Thursday, November 10, 2016

Love the Content in This Book!

The Radical Book for Kids is a fun-filled explorer's guide to the Bible, church history, and life for boys and girls age 8 and up. Kids will read about men and women who learned to trust Jesus and stand for him---displaying radical faith---even when everything seemed against them. They will learn 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---bringing the Bible and the Christian faith to life.

Designed to 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.

My Thoughts:
"All the roots of our faith grow out of The Tree - The one on which Jesus died in the place of sinners."
Radical originally meant "going to the root" and that is what this book is about. Kids growing down while their growing up, "letting the Bible sink its roots in their hearts".

This book begins by summarizing the Bible into one sentence - "Through Jesus God is restoring everything that is revised." It continues with a compare and contrast chart of Genesis/Revelation. Then proceeds to describe the Bible's books, their genres and what they contain. Other info you'll find - the names of God, good news of the gospel, growing in Christ, martyrs willing to die for their faith.

This book is full of information not just doctrine, but practical things too, such as, How-to clean your room, What to do when I am angry, afraid, have enemies. There are activities - How-to make your own sling, sundial, knots, etc.. Some oddities you might find included - Learn the Hebrew alphabet, Latin words and phrases. There are missionary stories, jokes, biographies of great preachers, science, history and nutrition. 

It's like a fun, all-in-one, dare I say "school" book. To be honest, I wasn't really sure about it. The cover didn't really seem that appealing to me. After looking up some information on the book, I decided to try it. I was impressed the first time I opened it. There is enough data to last a long time and keep the interest of any child. It can be read through from cover to cover or the reader can just choose a subject, location, or point of interest and read. It could be used as a family devotional, although it's probably not meant for that, but it does contain Scriptures that support the doctrine and theology covered. 

I know this book is geared more towards school age children, but in my opinion a new believer of any age would benefit from this book. Along with the information, there are also a ton of colorful, eye catching illustrations, pictures, etc... I give this book FIVE stars!! 

I was blessed with a free copy of this book from LitFuse Publicity for review. I was not required to review positively. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:
Champ Thornton grew up in the Carolinas. He is presently an associate pastor at Ogletown Baptist Church in Newark, Delaware. Beginning in 2003, he pastored in South Carolina and later served as director of SOMA, a ministry training school in Columbus, Ohio. Champ is also the author of "God's Love: A Bible Storybook," and of Bible curriculum for early and upper elementary-aged children. To learn more, visit the author's website: www.champthornton.com


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