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Book Review: The God Puzzle

4 Dec

TGP-e1381450207779The God Puzzle is a colorful, easy to use tool to help you communicate to your child the rich truths about God, His ways, His will and His love.The God Puzzle will help you address doctrinal themes of the Christian faith in a kid friendly way, present Bible lessons in an interactive way that will hold the child’s attention and deliver quality teaching with no preparation needed. 75% of children leave the church when they leave home. Something isn’t working. Sunday School isn’t doing it all. Kids need answers, good ones. And they need them from you, the parent. This book enables you to give them simple, clear answers.

What makes The God Puzzle unique?

– ready made discussion questions for parent to ask their child in each lesson

– can be done at any pace that works with your family…every night, once a week, 10 minutes here, 30 minutes there…it fits into realistic family life

– puts the pieces together for a child to understand God, the Bible, and the Christian faith

– in each lesson the responds to the truth so they understand their relationship to God is personal and life transforming

– any parent, whether they know nothing, or a lot about God can start teaching their child today with no prep

– deep theology put into language a child can understand

– deeply Biblical, each lesson points to Christ

– put in an order that starts with creation, and teaches the Bible as one story that all points to Christ

– child stays engaged by filling in blanks, crosswords, drawing, matching and using their Bibles as they learn

VAckermann-190Valerie Ackermann has a BA in Theology and has been a full time Children’s Ministry Director at Parkwood Community Church in California for over 10 years. She is also a weekly Sunday school teacher, wife, and busy mom of two boys ages 9 and 11. She has hands-on experience as a children’s ministry professional, teaching and leading children of all ages. Growing up in a Christian family in the small town of Saskatchewan Canada, she has wonderful memories of knowing God from an early age. She has a passion for kids to know the deep truths of God. Find out more at LeadMeToGod.com.

My Impressions:

What a great way to teach your child about God! The God Puzzle is a comprehensive look at who God is and our place in His story. Divided into 36 lessons, each chapter addresses theology in a kid friendly way. Written for children ages 7-12, it is easily understandable and engaging. The lessons include scripture to look up, questions to ponder, and word games to challenge. I love that it is set up like an adult Bible study — a great grown-up way for kids to get into God’s word. The God Puzzle is perfect for homeschoolers, Sunday Schools, small group children’s activities or for anyone who wants to go deeper with their children. I think it would actually be a great family Bible study for the whole family.


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(Thanks to LitFuse for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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