Saturday, April 19, 2008

What's A Bathtub Doing In My Church?

What's A Bathtub Doing In My Church? contains fifteen questions kids ask about baptism. This book is cleverly written and comically illustrated by Kevin Spear. This 32-page, informative book is filled with inquisitive, animated characters - both kids and adults. On the first three pages, the author gives the scenario of a young boy and his friend witnessing a baptism. His friend has not seen anything like this before and begins to ask questions. The young boy begins feeling a little uncomfortable and embarrassed with all the questions his friend has. The author then takes several pages to explain what baptism is and all the steps one needs to take before, during, and after baptism. The author uses Bible facts to help explain this "celebration." He addresses baptism as a submersion in water and also notes the different ways denominations may handle baptism.
There is plenty of encouragement in this informative book. It explains what goes on in the baptistry, who is there with you, what talks with the pastor are like, and offers assurance that there is no need for snorkels.

What I Like:  I appreciate that this book teaches us to act on our beliefs. It will also help you and your children understand why Baptism is so important. There is a list of applicable verses for further study and a twelve worded glossary.

What I Dislike: Nothing.

Overall Rating: Very Good.

Age Appeal: Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Publishing Info: Warner Press; 2006; ISBN:9781593171551

1 comment:

Kevin Spear said...

Thank you for a great review, Loretta. I am excited to discover this blog too. I'll be reading other entries on your site.

Kevin Spear