Item description for 205 Questions Children Ask About God, Heaven and Angels: With Answers for Busy Parents from the Bible by Dave Veerman...
What does God want us to do? Why did God take Grandpa to heaven? What is evil? In this wonderful collection for curious little people--part of a series with over 500,000 copies sold--you will find straightforward, biblically-based answers to over two hundred actual questions children asked about God and His heavenly kingdom. Amusing illustrations imagine a child's view of how things might be, and then a concise and loving answer follows, along with a key scripture verse. This helpful guide for parents can eventually become a reference book for children to call their own--one that will reinforce the beliefs of their faith as they grow in it.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.72" Width: 5.36" Height: 1.34" Weight: 1.38 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2003
Publisher RANDOM HOUSE #22
ISBN 0517222469 ISBN13 9780517222461
Availability 0 units.
More About Dave Veerman
Veerman is the owner of The Livingstone Corp., a company devoted to helping Christians and Christian organizations improve ministry effectiveness. He currently presents Understanding Your Teenager seminars across the country.
David R. Veerman currently resides in the state of Illinois.
David R. Veerman has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about 205 Questions Children Ask About God, Heaven and Angels: With Answers for Busy Parents from the Bible?
Doesn't attempt to give real answers Dec 29, 2003
This book won't suffice to answer the questions of a truly inquisitive, curious child. It's full of circular reasoning. One of the questions is essentially "How do we know that what the Bible says is true?" The answer, of course, is that it is God's Word. Q.E.D. And how do we know it's God's Word? Bible citations. Another quibble: It neatly skips around the issue of nonbelievers going to hell by saying that only Christians will go to heaven, so wouldn't it be a good idea to tell all your friends and neighbors about Jesus now?--implying, but not willing to put it down on paper, that your kid's Jewish best friend or agnostic Aunt Martha are headed for eternal hellfire. You'll be in trouble if your kid takes the conversation in that direction and you're relying on this book to help you "explain" things!
The essential answer to *all* the questions in this book is "because God is infallible." That's fine for some people, but, as I said, it won't satisfy a child for whom these questions are more than idle curiosity. I don't expect such a book to give scientific or non-Christian answers, but I didn't see much discussion of *faith* at all. That, to me, would have been a much better answer to many of these questions, and would be of such greater value to a developing child than, essentially, "because I said so." Who needs a book to tell them how to give that answer?
Note: Catholics will want to stay away from this book--it is of an evangelical cast and I noticed at least one question/answer which contradicts Catholic doctrine.