Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Litfuse Review: The Ology by:Marty Machowski

The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New
About the Book:
A Page-Turning Storybook of Theology for Kids

In the cellar of the old stone cathedral, Carla and Timothy uncover a life-changing treasure, a carefully wrapped ancient book known as The Ology. What adults might describe as a beautifully illustrated storybook of systematic theology, the kids discover to be a story of adventure, mystery, and wonder that leads them to the truth about God, themselves, and the world around them.

Truth is for kids, not just for adults! So The Ology gives kids of all ages a beginner’s theology book to help them understand who God is and how we, as his children, relate to him. Arranged within a traditional systematic theological framework, each truth in The Ology is also connected to the larger redemptive story of Scripture. The doctrine of God, for example, is presented in the larger framework of creation, where the attributes of God are more clearly on display. The Ology takes abstract theological concepts and makes them easier to understand with the use of creative examples, illustrations, and analogies. The goal is not to say everything that could be said about a theological topic, but rather to share the key thoughts behind a theological concept. The Ology is a starting point to learning theology and aims to create a hunger and desire in children to learn more as they grow older. 

Designed for six-year-olds through preteens, this flexible resource includes built-in adaptations for use with younger or older children, so that entire families can enjoy it together. Read The Ology to preschoolers, read it with grade-school kids, and let older kids discover the “hidden” truths by reading the corresponding Scripture passages for each section. However you read it, The Ology will give your children a gift that will last a lifetime—a solid foundation of life-changing biblical truth that will point them to the God who loves them and gave himself for them.

A Companion The Ology CD from Bob Kauflin and Sovereign Music will also be available. Check out this preview! 

My Review:
 This is a great book to teach our children the basics of Theology. I found lots of interesting information that they could use to better understand the Bible and all that it teaches us. In the beginning of the book we are introduced to two characters by the names of Carla and Timothy. The two children come across a box with an interesting note attached. The note reads that the box contains a rare children's book with a long history and so begins the children's quest to see exactly what this book is all about. 

 Complete with scripture The Ology teaches your children so many things that I'm sure they didn't even know and maybe a little bit that the parent didn't even understand. So it is a great book for the whole family to use use and learn from. It opens the Bible up to you in a whole new way. With over two hundred pages and very muted, simple illustrations The Ology will provide lots to talk about at the dinner table.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.