Big Truths for Little Kids

Big Truths for Little Kids

Teaching Your Children to Live for God

by Susan Hunt, Richie Hunt
Publisher: Crossway Books
Hardcover, 160 pages
Price: $19.99
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Christian parents are called to raise their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). This means not only guiding behaviour, but (more importantly) it means teaching them pure Christian doctrine. Susan Hunt and her son Richie Hunt have designed Big Truths for Little Kids to help you in this monumental task.

As part of the Presbyterian Church in America, the Hunts use as the foundation for their book the First Catechism. They begin each ofthe 36 chapters of Big Truths for Little Kids with questions and answersfrom the catechism, followed by a story about Caleb and Cassie, two covenant children whose parents study the catechism with them each night.

Throughout the Caleb and Cassie story, they make new friends (including one named Daniel whom Caleb leads to Jesus), are guilty of sin, learn about Communion, help each other, and much more, all the while learning truths about God and His Word. The emphasis on every page is the triune God, and the Hunts encourage parents to saturate their children in a godly environment.

Kids are to memorize the catechism questions as they progress through the book, learning new ones at the beginning of each chapter but also reviewing old ones. Each chapter concludes with a few doctrinally-oriented comprehension questions, as well as a Bible verse and instructions for prayer in relation to it.

If you take the spiritual education of your children seriously, you should consider getting a copy of Big Truths for Little Kids. The stories can tend a little toward the unreal, and the fun illustrations are in black and white rather than color, but the overall content will familiarize your kids with essential concepts, and show how they apply to real life. God's glory is always in view, just as it should be.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he's a husband and father who loves church, good food, and weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here.
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Summary: A story about two kids, catechism memorization, and discussion questions combine to teach young children biblical doctrine.

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