Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Book Review - The Ology


In the cellar of the old stone cathedral, Carla and Timothy uncover a life-changing treasure, a carefully wrapped ancient book known as The Ology. What adults might describe as a beautifully illustrated storybook of systematic theology, the kids discover to be a story of adventure, mystery, and wonder that leads them to the truth about God, themselves, and the world around them.

Truth is for kids, not just for adults! So The Ology gives kids of all ages a beginner's theology book to help them understand who God is and how we, as his children, relate to him. Arranged within a traditional systematic theological framework, each truth in The Ology is also connected to the larger redemptive story of Scripture. The doctrine of God, for example, is presented in the larger framework of creation, where the attributes of God are more clearly on display. The Ology takes abstract theological concepts and makes them easier to understand with the use of creative examples, illustrations, and analogies. The goal is not to say everything that could be said about a theological topic, but rather to share the key thoughts behind a theological concept. The Ology is a starting point to learning theology and aims to create a hunger and desire in children to learn more as they grow older.

Designed for six-year-olds through preteens, this flexible resource includes built-in adaptations for use with younger or older children, so that entire families can enjoy it together. Read The Ology to preschoolers, read it with grade-school kids, and let older kids discover the "hidden" truths by reading the corresponding Scripture passages for each section. However you read it, The Ology will give your children a gift that will last a lifetime---a solid foundation of life-changing biblical truth that will point them to the God who loves them and gave himself for them.


Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for over twenty years. He is the author of the Gospel Story for Kids series, which includes The Gospel Story Bible, Long Story Short, Old Story New, and the Gospel Story Curriculum, as well as the Advent devotional and curriculum Prepare Him Room. He and his wife, Lois, and their six children reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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This book is just beautiful. The cover art gives you just a taste of what is inside, which is gorgeous illustrations by Andy McGuire.

The book starts out about two little children who find an old book in a church that starts the adventure of learning about theology. I really like how this book breaks down theology in a way that a child can understand and yet it's interesting enough that it will keep their attention.

Each little lesson has a Scripture and then an explanation of the subject at hand. There are several sections about theology - some of them are about God, Christ, Holy Spirit, Church and God's Word. I really like how he breaks each section down to make it all flow and pull together as a whole.

This book would be wonderful to use as a devotional with your children or in your homeschooling. It's a great book to read to your smaller children and discuss what you've read. I really love that everything is about God's Word and it's so important to share this with our children.

I love this book! I think it's well written and the illustrations are so amazing and really add to this book. I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

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

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Blessings - Julie

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