I don't normally buy Christian resources for my little ones because I would rather read to them straight from the Bible. I very rarely find children's resources that are biblically accurate. I don't know why I decided to give the Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers books a chance, but I am glad that I did. These books are outstanding for teaching basic Bible doctrines. My four year old has gained a great deal of understanding from these little books. Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers: The Scripture is my favorite of the four books. However, I highly recommend them all.
Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers: The Scripture by Joey Allen is a great little book that helps explain to children why God gave us the Scriptures and how we got them, and what they mean to us. Great pictures on each page; very simple to read, with Bible verses at the bottom for parents or older children.
The Scripture is a great explanation of the Bible. In this book, Gabe is our friendly face on each page guiding us through the complex study of bibliology! Inerrancy, inspiration of human authors, the basic purposes of the Old Testament and New Testament and how they point to Jesus, the assembling of the canon, the languages of the Bible, reliability of Scripture, and the Holy Spirit's use of Scripture to sanctify us - all of these topics are covered in kid-friendly language! I am amazed by this book!I love that these books have simple, colorful illustrations on each page that capture the essence of what is being talked about without trying to depict God in any way. Excellent. Each page also has Scripture references at the bottom that parents can use with their kids for further discussion and study!
We purchased the 4-book set and love each one. They are well written and my kids really like the illustrations as well.We even used The Trinity in our Small Group to try to further explain it during an adult discussion.
The Scripture, part of the Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers series, attempts to explain to young children what the Bible is and why it's important in our everyday lives. Author and illustrator Joey Allen begins the book by having Gabe, a lively and friendly little boy, introduce himself. "The Bible is the most important book in the whole world!" Gabe says.Gabe asks readers to consider what life would be like if our parents never spoke to us, or never taught us to tie our shoes or say our ABCs. Then he asks us to consider what it would be like if the one who created us never spoke to us and never told us how best to live. "But God has spoken!" Gabe exclaims. Gabe explains that the Holy Spirit directed specific people to write the Bible. He says the "entire Old Testament points to" a Savior, who would come in the future. "When Jesus came to earth, He showed us what God is like. Jesus acted like God and talked like God because He is God! When we learn about Jesus in the Bible, we are learning about God."Gabe explains that "people who believed in Jesus gathered together all the books that come from God" and put them in one book, called the Bible. He tells us about 40 people wrote the books of the Bible, including a fisherman, a doctor, and a farmer. He explains that the Bible wasn't written in English originally, but that God protects the message of the Bible, no matter how many languages it's been copied into.Gabe explains that God always tells the truth and always keeps his promises. Therefore, "every morning when you wake up, you can be happy because the Bible says God is with you, and one day you will be with Him in heaven." These and so many other truths are given in such clarity in this little volume. It's a terrific introduction to the Bible.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED