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Big Truths for Little Kids: Teaching Your Children to Live for God Hardcover – August 30, 1999


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Crossway (August 30, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581341067
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581341065
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8.2 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Susan Hunt is the women’s ministry consultant for Christian Education and Publications. She is also a mother, grandmother, pastor’s wife, author, and the former director of women’s ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America. Hunt has written a number of books, including Spiritual Mothering and Big Truths for Little Kids.

Richie Hunt is the children’s and youth minister at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Georgia. He has served in children’s and youth ministry for almost 20 years and is a husband and father.

NANCY MUNGER is an illustrator and graduate of Art Center College of Design. Her work is featured in over forty children's books, including Zondervan's bestselling NIV Adventure Bible. She is a recipient of Addy Awards and was nominated for a Grammy Award. 


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Customer Reviews

We look forward to using it in our family devotion time every night.
M. Rayburn
The book uses short stories to teach kids biblical truths in a practical and insightful way for children.
Michael J. Shoaf
The stories uses kids as the main character and I thing that is why my son likes the book so much.
Linda Terrell

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Shoaf on November 4, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I have a 6 year old son. My wife and I desired to teach him "Big Truths" but in a way that was interesting and fun. I began searching for books that would help us to do this. Finally, I found this book, "Big Truths for Little Kids". Perusing it at the store, I felt like it would fit the bill. But once I got it home and began reading it to my son, I knew it was the right choice! He loves hearing the stories in this book. The book uses short stories to teach kids biblical truths in a practical and insightful way for children. All of the stories have the same characters - Caleb, Cassie, Angus, Daniel, etc. After the first few stories, your child will know all the characters and relate to them. This makes the stories even better! My son looks forward to reading these stories with great anticipation. He thinks it's just fun, but all the while he is learning great spiritual truths that will help him grow into a man of honor and integrity. I cannot thank the authors enough for the wonderful service they have done by writing this book for children. Thank you!!!
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149 of 164 people found the following review helpful By Tim Elsbree on March 25, 2008
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I'm a little wary of this book. In the first 5 stories or so it seems that the emphasis was on the sin of non believers and new believers. Every time some one sinned it was this new Christian boy Daniel. Then the other children that were believers would point out the sin in the boy or go and get there father to help explain the areas of sin in the little boy Daniel. This type of thinking will lead you away from the cross and right into judgmental legalism. I think the book would have served its purpose to a greater degree if it would have pointed the hearts of Caleb and Cassie to the cross, to examine there own hearts and to be brought to repentance through Christ's work on the cross. The last thing I want is my children to be looking for sins in others without looking to there own hearts first. That being said it still had some great things as well. Teaching our children to pray through scripture and going through the catechisms is a wonderful thing.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Cathe Cleveland (cathe@familyconnect.net) on November 2, 1999
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These authors have done a great job of taking the truths from the Children's catechism and relating them in understandable stories that my children really relate to. It focuses on the God revealed in the Bible and helps children to understand who He is and how He relates to them personally. I highly recommend this book.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By E. Becker on August 10, 2005
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A Presbyterian friend recommended Susan Hunt's books to me, a Baptist. Catechism is not in our vocabulary but I used this book very successfully for devotions with my children. They relate to the characters and the situations that occur in their lives. I highly recommend it.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A. Sutono, a.k.a., Birdey The Observer on November 28, 2007
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I do not regret it a bit when I decided to go ahead and read this book myself, as a result of one of the boys in my class whom it was intended for as a Christmas gift did not show up last year. I just wish I knew about it earlier and had the privilege to use it as the `textbook' for the class. Though I have a minimum exposure to Christian children education curriculum, I would consider this book an indispensably must-use for every Christian parent and teacher teaching children aging, I would say, 3 to 10, for four reasons.

First, it is God-centered and Scripture-filled, which permeates every single lesson that Susan and Richie Hunt put together. It is indeed their goal "to teach children that they are created for God's glory", and their need for God's grace to live for him. Second, it is a beautiful relatively realistic portrayal of a humble devout Christian family. Third, it has simple ways to teach Christianity without being shallow in a level understandable by children. One might be surprised upon learning it is possible to teach little children some crucial Christian doctrines without the use of theological jargons; the ones included are the doctrines of total depravity, justification by faith, regeneration,and atonement. Fourth, it is pragmatic, where children not only learn about doctrines but also most importantly, how they would turn them into actions, exemplified mainly by Caleb and Cassie, the sweetest, best-behaving boy and girl I have read about, though not without weaknesses to prevent the readers from thinking that they and their parent are some sort of "Super Christians".

Younger children to second graders need someone to read for them, but older kids can read for themselves with the help of their teacher to ensure they understand the lessons.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Kathy F. Cannata on January 13, 2001
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Catechisms continue to be wonderful teaching tools, even if they have fallen out of use lately. Susan Hunt has given us a real treasure. This book really makes some solid teaching fun and engaging for the kids. I love this book.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Pamela Allison on September 4, 2001
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I used this book as the curriculum for a new Worship Skills/Catechism class we implemented last year at our church. The kids (grades 1-5) absolutely loved it! You would have thought they knew personally the kids in the book. It provided an avenue for our kids to discuss similar situations they had encountered in their own lives. And some of the theological discussions the catechism questions sparked were absolutely amazing. Whether you're looking for a family devotional or a basis for a church class, this is a great resource!
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