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Publication Date: 21 Dec 2017
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 256
Author: Sharon Moughtin-Mumby
ISBN-13: 9780281077885, 9780281077892

Diddy Disciples 2: January to August

Worship And Storytelling Resources For Babies, Toddlers And Young Children
By Sharon Moughtin-Mumby
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Summary
Diddy Disciples is a creative and playful new worship and Bible storytelling resource for those who work with babies, toddlers and young children. This inspiring book aims to encourage participation, discipleship and leadership from children’s earliest years, using storytelling, singing, colour, repetition, art and lots and lots of movement!

Leaders can use the material to create a service that follows the pattern of their church’s Sunday worship, a simple mid-week baby and toddler singing session or anything in between!

Book 2 includes:
· 36 weeks’ worth of fully worked-out sessions for key festivals and seasons of the church year
· plenty of opportunities to tailor the material to your own context
· all sorts of creative ‘starter ideas’ for using everyday art and play resources to spark children’s imaginations

The units are:

- Jesus, Light of the World! (Epiphany)
- John the Baptist (the weeks before Lent)
- The Journey to the Cross (Lent)
- Jesus Is Alive! Alleluia! (Easter)
- Let Your Kingdom Come (Green Time)
- God’s Best Friend, Moses (Green Time)

‘This is a book for those who take children seriously. A wonderful, practical resource for those who want to nurture children to be disciples in their own right: to pray, to engage with Scripture, to contribute to worship, to play their part as children of God. A must-read for those who work and volunteer with very young children.’
The Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

‘An exceptional and inspiring resource.’
Dr Rebecca Nye, Godly play expert and researcher in children’s spirituality

‘Sharon Moughtin-Mumby brings the wisdom of a professional biblical scholar to the task of communicating the essence of the Bible to very young children . . . Very user-friendly material from which adults can learn too.’
The Revd John Barton, Emeritus Professor, University of Oxford
About the Author
The Revd Dr Sharon Moughtin-Mumby is the director of Diddy Disciples, which she started at St Peter’s Church, Walworth, London. Sharon is an Anglican priest and a biblical scholar with a passion for education.

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www.diddydisciples.org
Press Reviews

This is a book for those who take children seriously. A wonderful, practical resource for those who want to nurture children to be disciples in their own right: to pray, to engage with Scripture, to contribute to worship, to play their part as children of God. A must-read for those who work and volunteer with very young children.

- The Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

Diddy Disciples is an invaluable blend of Sharon Moughtin-Mumby's reflective practice and contemporary thinking about childhood spirituality. The result is an exceptional and inspiring resource for churches working with the very youngest children. A powerful case for seeing why the very young deserve the very best, and this is a well-tested method for doing that.

- Dr Rebecca Nye, Godly Play expert; researcher and consultant in children's spirituality

Diddy Disciples is brilliant: a rich resource for leaders, simple and accessible for young children, inviting them into a lifelong journey of faith. Highly commended.

- The Rt Revd Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford

We all think we know that biblical scholarship and Sunday School teaching belong in different worlds. Diddy Disciples shows that we are wrong. Sharon Moughtin-Mumby brings the wisdom of a professional biblical scholar to the task of communicating the essence of the Bible to very young children, unveiling the depths of biblical stories for young disciples. Very user-friendly material from which adults can learn too.

- The Revd John Barton, Emeritus Professor, Oxford University

I'm excited by Diddy Disciples! It's a celebration of Psalm 8.2 and all that babies and toddlers bring to worship. Movement, stories, actions and songs combine in carefully crafted sessions to draw groups into a new way of worshipping that will enrich everyone involved. I can't wait to start using it.

- The Revd Mary Hawes, National Children and Youth Adviser, The Church of England

Diddy Disciples is a first-rate programme of worship, prayer, and teaching materials designed particularly for babies, toddlers, and young children.

- Rona Orne

Sharon Moughtin-Mumby demonstrates clearly how we can share worship with babies and toddlers. She, her team, and all the children who have helped to develop Diddy Disciples deserve our gratitude.

- Rona Orne

This is the most comprehensive and creative resource that I have seen for this age-group.

- Rona Orne

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