Excerpted from the book jacket:
Bowman offers a thorough and compassionate analysis of the art of
teaching, and its success and failure from the viewpoint of a creative
and experienced Christian educator.  Drawing on the innovations of
religious educator Rabbi Max Kadushin, Bowman examines Scripture
and Lectionary curriculum and emphasizes the personal dimension --
which sparks the interest and attention of students by speaking to their
souls as well as their minds.


This book is for two saints of God from whom I have learned so much
and to whom I am deeply grateful:
                       Sister Carol Rennie, OSB, and
     Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff, chaplain in the United States Navy

   In 1981,I was a resource leader for a series of professional
development events for chaplains in the United States Navy. Among my
hosts in the course was Rabb
i Arnold E. Resnicoff, who is still an active
chaplain. We became good friends and have maintained a running
correspondence. It was he who introduced me to the work of the late
Rabbi Max Kadushin, upon whose writing I have depended heavily for
many of the terms employed in this book. I am very grateful to Rabbi
   A memorable visit to the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in
1988 included very helpful conversations with Dr. Simon Greenberg,
retired vice-chancellor, and with Professor Avraham Holtz, both of
whom have been keenly interested in the work of Dr. Kadushin.  They
helped me immeasurably by reassuring me that I had indeed
discovered the essence of Rabbi Kadushin's thought and had
identified accurately why his efforts should be more widely known by all
who teach religion....
Harper & Row, Publishers
San Francisco, 1990