Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Big Truths For Little Kids

Every night we've been reading from Big Truths for Little Kids, a devotional written by Susan and Richie Hunt, and illustrated by Nancy Munger. This devotional will teach your child how to apply truths from the First Catechism. As you work through this book, you will find yourself memorizing the catechism, and getting to know two children, Cassie and Caleb and their friends.

The format of this devotional is as follows: catechism questions for reviewing/memorizing, a story to read about Cassie, Caleb and their family and friends, questions to answer about the story, and a Scripture and suggestion for prayer.

The illustrations are tastefully rendered in black and white; one or two per devotional.

What I Like: We've found that reading this book with our children has become a precious time of sharing and learning. Crucial character building qualities are stressed, and the stories are engaging. My three year old daughter remembers what she's learned, and we are able to apply the stories to her life. Susan Hunt and her son have put a lot of love and spiritual discernment into the writing of this book.

What I Dislike: I don't dislike anything about this book! I do feel that at times Cassie and Caleb display wisdom and discernment beyond their years, but for this age group it is quite effective.

Overall Rating: Excellent

Age Appeal: 4-8, but my just turned three year old enjoys it!

Publisher Info: Crossway Books,1999; ISBN:1581341067; Hardcover $16.99.

Buy it Now at Christianbook.com for $12.99.

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Special Info: If you would like to read a list of the questions in the First Catechism, you can find them here. Also, we've reviewed another book by Susan Hunt, and you can read that review here.

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