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Better Than Halloween

Bright Alternatives for Churches and Children

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Inspiring and ecumenical, Better than Halloween will help you to transform 31 October into a fun and meaningful Christian-themed event for children aged 5-11. It includes: an...

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ISBN-13: 9780715141014
ISBN-10: 0715141015
Publisher: Church House Publishing
Published: 01/09/2006
Format: Mixed media product
RRP: £9.99
Product description

Inspiring and ecumenical, Better than Halloween will help you to transform 31 October into a fun and meaningful Christian-themed event for children aged 5-11.

It includes:

  • an explanation of the origins of Halloween and why many Christians choose not to celebrate it;
  • detailed instructions and practical suggestions for planning and running Bright/Light parties;
  • a wealth of supporting resources, such as photocopiable fun sheets, party invitations, sheet music and sources of further advice and guidance;
  • and a free full-colour CD-ROM of all the supporting resources.
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Better than Halloween suggests approaches and ideas that are both biblical and child-centred. I hope that many more churches will take confidence from these, and begin a new wave of re-christening the occasion to become a positive opportunity for Christian outreach.' - Rt Revd David Gillett, Bishop of Bolton

Author Information

Nick Harding

Nick Harding is the Children's Ministry Adviser for the Anglican Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. He is a lay member of the General Synod, was the inaugural Chair of the Trustees of Godly Play UK, has been a Trustee of Scripture Union for 9 years, and is a well-known conference speaker and trainer. When not at work Nick is a dad to two excellent teenage boys, husband to a patient wife, leads worship and ministry at his local church, and is a magistrate.


Nick is the author of several books on children's work and all-age worship, including Better than Halloween . He has also written for teenagers and on the subject of the church and boys.

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