Friday, November 11, 2016

The Radical Book For Kids by Champ Thorton #BookReview

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About "The Radical Book for Kids":

A kid-sized explorer's guide to faith and life

The Radical Book for Kids is a fun-filled explorer's guide to the Bible, church history, and life for boys and girls age 8 and up. Along with examining some of the most exciting realities in the universe, the handbook is vibrantly illustrated and chock-full of fun facts and ideas. Deep truths are communicated to elementary and middle-school aged kids while stimulating their curiosity and sense of adventure within a gospel-centered framework.

This power-packed book is "radical" in more ways than you might think! It is "radical" in the sense of the original meaning of the word, "going to the root or origin." The Radical Book for Kids will take children on a fascinating journey into the ancient roots of the Christian faith. But it's also "radical" in the more modern sense of being revolutionary. Kids read about men and women who learned to trust Jesus and stand for him---displaying radical faith---even when everything seemed against them.

But The Radical Book for Kids is also "radical"---meaning fun or cool---in the eyes of a child. Kids read about ancient weapons (and how to make one), learn about jewels, create pottery, discover ancient languages, use secret codes, locate stars, tell time using the sun, play a board game that's 3,000 years old---and more.

Check out the table of contents, skip around, or read straight through. However a child chooses to explore it, The Radical Book for Kids will open new vistas for their imagination and help to make straight paths for their feet.

My thoughts:

I started homeschooling my son last year, since it went well we are continuing to do so this school year. Now that he is a 7th grader, I want him to start doing a bible study where he can learn how to understand the bible better. I gave him The Radical Book For Kids to read at his leisure, the next day he came to me and told me that he was really enjoying reading it. He has been reading it for about a month and has read about half of it. Considering the fact that he is the one reading it, I am just going to post his reactions to it. 

My son's thoughts:
  • Sometimes just reading biblical stories is not enough, this book gives me more in depth information. 
  • It is very informative about things about living during the Hebrew times.
  • I really liked using The Lord of the Rings characters as a way to learn the Greek alphabet and Star Wars characters to learn the Hebrew Alphabet, the breastplate jewels, and metaphors of God.

I asked him if there was anything he didn't like and he couldn't think of one negative thing. I did note that his favorite parts of the book included his favorite things; movie characters, jokes and animals. Purchase a copy on Amazon.

About Champ Thornton:

Champ grew up in the Carolinas. He is presently an associate pastor at Ogletown Baptist Church in Newark, Delaware. Beginning in 2003, he pastored in South Carolina and later served as director of SOMA, a ministry training school in Columbus, Ohio. Champ is also the author of God's Love: A Bible Storybook, and of Bible curriculum for early and upper elementary-aged children. Connect with Champ on his Website and Twitter.

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