In this series of books, Jerome Berryman doesn't make any universal claims, such as "Everyone should do Godly Play, and this is exactly how they should do it." Godly Play isn't something that everyone can or should do. You will need to practice these lessons, use them with children, reflect on them and do them some more before they will be yours. This is especially important, since all we can really teach the children is how to enter the language to be more fully in God's presence. How can you explain that? You have to show it.
In Volume 1 of The Complete Guide to Godly Play, Jerome Berryman provides many opportunities for you to practice and reflect on this art.
"Jerome Berryman's work helps children internalize the Christian tradition, and then offers them the opportunity to use that tradition in their daily living" - Rev. Jim Carr, United Methodist clergy, San Antonio, TX
"For those of us who have been using Godly Play for some time, this is just what you've been waiting for: these well-organized, easy-to-use volumes offer sessions to lead you through the year" - Candy Moser, Accredited Godly Play Teacher Trainer, Maitland, Florida
"I've always loved Godly Play and these books make it both easy and accessible to everyone" - Rev. Cheryl Minor, All Saints Episcopal Church, Belmont, MA
Chapter 1: What is Godly Play?
Chapter 2: You Are a Storyteller
Chapter 3: Play, Pseudoplay and Grace
Chapter 4: The Nuts and Bolts of Godly Play
Chapter 5: Godly Play Spoken Here
Chapter 6: Entering the Tradition
Chapter 7: Toward a Theology of Childhood
Epilogue: A Last Story
Appendix: More Information on Godly Play