Item description for Big Truths for Little Kids: Teaching Your Children to Live for God by Susan Hunt, Richie Hunt & Nancy Munger...
Overview Offers lessons to help parents teach their children the basic truths of the Christian faith
These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Deuteronomy 6:6-7a
Your children are a blessing from God. A gift that brings an abundance of joy and the privilege of teaching them God's ways. When they're young their potential to learn is amazing. And because actions and beliefs go hand in hand, the lessons they learn from you now will shape their lives forever.
This wonderful book, with its easy-to-use story format, can help you teach the basic truths of the Christian faith to your children. They'll learn right along with Caleb and Cassie that God's ways are the best--and that even as kids, they can live for His glory every day.
Citations And Professional Reviews Big Truths for Little Kids: Teaching Your Children to Live for God by Susan Hunt, Richie Hunt & Nancy Munger has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Ingram Children's Advance - 07/01/1999 page 21
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Studio: Crossway Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.29" Width: 8.27" Height: 0.62" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 1999
Publisher GOOD NEWS PUBLISHING #65
ISBN 1581341067 ISBN13 9781581341065
Availability 0 units.
More About Susan Hunt, Richie Hunt & Nancy Munger
Susan Hunt is a mother, grandmother, pastor's wife, author, and the former director of women's ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America. Hunt has written a number of books, including Spiritual Mothering.
Reviews - What do customers think about Big Truths for Little Kids: Teaching Your Children to Live for God?
not useful for us... Oct 2, 2008
I did not like this book because of its huge emphasis on catechism. We believe that it's more important for children to "hide God's word in their heart" than it is to put questions & answers into a brainwashed program for kids. God's word is a "double edged sword" and if we can get it into our kids, God will do the job. Obviously, it's important to explain what the bible verses mean so that they can understand God's word that they are memorizing. Catechism is superfluous and this book overemphasizes it.
Our 6 year old asks for more! Apr 6, 2008
This has become a valuable addition to our devotional resources. I think every Christian parent should have this on their nightstand/coffee table for frequent reading. Our son asks for one more story whenever I say we're done for the night. That's half the test. The other is its accuracy to the Scriptures. This provides a clear format to convey our family's faith to our son. I didn't learn by question and answer catechism and was unfamiliar with it, but we love that format. I highly recommend this book for your children.
Could be dangerous.... Mar 25, 2008
I'm a little wary of this book. In the first 5 stories or so it seems that the emphasis was on the sin of non believers and new believers. Every time some one sinned it was this new Christian boy Daniel. Then the other children that were believers would point out the sin in the boy or go and get there father to help explain the areas of sin in the little boy Daniel. This type of thinking will lead you away from the cross and right into judgmental legalism. I think the book would have served its purpose to a greater degree if it would have pointed the hearts of Caleb and Cassie to the cross, to examine there own hearts and to be brought to repentance through Christ's work on the cross. The last thing I want is my children to be looking for sins in others without looking to there own hearts first. That being said it still had some great things as well. Teaching our children to pray through scripture and going through the catechisms is a wonderful thing.
Great Book, but.... Jan 28, 2008
This is a great book and easy for parents to use. My only issue with it is it's not setup for my 4 yr old. I thought it would be a good thing to use for morning devotionals but it was over his head. Maybe not for your child, but was for mine. You could possibly adapt it to your child's age, but I'm not very good at that.
A Superb Children Cathecism Book Nov 28, 2007
I do not regret it a bit when I decided to go ahead and read this book myself, as a result of one of the boys in my class whom it was intended for as a Christmas gift did not show up last year. I just wish I knew about it earlier and had the privilege to use it as the `textbook' for the class. Though I have a minimum exposure to Christian children education curriculum, I would consider this book an indispensably must-use for every Christian parent and teacher teaching children aging, I would say, 3 to 10, for four reasons.
First, it is God-centered and Scripture-filled, which permeates every single lesson that Susan and Richie Hunt put together. It is indeed their goal "to teach children that they are created for God's glory", and their need for God's grace to live for him. Second, it is a beautiful relatively realistic portrayal of a humble devout Christian family. Third, it has simple ways to teach Christianity without being shallow in a level understandable by children. One might be surprised upon learning it is possible to teach little children some crucial Christian doctrines without the use of theological jargons; the ones included are the doctrines of total depravity, justification by faith, regeneration,and atonement. Fourth, it is pragmatic, where children not only learn about doctrines but also most importantly, how they would turn them into actions, exemplified mainly by Caleb and Cassie, the sweetest, best-behaving boy and girl I have read about, though not without weaknesses to prevent the readers from thinking that they and their parent are some sort of "Super Christians".
For younger children to second graders, I'd say, they need someone to read for them, but for older ones, they can read themselves with the help of their teacher to ensure they understand the lessons. Even for `big old kids' like me, these big gospel truths are still exceedingly precious. I don't mind at all sitting under Susan and Richie Hunt's tutelage in this book and would definitely use it for future teaching opportunities.