I want to thank Christian Focus Publications for providing me with a copy of Words about God in return for my honest opinion.
“Ants are not elephants,
and nights are not days.
But God differs from us
in even more ways!”
~ Nicholas Choy
One of the challenges we face as parents when we begin to disciple our children involves vocabulary. After all, how do we explain words like ‘holy’, ‘eternal’, ‘just’, and ‘aseity’?….
Hold the phone. I’m not sure I know what aseity means.
Enter Nicholas Choy, an architect in London, and graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois. Mr. Choy has written a wonderful book for Christian Focus Publications called Words about God to Help You Worship Him.
Words about God is a 60-page, hardcover, full-color picture book aimed at ages 3-11. Each 2-page spread addresses a different word that describes God in some way.
Mr. Choy often uses metaphors to place a concept within reach of growing minds. My favorite is the explanation for ‘incarnate’. Mr. Choy compares Christ abandoning His godly glory to become human to an elephant that desires to become friends with ants. The elephant is too big and wonderful to converse with ants on an intimate level–but imagine the elephant abandoning its glorious size and position to shrink so that the ants can see him and converse with him. Jesus came to our level so that we could learn from Him. The picture is pretty cute, too. There are a bunch of little ants all over the page, and one teeny, tiny little elephant.
Words About God is an excellent resource for children ages 3-11. Because of the way it’s written, it can be used with multiple ages, making it perfect for family worship, devotions, or bedtime. Words about God is a helpful resource–one that’s brightly colored, fun-to-read, with cute illustrations. It’s another must for the theology-for-little-people section of your bookshelf. (And for those of us adults who want to know what ‘aseity’ means!)
You can purchase Words About God at:
Some more Christian Focus books for 4-7 year olds reviewed at Thinking Kids:
- 365 Great Bible Stories by Carine Mackenzie
- Great Kings of the Bible by Deepak Reju
- What is the Gospel? by Mandy Groce
- Words About God to Help You Worship Him by Nicholas Choy
- Colour the Psalms by Carine Mackenzie
Or just check out the Thinking Kids book review indexes for:
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- Christian Books for Preschoolers
- Christian Books for 4-7 Year Olds
- Christian Books for the Middle Grades
- Christian Books for Middle School
- Christian Books for High School
- Christian Books for Kids’ Devotions
- Christian Books about Parenting
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~ Danika Cooley
Danika Cooley is the author of When Lightning Struck! The Story of Martin Luther (Fortress Press, 2015), Wonderfully Made (CF4K, 2016), and Bible Road Trip. Her work has been featured in internationally-recognized children's magazines over 150 times.