Thursday, December 12, 2013

Book Review - The God Puzzle


The God Puzzle is a colorful, easy to use tool to help you communicate to your child the rich truths about God, His ways, His will and His love. The God Puzzle will help you address doctrinal themes of the Christian faith in a kid friendly way, present Bible lessons in an interactive way that will hold the child's attention and deliver quality teaching with no preparation needed. 75% of children leave the church when they leave home. Something isn't working. Sunday School isn't doing it all. Kids need answers, good ones. And they need them from you, the parent. This book enables you to give them simple, clear answers.

What makes The God Puzzle unique?

- ready made discussion questions for parent to ask their child in each lesson

- can be done at any pace that works with your 
family . . . every night, once a week, 10 minutes here, 30 minutes there . . . it fits into realistic family life

- puts the pieces together for a child to understand God, the Bible, and the Christian faith

- in each lesson the responds to the truth so they understand their relationship to God is personal and life transforming

- any parent, whether they know nothing, or a lot about God can start teaching their child today with no prep

- deep theology put into language a child can understand

- deeply Biblical, each lesson points to Christ

- put in an order that starts with creation, and teaches the Bible as one story that all points to Christ

- child stays engaged by filling in blanks, crosswords, drawing, matching and using their Bibles as they learn

Valerie Ackermann has a BA in Theology and has been a full time Children's Ministry Director at Parkwood Community Church in California for over 10 years. She is also a weekly Sunday school teacher, wife, and busy mom of two boys ages 9 and 11. She has hands-on experience as a children's ministry professional, teaching and leading children of all ages. Growing up in a Christian family in the small town of Saskatchewan Canada, she has wonderful memories of knowing God from an early age. She has a passion for kids to know the deep truths of God.

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 This is one of the most amazing books for children about the Bible and God I've ever seen! I would have loved to have had this for my children  - especially as we homeschooled! This book is designed for the 7-12 year old and it's just perfect for teaching your children all about God! It answers so many questions your children may have and perfectly puts the "puzzle" of knowing who He is together for them.

This book includes 36 lessons which include "Get the Facts". These are the Scriptures or thoughts to connect up what the lesson is about. There are fill-in-the blank questions questions to discuss with your children and more! It also teaches your child how to study the Bible, which is great! I especially loved how colorful this book is as I know this helped to keep my children's attention when they were that age. I also liked how it wasn't the same from week to week. There's nothing about it that is boring and it will help your child to learn about God in a fun way - which is how it should be!

Not only would I recommend this for homeschoolers, but I could definitely see this book working perfectly for Sunday school classes at church. The point is to teach our children about the Lord in a way that they understand and this book is perfect! I have never seen a book this interesting and engaging that also really teaches about God! By the time you're done with the 36 lessons, your child truly will have a great understanding of God and the Bible.

I highly recommend this book! If you're a homeschooler teaching a Bible class as part of your curriculum and, you have a child that is between 7-12 years old, this really is a must have! You'll be amazed at all you learn right along with your child - this book is that good!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

You can read more reviews of this book HERE

Blessings - Julie

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