Saturday, February 17, 2018

Review: Talking With Your Kids About God

"Talking With Your Kids About God: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have" by Natasha Crain is in my opinion a value resource for parents today. These 30 conversations are grouped into 5 parts including, The Existence of God, Science and God, The Nature of God, Believing in God and The Difference God Makes. Each of the 30 chapters comprise of several pages explaining the topic at hand and how to discuss it with your kids followed by a short bulleted list of Key Points and the a conversation guide. The Key Points and Conversation Guides are very helpful to ensure the reader doesn't get muddled in the details. 

I appreciated Crain's approach, addressing many of the common arguments brought against Christianity particularly in regards to the existence of God and tension often brought into the realm of faith vs. science. I felt the last section was of particular value however as she walks us through conversations about what difference God makes. This final section is so important because it gives the "so what" to the conversation that takes it beyond mere intellectual ascent that these things are true. It is these "so what" questions that we have to address with our kids because simply convincing them there is a God or that science and religion can co-exist are meaningless if we can't help them move beyond convincing them to a place of God making an actual difference in their lives.

I did receive a copy of this book from Baker Books in exchange for an honest review.

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