministered in the area of children’s ministry and Christian education for over thirty years. In addition to her pastoral ministry, Dr. Hays has taught Christian education classes in the area of children’s ministry and Christian education at Lindsey Wilson College, a United Methodist college in Columbia, Kentucky. She earned a BA degree from Mercer University, an MRE from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a DMin degree from Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She also completed graduate courses at United Theological Seminary and Scarritt College.

Rev. Hays has authored five books: The Children’s Minister and The Most Important Space in the Church: The Nursery, both published by Discipleship Resources; All in the Family: Faith Issues for Families Facing Addiction, published by WestBow Press; Five Practices for Children and Godtalk: 52 Fun Activities for Children, both published by Abingdon Press.

Rev. Hays lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been married to her husband, Bill, for thirty-five years. They have two adult sons, Allen and Ben.