Book Reviews

The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross

  It is no small effort to tell the story of redemption in simple language a child can understand, but Carl Laferton has done a masterful job.  It won't take you long to read this book to your kids, but it is likely to provoke the kind of extended conversation about the gospel that every…
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Give Me Jesus: Gospel-Centered Children’s Ministry that Changes Lives

I spoke at the Children’s Ministry Expo in St. Louis this past week, and I came across a book at the KidzMatter display table that caught my attention. Anytime I see the combination Gospel-Centered and Children’s Ministry in the same sentence, it grabs my attention. There are so few resources for children’s ministry workers that…
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The One year Devotions with Jesus

365 Devotions to Help You Know and Love the Savior Joshua Cooley opens his devotional by asking a single important question to introduce his book: “Do you really know who Jesus Christ is? What ever your answer, this devotional is dedicated to helping you draw closer to him. Each day’s devotion-all 365 of them-bears his…
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The Top 10 Christian Books for Kids

The following list is my top ten theology books for kids. Not all of the books on my list are straight up theology books. Some are allegories, which present the message of the gospel through a story. While you might not think of them as theology books at first, allegories help us explore the attributes…
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