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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Book Review~The God Puzzle

As a parent, I'm always looking for ways to help my son understand our Christian beliefs.  Understanding the Bible can be hard, even for adults.  The God Puzzle-How the Bible Fits Together to Reveal God as Your Greatest Treasure, is a wonderful resource for parents and Church teachers.  It presents the Bible as one seamless story, and shares deep truths in a way kids will understand. 

The God Puzzle was written by Valerie Ackermann, a children's ministry professional for many years. It is an easy to use workbook for ages 7-12, but I think it could be used for all ages, and would work as a family devotional as well.  There are 36 lessons on different topics, starting with Who is God? and ending with What are We Looking Forward To? 

Each lesson contains:
*Get the Facts-reading and answering questions about the lesson topic, puzzles, bible verses
*Read It-relevant Bible verses
*Talk About It-Questions to answer about the lesson topic
*Talk to God About It-Space and prompts to write a prayer letter to God. 

At the back of the book are three Appendixes-Books and Divisions of the Bible, The Names of God, and Where Do I Read in The Bible When I'm Feeling _______?.  All verses used in The God Puzzle are taken from NIV or ICB (International Children's Bible). 

I think The God Puzzle is a wonderful tool for parents.  All of the lessons point to Christ and having a personal relationship with him.  After finishing all of the lessons, a child would have a strong foundation in understanding the Bible.  We have not finished the entire book yet, but all the lessons we have finished have gone well and my son is learning a lot.  I like the way the lessons are laid out, and the flexibility in doing the lessons. The pictures are cute and colorful, and the type is just the right size.  I wish I would have had The God Puzzle for my two oldest, now adults. 

For more information on The God Puzzle and more resources, visit www.leadmetoGod.com You can also purchase your own copy at the website. For more reviews, click here. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Litfuse Publicity. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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