New Judson Press release, ‘Raising Faithful Kids: This is the Stuff of Faith,’ offers practical wisdom for raising children in a life of faith

VALLEY FORGE, PA (06/12/2024)— Judson Press, a publishing ministry of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, announces the release of its latest title, “Raising Faithful Kids: This is the Stuff of Faith.” Designed to be a companion for anyone committed to the spiritual development of young people, this book brings together a diverse group of contributors, including parents, caregivers and faith leaders, who share their insights through relatable storytelling.

Judson Press title "Raising Faithful Kids"

Judson Press title “Raising Faithful Kids: This is the Stuff of Faith.”

Both inspiring and practical, the volume includes 52 readings that address various real-life situations and concerns with a blend of personal reflection, practical advice and theological wisdom. As a “go-to” resource for raising children and youth in a life of faith, the pages of “Raising Faithful Kids” provide support and affirmation while emphasizing the magnitude of everyday interactions—the small, consistent moments of love, guidance and example—on faith formation.

Meet the Editors

Denise Janssen, M.Div., Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Christian education at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. An ordained American Baptist minister, she possesses extensive pastoral experience gained from serving both a United Methodist congregation and various Baptist churches.

Dr. Jessica Young Brown is a licensed clinical psychologist whose work focuses on the intersection of faith and mental health. She is enthusiastic about helping individuals and organizations achieve wellness by exploring God’s intentions for holistic health and well-being.

Carmichael D. Crutchfield is an ordained elder with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and a professor of Christian education, spiritual formation and youth ministry at Memphis Theological Seminary in Tennessee. With formidable experience in youth ministry and spiritual formation, Crutchfield provides practical guidance and insights for faith leaders and caregivers alike.

The Rev. Dr. Virginia A. Lee is an associate professor of Christian education, director of deacon studies, and director of the Master of Arts in Faith, Culture, and Educational Leadership at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. Her teaching revolves around child advocacy that centers the voices and experiences of children.

Now available through and major book retailers, “Raising Faithful Kids” is an invaluable source of support and affirmation for those seeking to nurture the faith of the next generation.

Founded in 1824, Judson Press a publishing ministry of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, produces Christ-centered spiritual and leadership resources for the transformation of individuals, congregations, and communities.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.