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Big Thoughts For Little Thinkers: The Trinity Hardcover – April 30, 2005
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Author and illustrator Joey Allen begins the book by having Gabe, a lively and friendly little boy, introduce himself. "The Bible is the most important book in the whole world!" Gabe says.
Gabe asks readers to consider what life would be like if our parents never spoke to us, or never taught us to tie our shoes or say our ABCs. Then he asks us to consider what it would be like if the one who created us never spoke to us and never told us how best to live. "But God has spoken!" Gabe exclaims. First, he points out that creation can tell us some things about God. Then he says we can learn even more about God by reading the Bible.
Gabe explains that the Holy Spirit directed specific people to write the Bible. He describes the tone of the Old Testament and says the "entire Old Testament points to" a Savior, who would come in the future.
"When Jesus came to earth, He showed us what God is like. Jesus acted like God and talked like God because He is God! When we learn about Jesus in the Bible, we are learning about God."
Gabe explains that "people who believed in Jesus gathered together all the books that come from God" and put them in one book, called the Bible. He tells us about 40 people wrote the books of the Bible, including a fisherman, a doctor, and a farmer. He explains that the Bible wasn't written in English originally, but that God protects the message of the Bible, no matter how many languages it's been copied into.
Gabe explains that God always tells the truth and always keeps his promises.Read more ›
The character Gracie talks directly to your child throughout the book and addresses fundamentals about God's unending love, how our sins separate us from God and how Jesus took the punishment for our sins so we can be reconciled with God. The words used are simple and stated in a way that young children can relate. My four-year-old son listened attentively and asked me questions throughout the book, which indicated to me that he grasped the concepts presented. The illustrations are uncomplicated and endearing and kept my two-year-old interested as we read the book in its entirety. At the bottom of each page, scripture references are provided for further reading.
This book provides an excellent starting point for parents and teachers to proclaim the Good News to the youngest listeners.
Be sure to read the Forward and Afterward to Parents in this book. It is a great message to adults as well!
Have you guys heard about the wonderful little series called Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers? This series teaches little children ages four to eight about the Bible. It isn't just Bible stories but fundamental teachings that preschoolers can understand. No kidding, I think I learned a few things! The illustrations are a big hit with little kids. I like that each page is based on scripture but reworded in a way that kids understand and are intrigued by. I do think that elementary age children may like these books a bit more than preschoolers because some of this is some pretty heavy stuff. What I like to do and recommend you do as well is introduce one page at a time, rather than try to read the entire book. I will say that there are parts that bother my little girl. It reads: "Everyone in the world has the same problem: we are all separated from God and deserve to die because of our sin." This might be a little heavy for three year olds.
The Trinity book explains to children that there is one God in three persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I have to say that the Trinity is a hard concept to understand even as an adult. This book explains, "There is only one God, but God is three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are all different from each other, but each one is God. This is called the Trinity."
The Scripture teaches children that the word of God is true.Read more ›
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Great little book. Our seven year old granddaughter read it to her classmates and kids asked questions about heaven and how to get there all afternoon! Read morePublished 11 months ago by R. Wegner