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Talking To Your Children About God Paperback – June 23, 1998

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Osborne, president of Lightwave Publishing and bestselling author of 101 Questions Children Ask About God, provides advice for parents seeking to tell their children about spiritual matters. Arranged in a Q&A format, the book explores six religious topics: the nature of God; the reliability and religious role of the Bible; the role of the church in modern society; the function and importance of prayer; the biblical idea of angels and heaven; and the nature of religion. Osborne writes concise prose so that parents who follow his lead can answer their children in the same clear manner. For example, to the question "How can I teach my kids about God when I don't know much about the Bible and my own spiritual life is shaky at best?" Osborne responds by noting that history reveals that kids learn by seeing parents struggle, move toward God and grow. To the question "How do I explain it to my children when their prayers are not answered?" Osborne instructs that such dilemmas teach the reality and value of yes, no and maybe answers in life. Osborne's accessible handbook provides parents with the tools they need to talk with confidence with their children about religion.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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This much-needed resource for helping children think about God encourages parents struggling to define their own beliefs and deepen their spiritual lives. Unlike Jean Grasso Fitzpatrick's Something More: Nurturing Your Child's Spiritual Growth (Penguin, 1991), this offers a decidedly Christian treatment. Osborne gives an excellent overview of the Bible, recommends biblical reference tools, and emphasizes the importance of making the Bible come to life and using a variety of tactics to reinforce its ideas. He also suggests criteria for Bible study and discusses church attendance, prayer, angels, and heaven. This thoughtful, humorous, and very practical guide is recommended for all public libraries.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: HarperOne; 1 edition (June 23, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060667516
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060667511
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,299,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Rick Osborne is a best-selling author and speaker committed to encouraging, helping and equipping parents to raise their kids God's way.

Rick has recently teamed up with Dr. Gary Chapman to write 'A Perfect Pet for Peyton', a wonderful children's picture book that will help parents introduce their children to the 'Five Love Langauges'.

The parenting books that he has written or co written include Focus On The Family's Parent's Guide To The Spiritual Development of Children, which he co wrote with Dr. John Trent and Kurt Bruner. His parenting books have been well received!

Rick's approach has always been to not only teach parents but also to equip them. So he has also produced, written and/or co written many award winning and best selling children's books that help parents pass on values to their kids.

He has written and/or co-written over 50 books and been part of the development of over 100 other church and parenting tools, books and programs, all dedicated to raising children God's way.

Rick has worked with Focus on The Family, Dr. John Trent, Larry Burkett, Josh McDowell, Campus Crusade For Christ, Dr. Gary Chapman and many others.

His Story of Jesus presentation book, The Most Important Story Ever Told, has had over 80 million copies distributed worldwide in 110 different languages.

Rick is currently working on a Children's Church and Parenting program that puts home and church together in a Biblical partnership. He's also now online where he can encourage, help and equip more Christian parents everyday.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 4, 1999
Format: Paperback
I really like this book. It covers all sorts of aspects of talking to kids about God, but it's fun and easy to read and full of useful stuff, like lists of the most interesting parts of the bible, suggestions on how to talk to kids of different ages, that sort of thing. Very helpful.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A reader on May 18, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book was very helpful. It is a great teaching tool to help parents who do not have a lot of knowledge about Christianity and God, or who have not been to church in a long time. I loved the short summary of the Bible's major events. This is a great book to read while your child is a toddler so you can get ready to anser the big questions that will be coming soon. This book is easy to read.
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