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The book will present Creation/Genesis (Wow!), The Fall (Uh-oh . . .), Redemption/Jesus' Life and Sacrifice (Yes!), Restoration/The New Heaven (Aaahhhh), ending with one last Wow because we get to go out and tell the Good News! Recommended for ages 3 to 7 years.
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Tyndale Kids
|Publication Date: 2017|
Incorporating words that kids use every day, the gospel will take on a more personal meaning as kids learn the good news of Gods love for them. Additional online resources for parents and teachers include finger puppets, Bible verse memory cards, teacher helps, and more.
Nbanks5 Stars Out Of 5The Gospel for PreschoolersMarch 24, 2018NbanksQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wow! The Good News in Four Words is a great picture book for preschool and early school-age kids! The book breaks down the gospel and the meta-narrative of the Bible (creation, fall, redemption, restoration) in a way preschoolers can understand, using four simple words. "Wow" represents creation, "Uh-oh" represents the fall, "Yes!" represents redemption/the coming of Christ, and "Ahh" represents restoration/salvation.
The story is told in a lyrical manner, with rhyme, which makes it appealing even to younger children. This book is long for children younger than 3, but I could see parents using it with toddlers if they read the book in sections. The story gives a complete account of the gospel for preschoolers, however, parents will still need to explain words such as "sin" and "grace" if their children are not yet familiar with these terms. The illustrations are beautiful and colorful, however, the pages are very busy. For some, this may be a drawback.
I appreciate that the author included information for parents. In the front of the book, the author explains each of the four words and how parents can use them to teach their children. In the back of the book, the author includes scripture passages for each word that allow parents and kids to further study the ideas of the Gospel. I think this book is an excellent addition for any Christian family!
Diane Busch5 Stars Out Of 5Great conceptAugust 5, 2017Diane BuschQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What a great concept for a children's book. It makes God's plan of salvation so easy to understand and remember. The rhyming text makes it fun for children to listen to the story. The colorful illustrations give the children much to look at and point to while listening. It is delightful and educational.
At the back of the book there are listings of scriptures under each of the four words for further explanation.
I highly recommend this book for families, church libraries, Christian schools, preschools, and Sunday schools.
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review purposes.
AmyL5 Stars Out Of 5The Good News In Four WordsJuly 28, 2017AmyLQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5To start with, the illustrations in this book immediately captured my daughter's attention. With bright colors and inviting pictures, your child will be drawn into the story you are sharing.
At first, I wasn't entirely sure you could share the gospel with just four words. When I held the book in my hands and turned the pages, I realized these four words are meant to help your child recognize the main points of the story:
Wow: God, the Creator loves us.
Uh-oh: We have all sinned, and the result ins a broken world and separation from God.
Yes: Jesus died for us and rose from the dead. Through him, we are offered forgiveness and a new beginning... if we say yes.
Ahh: Saying yes to Jesus gives us eternal life and peace.
Wow: As we grow in faith, we'll want to tell others the Good News.
I can remember learning from my Junior High Youth Pastor showing us how to draw the gospel on a napkin. That drawing allowed us to share with others that we are all sinners, but Jesus' death on the cross allows us to be connected to God. In somewhat the same way,Wow! The Good News in Four Words is another method in which kids can remember how to share the gospel simply with their friends.
I liked the fact that the book doesn't just end with salvation. The author, Dandi Daley Mackall, makes it a point to share with kids that their newfound faith will produce the fruit of the Spirit, and that the Gospel isn't something to then be kept to themselves. It's to be shared with those around them and to be evident by the way they live their life.
I received a copy of this book from Tyndale. This review is my own, honest opinion.
Gini4 Stars Out Of 5Wow!June 29, 2017GiniQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This is one of several books that attempts to explain the gospel to children. Its not as easy as it sounds since us grownups have made it pretty complicated, in some respects. I had heard someone say that they found it quite difficult to explain things especially around Easter time, so I decided to give this book a look.
It is meant to be read to children. Thats a plus right there. It isnt something you place in front of them and walk away. That meets the first criterium in my opinion. Parental involvement. The size of the book works for sharing it with someone. Nice big pages, colorful illustrations done by Annabel Tempest, and print that fills the space left for it nicely.
The story is told in rhyme and mostly simple terms. There are some words like grace or Savior that might trip up a young child, but with mom or dad there to help her understand I think itll be OK. The child is encouraged to participate whenever the word Wow!, Uh-oh, Yes!, or Ahh appears. Theres the four words from the title. Good choices, I think.
This seems like an entry point book for helping your child understand the gospel. And fear not, if the dust cover gets torn, the cover itself also has the art work. Nice touch, I think.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.
Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Wow!June 27, 2017Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Wow!: The Good News in Four Words is a cute and creative way to share parts of the gospel with children (and adults) using four words to tell the story. This is not a book to use with children raised in church who know the gospel forwards and backwards, but if your church has a bus ministry, or a good news club or other ministry that reaches out to unchurched neighborhood children then this book would be awesome for them. It is worded in such a way that the person reading the story can expand on it if the listener asks questions, so they might get the whole truth instead of a watered down version of it.
Definitely unique and and timely ministry resource with more people unchurched than ever before.