Who is God? And Can I really Know Him? Written by John Hay and David Webb, published Apologia. Hard Cover, 252 Pages.
This beautifully constructed and well-written book is the first in a series called What We Believe. There are only 10 Lessons in this book, but they are BIG lessons! Each lesson is designed to last approximately 2 weeks but this is an incredibly flexible book and each lesson can take longer or shorter as needed. Aimed at children between the ages of 6 & 14, and designed to be used independently or taught, depending on the ages of the children learning from it.
Here’s a few Lesson Titles to give you a small sampling of the topics covered:
- Where Am I Building my Life?
- How Can I Know What is True?
- What is God Like? (part 1 & 2)
- If God Created the World, Why isn’t it Perfect?
- Is Jesus the Only Way to God?
It’s suggested that children make a notebook while going through this book, to keep track of notes, scriptures and activities associated with each lesson. Elements of the child's notebook would include:
- The Big Idea
- Words You Need to Know
- Hide it in Your Heart
- World View Study
- House of Truth
The introduction of the book has a handy sample lesson plan and a website and password to give you MORE resources to help teach this important subject. The website includes Teacher Helps for each lesson and several downloadable note-booking pages for each lesson. Also, there are many, many important links included on this special website including but not limited to: on-line study Bibles, books on Apologetics and movie/game reviews.
My favorite part of the book is the Short Story section of each chapter that shows this Godly worldview in a relevant and active way.
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