Friday, June 14, 2013

Mosaics Review: How Do We Know God Is Really There? by:Apologia

How Do We Know God Is Really There?

 This book is a great picture book to introduce to your children that there is a world beyond what they see and that God made all of it, including us. I read the book to my children and they enjoyed it thoroughly. My boys ages 10&7 understood the subject matter and the way it was presented, perfectly. 

 This book addresses the fact that the main character Thomas was faced with an issue that though very common among our world today many children are not faced with it at such a young age. The issue--- does God exist? I know my boys haven't known any other option. But I sure am glad I can be the one to explain it to them. Thats what this book is all about. How to think through this question and how to answer it when faced with it.


 Book Summary:
 Thomas and his father escape to their backyard tree house most evenings to watch the night sky through a telescope. Thomas is dazzled by what he sees of God’s creation, but he has questions. “Dad, how do we know God is out there?” he asks one night. “I know the Bible says He’s there. But how do we really know that’s true?” Together, Thomas and his father begin to examine the cosmological evidence for God’s existence. 

 This is the first in an exciting new series of picture books designed to introduce kids to important questions of the Christian faith in terms even pre-readers can understand. Read this aloud with your family, and you’ll come away knowing that “the heavens declare the glory of God and the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” (Psalm 19:1).

 This book was a great conversation starter for our boys and this will help them address the subject matter if ever confronted with it. The retail price for this book is $16.00 and can be purchased at this link. Apologia is the publisher of How Do We Know God Is Really There, and this is the first book in the series that addresses very simple, yet complicated questions in the Christian Faith easy enough for the youngest of readers to understand.