Building on the success of his 1992 collection Foundations of Ministry (over 15,000 sold), Michael Anthony has prepared this new guide to Christian education with the help of contributors from throughout the North American Professors of Christian Education (NAPCE) organization. Introducing Christian Education fills the need in the C.E. curriculum for an introductory foundations textbook – one that provides an overview and understanding of the broad range of subjects included in C.E. – for college and seminary use.Thirty-three chapters are offered under the following sections: 1) Foundations of C.E.; 2) Developmental Perspectives of C.E.; 3) Educational Implications of C.E.; 4) Organization, Administration, and Leadership; 5) C.E. Applied to the Family; and 6) Specialized Ministries.From the foreword:Introducing Christian Education will become a major resource text that will assist the church and Christian education leadership who are professors for christian education. It will be a valuable resource in my personal library. The desired outcome will be Psalm 78:72. "He cared for them with a true heart and led them with skillful hands." – Lester C. Blank, Jr., Azusa Pacific UniversityRepresentative selections from the book include:Jesus: The Master Teacher by Robert PazmiñoSpiritual Formation by Jim WilhoitSmall Groups in the Local Church by Julie GormanTheological Foundations of Christian Education by Klaus IsslerThe Changing Face of Christian Education by Ted WardAuthor Information: Michael J. Anthony (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School) is professor of Christian education at Talbot School of Theology. His works include the Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education, Foundations of Ministry: An Introduction to Christian Education for a New Generation, The Effective Church Board, and The Short-Term Missions Boom.