Press:Good News Pub Crossway; 1st edition (August 30, 1999)
Author Name:Hunt, Susan/ Hunt, Richard
These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.
Impress them on your children.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7a Your children are a blessing from God.
A gift that brings an abundance of joy and the privilege of teaching them God's ways.
When they're young their potential to learn is amazing.
And because actions and beliefs go hand in hand, the lessons they learn from you now will shape their lives forever.
This wonderful book, with its easy-to-use story format, can help you teach the basic truths of the Christian faith to your children.
They'll learn right along with Caleb and Cassie that God's ways are the best—and that even as kids, they can live for His glory every day.
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Comment List (Total:15)
- I have been looking for a book that would help me to teach the basic catechesis to my children in a way that would be fun and desirable to them, yet Biblically sound lessons that would not take an hour to do. I was told about this book well over a year ago and for some reason when I looked it up here on Amazon, I did not think it was going to be as proficient as it is. I homeschool and we now start our morning off with this. The kids ask for it during breakfast. My four year old has learned so much in the few short months that we have had this book it is unbelievable. And the best part...both my 4 and 8-year old love it!Each lesson is broken into a few pages which consist of 2-5 catechism questions and answers which go directly into an on going story between two families that help to tie in those catechism queries. At the end of the story there is a comprehension quiz for the kids, a Bible passage and then prayer.I teach a new lesson each school day and I start by examining the queries from the previous lesson. As I begin the session I review the Q&A session from that week and the week before. As I progress, I will drop the previous week questions and move forward from there. Another words, I am only reviewing two weeks worth of questions at a time plus the new questions of the week. In this way it helps to make sure my kids not only understand what is being asked, but also to help them memorize it in it's correct wording. Sometimes kids will start to add their own wording into things and unfortunately it can be incorrect in how they word it.When we have finished revisiting of earlier lessons I start by reading the current lessons question and answers to my children. Then we finish up with the reading, comprehension quiz and prayer. This takes us all of about 15 minutes and did I mention that the kids LOVE it! They have both said that it is the best Bible study that I have brought to our school table yet. I highly recommend this for anyone wanting to teach you children the truths of the Bible! [...]
- Great lessons for kids!
- I was a little frusterated by some of the children's literature out there that seeks to teach them Biblical truths. This book is excellent. It is a book that is full of stories that emphasize different spiritual truths in an engaging way. Before each story are a few questions (catechism) that you ask your child, the answer is provided and over time, your child will become familiar with the answers. Example: Who made you? God. What else did God make? God made all things. As you go along, you get to deeper truths. I overhead my wife asking my soon to be 4 year old son, "Why did God make you and all things?" and my son answered, "For His own glory." How great is that?! We've only been using the book a little over a week. This is a great asset for those who want their children to know solid truth about God that goes beyond surface level.I also found that the stories do an excellent job of reinforcing the truths found in the catechism. Usually you see a few distortions of the truth in many kids books, but so far, I haven't found anything I've disagreed with yet in this one. I find myself nodding my head in affirmation of the great truths they are conveying in this children's book. Way to go!
- Awesome. All reviews that I read - i agree with
- We just started this book and I can tell that we are going to love it! The stories are easy for kids to understand and the questions are wonderful!
- This book is better than I even expected, we are really enjoying reading it!
- enjoyable reading to/with my children
- Heard about this book on the radio and bought it to go over with the kids. Each chapter starts with a series of bible questions and answers. Example... Q. Who made you. A. God...Q. What else did God make? A. God made all things. Q. Whay did God make all things...A. For his own glory. My kids are 8, 6 and 3. The 8 and 6 year old love the questions and try to outdo one another with exact answers. We are on chapter five and go back each time we read the book to answer all the questions we have covered. They are learning significant truths and enjoying it. I am amazed at the ability of their young minds to remember the exact wording of each answer. After going over the questions, we read the story that follows. The stories are short and apply to the questions you just reviewed. I think this would be great for a sunday school class to go over as well. I simply loved it when my 3 year old daughter wanted her turn and came up with the right answers to the first three questions. Thank you for writing this great book for kids!
- book in excellent condition
- We do not come from a non-denominational protestant background and have been completely blessed by this devotional! Our kids (ages 3-5) enjoyed the characters and the experiences. Sure, the story may be a bit contrived for an adult as some reviews have mentioned, but it's written for kids. The simple predictable and relatable experiences allow kids to focus on God's truths. I love that the kids were unabashed about their faith, were confident in God's truths and were able to articulate that to those around them. Kids need have this modeled and adults need to be reminded to do likewise. We'll read through this again later in the year. Highly recommend this to families!
- The stories do not connect very well with the Q & A that it is suppose to correlate with. Personally, I prefer to discuss the catechisms with my kids and story tell. Good try, but I would rather recommend the Westminster Shorter Catechism in modern English.
- Excellent book to teach catechisms to young children however they are called truths in this books instead of catechisms.
- I really, really love this book. It has generated some really wonderful conversations where my three year old is asking the questions. I'll be recommending this to all my friends!