How do we introduce Ignatian spirituality to children? I recently discovered Jared Boyd’s new book, Imaginative Prayer: A Yearlong Guide for Your Child’s Spiritual Formation. The book contains 36 imaginative prayers for parents (or teachers) to lead their children through—though it’s also great for grown-ups! Jared feels that the spiritual formation of our children should begin with an experience of Jesus before getting to traditional “catechesis”. I chatted with Jared about this.
Jared Patrick Boyd is a pastor with the Vineyard church in the US, a spiritual director, teacher, and founder of The Order of Sustainable Faith, a missional monastic order for the 21st Century. He is the author of Invitations & Commitments: A Rule of Life. He and his wife have four daughters, and are planting Franklinton Abbey, a new faith community on the west side of Columbus, OH.