Postmodern Children’s MinistryIvy Beckwith

A more than interesting and controversial book on how to do “soul care” of children. Controversial because the author challenges most of today’s major ministries to children and offers us a skeleton outline of what ministry to children will look like in the 21st century. Perhaps the most controversial underlying assumption is that children are best cared for within an intergenerational environment which means they should be in worship with their parents, an idea that runs counter to just about every large thriving church I know.

The chapter on postmodernism is worth the price of the book. Overall this is a excellent book. However, the author’s underlying assumptions will work only in small congregations.