Will Our Children Have Faith?

Third Revised Edition


Aug/2012, 208 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780819228000



How can we nourish and nurture the faith of children?

Originally written in 1976, and translated in six languages, this classic critique of Christian education is newly revised and expanded.This edition includes Westerhoff’s overview on the state of Christian Education over the past forty years and his role in that history. Featuring a study guide by Christian formation specialist Sharon Pearson, it offers fresh perspectives and insight for those who know the subject area well, while remaining the foundational text for a new generation of readers—from parents to seminarians to practitioners.

John H. Westerhoff taught at numerous Episcopal, Roman Catholic, and Protestant theological schools around the world, retiring in 1994 as the Professor of Theology and Christian Nurture at Duke Divinity School. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including Will Our Children Have Faith?, Living Faithfully as a Prayer Book People, and A Pilgrim People. He died in 2022.

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