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 Rabbi 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