Like a Child: Restoring the Awe, Wonder, Joy and Resiliency of the Human Spirit

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By breaking free from our misperceptions about what it means to be an adult, we can reshape our world and become harbingers of grace.

"In our desire to grow up, mature, become adults, we become enamored with who we are supposed to be. When we have finally 'grown up' we realize much of who we really are has been left behind or buried under various masks and roles we play. But the knowledge of who we truly are never leaves us. To reclaim our selfhood, we must grow up again and consciously embrace all that it means to be childlike."
―from Chapter 12, "It Takes a Long Time to Become Young"

By restoring the childlike ways of humility, trust, awe, wonder, playfulness and more, we can recover a fuller picture of what it means to be human. This unique spiritual resource explores what Jesus may have meant when he said, "Unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." It addresses our modern misperceptions regarding the nature of maturity and the common coping mechanisms―distrust, guardedness, insecurity, judgmental thinking―we acquire, and feel we require, in adulthood.

Along with the wisdom of ancient and modern spiritual luminaries, this book provides over twenty-five spiritual practices to help us cultivate the childlike ways of attention, self-awareness, joy and resilience in our inner lives as well as in our relationships with others.

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About the Author:

Rev. Timothy J. Mooney, a Presbyterian minister, visual artist and spiritual director, is passionate about inspiring people to find creative ways to further their personal growth and connect with their authentic self. A pastor for over twenty-five years, he currently leads Community of ONE, a worshiping community in the heart of urban Denver, and offers retreats on spirituality and spiritual formation throughout the United States. He serves as a church consultant and supervises spiritual directors in training, and works to expand the role of art in the church. Much of Rev. Mooney's artwork has been created for and in various liturgical settings. His work can be seen at www.timmooneystudio.com.

Rev. Timothy J. Mooney is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Art, Image, and Creativity in the Church
  • What Is Essential: Choosing the Better Part
  • The Gospel According to the Wizard of Oz
  • Open Eyes: Seeing with the Imagination
  • God's Beloved: Exploring Our Deepest Identity
  • A Blessing or a Curse: Inner Reality and External Consequences
  • What Do You Want Me to Do for You?
  • Desire and Spirituality
  • God with Us: Exploring the Immanence of God’s Presence
  • A Waste of Our Time? Contemporary Life and Contemplative Spiritual Practices
  • And more!

For more information, please contact us at (802) 457-4000 or publicity@skylightpaths.com.

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"With a scholar's careful eye and a pastor's heart ... Tim Mooney employs the insights of art, theology, literature, popular culture and his own winsome humanity to invite us to become the children Jesus meant. This is an important book."
John Buchanan, editor/publisher, The Christian Century

"Invites us to ... boldly explore the realm of grace.... Equips us with navigational aids in the form of biblical understandings, spiritual practices, and stories from those who’ve undertaken the journey. This book inspires hope ... and faith."
Susan S. Phillips, PhD, executive director and Christian studies professor, New College Berkeley; author, Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction

“Who of us has not wondered ... why Jesus praised spiritual childhood so much? ... This might be the most intelligent, inspiring and integrated book I have read on the subject. [It] will not give you clichés or glib answers here, but genuine wisdom.”
Richard Rohr, OFM, Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico

“[A] jewel of a book. [Helps us] rediscover the ability to give ourselves wholeheartedly to all aspects of life and, even in the dark times, fully embrace joy and wonder as God’s beloved children. What better way to live?”
The Rev. Peter Wallace, Day1 radio host; author, The Passionate Jesus: What We Can Learn from Jesus about Love, Fear, Grief, Joy and Living Authentically

“Offers us the vital gift of learning to take ourselves less seriously. [A] delightful exploration of what it really means to bring a childlike trust and joy to daily life.”
Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, author, Lectio Divina―The Sacred Art: Transforming Words & Images into Heart-Centered Prayer and other books

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