It’s Okay to Be Curious
What does it mean to be Christian in today’s world? Who is the Holy Spirit? How do you become a Christian? These are all tough questions for adults to answer for themselves, let alone find the words to explain them to children. 365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids sets out to help children explore the answers to these tough questions. As parents, or those mentoring youth, it is great to have resources like this to help answer those tough questions. 365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids is a daily devotional and questions about God, the Bible, and faith are answered in a loving way that points children to God’s plan and His love.
Parents will appreciate the thorough research and accuracy for this wide range of theological, historical, and faith topics. In addition to faith topics, this devotional addresses topics such as Christian traditions, the historic growth of Christianity, how to become a Christian, and what it means to be a Christian in today’s world. A helpful and complete index of questions includes the following topics: time; God; God’s promises; Jesus; God’s Holy Spirit; the Bible; the Old Testament; the New Testament; Christianity; prayer; the Church; Christian seasons, holidays, and traditions; being a Christian here and now; and eternity.
Each devotion is written so that it can be read and enjoyed on its own at any time, and many include a “Want to know more?” cross-referencing section at the bottom of the devotional for the extra-curious child who wants to learn more. At the end of the book, a special section called My Notes and Prayers offers several lined pages for the thoughtful young reader to write his or her thoughts and prayers.
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“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:1-4
Be curious! If we have grown up in the Christian faith, often times we can be content with believing things at face value or not questioning things because they “have always been that way.” Take time this week to explore some of the things that you are curious about in your faith. It could be a specific Bible story, a theological question or a tough topic. It can even be helpful to get together with some friends and be curious together. Find a book, like 365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids or another resource to help answer your questions. For adults, we like Evidence That Demands a Verdict, Case for Christ and Case for Faith.
Ask questions. It is okay to ask questions. Whether it is a question about God, how to become a Christian or why something happened, it is okay to ask questions. Take your questions to God through prayer. It is also great to ask a trusted friend, small group leader or pastor to help you find the answers to your questions. Remember, no single person is going to know the answer to all your questions and sometimes even God does not reveal to us why a particular thing happened. We must remember to trust Him even when we cannot fully understand something.
Help others find their answers. God has placed you in a position to help others find the answers to their questions. It could be your son or daughter, their friends, co-worker or classmate. Take time this week and pray and ask God to show you someone that you can encourage in their faith. Have a conversation with them and get to know more about them. Usually as we get to know people and they feel more comfortable with us, they are more willing to open up and ask questions. While you may not know all of the answers to their questions, express to them that you are committed to helping them find the answers. It might mean going to a pastor, small group leader or researching it together. It also might mean praying and trusting God that He will show you the answer in His time.
We were given a copy of 365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids to review by Frontgate Media, all of our thoughts and opinions are our own.
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