Friday, December 15, 2017

365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids Review and Giveaway

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Kathryn Slattery is most well known for her role as contributing editor for Guideposts Magazine. She is also an author to many books, including: If I Could Ask God Anything, My Friend Jesus, Heart Songs, Lost & Found, Grandma I’ll Miss You, The Gospel for Kids and The Grace to Grow. Her newest book is 365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids.

365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids Book

365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids is a hardcover devotional book for kids that answers questions about God, the Bible, and faith. It has 392 pages and it is a small manageable 8"X9" size. This year long daily devotional book helps parents answer these sometimes difficult questions in a way that children will understand. It references Bible scriptures throughout to cover these theological, historical, and faith topics as well. This will cover these as well as Christian traditions, the historic growth of Christianity, how to become a Christian, and what it means to be a Christian in today's world. It also has a helpful index of questions in the back to help you find the question and date easily that includes the following topics: time; God; God’s promises; Jesus; God’s Holy Spirit; the Bible; the Old Testament; the New Testament; Christianity; prayer; the Church; Christian seasons, holidays, and traditions; being a Christian here and now; and eternity. These devotionals can be read on their own at any time, and many include a "Want to know more?" cross-referencing section at the bottom of the devotional for the extra-curious child who wants to learn more. Recommended for ages 7-10 year olds.

A look inside 365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids.

What I Thought:
If your kids are as inquisitive as mine then you might appreciate this devotional. It starts in January and ends in December, covering all 365 days of the year. The 392 pages are loaded with information. Each devotional has a month & day, title question, a scripture, a reading to answer the question, a prayer, and sometimes a "Want to know more?" cross reference.

I was very curious at what questions this book covered, so I went through it first myself and I am very glad I did. There are a lot of information about holidays and saints that I was not familiar with. I believe this book to be of catholic origin because of those references and the question of "What Does the Word Catholic Mean?". I am christian and LDS and so these things were interesting to me to learn and I would be open to teach my kids about them. But, I also found inconsistencies with some of the answers and my church's religious teachings... like for example the answer about the Trinity. In this book it states that God is made up of three people: God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit; but in my religion we believe that the Godhead/Trinity are three separate beings with distinct roles, but all one in purpose and doctrine. There are other inconsistencies as well so I thought it best to not give this outright to my children to read.

This book is not going to appeal to everyone. I feel that parts of this book were not right for my family. I highly suggest that if you do get this book you read it first as a parent to see if it is right for your family.

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Prize: 365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids Book
Host: HarperCollins Christian Publishing/Thomas Nelson and FrontGate Media.
Who Can Enter: Open to US Residents 18 years or older.
Selection Process: 5 winners will be selected on 12/15/2017 and notified by email.
Where to Enter: Go to this link and fill out the form to enter.

DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: I received this product for free to facilitate this review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

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