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Book Reviews Christian Education Journal Christian Education Journal: Research on Educational Ministry 2018, Vol. 15(2) 302–332 ª The Author(s) 2018 Reprints and permission: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/0739891318781216 journals.sagepub.com/home/cej Jane Carr, Book Review Editor In this section, nine books are reviewed, presented in the following general order: children/family ministry, youth ministry, adult ministry, foundations, teaching- learning process, spirituality/spiritual formation, and leadership/administration – although reviews may not appear for each area. A list of each area and respon- sible editors appears after the last review in this section. We invite readers to consider reviewing a book for CEJ. Guidelines are available in downloadable documents at www.biola.edu/cej under Publications Policy on the drop-down menu. Becoming Like a Child: The Curiosity of Maturity Beyond the Norm. By Jerome Berryman. New York: Church Publishing, 2017. 211 pp. $30.00. Pbk. Reviewed by: Robin Floch, Spiritual Formation and Leadership, DMin candidate, Portland Seminary, Portland, OR. As a theologian and founder of the Godly Play approach to children’s spiritual formation, Jerome Berryman comes uniquely equipped by his decades of academic research and personal experience to explore the many facets of Jesus’ aphoristic claim that mature members of the kingdom of God must become like children in Becoming Like a Child: The Curiosity of Maturity Beyond the Norm. Berryman’s comprehensive plan for exploring this aphorism of maturity employs the image of a horse-led chariot: the aphorism balances between the two wheels of paradox, powered by the four horses representing the quadriga of literal, figurative, mythical, and ethical interpretations, and steered by a charioteer, discerning the way forward for Christian maturity in community. After presenting the five recordings of the aphorism in the Gospels, Berryman explains the two horns of Jesus’ paradox: the kingdom-adult and the kingdom-child: “We are to be both, through and through, so the paradox can’t be managed by tearing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Christian Education Journal Research on Education Ministry SAGE

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Christian Education Journal Christian Education Journal: Research on Educational Ministry 2018, Vol. 15(2) 302–332 ª The Author(s) 2018 Reprints and permission: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/0739891318781216 journals.sagepub.com/home/cej Jane Carr, Book Review Editor In this section, nine books are reviewed, presented in the following general order: children/family ministry, youth ministry, adult ministry, foundations, teaching- learning process, spirituality/spiritual formation, and leadership/administration – although reviews may not appear for each area. A list of each area and respon- sible editors appears after the last review in this section. We invite readers to consider reviewing a book for CEJ. Guidelines are available in downloadable documents at www.biola.edu/cej under Publications Policy on the drop-down menu. Becoming Like a Child: The Curiosity of Maturity Beyond the Norm. By Jerome Berryman. New York: Church Publishing, 2017. 211 pp. $30.00. Pbk. Reviewed by: Robin Floch, Spiritual Formation and Leadership, DMin candidate, Portland Seminary, Portland, OR. As a theologian and founder of the Godly Play approach to children’s spiritual formation, Jerome Berryman comes uniquely equipped by his decades of academic research and personal experience to explore the many facets of Jesus’ aphoristic claim that mature members of the kingdom of God must become like children in Becoming Like a Child: The Curiosity of Maturity Beyond the Norm. Berryman’s comprehensive plan for exploring this aphorism of maturity employs the image of a horse-led chariot: the aphorism balances between the two wheels of paradox, powered by the four horses representing the quadriga of literal, figurative, mythical, and ethical interpretations, and steered by a charioteer, discerning the way forward for Christian maturity in community. After presenting the five recordings of the aphorism in the Gospels, Berryman explains the two horns of Jesus’ paradox: the kingdom-adult and the kingdom-child: “We are to be both, through and through, so the paradox can’t be managed by tearing

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