""Let the Children Come" is not only engagingly written and filled with common sense, it is also theologically illuminating and pastorally astute."
— From the Foreword by Lisa Sowle Cahill, J. Donald Monan, S.J. Professor of Theology, Boston College
"In this appealing book, Bonnie J. Miller-Mclemore rescues the traditional themes of Christian theology for a positive, practical theology of children and child raising."
— Rosemary Radford Ruether, Carpenter Professor of Feminist Theology,
Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California
""Let the Children Come "blends the best insights of sources once thought to
be incompatible— the Christian tradition, feminism, and the modern social sciences— all deliciously mixed with Miller-McLemore's own personal experience of raising children."
— Don Browning, Alexander Campbell Professor of Religious Ethics and the Social Sciences emeritus, Divinity School, University of Chicago, and author, "Marriage and Modernization"
""Let the Children Come" is sure to provoke and sustain a conversation between secular and religious mothers that is at once enjoyable and necessary in our culture."
— Sara Ruddick, author, "Maternal Thinking Toward a Politics of Peace" and coeditor, "Mother Troubles: Reflections on Contemporary Maternal Dilemmas
" "Miller-McLemore has written a timely book on a subject of great urgency as Christian churches in the United States struggle to find resources within their traditions for helping children become agents of their own religious lives. Drawing on feminist psychology, cultural criticism, religious history— and on her own experience as aparent— Miller-McLemore offers a compelling rethinking of children's lives in Christian settings."
— Robert A. Orsi, Warren Professor of American Religious History, Harvard University
"In lucid, insightful prose the author both challenges and empowers us for the task of caring for the children of our shared blessing and responsibility. Courageous and illuminating."
— James W. Fowler, C. H. Candler Professor of Theology and Human Development, director, The Center for Ethics