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Let the Children Come: Preparing Faith Communities to End Child Abuse and Neglect

Jeanette Harder
Herald Press, 2010

In 2003 in Canada, 103,297 reports of childhood abuse were substantiated. Drawing on her experience as a professor of social work, Harder provides proactive strategies for congregations to prevent, identify, and respond to physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and neglect in the church and community. Harder’s resource contains real-life stories, discussion questions, and action items, and an appendix of prayers, readings, and exercises for adult education.

Teaching that Transforms: Why Anabaptist-Mennonite Education Matters

John D. Roth
Herald Press, 2010

Why send a child to Christian school? Goshen College professor and The Mennonite Quarterly Review editor John D. Roth makes a case for Anabaptist-Mennonite schools. Roth outlines the historical context and contemporary issues for Mennonite educational initiatives, providing a framework for open discussion. His central theme: “Mennonites started their own schools to protect youth from the influences of the world; today [these] schools exist to engage the world.”


After We’re Gone: A Christian Perspective on Estate and Life Planning for Families that Include a Dependent Member with a Disability

Duane Ruth-Heffelbower
Herald Press, 2011

A joint release with Anabaptist Disabilities Network, this newly revised 61-page handbook helps families and faith communities prepare for the time parents will no longer be around to care for their adult children with disabilities. The companion book Supportive Care in the Congregation addresses issues of the larger community, including the congregation’s interaction with the social service system.

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