Disclaimer: I was provided the Picture Book Apologetics series for reviewing and hosting a giveaway. All opinions, however, are my own and have not been influenced by the author/publisher in any way.
It’s never too early to start teaching your kids about apologetics. That may seem like a big, complicated word meant only for biblical scholars, but it really just means “defense”.
And our children should be prepared with one in a world that rejects and mocks biblical values.
In raising the next generation of believers, it is crucial that we not only teach them the beliefs of Christianity through our words and actions, but also how to defend those beliefs. By the time they are ready to leave the safety of our nest, they should be adept at recognizing the many worldviews influencing our culture and be equipped to challenge these assumptions.
So many youth go off to college these days and encounter students and professors for the first time of radically different viewpoints, who sink their faith. If they haven’t been adequately prepared beforehand “to make a defense to everyone who asks to give an account for the hope that is in [them]” (1 Peter 3:15), they may be swept under by the current of atheistic arguments.
Even very young kids can begin to learn why they believe what they believe. J.D. Camorlinga of Picture Book Apologetics has put together an excellent series that introduces children to some of the most common arguments against Christianity and the existence of God.
Each of the brightly illustrated books follows James and Ruth, two children who encounter a different animal character that presents a direct challenge to their beliefs.
Through the engaging stories, kids are able to grasp biblical truths in their simplest form, which will build a sure foundation of faith for later in life. Each of the books creatively help children identify logical fallacies and refute often repeated arguments heard from skeptics.
I personally loved the opportunity to discuss some deeper issues of faith with my kids, while enjoying quality time reading. I also appreciated the helpful suggestions for parents at the end of each book, too, of ways they can practically illustrate the lessons through real life examples.
And now I am super excited to give away a copy of Pig and the Accidental Oink! to one person! In it, James and Ruth meet a grumpy pig that challenges their understanding of the creation of the universe. They learn how to defend their faith using the Kalam cosmological argument, common sense, and Scripture.
The giveaway runs from Monday, August 22 through the end of the day Sunday, August 28. The winner will be notified the following day! Please enter in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win:
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