The Radical Book for Kids: Exploring the Roots and Shoots of Faith

by Champ Thornton

Hardcover, 2016



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New Growth Press (2016), 272 pages


"The Radical Book for Kids is a fun-filled explorer's guide to the Bible, church history, and life for children 8 and up."--Page 4 of cover.

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LibraryThing member vintagebeckie
Wow! I am so impressed with The Radical Book for Kids. Its subtitle is Exploring The Roots And Shoots of Faith, and it delivers what it promises. Not a stuffy reference book, but an exciting and entertaining look at God, Jesus, the ancient and modern world, and a life lived in faith, this book will
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keep your kids busy for hours and hours. Each 3-4 page chapter is packed with nuggets of knowledge as well as scripturally-based truth. I loved the chapters devoted to men and women who lived for Christ (Augustine, Bunyan, Luther, Lottie Moon, and more) — great historic examples to learn about and emulate, as well as discussions of topics that kids deal with daily — like anger, fear, and friendship. Thornton also includes cool activities. Who wouldn’t want to know how to make a sling, a sundial or a catapult? The word nerd in me loved the Latin phrase and Greek alphabet chapters. I wish this book had been available when my kids were growing up. (I really wish it had been available when I was growing up!) The author explains that this book is to be read by kids on their own, but what a fabulous resource it would make for family time reading and devotions.

Highly Recommended.

Audience: kids ages 8-14 (and their parents when the kids are in bed)

(Thanks to the publisher for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)
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Christian Book Award (Winner — Young People's Literature — 2018)


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Physical description

8.7 x 8.6 inches


1942572719 / 9781942572718

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