The main goal for our family is to hand down our Christian faith and heritage to our children. Of course, they won't automatically "be" Christians just because they are our children. They have to come to a point in their lives where they realize they need Christ as their personal Savior, and desire to love Him and serve Him.
Using books like Big Truths for Little Kids will help enable this to happen in your own family!
Designed for ages 4-10, your family will find the poignant stories and catechism-type questions that will help children easily begin to understand more about God and biblical truths. If you are concerned about your children having a biblical worldview, this book is an excellent tool to begin that kind of training in your home.
I wish I'd had this book when my girls were quite a bit younger. Now that they are ages 12 and 14, this book is a little bit too simplistic for them, although the catechism questions are still very appropriate.
How does this book work?
Well, it's designed to be a long-term project with your family! You will not spend hours memorizing the catechism questions and answers, but this will happen over time, as a byproduct of using this book.
Each time you sit down with your children to read from this book, you will read through one story and read through the questions and discuss the answers with your children.
Each day, as you move to a different story, begin by reviewing the questions for story #1 or another previous section of the book. Then, ask each question in the new story, say the answer, and ask the child to recite the answer with you. Don't try to force your children to memorize the answers.
Read the new story with your children, and read through the questions and answers for the new story.
Each time you read from the book, memorize additional answers. The truths and applications will be reinforced, and your child's understanding will expand. Make this a special time with your children - and have fun!
When you reach the "Let's Pray" section, read the verse, or let the child read it with you. Use the very words of Scripture in your prayer, and this will help show children that it's beneficial to pray using the language of Scripture as he or she prays.
You can view a sample of this book at ChristianBook.com, to see if it's a good fit for your children's ages.
Our family was provided with a copy of this hardbound book from Crossway Publishers, and you can learn more about their new Christian books on their regularly updated blog!
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