New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Growing Compassionate Kids

Helping Kids See Beyond Their Backyard

Jan Johnson • December 2000

BUY Print $13.99

Open a new world of possibilities for your kids, where making a difference for others becomes a way of life!

Growing Compassionate Kids illustrates practical everyday ways for parents to help children develop empathy and seek justice in the world.

As one reviewer says, "This book is a wonderful antidote to both 'compassion fatigue' and the frustrations of Christian parenting in a selfish society."

Jan Johnson, a well-known author who deals with Christian spirituality, helps moms and dads and grandparents learn to incorporate social outreach and mission into the often-hectic everyday realities of family life. When children see these living examples, they will grow to be disciples of Christ and learn to consider others above self.

"Teaching kids to care for people is one more way to teach our children to love God," writes the author. "A child growing in empathy is moving from isolation to connection, from self-centeredness to others-awareness, from hostility to hospitality."

Couldn't the world use more people like that? There's no greater legacy we could leave to our kids and to humankind.

Questions for reflection plus personal and family devotions are included in each chapter.

Categories: Children, Legacy
Jan Johnson holds a degree in religious education and writes primarily about spiritual formation topics. Jan has authored 14 books and is a retreat leader and spiritual director. She lives in Simi Valley, California.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-0932-0

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: December 2000

Trim Size: 6 in (w) x 9 in (h) x in (d)

Page Count: 176

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Family & Relationships

BISAC1: REL012030

BISAC2: REL091000


Books by Jan Johnson