Monday, February 23, 2015

God's Word

God's Word (Making Him Known)God's Word by Sally Michael
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

God’s Word is another tremendous book in the Making Him Known series.  This volume is about teaching children about God’s Word, the Bible.  It seeks to show what the Bible is and how it functions in our entire lives.  The concepts are clearly covered and in a manner that keeps children engaged and interested.  The illustrations are nice.  They add to the lessons and do not overwhelm or distract.

As in all the other books, God’s Word includes brief instructions for parents and good starter questions to lead into times of discussion and to see where your children are with specific concepts and lessons.  What is consistently surprising about works like these is how they are able to take complex and nuanced topics and distill them for young minds.  That, in itself, is not that impressive.  But to be able to do so in a manner that retains the depth of the topic and keeps the young audience engaged and understanding is a real feat.  And it is commonplace in this volume and the others in the series.

While Sally Michael doesn’t use terms like inerrancy, inspiration, perspicuity, illumination, etc…  But, she does teach these concepts and even more and does it in a way that kids get it.  Sally Michael uses Scripture, stories, and historical anecdotes to teach about the Bible, its place in the world, and its place in our lives.  Every book in this series is a blessing, to families and to the Church as a whole and the volume, God’s Word, is as good as the rest!

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher.

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