Good Summer Read for Older Children

Big Truths

Can you guess what famous theologian said the following?

Worship is pure or base as the worshiper entertains high or low thoughts of God.

For this reason the gravest question before the Church is always God Himself, and the most portentous fact about any man is not what he at a given time may say or do, but what he in his deep heart conceives God to be like…

That our idea of God correspond as nearly as possible to the true being of God is of immense importance to us.

Who was it? A. W. Tozer in his classic work, The Knowledge of the Holy. This book on the doctrine of God may not be very accessible and comprehensible for using with your children, but there is an excellent book that is. This summer consider going through Dr. Bruce Ware’s book:

Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God 

It’s written in a style and format that equips parents to introduce and explain their children (ages 6 and up) the doctrine of God and other essential doctrines of the Christian faith. Here is Pastor David Michael’s endorsement of the book:

I praise God that this book has been written and that a person of Bruce Ware’s theological stature has taken seriously the potential of theological training in the first two decades of life. Although this tool can serve different instructional venues, I cannot help but see the gift this is to Christian parents and to dads in particular who are charged with the spiritual instruction of their children. The foreword alone is worth the price of this book and more than enough inspiration to follow Bruce’s example in the faithful instruction of his two daughters. What Christian father would not want to be remembered by his adult children as a man who loved the gospel and who faithfully imparted the truth on which they now firmly stand. Dear brothers, imagine the impact on future generations if our children could grasp what has taken some of us decades to understand. Take this beautifully written, Bible-saturated, God-centered, theologically comprehensive summary of the truth and teach it diligently to your children, and until your children leave your home talk of it when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.

Written by Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson is a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and author. She has taught Sunday School for over 20 years and writes God-centered curriculum for Children Desiring God.

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