Spiritual Conversations with Children: Listening to God Together by Lacy Finn Borgo
We are born into this world with a natural longing to connect to God and other human beings. When children have a listening companion who hears, acknowledges, and encourages their early experiences with God, it creates a spiritual footprint that shapes their lives. How can we increase our capacity to engage children in spiritual conversations?
In Spiritual Conversations with Children: Listening to God Together Lacy Finn Borgo draws on her own experience of practicing spiritual direction with children. She offers an overview of childhood spiritual formation and introduces key skills for engaging conversation—posture, power, and patterns—from a Christ-centered perspective.
"When we are fully present and open to another, we will be changed," Borgo writes. "Indeed, as you listen to God with a child, the child will lead you into a fuller experience of God's love and acceptance."
In this book you'll find:
- Sample interactive dialogues with children
- Ideas for engaging children with play, art, and movement
- Prayers to use together
Whether you are a parent or grandparent, pastor or spiritual director, you will find this to be a friendly guide into deeper ways of listening.
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.6 ounces
"By gripping story and vivid metaphor, Lacy Finn Borgo shows us step-by-step how we can be truly present when we are with others, children especially. I recommend it highly."
—Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline
"I have seen Lacy capture the hearts and minds of adult children and invite us back beyond our thinking about God, into deep places of knowing and being fully alive with God. This book is for every adult who cares for a child and every adult who may have forgotten to be a child listening to God together!"
—Juanita Campbell Rasmus, co-pastor of St. John's Church Downtown, Houston
"A resource is finally here that helps us know how to talk with children about things that matter. Lacy Finn Bargo masterfully helps us do these things."
—Scottie May, associate professor emerita, Wheaton College
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lacy Finn Borgo holds a doctor of ministry degree in leadership and spiritual formation and a certificate in spiritual direction from Portland Seminary, where she also teaches classes on spiritual direction and spiritual formation. In addition to her practice with adults, she provides spiritual direction for children at Haven House, a transitional housing facility for homeless families. Lacy also serves on the Renovaré US ministry team. She lives in Montrose, Colorado, with her family and assorted animals.