Book Alert: Big Truths for Young Hearts

UncategorizedJared KennedyComment
Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of GodI only purchased one book while at the Gospel Coalition this week.  It was this one:  Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God by Bruce Ware. Dr. Ware serves as an elder at Clifton Baptist Church and has served as Professor of Christian Theology at Southern Seminary since 1998.  In his latest book, Dr. Ware equips parents of 6-14 year-olds to guide their young children through all major Christian beliefs  in an understandable, chapter-a-day format. Dr. Ware is a friend of Sojourn.  I've been blessed by his help with our policies and procedures for childhood conversion and baptism.  I also remember his speaking at Sojourn during one of our Summer Learning Parties in 2007.  You can read the ContentsIntroduction, and Chapter 1 of Big Truths for Young Hearts online for free.  I hope to begin blogging through the book later this month.  Here is some of the high praise this book has received from other friends of Sojourn:
"A theologically rich resource to aid parents in training their children.  Anyone who wants to help children grow in their love for Jesus and understanding of the Bible needs this book." Mark Driscoll, Pastor, Mars Hill Church, Seattle; President of Acts 29 and The Resurgence
"Imagine a respected theologian devoting himself to training a new generation of pastors and scholars in the seminary classroom.  Now imagine him driving home at night to teach that profound theology in simple terms to his children at their bedsides.  Now imagine this father compling those bedside conversations into a book available to all pastors, parents, and children alike.  Imagine no more.  My frind Dr. Bruce Ware has done it." C. J. Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Ministries
"I cannot help but see the gift this is to Christian parents and dads in particular who are charged with the spiritual instruction of their children.  Take this beautifully written, Bible-saturated, God-centered, theologically comprehensive summary of the truth and teach it diligently to your children, and until your children leave your home talk of it when you sit in your house and whn you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up." David Michael, Pastor for Parenting and Family Discipleship, Bethlehem Baptist, Minneapolis