A time travelling plot is a staple in children’s books. Like what I reviewed last January, there is always room for this kind of story. Stories like these embrace the unknown that give such thrill to our little ones.
In the case of Christian children’s books, time travelling is not the end of itself. The story must lead to the gospel. Speaking the gospel in the story shouldn’t be just an afterthought. It must be the center. We must always show the essentiality of the gospel or else we might lessen its importance to our children. I’m happy that this new book by Bible teacher, Sinclair Ferguson brings the gospel to the center. How? By going back to the beginning.
Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished, Raising Kids in a Screen-Saturated World by Eliza Huie published by 10 Publishing. You can get your copy, both physical and digital by following this link.
“The biggest enemy parents have in raising kids in a screen-saturated world is the same enemy who continues to seek to destroy the work of God in your and your children’s lives. Don’t focus so much on fighting technology. Rather, fight against the ways Satan sneaks in to deceive and destroy.“
Men shouldn’t be comfortable with sin. Because we are at war with the flesh. It’s guns and grenades at not just targeting you, but you family and ministry. Being at war means picking up you weapon to fight the enemy. The enemy is thirsty for blood. He is ready to thrust his weapons against you. Who will drew first blood? Of course, not the enemy but you. Surviving The Trenches will be a manual on how to do it.
This blog was blessed by Sunday School Works, an online ministry providing free resources for churches, with two premium Sunday School curriculum this blog’s readers last April. So the good news is, I’ll be making it available for free again but now I’ll lift the limited time thing! So if you haven’t downloaded the curriculums, head over this link to get the freebies. Added to that is this interview with the founder of Sunday School Works/ Ministry to Children, Tony Kummer, as we talk about Sunday School and his ministries.
Hello Tony! Kindly tell us your testimony on how Christ saved you?
I was saved in High School when some school friends invited me to a youth group. After hearing the teaching, I started to read the Bible on my own and the Spirit really just opened my eyes that Jesus was real and his Gospel was for me too. I still remember the conviction in my heart reading through the book of Matthew for the fist time.
Summary: King David continues to tell little Solomon his story. This comic touches King Saul’s fall from the favor of the God of Israel, Samuel anointing David as the new king and revealing the Philistines champion, Goliath.
Cover Artwork: This cover is a departure from the #0 cover which is a minimalist and it doesn’t give away the story you’ll be indulging. Although this is an all for ages comic, you can see in the cover a bit of seriousness of what the content will be. Also the take away of the cover is the fantastic illustration of Anaya that is different from the previous issue (more of that later).
Our kids may have known God in stories that shows His power and strength to His people. He is the God of David, Joshua, Gideon and many more. We might have presented them the God of the apostles Peter, Paul and many others in the New Testament who stood up for the gospel in the face of opposition. Those are great things to show to our kids. But have we shown to them the God of the Lord’s Day?
So on this review we will look into two books that has the same author and illustration. Basically, Sam and The Sticky Situation and Chloe and the Closet of Secrets are the same however, there are things that will set apart these two books.
The folks over Sunday School Works or Ministry to Children generously provided my blog readers a free download of their two premium Sunday School curriculum worth $130. Sunday School Works is an online ministry that provides resources that are geared for teaching children lessons on Sunday School since 2007. They give free Bible lessons every week if you sign up on their mailing list. Almost all of their stuff are for free on their website. You can find the free downloads and sample lessons here. Go ahead a check it out. It’s awesome! Aside from that, they also have Sunday School lessons that are available for purchase over their online store.
My mother-in-law will have her brain surgery next week. Kindly include it in your prayers. This is life changing for us as we focus on her in the coming days after her surgery. You can still donate any amount on my accounts after this post.
It’s Thursday and I can’t wait for Friday to share these freebies curated just for you. And hey, please do share ok. If you missed the previous one and some of the old round-up, just scroll down and you’ll find them at the end of this article.
Also since I’m not 24/7 monitoring the latest freebies of publishing companies, I’m posting their e-mail sign up page, so you’ll be in the loop whenever they give out freebies. You can find it at the end of this round-up.
FREE e-book “A Christian Teen’s Guide to Dating & Sex” – A free minibook from Fervr focusing on dating, sex and marriage.