Where is Wisdom by Scott James, is a great book for elementary aged kids.
If you would like a book to teach your kids about the wisdom of God, this is the book for your family. With poetic descriptions, inspired by the chapter Job 28, and incredible illustrations, this is a winner.
Scott James serves as an Elder at The Church at Brook Hills. He and his wife Jaime have four children—Will, Kirstine, Benjamin, & Bethan—who served as the inspiration and original audience for this Advent devotional.
They live in Birmingham, Alabama where Scott works as a pediatric physician. Scott serves in the children’s and youth ministries at Brook Hills and is passionate about helping families grow together in Christ.
I loved reading Adorning the Dark, by Andrew Peterson!
As a fellow author, I loved Peterson’s descriptions of his creative work and his process.
Also, I liked how he incorporated the Christian perspective. As a Christian writer, it is hard to find colleagues with writing integrity and class.
Review – Outstanding!
I would read this book again in a heartbeat, it’s that good! Peterson is a great writer, he writes from the heart, and he writes for Jesus.
About the Author
Andrew Peterson is an award-winning singer-songwriter and author.
The second book in his Wingfeather Saga, North! Or Be Eaten (2009) won the Christy Award for Young Adult Fiction, and the fourth, The Warden and the Wolf King (2014) won World Magazine’s Children’s Book of the Year in 2015.
In 2008, driven by a desire to cultivate a strong Christian arts community, Andrew founded a ministry called The Rabbit Room, which led to a yearly conference, countless concerts and symposiums, and Rabbit Room Press, which has published thirty books to date.
He’s been married for 24 years to his wife Jamie, with whom they have three children.
His eldest is an animation student at Lipscomb University, his second son is a touring drummer and record producer, and his daughter recently released her first album.
In his spare time Andrew keeps bees, builds dry stack stone walls, gardens, draws, and sleeps.
Letters to My Students, by Jason K. Allen, is meant to equip pastors and missionaries for their ministries.
As President of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Allen has more than enough expertise to back up his points from the book.
Allen focuses the most on expository preaching, which isn’t bad in of itself, but as a previous Bible student myself (different college), I don’t agree with him.
Narrative preaching has it’s place, to help us understand the biblical people as people. People mentioned in the Bible are not just characters in a story. However, I do agree narrative preaching is not meant to be the main form of preaching and teaching Scripture.
I do think, however, Allen does a good job at instructing his students to be prepared for careers as preachers or missionaries. It is not a calling to be taken lightly.
I might recommend this book to other Bible students, as a resource or point of reference, as far as the sermon style debate goes. However, I wouldn’t recommend it for the average Christian.
About the Author
Jason K. Allen is the fifth president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo.
Since coming to Midwestern, he has led the institution to become one of the largest and fastest growing seminaries in North America.
In addition to his role as president, Dr. Allen serves as an associate professor for preaching and pastoral ministry.
More broadly, he serves the church through his preaching and writing ministries.
He is the author or editor of several books, including The SBC and the 21st Century, Discerning Your Call to Ministry, Being a Christian, and Portraits of a Pastor.
Dr. Allen regularly posts essays on his website, jasonkallen.com, and hosts a weekly podcast, Preaching and Preachers. He and his wife, Karen, are both from Mobile, Ala., and have five children: Anne-Marie, Caroline, William, Alden, and Elizabeth.
Big and Little Activity Devotional by Rachel Swanson, is a great book for all ages!
Not only are there activities for kids and adults, the book is laid out so that the child and adult can do the same activity at the same time (and age appropriate to each one). The book literally folds open facing the adult and the child at the same time.
Not only that, each page contains a biblical devotional for you and your child to learn and discuss together.
I highly recommend this activity book for families seeking to do fun, interactive devotionals for their kids.
Little Words Matter JUMBO Coloring Book by B&H Publishing Group, is a good coloring book for kids.
Not only does it include simple pages, teaching your child the ABC’s, counting, and colors, it includes the song “Jesus Loves Me” and a prayer of thanksgiving.
I like the integration of God and of His creation, but I wish there was more of it.
I also would have liked to see the pages be easier to tear out of the book. Since I have four kids, it will be hard to share the coloring pages, but am glad the book is thick enough to have plenty of pages.
I would recommend this coloring book to any parent of young children.