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This Child of Faith

Raising a Spiritual Child in a Secular World

Sophfronia Scott, Tain Gregory


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A gift of hope and encouragement to all parents and their children, in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy. 

In This Child of Faith, mother and son writing team Sophfronia Scott and Tain Gregory share stories, experiences and ideas to help parents get to the heart of the question: How do you help a child have faith—real faith that they own—in the challenging world we live in today?

Tain Gregory was present in his third grade classroom on the morning of December 14, 2012, the date of the Sandy Hook shootings. As part of the healing process for the community after the tragedy Tain was asked “What’s the most important thing in the world to you?”
His mother expected an answer about a video game or Pokemon trading card. Tain thinks for a moment then answers with one word. “God.” Until that moment, Tain’s mother had no idea how close to the surface Tain’s faith existed for him.
This is a fascinating look at the journey of three souls, Tain’s and his parents’, that began with Tain enrolling in Sunday School and led to a strong life of faith for all of them.

Praise For This Child of Faith: Raising a Spiritual Child in a Secular World

"Frankly, this is one of the best books about faith formation I’ve read." —Elizabeth Palmer, Christian Century

Paraclete Press, 9781612619255, 196pp.

Publication Date: December 14, 2017

About the Author

Sophfronia Scott is a novel and essay writer who spent a large part of her early career as a writer and editor for Time and People magazines. She holds a BA in English from Harvard and an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Tain Gregory is in the eighth grade at Newtown Middle School. He enjoys riding his bike, playing video games with his friends, acting in musicals, and playing piano. He sings at church and serves as a junior acolyte. He’s also a Boy Scout in Newtown’s Troop 770 and appeared in the Sandy Hook documentary that became Midsummer in Newtown, from Participant, the company that produced the Oscar-winning Spotlight.