Children develop in so many ways – physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Story is just one of the ways to foster and support a child's faith development. They can find role models in the positive characters in literature, and develop empathy for others when they see a different point of view presented. Children's Books that Nurture the Spirit is an introduction to quality children's literature for spiritual development. The most current and readily available children's literature is reviewed by the author. In addition, Granahan suggests ways for leaders to use and extend the literature.
Louise Margaret Granahan has been an elementary school teacher for over 13 years. She has traveled extensively and has experienced many different countries and cultures. Louise conducts workshops on bookmaking, writing and publishing books with children, and the writing process. She is a published poet, editor, and a writer of several academic articles. Granahan is well-known for her commitment to and knowledge of children's literature.