Children and the Gospel

For several weeks now I’ve wanted to post some thoughts about teaching the Bible to children. Right now that post is marinating – I’m not sure it’s done yet so I’m going to wait. However, when I looked at the list of Kindle books that Tim Challies linked to this yesterday, I thought I would highlight one of his entries.

Several years ago Sally Lloyd Jones produced a children’s storybook called Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name. You can buy it for $2.99 today on Amazon.

I would suggest that you find a way to get this book into the hands of each of your children’s teachers – toddlers all the way up through elementary school. In fact, I’d give it to anyone who teaches because even adult teachers can benefit from it.

If you haven’t seen it, the Jesus Storybook Bible contains a broad selection of Bible stories, but does so in a way that the Gospel is a point of focus (rather than just point out behavior lessons) and yet explained well.

At some point I want to write about this issue, because it’s one that is close to my heart. But for now, let me suggest you hop on this deal for yourself – even if you have the hardcover – and that talk to whomever you need to talk to in order to get copies for your teachers. It will help them be better communicators of God’s truth.

If you want to check out some reviews, here are two I found online:

Reformation Theology’s review can be found here.

Tim Challies reviewed it here.

I received an email this morning from Christian Focus. They have a sale through Monday on Bible materials for kids. If you’re not doing something for your church kids during this time, here’s an opportunity to either provide the materials yourself or share this with parents.

Have a great week!

Author: Peter Bogert

Married to Laura, with three adult children, 7 grandchildren. I’m an avid baseball fan, and I enjoy listening to audiobooks about military history, and reading Theology. I was ordained a Baptist pastor and served two churches over a 41 year period. After a three year hiatus I'm glad to be serving at Calvary Bible Fellowship Church in Coopersburg, PA. And I’m glad you stopped by!

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