365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids by Kathryn Slattery is a unique book that addresses a variety of biblical themes to help kids better understand them.
This book can be a valuable resource for parents who are interested in introducing their children to the Bible and the many wonderful truths, themes and people within it.
I really like that this is a hardcover book and how well designed it is. It’s great that the concepts in this book are presented in a devotional structure. That helps to promote the habit of children learning new things about and within the Bible each day. It’s really helpful that there is an index at the back of the book that lists each of the themes covered and all of the specific questions too. This is a fantastic tool when wanting to find and address a specific question that a child may have.
There were two things in this book that surprised me. The first were questions focused on “famous Christians”. In all honesty, I didn’t know about many of them and I found it enjoyable to not only learn about them myself, but to be able to introduce them to the kids too. The second surprise was how many questions were centered around holidays. I do think it’s important for children to be aware of the origins of certain holidays, but I felt there were way too many questions within this theme.
I give this book a lot of credit for addressing some really important questions and attempting to answer them in a way that kids can understand them. With that being said, this book is not going to appeal to everyone. There is no denying that many of the questions have been answered in a very elementary way. Some may perceive that as helpful when introducing certain topics to kids, while others may perceive it as watering down or avoiding the truth.
This book is a good introductory resource, but it is far from perfect. Personally, I only plan to share some of the questions with our kids and avoid others entirely. There are many questions that provide very helpful answers for kids, but there are quite a few that I believe are best answered using other sources. I want to be clear, this is NOT a bad book by any means. I just want parents to know that every answer in this book is not correct and helpful. Therefore, I recommend reading through the book first before introducing it to children. That will allow you to determine what questions and answers you may not want to share with your children and which ones you do want to share with them.
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