Thursday, September 29, 2005

Book Recommendation #3-I Believe in Jesus by John MacArthur

“I Believe in Jesus” is John MacArthur’s debut as a children’s author, and he does very well. Starting with creation, MacArthur looks at who God is, how sin came about, what sin is, and the consequences of sin. From here he looks at Jesus and the Gospel. He presents the Gospel in terms of what Jesus did, and what it means. He encourages readers to come to Christ and lets them know how.

He shows the entire Trinity at work. While he doesn’t neglect the work of the Father or the Holy Spirit, he focuses on Jesus, and explains clearly why He had to die, and what that means.

This book also shows how theology can be expressed so even children can understand. I have heard others who can do this too, MacArthur isn’t the only one, but he does it remarkably well. The basic information in the book would also be a good starting point for teaching ANYBODY about Christ and the Gospel. It deals with the seriousness of sin, and although it doesn’t go into details, it does mention there is a place of punishment that is forever.

MacArthur’s daughter, Melinda, illustrates the book. She uses simple and clear watercolours to illustrate scenes from the Bible, and children today listening to the Gospel.

I received “I Believe in Jesus” from MacArthur’s ministry-Grace To You. This book is an excellent resource to enhance teaching children about God. If you want to check it out then click here


Blogger Rae Whitlock said...

I've recently rediscovered my love for MacArthur's teaching. I'll have to check out this book.

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