Confirmation reading and resourcing

I’m delighted to announce the arrival of two important books around confirmation, one relooking at the whole subject, one a film based preperation resource. (It’s doubly exciting because they are by friends and colleagues …. and I even get mentioned in them I think*)
Reconnecting with Confirmation#3#.jpgThe theory book: Reconnecting with Confirmation, by Pete Maidment and Susie Mapledoram. Their publisher says this: Many children now take communion before they are confirmed. What does this mean for the importance of Confirmation? Does it still have a role to play in the Christian journey? This new guide explores the importance of confirmation, its origins and theology and its place today. Exploring youth culture and young people’s needs for rites of passage, it will help you put Confirmation at the heart of youth discipleship. Written by practitioners with extensive experience of youth culture and sacramental ministry, it includes practical guidance on creating the best Confirmation experience both for young people and the local church.
Moving Images Changing Lives#3#.jpegThe practical (course) book: Moving Images, Changing Lives, by Sarah Brush and Phil Greig. The publisher writes: ‘Film is one area of popular culture that isn’t afraid of exploring life’s big questions. So why not use it to help young people explore Christianity? This 11-session ‘basics course with a difference’ uses clips from popular, recent films to explore the Christian faith in a lively, engaged way. Written by experienced youth workers, it is suitable for Confirmation preparation, youth clubs and schools groups. The book includes equipment lists, ice-breakers, prayers, photo-copyable activities, questions for reflection and links to on-line clips.
*(I am very chuffed to get a mention as a couple of recent books have cited people who were either quoting me or got the idea from the blog. Still, it keeps me humble, I hope)

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