Cindy’s Books

Here are Sycamore Cove’s books by Cynthia Coe:

Runaway Kitty

Fifteen year old Kitty Fields has had enough.  She hates school, can’t seem to make friends, and now her parents have lost the family home to foreclosure.  Kitty decides to run away.  What could possibly go wrong?  Follow Kitty as she lives with sketchy so-called friends, in abandoned homes and apartments, and meets many diverse characters in the West Knoxville suburbs.  Based on Cindy’s real life experiences as a mom of two teenagers, this book shows a slice of life in the new poverty of the American suburbs.

Wild Faith: A Creation Care Curriculum for Youth (2016)

Wild Faith may be used by adults seeking to introduce care of the environment to youth from about middle school age to adult.  Six “modules” include a liturgy for a worship service, interactive and experiential group learning activities, small group discussion questions for reflection or journaling, and short prayers for use during the day or before bedtime.  This book as been popular with adults who love the outdoors and have used it for their personal spirituality.

Earth Our Garden Home: Creation Care Lessons for Children (2016)

Earth Our Garden Home is a small, handy book containing short prayers, interactive group games, and discussion questions for use with early and middle elementary aged children.  Adults have found these activities helpful in linking environmental issues to faith as well.  Each of five lessons and four reflections on the parables of Jesus are firmly linked to scripture.  A final section of this books gives tips on teaching creation care in everyday life.

Christian Nurture in the Twenty-First Century (2015)

Christian Nurture in the Twenty-First Century explores new ideas for prioritizing and effectively leading children, youth, and adults through the process of Christian formation in a time of rapid change and secularization.  Popular posts from the blog are included in this book.