Item description for BiC's Baptism by Robin K. Khoury...
Overview BiC, a Babe in Christ, doesn't want to be baptized. He doesn't see why he should have to, and he is also afraid. His friends Disciple Dan, Mr. Owl, Pastor Windy, and the Old Lady in the Funny Hat help BiC understand the meaning and importance of baptism, as well as learn to trust in God to overcome his fears.
Publishers Description BiC, a Babe in Christ, doesn't want to be baptized. He doesn't see why he should have to, and he is also afraid. What is in the water? Will Pastor Windy drop him? His friends Disciple Dan, Mr. Owl, Pastor Windy, and the Old Lady in the Funny Hat help BiC understand the meaning and importance of baptism, as well as trust God to overcome his fears.
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Studio: Little Light Press
Running Time: 43.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.08" Weight: 0.22 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2008
Publisher Little Light Press
Series BiC Books
ISBN 0966714784 ISBN13 9780966714784
Availability 148 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 25, 2016 08:40.
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Useful for children afraid of baptism Apr 19, 2009
BiC's Baptism by Robin K Khoury is an odd little book - but a useful one, too, for certain occasions.
BiC is a young boy whose name stands for "Baby in Christ." He's recently accepted Jesus into his heart, under the guidance of grown-up Disciple Dan. The two go to church together and watch Mr.Creaky get baptized. BiC knows he should be baptized, too, but he's scared. He wonders: What's underneath that water and what if Pastor Windy drops him? The whole thing makes his tummy do flip-flops.
Disciple Dan explains how John baptized Jesus, and how and why baptism doesn't actually save us. BiC is relieved; he thinks this means he doesn't have to be baptized. But Dan explains Jesus wants us to be baptized, and what baptism symbolizes. Besides, Dan says, the Bible says God hasn't given us a spirit of fear.
Still fretting, BiC finds wise Mr. Owl and explains his fears. Mr. Owl says when we are scared, we should just hold on tighter to God. They pray together that BiC will overcome his fear. The book ends as we watch BiC get baptized.
What I Like: The illustrations by Kevin Scott Collier are bright and colorful, and if you have a child who's afraid of baptism, this is the book for you.
What I Dislike: If you just want a book introducing the concept of baptism, or explains why we should be baptized, this book might not be a good choice, since it could introduce the idea that baptisms are something some kids are afraid of. I also do find it a little odd that everyone in the book is a human except for Mr. Owl.
Overall Rating: Good.
Kristina Seleshanko, Managing Editor, Christian Children's Book Review
Great Book for Ministry and Home! Jul 9, 2008
I love this book and so did the kids I read it to. It sparked intelligent curiosity among the youngsters and we were able to talk about Baptism in a fun, easy to understand way. In fact, we discussed baptism for nearly an hour after reading the book!
The book is a nice picture book size with bright large pictures. So it's easy to read to a group. The type is big, too, so I didn't have to use my reading glasses.
The children I read it to were enthralled with BiC who prays to become a Christian. After he prays Disciple Dan calls him BiC which stands for "Baby in Christ."
Disciple Dan takes BiC to church with him and on that Sunday BiC sees someone is getting baptized by Pastor Windy. BiC's tummy begins to tickle when he worries what might under the water. When he gets home, every time he thinks about the baptism, his tummy tickles just as if he were riding a roller coaster.
The book gently teaches the children why baptism is important.. It also discusses the symbolism of baptism: buried with Christ in baptism and risen to walk in newness of life. It made perfect sense to the children when I read it to them. The pictures make it very easy to understand.
BiC, still afraid of being baptized, goes to Mr. Owl. and confesses that he is afraid that Pastor Windy might drop him or that there are monsters in the water. And Mr. Owl reminds BiC that He can trust in God when He is afraid. Mr. Owl prays with BiC.
The next Sunday, BiC is baptized by Pastor Windy. "Being baptized is like putting on your Christian uniform," he says. "It does not make you a Christian. It just shows everybody that you are one."
While BiC is being baptized, Disciple Dan and Mr. Owl are in the congregation praying for him to be brave. And BiC is baptized.
It is an endearing book, and when I finished reading it to a room full of children who had not yet been baptized (but had accepted the Christ as Savior) they all decided they wanted to be baptized "next Sunday!"
(This is when I explained to them we would tell their parents.)
If you are a Children's Pastor, Evangelist, Sunday School teacher, Children's Church worker, Pastor or parent, this book is one you are going to want on your shelf. It would be good for every pastor to own. It would help them counsel young souls about the meaning and importance of baptism.
I give this book five stars! I wish I would have had this book when my kids were young. Now I'm glad it's here for my grandchildren!