Educating for Life

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Educating for Life

A Spiritual Vision for Every Teacher and Parent

Thomas Groome engages the central issues that concern educators, regardless of their religious traditions, offering a profound wisdom—the fruit of years of experience in religious education.

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Educating for Life is very readable. Groome’s prose is almost poetic; very clear and concise, yet vivid. He is a master storyteller, who has a knack for making abstract concepts concrete and relevant . . . If you are looking for a comprehensive, lucid and useful volume that addresses Catholic identity, buy Education for Life. An enthusiastic two thumbs up!”
Timothy J. Cook, Momentum, Journal of National Catholic Education Association

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“Intelligent Christian teachers and parents, whether Catholic or Protestant, cannot fail to find this book illuminating and encouraging. Groome’s writing here is full of the wisdom of learning and life, and his book is distinguished from most others in the philosophy of religious education by the connections that the author makes with both the spiritual and the practical concerns of home and school.”
Jeff Astley, International Journal of Education and Religion


“Written with ecumenical sensitivity by one of America’s leading religious educators, this groundbreaking work reweaves old and new wisdom into fresh possibilities for education wherever it takes place; in public and parochial schools, in congregation and parish programs, in our families. This humanizing proposal for education in our time is ‘Catholic’ in the richest sense of the term—‘open to all.’”
Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, president emeritus, University of Notre Dame

9780824519704
Paperback / 472 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9
CROSSROAD, 2001