Resources for the Faith & Play™ Teacher
Faith & Play™: Quaker Stories for Friends Trained in the Godly Play® Method: Second Edition by the Faith & Play Group.
Teaching Godly Play: How to Mentor the Spiritual Development of Children by Jerome Berryman (Morehouse, revised and expanded 2009). This book illustrates how to establish a Montessori approach to religious education that encourages children to seek and find their own answers to their faith questions. It is a primary source for understanding the practice of Godly Play® and how it is used with Faith & Play stories.
The Complete Guide to Godly Play (Volumes 1-8) by Jerome Berryman (Church Publishing Incorporated, 2002, revised 2017). Friends most often find volumes 2, 3, and 4 have the core, extension, and enrichment stories from the Bible curriculum that are used in our circles.
- Volume 2 includes Old Testament stories covering Creation through the Prophets.
- Volume 3 includes stories of Jesus’s birth and the parables he told.
- Volume 4 includes more stories from the life of Jesus, including stories for Easter-time.
Stories of God at Home by Jerome Berryman
Children’s Spirituality: What it is and Why it Matters by Rebecca Nye
For Bookshelves at Home and at Meeting
I Wonder by Annaka Harris
Silence by Jerome Berryman
Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints by Daneen Akers
Faith & Play Stories channel on YouTube
Flat Fox and Fell: Adventures with George Fox and Margaret Fell
(a YouTube video by Faith & Play Stories, Inc.)
- Download a PDF version of the Flat Fox and Fell story.
- Download a PowerPoint version of the story.
- Download the lesson plan.
Godly Play channel on YouTube
QuakerBooks of Friends General Conference carries the Faith & Play Stories publication and kit materials for stories.
Facebook page for the Faith & Play community of practice across the globe. Supported by the Faith & Play Group, news and announcements about trainings are posted here, as well as Friends sharing questions and experiences with Faith & Play and Godly Play.
Godly Play Foundation is the official website for Godly Play® information in the United States and home of the Center for the Theology of Childhood.