Thursday, June 10, 2010

If I Could Ask God Anything: Awesome Bible Answers for Curious Kids!

If I Could Ask God Anything:  Awesome Bible Answers for Curious Kids!
By Kathryn Slattery
If I Could Ask God Anything is described as a “unique kid-friendly book jam-packed with clear, fresh answers to important questions about God, faith, prayer, and Christianity in language that children can understand.”   Both my eleven year old daughter and I read this book and agree – the author gives clear, non-condescending answers to questions ALL of us have had, not just kids.  Questions on topics ranging from God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit to the Bible, Christianity and Prayer and continuing on to what it means to believe and act as a Christian are all addressed.
Recognizing that even as Christians we can have varying beliefs (among denominations, churches and even families), I was a little worried at first whether the book would answer questions according to my church beliefs.  With the exception of one or two answers, I thought the author handled questions beautifully.  I am not going to discuss my disagreements with the author, as everyone will likely have a different opinion, and those few disagreements for me did not negate how much I enjoyed the book.  I recommend this book for families looking for information to back up answers to their children’s or their own questions.  I also recommend that the adults read it first or with their children, so they can be prepared to further discuss the issues.  That is simply part of responsible parenting in the church! 

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