The Press Telegram Reviews It’s Just God

The Press Telegram Reviews It’s Just God

Excerpt: “We’re not going to sit here and lie to you. We love this book, although we’d never pick it up in the bookstore. That would be our loss, because the book works for almost everyone in almost any situation. It deals with the importance of teaching your children (or yourself) about religious literacy and how to accept people for their beliefs.” For the full review, click here: presstelegram.com...
TheHumanist.com Reviews Wendy Thomas Russell’s Relax, It’s Just God: How and Why to Talk to Your Kids about Religion When You’re Not Religious

TheHumanist.com Reviews Wendy Thomas Russell’s Relax, It’s Just God: How and Why to Talk to Your Kids about Religion When You’re Not Religious

Excerpt: “Ultimately, what Wendy Thomas Russell points out is that in the absence of forethought and deliberate effort, nonbelievers may inadvertently inspire in their children the kind of mindless, mean-spirited intolerance that they’ve criticized from the devout. I think it’s a valid point and one that makes reading this little book well worth the time and effort.” For the full review, click here: thehumanist.com...
Wendy Thomas Russell Guest Posts for Time Magazine: How Do You Talk to Kids About God?

Wendy Thomas Russell Guest Posts for Time Magazine: How Do You Talk to Kids About God?

Excerpt: “Talking openly with children about sensitive subjects is hard. It always has been. In my parents’ generation, the three-letter taboo was S-E-X. My older sister was 13 when my dad gave a kid “The Talk” for the first time. It was the ’80s, and my dad dodged it like any educated man of his time. He tossed her a sex-education book and said, “Read this, but don’t do it.” For the full article, click here:...
Excerpt from Relax, It’s Just God: How and Why to Talk to Kids About Religion When You’re Not Religious Featured on the Baltimore Post Examiner

Excerpt from Relax, It’s Just God: How and Why to Talk to Kids About Religion When You’re Not Religious Featured on the Baltimore Post Examiner

Summary: A rapidly growing demographic cohort in America, non-religious parents are at the forefront of a major and unprecedented cultural shift. Unable to fall back on what they were taught as children, many of these parents are struggling — or simply failing — to address complicated religious questions and issues with their children in ways that promote curiosity, kindness, and independence. Russell sifts through hard data-including the results of her own survey of 1,000 nonreligious parents-and delivers gentle but straightforward advice to this often-overlooked segment of the American population. With a thoughtful voice infused with humor, Russell seamlessly merges scientific thought, scholarly research, and everyday experience with respect for a full range of ways to view the world. Relax, It’s Just God goes beyond the numbers to give nonreligious parents a toolkit to assist with their unique and complex issues and to usher in a more compassionate generation. Relax, It’s Just God aims to help nonreligious parents struggling to find the right time place, tone and language with which to talk about God. It encourages parents to promote religious curiosity, communication and diversity by lightening up and opening up about religion with their kids. By supporting  kids as they explore religion on their own, we ensure that they make up their own minds about what to believe, or not believe — and that they extend love and respect to those who may not agree with...