Joy to the world

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Joy to the world is part of the Faith for life collection and presents the joy of the birth of Jesus simply and clearly. It tells the Christmas story for all people, especially those who find their memory is not as strong as it once was.

Ideas for using Joy to the world, whether one-on-one, individually or in a group:

  • Enjoy the words, pictures and songs
  • Talk about the joy of Jesus’ birth
  • Accept Jesus’ love and the hope He brings
  • Discover memories of Christmas
  • Use in conjunction with Jesus loves me
Why Faith for Life?

Faith endures through every season of life, including for people living with dementia. Faith for life acknowledges the profound dignity of the person with dementia, their desire to express and explore faith while also recognising changing needs. Using simple, uncluttered design and familiar and much-loved references, Faith for Life enables engagement with the Bible and Christian practice, supporting ongoing spiritual growth.

About the authors

Ben Boland is an aged care chaplain who passionately promotes and resources the gospel for older people. He regularly writes and speaks about aged care ministry, including contributing to aged care spirituality publications. He is currently writing an MA project at Moore College about developing a theology of older people with specific reference to sexuality. 

After earning undergraduate degrees in nursing and religion/ethics, Dana Gruben began her working life in neurosurgical nursing. Coming to Australia, she pursued further work and qualifications in neuro nursing, followed by additional studies in health administration, theology, ageing and pastoral care. Dana has worked in aged care chaplaincy, where she partnered with Ben Boland in developing a Christian Spiritual Reminiscence Program, and is currently involved in medical practice management.

Product details

44 pages, full colour, A5 pages