This book is beautifully amazing.
I was really excited to review this book for two reasons:
- The area of raising a child of faith is one area of parenting that terrifies me. What if I push to hard, what if I don’t say enough? How do I encourage curiosity but also faith in the unknown? I need all the guidance I can get.
- I started teaching youth Sunday School, so again, any help to guide these young minds is a bonus.
My favorite thing about this book is the versatility of it. You don’t have to read it straight through, or you can if you are a kid like I was.
It can be read by adults or a self-guided book for your child.
It covers everything from scriptures to history of faith.
Here are other things I like about this book for kids:
- The organization-Each “chapter” is only a couple pages. Enough to keep the attention of a young adult but also give them some real meat.
- It provides that foundation of history and context for why some things are the way they are in the Bible.
- It has good advice from manners to how to read your Bible.
- It talks about men and women who lived by faith and explained their history. These are people that they may be learning about in school already. Obviously, I love the history aspect.
- It is fun. There are recipes and crafts thrown in to show different aspects of the culture they may find throughout the Bible.
For me, it seemed to bring the Bible more to life. I think we can all be honest with ourselves that it can be a struggle to read the Bible sometimes and sift through some of the passages. I think having a companion book like this to help spark interest and conversation is a great way to get kids thinking beyond the words on the page.
I am definitely going to use some of the examples with my high schoolers, and I can’t wait to start using this with our kids. It is going to be a radical tool to start those conversation of faith and how to nurture it.