Window on the world:Fenni wrote:Window on the World...I don't think it is wrong to use this book, so don't get me wrong. I just feel really strange exposing my children to these other religions.
the first week or so of using that book: there is no way I expected my 4th grader to understand all of that. But in general, we are called to go into the world and we need to pray for those who don't know Jesus. You don't have to read every paragraph in that book in order to do that. Read the story sections in weeks 3-34, use the prayer guide.
don't worry about the long descriptions of what other religions do. But do let your child know that there are people who don't yet know Jesus. Find 3 things on each of the long description pages and say "these are 3 ways that XYZ religion is different from us."
turning way too philosophical here....... sorry.... but you mentioned David's talks and then I felt like typing. Well, actually I waiting to grade my 8th grader's quarterly science test and this gives me something to type about........
I'd like to use that book not as "exposing' them to other religions as much as "insulating" them (those are buzz words from David's workshops, right? got to have the buzz words. LOL.
but yeah.... those long description pages are a lot. not all kids need all paragraphs in them either. My 7th grader did fine with it last year. I summarized for 4th grader. Kindy kid: played during that time.