Posted by: Cathi Brese Doebler | August 10, 2009

A child’s perspective on faith

I recently read a wonderful quote:

“Children know the grace of God better than most of us. They see the world the way the morning brings it back to them.” Archibald MacLeish, from J.B., 1958

I enjoyed this quote because it reminded me that a child’s perspective is so different from an adult perspective. A young child’s mind has not been tainted by the evil and sadness of the world…it has an openness that is harder to find as an adult.

When it comes to the transition a child makes mentally when they start to grow into a young adult, there are a lot of questions they’ll have about God. A book that answers a lot of those difficult questions is The Case for Faith for kids by Lee Strobel.

Strobel does an excellent job of taking difficult questions about God and addressing them in a way that a child can understand.

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Responses

  1. Cathi –

    We got Caleb the Lee Strobel books (there’s 4 of them total) for kids about a year ago (he was 9). He really enjoyed them…which is good because he’s not into a lot of non-fiction reading just yet. Thanks for putting the name out there!

    • Glad to hear it Eric. I have information coming on another one of those four books in my next blog. Thanks!

  2. I believe we ended up with extra copies at some point and gave the extras to the FT library, in case anyone wants to check it out!

    • Thanks Darcy!


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