Simple, straightforward Systematic Theology book for young kids
As a father of two six year old boys I am always on the look out for good books for them. They love to read with the family and books can be very formative for them at this age. I am thankful for so many publishers that take the effort to print quality books for children with sound theology. Recently I received one of those books, Everything a Child Should Know About God by Kenneth Taylor.
Everything a Child Should Know About God is a simple, straightforward Systematic Theology book for young kids. I do not mean simple as a slight, but rather that it is intended for parents to be able to pick up and read with their children. There isn’t necessarily preparation time that would be needed as is the case for some devotional books. This book can be added in as a supplement to family devotions and is written and illustrated in a way that will keep the attention of young children. Taylor describes his book as, a primer to tell children about God's eternity, and about Jesus Christ in heaven with His Father and why He came to earth to die. It tells of His going back to God in heaven and His coming again. The major Bible teachings about God are taught here, though briefly and simply.
Everything a Child Should Know About God is divided into 10 theological sections, much like a regular systematic theology book would be. Each section then has a series of short teachings throughout it. Each teaching contains a heading, a short paragraph explanation of the doctrine, and a question to ask the kids to ensure they have comprehended what was taught. I love how this book traces the main themes of the Bible in a way that parents can simply pick up and read to their kids. Jenny Brake has added wonderful illustrations that accompany the opposite page of each lesson. In any book with pictures my boys ALWAYS want to look at and examine the pictures to see if they represent the words well. The pictures are cartoon representations that provide an extra level of detail that can be used when teaching through the book. I really enjoy the pictures as they show a lot of time and detail went into creating this book.
Everything a Child Should Know About God is a wonderful book for young children and one that I will be recommending for years to come.
Fabulous book. I use and recommend it loads. We’ve given it away to parents in our Toddler group when conversations have seem appropriate. Thanks for it. The art work is wonderful too.
Fabulous book. I use and recommend it loads. We've given it away to parents in our Toddler group when conversations have seem appropriate. Thanks for it. The art work is wonderful too.
Everything a Child Should Know About God is pre-school dynamite! Kenneth Taylor explains our incomprehensible God in ways even a four-year-old can understand. Get a copy for your family and introduce your young children to our amazing God and the life transforming, powerful, message of the gospel.
Marty Machowski, author of the Gospel Story Bible
Truth clearly taught, simply applied
As a pastor I'm always on the lookout for material that helps to teach, grow and strengthen the church family. Everything a Child Should Know About God is such a resource. Truth clearly taught, simply applied and beautifully illustrated. I have begun to read it with my grandchildren and they love it and are learning.
I highly recommend it.
It is never too early to begin training our children to know the Lord and his Word. There are few resources that are better-suited for young children than Everything a Child Should Know About God. It presents the deepest truths in the simplest ways, and encourages both knowledge and trust. I highly recommend it.
Excellent in every way!
I often reflect that the most important thing about you is what you believe about God because it will inform the way you live and determine your ultimate destiny. This little book is a polychrome primer that will be sure to inform and expand the hearts of little souls.
Excellent in every way!
Kent Hughes, Senior Pastor Emeritus, College Church in Wheaton
Perhaps the best children's book I've seen
This is perhaps the best children's book I've seen. Perfectly pitched and gorgeously presented, it makes getting into essential truths so easy. Next to a children's Bible, this is a real must for all parents with little ones.
I can't praise it highly enough.
This is an amazing book! It is beautifully produced, and packed full of wonderful rich truths, distilled into bite-size morsels. It is as good an overview of God's truths for children as we could hope for. An essential book for all children, and sure to be a blessing to those who read it to them! I am sure it will quickly become a classic.
You are unlikely to be disappointed!
I think it's hard to find good christian books for children especially online when you can't even read them through. A friend from my church recommended this book for my 3 yr old so I did read it before I bought it. Its fantastic. All topics of christianity are broken down into bitesize chunks that little people can actually understand and take in. Great illustration too. If you are unsure and teetering on the edge of buying it id say go for it, you are unlikely to be disappointed!