Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Questions Kids Ask About God, written by David Hedlin, presents 20+ questions kids might ask about God, Jesus, heaven, prayer and the Bible, along with answers to each question. Questions like: Who is God? What is Heaven? What should we pray for? are all addressed in the text.
For instance, the question Who is Jesus? is asked. The answer given is: “Jesus is the son of God. He was born into our world over 2,000 years ago. We can read about Jesus in the Bible. God sent Jesus to teach us how to live and love.”
Some answers are given Bible references; some are not.
The author says: “This is only the beginning. I hope this book gives families an opportunity to talk about God, explore the Bible, become closer to Jesus, and ask more questions.”
The author/illustrators have made the book somewhat interactive by including seven doves that are scattered throughout the pages for kids to find.
The illustrations Lillian Krieger, Jacob Brown and Courtney Paarlberg are wonderful. They are full of color and expression.
What I Like: The illustrations are my favorite part. Some of the questions/answers cover a single page, while others take up a two-page spread. Either way, each page is covered edge-to-edge with either a drawing, text or some background color.
What I Dislike: I think at least one Bible reference should have been included with each answer given.
Overall Rating: Very good.
Age Appeal: 6-12.
Publisher Info: QKA Publishing, 2012; ISBN: 9780983562702; Paperback, $14.00.
Special Info: This book is written by a Lutheran minister. He has a special segment during his church services where he answers questions from kids. He used some of those questions/answers as the basis for this book. Because he is Lutheran, all readers may not agree with all the answers he gives to all the questions. That’s okay as you can read the book with your children and discuss the answers, telling your kids why you might disagree with the answer given.