Big Truths for Young Heart is the one book in my top ten that actually breaks my own rules for this list. Unlike the other books, I have not yet read this one cover-to-cover. I have read numerous sections in doing research for various bible studies.
This book by Dr. Bruce Ware represents a complete systematic theology work meant entirely for children. This book includes sections covering:
- God’s Word
- The Trinity
- Creation and Dominion
- Human Nature and Sin
- The Completed Work of Christ
- The Holy Spirit
- The Church
Each section is divided into a number smaller, kid-friendly sized, chapters. Christianbook.com indicates this work is intended for 6-14 year olds. That said, I’ve read chapters to both my 8-year-old and 6-year-old, and it kept their interest. It also sparked interesting conversations dealing with the topics in each chapter. Each chapter includes discussion questions as well as a memory verse based on the chapter.
Here is what Christianbook.com has to say about Big Truths for Young Hearts :
“Big Truths for Young Hearts encourages and enables parents of children 6 to14 years of age to teach through the whole of systematic theology in an understandable, chapter-a-day format. Parents can teach their children the great truths of the faith and shape their worldviews early, based on these truths.
The book covers ten topics of systematic theology, devoting several brief chapters to each subject, making it possible for parents to read one chapter per day with their children. With this non-intimidating format, parents will be emboldened to be their children’s primary faith trainers – and perhaps learn a few things themselves along the way.”