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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2006
If I Could Ask God Anything is a unique kid-friendly book jam-packed with clear, fresh answers to important questions about God, faith, prayer and Christianity in language that kids can understand. Established author and mom Kathryn Slattery tackles "toughies" such as: "If God is invisible, how can I know He is real?" "Does God stop loving me when I sin?" "Why should I go to church?" "When I die, is it true that I become an angel with a halo and wings?"… As well as fun, real-life questions from kids such as: "Does God ever sleep?" "Did Jesus live on Earth before or after the dinosaurs?" "Is it OK to pray for help on a test?"
Written for children of all denominations, this biblically-based book includes fun illustrations and helps kids understand and articulate what they believe and why they believe it. It reassures young hearts that God cares for them and loves them very much! Most importantly, it encourages children to embrace a deep and lasting personal relationship with a living, loving God through faith in Jesus Christ. Nurture a child's mind and spirit with this well-rounded, comprehensive, Scripture-based guide. And who knows, maybe you'll answer some of your own stumpers along the way!
Rick Hamlin, Executive Editor, Guideposts magazine
"The writer really knows her Bible… A great resource for all of us Sunday school teachers with classrooms of kids!"
Rick Warren, Author of the best-selling The Purpose Driven Life
"I'm pleased to have [this book] as part of our Library… it will be a great blessing for the children…"
Edward Grinnan, Editor-in-Chief, Guideposts magazine
"…Answers to kids' questions about God are clear, thoughtful, and theologically right on."
Elizabeth Sherrill, Author of the best-selling inspirational classic, The Hiding Place, and All the Way to Heaven
"A treasure of a book! Answers are clear, reassuring… A copy is going to each of our grandchildren!"
Dr. Hillary Bercovici, Scholar in Residence, Trinity Institute
"… An enormous help and encouragement to Christian parents… It will help them with their children's most challenging questions about God."
About the Author:
Kathryn Slattery is a long-time Contributing Editor for Guideposts magazine, for which she has written hundreds of stories of faith and inspiration. She is the author of If I Could Ask God Anything, Grandma I'll Miss You, The Gospel for Kids, The Grace to Grow, and A Bright-Shining Place. Her writing has also appeared in numerous "best of" Guideposts anthologies, and Today's Christian Woman. She resides in Connecticut with her husband, Tom, where they are the parents of two adult children and happy owners of a roly-poly pug named Max.
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Known by millions as a longtime contributing editor for Guideposts magazine, Kathryn "Kitty" Slattery has written hundreds of stories of hope and inspiration for a wide variety of publications, including ParentLife, Todays Christian Woman, and Angels on Earth magazines.
In addition to her latest childrens book, My Friend Jesus (Thomas Nelson), she is the author of If I Could Ask God Anything: Awesome Bible Answers for Curious Kids (Thomas Nelson), Heart Songs: A Family Treasury of True Stories of Hope and Inspiration (Guideposts Inspiring Voices), the memoir Lost & Found: One Daughters Story of Amazing Grace (Guideposts Books), Grandma Ill Miss You: A Childs Story about Death and New Life (David C. Cook), The Grace To Grow: The Power of Christian Faith in Emotional Healing, and A Bright-Shining Place: the Story of a Miracle, and she is a contributing author to numerous Guideposts anthologies and TommyNelson.com. Her childrens book The Gospel for Kids (David C. Cook) has more than 100,000 copies in print in nine languages. Kitty resides in Connecticut with her husband, Tom, where they are the parents of two grown children.
