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Product Details

  • Paperback: 26 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1480037621
  • ISBN-13: 978-1480037625
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am the Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. With my wife Jan, we have two grown children.

At the age of sixteen as a junior in high school, I first heard the message of the Christian gospel and yielded my life to Christ. I pursued undergraduate studies at Wheaton College (B.A. 1971) and graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A. 1974; M.A. 1975), the University of Birmingham (England) (Ph.D. 1977), and the University of Munich (Germany) (D.Theol. 1984). From 1980-86 I taught Philosophy of Religion at Trinity, during which time we started our family. In 1987 we moved to Brussels, Belgium, where I pursued research at the University of Louvain until assuming my position at Talbot in 1994.

I have authored or edited over thirty books, including The Kalam Cosmological Argument; Assessing the New Testament Evidence for the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus; Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom; Theism, Atheism and Big Bang Cosmology; and God, Time and Eternity, as well as over a hundred articles in professional journals of philosophy and theology, including Philosophia Christi, The Journal of Philosophy, New Testament Studies, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, American Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy, and British Journal for Philosophy of Science.

My CV can be read here: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/site/PageServer?pagename=curriculum_vitae

Publication list: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/site/PageServer?pagename=publications_main

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This book is a great way to teach your child the attributes of God.
R. Polanco
I also love that the parent gets something out of each of these as they read too!!
tulip
I bought this book and volume 2 for Christmas for my 3yr old grandson.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Karrie A Arze on January 28, 2013
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Just read this book to my 4 yr old son tonight for the first time. After we were done, he spent the next half hour asking me questions about God. Isn't that what we want? I love that my son is thinking and asking questions. He'll have a much better grasp of what he believes by the time he's 5 than I did when I was 20. Can't wait to get the rest of the series.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Lepien on January 15, 2013
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My kids absolutely love reading about Brown Bear and Red Goose. After reading this book, my 3 year old constantly reminds me that God does not have a body and what the implications of that is. Wow! She knows much more about God than I did at her age and this whole book series helps with that. We can't even go to bed at night without my kids requesting to read about Brown Bear and Red Goose and their children, John and Charity. My kids really enjoy the content and the stories, so what other recommendation do you need?
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By sab771 on December 8, 2012
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These books will be among my favorite books I've ever read for my children. I'm giving them as Christmas presents and I'm sure my kids will enjoy them. The illustrations are beautiful and the theology is simple and accurate. I'm really looking forward to the discussions this will start with my two kids (2 and 3 years old). I highly recommend these resources for Christian parents. And while we're on the subject, I'd also recommend the other resources for parents available from Dr. William Lane Craig.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tulip on July 28, 2013
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My husband and I love Dr. Craig's work and these books are already a treasure to us as we anticipate the birth of our little one. What an excellent way to introduce some of the most important concepts our son will ever think about. I love that the books start with a Bible verse and thus each theme is clearly biblically based. I also love that the parent gets something out of each of these as they read too!! Fabulous work, Dr. Craig. Thank you for all you do on the front lines of the Kingdom.
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QUICK HIT – This first book in the What is God Like? Series focuses on what theologians call the incorporeality of God. William Lane Craig, known for his academic debates and apologetics textbooks, breaks down the nature of God with simple terms and beautiful illustrations in a way that’s meant to foster further discussion with your child.

Children have a way of asking the most difficult questions, questions made even more difficult because of the need to answer in a way that’s accessible and understandable to them. Dr. William Lane Craig is best known for his seminal book Reasonable Faith, several academic books, and his skills as a debater. Little did I know that Dr. Craig also I had a series of books for his youngest readers.

It is extremely important to develop a child’s faith by answering their questions and by providing them with the proper intellectual foundation for their faith. It’s never too early to begin teaching your children who God is and what He is like. This first book in the series focuses on what theologians would call the incorporeality of God. That is, God is spirit.

Through the book Charity and John (the bird and the bear, respectively), learn that God is like a person without a body. The kids are then encouraged to think about those implications. Can God get tired? Can he get sick? The book ends rather abruptly at this point. I think another page or so of denouement may have helped bring the theme out more fully.

One of the things I liked most about the book was that Craig addresses the “God as an Old Man” idea head-on, saying clearly that God is not like most popular representations of his being.
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The “What is God Like?” children’s book series by William Lane Craig is a great resource for Christian parents. These books teach the attributes of God (e.g. love, goodness, power, etc.) in a way that even young children can begin to understand. The characters of the stories are a family of four: Papa (Bear), Mama (Goose), John (Bear), and Charity (Goose).

Each story begins with the children coming to their parents with a question about God. The parents go straight to the Bible to answer their question. For example, in the first book the children ask their papa, “What is God Like?” As in the other books, Papa responds by saying, “Let’s see what the Bible says,” and then he reads John 4:24, “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth”. Papa explains that this passage means God is like a person without a body. Therefore, God is not subject to the same limitations that we have. He doesn’t get sick or tired.

My two year-old-daughter loves these books. When we first got them, she wanted to read them over and over again. I think that she especially likes the pictures, and even though the concepts discussed are very deep, she can relate to the natural back and forth between the parents and children. These books have been a great way to start discussions about Biblical concepts with our daughter.

There are ten books in the series:

1. God is Spirit
2. God Is Everywhere
3. God Is Forever
4. God Is Self-Sufficient
5. God Is All-Knowing
6. God Is All-Powerful
7. God Is All-Good
8. God Is All-Loving
9. God Is Three Persons
10. The Greatness of God

I strongly encourage you to give the “What is God Like?” series a try. This series would be great for kids between the ages of 2 and 6, and at about $5 a piece these books are a steal.
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