The Guidebook is the manual for implementing Finding Faith, but it is called a “Guidebook” instead of a “Teacher Manual” in recognition of the fact that the material within its pages may be of interest to the children themselves, especially if they are motivated to delve more deeply into the content. It provides a summary of the plot developments for each chapter, a philosophical basis for the key concepts of the chapters, discussion questions, and for some chapters, suggestions for further exploration or for activities to extend the learning.
Finding Faith is a chapter book that explores arguments for and against the existence of God. Some people may regard religion as a touchy subject, inappropriate for children to discuss. Any child studying philosophy, however, must discuss this subject, for philosophers have been arguing about God since the very beginning. The book offers religious perspectives in a non-dogmatic way that will allow readers of every belief system, including atheism, to feel respected and validated.