Theology for 4-7 Year Olds

Are you ready to teach your preschool and elementary age children deep theological truths about the Trinity, the Scriptures, the Gospel and Missions? If so, then I found a series of books today that will help you fulfil that noble ambition. It is a series of books titled Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers. These four books were both written and illustrated by Joey Allen. According to the publisher’s description on their website (New Leaf Press) these books provide “Fundamental teachings about God written in simple but accurate language.” The website further describes these books as follows:

The Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers series introduces children ages four to eight to the fundamental teachings about God based on the Bible. The most foundational teachings of the Christian faith are presented in this four-book set at a level preschool and elementary children can understand. Colorful illustrations compliment every page of orthodox Christian doctrine, creating an enjoyable learning experience for the child. In contrast to self-centered theology and watered-down Bible storybooks, the Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers series promotes God-centered theology with simple and precise teaching while offering stability and a strong, lasting connection with the faith.

• For children ages 4-8
• Teaches fundamental doctrines of the Bible
• Promotes basic theological ideas
• Builds a lasting faith at an early age
• Includes colorful illustrations on every page
• Four-book series

The Trinity promotes the doctrine that there is one God who exists in three persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This teaching is foundational for a child’s understanding of God; a fact about the Trinity is presented on each page, leading the child to a stronger faith.

The Scripture teaches children that the Word of God is true, inspirational, reliable, and dependable in all circumstances at all times.

The Mission presents the Great Commission in a manner that is easily understood by children. The world is full of people who need a Savior, and it’s up to us to share the gospel with them.

The Gospel relates a gospel message of salvation to children, at their level of understanding, planting seeds that will hopefully blossom into a Christian life of dedication to our Savior and Lord.
Each of these books are available for purchase at Amazon.com by clicking the above links on the titles. You can also order the books directly from the publisher by clicking the link above for “New Leaf Press”.

13 comments

  1. These should be “required” reading for EVERY adult in the church.

    After the adults have read them, then maybe we’ll let the kids in on it.

    Good stuff!

  2. Thanks Steve. I pray that God would raise up a generation of believers committed to teaching their children. Check out this quote from Richard Baxter as translated by my pastor. I’m so glad to be part of a church that puts an emphasis on this.

    Richard Baxter translated by John Swanson “How can a church be successful at building spiritual life in the people if that work is done by pastors alone? How can a church flourish spiritually if parents (especially fathers) neglect their duty of training their own children, when this is the primary way they can help their pastor? If God uses the work of a pastor or other leader to begin to awaken a person spiritually, a family that doesn’t care about spiritual life, never seeks God in prayer together and spends all its time together pursuing pleasure in this world will often smother God’s Word and always hinder it. However, if you could get parents to do their duty, what an abundance of good might be done! I plead with pastor and church leaders, therefore, if you desire the spiritual growth of the people in your church, do all you can to motivate and equip parents to seek God as a family in Bible reading, instruction (in doctrine), worship and prayer”

  3. Thanks everyone for your comments!

    Joe,
    I think you might have something there.

    Jeff,
    Are you still living in disobedience?

    Shawn,
    That’s my prayer as well. Thanks for the quote from Baxter. It is excellent!

  4. Thanks for the alert on this, Steve. I just bought the one on the trinity, and my 2-year-old son really likes it. I’ll be buying the others as well.

  5. Wow – I wish I had heard of this sooner. This looks like it would blend quite well with our Bible curriculum for our 8, 6 and 5 year olds.

    Thank you for providing this resource here – this is the stuff blogs should be made of.
    :-)

    SDG,
    Carla

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