Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The Radical Book For Kids
The Radical Book For Kids: Exploring The Roots And Shoots Of Faith by Champ Thornton is a unique and wonderful book for kids. It's a hefty hardcover with an engaging cover, and once you open it up you find it's an extremely engaging, full-color book with thick, glossy pages. The book description reads:
"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. 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 Radical Book 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."
The Radical Book For Kids is divided into 67 short "chapters" - which are similar to a short devotional or lesson. This book is intended for children 8-14, but it was most enjoyed by my 7 year old, 8 year old, and 11 year old. Topics covered in this book include How To Understand The Bible, How To Grow As A Christian, What To Do When You Are Afraid, Can You Prove That God Exists?, How To Pray, What To Do When Bad Things Happen, and many more. There's also a handy index in the back to help kids find any topic or subject in the book. This is such a unique and fun book for kids. With the easy-to-read language, fun stories, games, crafts, and more, it keeps kids engaged and interested while teaching them about foundational Christian truths and Jesus. My kids loved The Radical Book For Kids. It was a fun addition to our daily routine. It's a book that they could easily read on their own, but it's also a great read-aloud for family devotion time. I highly recommend this book for all parents trying to pass on the Christian faith to their children in a fun and engaging way.
I received a copy of this book from Litfuse for the purpose of providing an honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.