The Radical Book For Kids {Review}

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The Radical Book for Kids is a fun-filled explorer's guide to the Bible, church history, and life for boys and girls age 8 and up. Along with examining some of the most exciting realities in the universe, the handbook is vibrantly illustrated and chock-full of fun facts and ideas. Deep truths are communicated to elementary and middle-school aged kids while stimulating their curiosity and sense of adventure within a gospel-centered framework.

This power-packed
book is "radical" in more ways than you might think! It is "radical" in the sense of the original meaning of the word, "going to the root or origin." The Radical Book for Kids will take children on a fascinating journey into the ancient roots of the Christian faith. But it's also "radical" in the more modern sense of being revolutionary. Kids read about men and women who learned to trust Jesus and stand for him---displaying radical faith---even when everything seemed against them.

The Radical Book for Kids is also "radical"- meaning fun or cool- in the eyes of a child. Kids read about ancient weapons (and how to make one), learn about jewels, create pottery, discover ancient languages, use secret codes, locate stars, tell time using the sun, play a board game that's 3,000 years old-and more.

Check out the table of contents, skip around, or read straight through. However a child chooses to explore it,
The Radical Book for Kids will open new vistas for their imagination and help to make straight paths for their feet.
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My Thoughts

This book is jam packed with important church history facts for tweens or early teens. It presents information that I never was exposed to until my college years. Yet for kids, it is presented in bite sized, easy to swallow portions. The cover is impressive with a hard, sturdy, thick binding. The tree and children's silhouette image is eye-catching. The way the facts are presented on each page is fun and quirky with animated text fonts, colorful images and fun facts.

Your child can learn Latin phrases, have a lesson on how to properly clean their room or play fun Bible times games. I was truly excited about getting this book since my oldest son loves informative books such as this.

Unfortunately, after reading through some of the sidebar quotes I quickly found out that this book is not for my family. Trust me, you most likely will like it but our family doesn't allow CS Lewis or JRR Tolkien to be read in our house. Strict, I know. If you want to know our reasoning in more detail, feel free to email me at the address on my contact page. That said, I need to be consistent with what I allow in my home, and even though most biblical scholars quote CS Lewis, and this shouldn't be a deal breaker, for me, it is.

About The Author

Champ Thornton grew up in the Carolinas. He is presently an associate pastor at Ogletown Baptist Church in Newark, Delaware. Beginning in 2003, he pastored in South Carolina and later served as director of SOMA, a ministry training school in Columbus, Ohio. Champ is also the author of God's Love: A Bible Storybook, and of Bible curriculum for early and upper elementary-aged children.

Disclaimer: This post was brought to you by Litfuse who provided me with a free copy of this book. All opinions stated here are my own.

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