In the strange world that we live in today, we feel the need to shelter our children from much of what the world has to offer, yet we want them to understand the Bible, even the parts that go over their head (sin, hell, polygamy, murder, etc.). But how can we read those difficult parts of the Bible to them without addressing these issues? And without some of these important elements rightly understood, the Gospel loses its impact to the point where they might not fully understand the extent of the conversion process, possibly to their eternal detriment.
Built around discussions between a loving mother and her three children (ages 12, 9 and 6), theology is presented in a way that almost anyone can understand, and as it is put into the context of a family dealing with everyday situations, the narrative examines repentance. But more than that, it lays a solid biblical foundation and builds on it with scriptural principles. The logical structure of the book deals with (among other things) types of sorrow, sin, authority, the Law, true repentance, trust in Christ as Savior, and the reformation of character that marks a life lived under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Written almost 200 years ago, these conversations are still occurring in the houses of faithful Christians today. "This book exerted an influence in its day that would be hard to estimate. Thousands of copies were circulated. It was translated into many languages, besides being reprinted and largely sold in England. It was read as an English reading book in the schools of the Foreign Missionary Societies, and through these channels made its way into unexpected places, even reaching the eyes and heart of the King of Siam." -Dr. Heman Humphrey, Thomas Gallaudet's biographer