Do you think that theology is only for brilliant professors and academicians? Think again! Theology or the study of God is the most important curriculum we could offer our children. We need to teach our children to think for themselves about God and His Word at a deep level.
Maybe you agree, but you feel a little bit too rusty in your own grasp of theology to be able to coherently teach it to your tweens and teens.
Don’t worry, there is a solution!
The book, Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God by Dr. Bruce A. Ware is written specifically for parents desiring to teach their children Biblical theology.
Dr. Ware is not only a professor of Christian theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he is also a father who has a huge heart for teaching children to appreciate the greatness of God from an early age and a huge heart for encouraging fathers to lead their families in the study of God’s Word. Big Truths for Young Hearts is a compilation of the truths that he taught his own daughters as he sought to give them an understandable grasp of Who God really is.
Big Truths for Young Hearts covers these topics:
1. God’s Word and God’s Own Life as God
2. God as Three in One
3. Creator and Ruler of All
4. Our Human Nature and Our Sin
5. Who Jesus Is
6. The Work That Jesus Has Done
7. The Holy Spirit
8. Our Great Salvation
9. The Church of Jesus Christ
10. What Will Take Place in the End
Big Truths for Young Hearts will give you a rock-solid platform from which to begin the study of theology with your family.
Each chapter is broken up into sections which can be read in ten to fifteen minutes. At the end of each section are a couple of “questions for thought” plus a suggested memory verse. The information in this book is explained in simple to understand terms (though the concepts are things that brilliant minds have struggled with for thousands of years).
I would recommend this book for families with tweens and teens. You will probably find yourself learning new things and remembering some old things as you go through this book with your family.