Sunday, July 02, 2006

Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers

I may have mentioned the series "Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers" before on this blog, but this past weekend I read a couple of them for the first time, and highly recommend them as short, simple, attractive volumes that teach God-centered theology. Here are the four titles:

Big Thoughts For Little Thinkers: The Trinity
Big Thoughts For Little Thinkers: The Gospel
Big Thoughts For Little Thinkers: The Scripture
Big Thoughts For Little Thinkers: The Mission

What follows is a description of the series and a sketch of the author, as found on

Book Description
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.

About the Author
Joey Allen is a missionary and artist who desires to see people all over the world worship God for who He truly is. Joey has traveled to Bangladesh, China, India, the Philippines, and Russia to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia and was awarded the Cliff Chandler Graphic Design Scholarship. He is currently working on a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. Joey and his wife Christy currently reside in Dallas, Texas.