Looking for a beautiful book that teaches about the Bible and christianity in a compelling and attractive way?
The Radical Book for Kids: Exploring the Roots and Shoots of Faith by Champ Thornton is just that. I definitely plan to start incorporating this book into our homeschool, because it teaches foundational aspects of the faith and about the Bible that I deeply desire to for my kids' worldview, (and let's be honest, my own as well-- flipping through it, I'm realizing how much I still want to learn).
When I received this book in the mail to review (Thank you, Litfuse!), Gigi immediately was drawn to it and snatched it up to start reading the first chapter. Things I look forward to going through with my kids are the glimpses at the lives of famous Christians like St. Augustine and Martin Luther, language tidbits and what things mean, basic apologetics, and why we do the things we do as Christians.
The goal of this book is to help children "grow deep roots of faith," and I can't think of anything I want more deeply for my kids than this, to know and love and experience the great love of "the radical Rescuer of rebels."
This book is going to be a great companion to our catechism study, devotional, and our memory work. (And it would make a great gift book, too, as it is really a visually pleasing book for adults and children alike).
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A bit more about The Radical Book for Kids, a kid-sized explorer's guide to faith and life
The Radical Book for Kids is a fun-filled explorer's guide to the Bible, church history, and life for boys and girls (about age 8 and up). Along with examining some of the most exciting realities in the universe, the handbook is vibrantly illustrated and chock-full of fun facts and ideas. Deep truths are communicated to elementary and middle-school aged kids while stimulating their curiosity and sense of adventure within a gospel-centered framework.
This power-packed book is "radical" in more ways than you might think! It is "radical" in the sense of the original meaning of the word, "going to the root or origin." The RadicalBook for Kids will take children on a fascinating journey into the ancient roots of the Christian faith. But it's also "radical" in the more modern sense of being revolutionary. Kids read about men and women who learned to trust Jesus and stand for him---displaying radical faith---even when everything seemed against them.
But The Radical Book for Kids is also "radical"---meaning fun or cool---in the eyes of a child. Kids read about ancient weapons (and how to make one), learn about jewels, create pottery, discover ancient languages, use secret codes, locate stars, tell time using the sun, play a board game that's 3,000 years old---and more.
Check out the table of contents, skip around, or read straight through. However a child chooses to explore it, The Radical Book for Kids will open new vistas for their imagination and help to make straight paths for their feet.