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Publications for Practitioners

The Complete Guide To Godly Play Volumes 1-8: These 8 volumes contain the Godly Play Stories which provide the "scripts" that show storytellers how to present the stories. If you cannot get all 8 volumes at once, begin with volumes 2, 3, and 4. They contain the core stories. These volumes as well as other Godly Play publications can be purchased at

Teaching Godly Play: How to Mentor the Spiritual Development of Children:  This book by the creator of Godly Play, Jerome W. Berryman, provides an in-depth explanation of how to teach Godly Play, the reasoning for his method, and it is a great guide for those just learning about Godly Play. The content in this book is similar to volume one of the complete guide listed above.

The Spiritual Guidance of Children: Montessori, Godly Play, and the Future: another book by Jerome Berryman, this book could help teachers and parents understand children's spirituality.

Children and the Theologians: Clearing the Way for Grace (2009): The long history of children in theology is told via analysis of some twenty-five theologians, grouped according to six historical periods.

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