The Radical Book for Kids by Champ Thornton Review


A kid-sized explorer’s guide to faith and life

The Radical Book for Kids is a fun-filled explorer’s guide to the Bible, church history, and life for boys and girls age 8 and up. Along with examining some of the most exciting realities in the universe, the handbook is vibrantly illustrated and chock-full of fun facts and ideas. Deep truths are communicated to elementary and middle-school aged kids while stimulating their curiosity and sense of adventure within a gospel-centered framework.

This power-packed book is “radical” in more ways than you might think! It is “radical” in the sense of the original meaning of the word, “going to the root or origin.” The Radical Book for Kids will take children on a fascinating journey into the ancient roots of the Christian faith. But it’s also “radical” in the more modern sense of being revolutionary. Kids read about men and women who learned to trust Jesus and stand for him—displaying radical faith—even when everything seemed against them.

But The Radical Book for Kids is also “radical”—meaning fun or cool—in the eyes of a child. Kids read about ancient weapons (and how to make one), learn about jewels, create pottery, discover ancient languages, use secret codes, locate stars, tell time using the sun, play a board game that’s 3,000 years old—and more.

Check out the table of contents, skip around, or read straight through. However a child chooses to explore it, The Radical Book for Kids will open new vistas for their imagination and help to make straight paths for their feet.

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About the author:
Champ Thornton grew up in the Carolinas. He is presently an associate pastor at Ogletown Baptist Church in Newark, Delaware. Beginning in 2003, he pastored in South Carolina and later served as director of SOMA, a ministry training school in Columbus, Ohio. Champ is also the author of God’s Love: A Bible Storybook, and of Bible curriculum for early and upper elementary-aged children.
My Thoughts: The description of this book really intrigued me and I wasn’t disappointed. This book contains tons of fun Biblical facts, presented in a fun way. There are also some great lessons, including “what to do when you’re afraid”, “How to pray”, and “Can you prove that God exists?”. It also includes some great stories of men and women who gave their lives for Christ.
The book is packed with illustrations and photographs and diagrams…it’s just a fun book to read.
My 10 year old daughter loves this book, she was eager to share some of the things she found in it with her dad when he got home from work the day it arrived. It is perfect for kids ages around 8 and up.
I also like that this book does not need to be read straight through…the reader can easily skip around to various pages.
Overall this is a great book that is very informative and fun for children and adults alike.
My Rating: 5 stars
I received this book from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review.

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