An ideal tool for parents to teach their early elementary age children about God's character expressed through his names in the Bible. Each chapter ends with personal application and activity.
Includes helpful guide to enable parents engage in spiritual dialogue with their children, and also includes interactive elements to maintain attention and teach. 128 pages, paperback.
This is a full-color guide for parents to teach their early elementary children about Gods character, as it is revealed in 24 names in the Bible. Each chapter ends with a personal application and activities.
Sally Michael is the cofounder and publishing consultant of Children Desiring God, and she developed their widely used Sunday school curriculum for young people. She is also an author and a speaker, and she served as minister for children at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for sixteen years.
Whats in a name? Thats the question behind Sally Michaels unique interactive guide for families. She creatively helps parents to lead their children through a fun and fascinating exploration of the various ways Gods names reveal the beauty and power of his character and actions. May the Lord use this little book to help our little ones learn to stand in awe of our great and glorious God!
"Sally Michaels book about the names of God may save someone the trouble in 25 years of writing for a new generation Your God Is Too Small. I have worked with Sally for 30 years. I love how Bible saturated she is. Best of all the God she sees, savors, and sets forth here is unabashedly big. Not distant and uncaring. But great enough to make his caring count. Promises without power disillusion children. Goodness without greatness grows thin. Without savage sin, massive justice, and a bloody cross, God-talk leaves the children in a dreamworld. I thank God for Sallys faithfulness. May a generation know what solid joys are found in knowing the living God."
In our attempts to pass the baton of truth on to the next generation, nothing could be more important than for our children (and their parents!) to be grounded in their understanding of the character and ways of God. Gods Names is a wonderful, Scripture-saturated resource for those who desire to plant seeds of faith in the hearts and minds of the children they love and influence.
"Nothing is more important than passing the truths of Scripture to the next generation! Grandparents and parents and all the extended family, as well as those who make up the church of the living Godall have a divine unction to pass along Gods truth to the hearts of our children! Sally Michael has given us an excellent tool in Gods Names to do just that! As a professor, I will use this resource to recommend to my students who are preparing to be wives and mothers and leaders in woman-to-woman ministries and childhood education. As a grandmother, I have an addition for church bags or Sunday boxes or for joint Bible study with my grandchildren."
"If one of the most important goals that Christian parents can have is to strengthen their children's understanding of just who God is, then God's Names by Sally Michael is one of the most important books they should own and use. What a gift this book is to those who long for children to grow a big view of God, wrapped up in rich biblical teaching. May multitudes of children benefit from this practical, winsome and truth-filled book."
"What's in a name? For most of us, not very much. We choose a name for a child because we like the sound of it, because it reminds us of someone we love, or because it is part of our family heritage. But for God, a name is not merely a word he assigns to himself; rather it is a description of who he is. Gods names tell us of his character, of his work, of his very essence. As we seek to introduce our children to this God, we do well to introduce him by name. Sally Michael has done us a great service in writing God's Names that we may tell our children not only that God is, but also who he is."