Finley and Aksel try to practice Jesus' Creed throughout their days at school and at home. The two find various ways to love God with all their hearts and to love others like they love themselves. Simply rewritten for children by author Scot McKnight and adorably illustrated by his daughter, elementary school teacher Laura McKnight Barringer.
Sharing God's Love, the children's companion to The Jesus Creed, can transform kids as they learn to love God and others with intentionality. Join Aksel and Finley as they discover how to live out the Jesus Creed throughout their day at home and school, remembering: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Scot McKnight, Ph.D. is Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary and the author of The Jesus Creed, 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed, and many other books. He lives with his wife, Kristen, in the Chicago suburbs.
Laura McKnight Barringer is a teacher of kindergarten, first, and second grade students in Lincolnwood, IL and a graduate of Wheaton College. She lives near Chicago with her husband Mark and their two beagles.
"Sharing God's Love: The Jesus Creed for Children" is an illuminated children's book about finding many wonderful ways to show belief in the Jesus Creed. Every morning at breakfast, Aksel and his sister Finley recite the Jesus Creed: "The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart. Love other people as yourself." What follows is a series of everyday experiences and interactions for both Aksel and Finley that allow them to demonstrate their belief in the Jesus Creed. Consideration of others, sharing toys and games, helping with tasks, doing daily tasks, all these are opportunities for children to share love of God and love for others. "Sharing God's Love: The Jesus Creed for Children" is a gentle book that shows children many ways to share and show God's love. The Midwest Book Review