Posts Tagged "Bruce Ware"

#8 – My First Study Bible (Top Ten Christian Books for Kids)

Top Ten #8My First Study Bible is subtitled “Exploring God’s Word on My Own!” and it’s great for exactly that.  This book gives kids a chance to really study the Bible like they (hopefully) see their parents doing.  My First Study Bible retells biblical stories in a kid-friendly first person style with words and sentences meant for early readers.

Each book includes an introduction written as though it is coming from the author.  Mixed in with the stories are kid-friendly facts similar to those you might find in an adult study Bible.  The text also includes cross references to other related stories to get your little ones used to the idea of flipping within their Bibles to allow the Bible to interpret itself.  Each story ends with a “Think About This” section which gives kids questions and thoughts to ponder about what they’ve just read.

My First Study BibleHere’s what Christianbook.com has to say about  My First Study Bible:

“Now 4- to 7-year-olds can have a study Bible all their own, just like Mom and Dad! Biblical characters like Joshua, Rahab, David, Esther, Mary, and many more share their exciting stories. Children will learn all about God’s Word in a fun and exciting way. Each Bible story has an introduction, background information, special notes with lots of details, and a summary at the end. Each page also has colorful and entertaining illustrations. It also includes: Detailed sidebars; Character sketches; “Think About This” sections; and so much more! This hardcover book measures 7.75″ x 6.5″, and has 528 pages.”

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#9 – Big Truths for Young Hearts (Top Ten Christian Books for Kids)

Top Ten #9Big 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
  • Christology
  • The Completed Work of Christ
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Salvation
  • The Church
  • Eschatology

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.

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Update…Children Desiring God 2009 National Conference

Several weeks ago, I posted a summary of the 2009 Children Desiring God 2009 National Conference: Oh Glorious God based on blog posts from people who attended the event.  That post can be found here!

Children Desiring God has now posted the audio from plenary speakers at that event on their website here. You can listen to or download the following sessions:

These are definately worth listening to!  The Children Desiring God website currently says that the audio from the break out sessions will be posted soon.  Once those are available, I will let you know.

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Children Desiring God – A Summary of the 2009 National Conference

It seems like everybody and their brother was at the Orange Conference this week, and I have enjoyed reading the tweets, blogs and more from people there this week.  It turns out their is another Children’s Ministry conference going on this week.  Children Desiring God 2009 National Conference: Oh Glorious God is also going on this weekend.  Jared Kennedy over at SojournKids.com is doing a great job blogging the various sessions.  Some of the speakers include John Piper, Paul David Tripp, Bruce Ware and David Michael.  I’m not all that familiar with Mr. Michael, but I have read the other three, and given what i have read, I imagine this must be a great event.  Since this conference seems to be getting less attention in the blogosphere, I thought I would provide a summary of some of the key points from Mr. Kennedy’s blog posts as well as John Piper’s. My point here is just to provide some interesting insights from what has been written thus far about the conference.  Here’s what has been going on in a bullet point format.

UPDATE (05/20/09): Children Desiring God has now posted the audio from plenary speakers at that event on their website here. You can listen to or download the following sessions:

These are definately worth listening to!  The Children Desiring God website currently says that the audio from the break out sessions will be posted soon.  Once those are available, I will let you know.

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