Wendy DouglasAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5August 17, 2010Wendy DouglasAge: 35-44Gender: femaleKeep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8If I Could Ask God Anything is an incredible resource for families and those serving in children's ministry. Kids are definitely curious when it comes to God. There are so many questions and answers shared inside this book encouraging a dialog with kids that is on their level. This book could definitely be used as a family devotional source as it not only answers the questions, but shares scripture relevant to the question and sums it up in a sentence that makes it easy for a child to remember as well. The topics range from the Bible to prayer to being a Christian. The purpose for If I Could Ask God Anything is summed up best by the author, Kathryn Slattery, "Most important, this book is written with the aim of helping young readers establish a deep and lasting personal relationship with a living, loving God through faith in Jesus Christ." I highly recommend this book for parents, teacher, and everyone serving in children's ministry. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 : Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Elizabeth5 Stars Out Of 5May 20, 2010ElizabethIf I Could Ask God Anything by Kathryn Slattery is a children book and I would think can range from ages of 3 to 12 mattering on how curious your child is (though I know some new Christians that would really benefit from this book too!). It is a wonderful resource for all those questions that have big lofty answers but you need to explain to a child in a non threating or confusing way.This book though geared for children, is not for children... it is for mom or dad or some other adult to read to a child or read and then explain to the child. As such it is set up well, but no pictures to speak of. The questions range from the mundane to the VERY deep but are all answered as if you are going to talk to a small child (I am sure my 4 1/2 year old would understand this whole book... even the answer to "If God loves people, Why do bad things happen?"). Though this book is geared to children I think it would be a great resource for people that are new Christians or often work with new Christians. I am a member of something called BooksSneeze and request books I think I will like, read them, and then get to write a review for them on what I think of them. I am not paid to do this, though I do get a free book. I am also not told what to write so this review is only my reaction to the book and doesn't have to be positive... though in this case it is.
TrishaCanadaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5May 5, 2010TrishaCanadaAge: 25-34Gender: femalejust recieved this book from boozsneeze and finished it. I really enjoyed this book! A lot of the time when we get children's books they tend to have "fluffy" answers with the truth mixed in there, but no power behind it. This book rather looks at the question and then goes to the Bible and gives the answer from there, strait as it is without trying to "soften" the answers up for kids. I love how honestly the book answers the questions, hell is real, heaven is real. The Bible is the main support of every answer, which is great! the one thing I searched for and found at the end of the book was the author sharing a prayer of asking Jesus to forgive your sins and come and live in your heart. This book is great, its a must have for anyone with children or who works with children. I will be passing this book strait to those in ministry with the children at my church. Very well done and a must read!!
Lisa5 Stars Out Of 5May 5, 2010LisaKathryn Slattery has written an incredible resource for parents, Sunday School teachers, church workers, or anyone desiring help in teaching children about God. If I Could Ask God Anything: Awesome Bible Answers for Curious Kids is a 207 page book divided into the following 11 sections:God JesusThe Holy SpiritThe BibleChristianityPrayerThe ChurchChristian Seasons and HolidaysBeing a Christian Here and NowBeing a Christian Forever and EverBig QuestionsEach section follows the same format. At the top of each page there is a question followed by an explanation with scripture references. The explanations are brief but thorough enough not to confuse. And the wording is simple, yet clear. It is written to a child reader and comes across as a gentle conversations between an adult and child.I enjoyed reading through this book. The author used examples in some of her answers that I wasnt familiar with so I was able to get a new perspective on some things. I appreciated the author tackling some of the harder questions of the faith. The information in the book was biblically sound. This would even be an easy introduction to the faith for a new believer. I give this book 5 stars. Thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishers for the opportunity to review this book. I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their http://BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Barb2 Stars Out Of 5May 4, 2010Barb"If I Could Ask God Anything" is a quick overview of many of the most often-asked questions about God, faith, the church, the Christian life, the Bible, etc. As a homeschool family that practices home-based discipleship in our home, I found it perhaps a bit on the "light" side. It focused a lot on God's love -- actually on every page! While God's love is tremendous, I found that the book was short on addressing our need for a Savior. I also didn't agree with the author's stance on secular issues such as Halloween, Easter, and Santa Claus. I would be more likely to address these questions with my child using the Bible or a catechism.