Monday, November 5, 2012

A Giveaway

Yahoo!  I recently won an ESV Study Bible from a friend's ministry and along with it, they very kindly sent me three extra books!  They're speaking this bibliophile's love language.  One of the books, however, I already had so I'm deciding to pass it along to one of you.

It's Dr. Ware's Big Truths for Young Hearts and it is wonderful.


Basically, it's a book for parents on how to engage their children in theological discussions.  Each chapter includes a short teaching for the parents on the issue at hand (salvation, sin, baptism, heaven, etc...) and then includes questions to ask your child in order to get them thinking towards Christ.  Even for those of you who don't have children in your life if there's someone in your life who you'd like to converse with about the Lord this book would be a great tool to use as a resource.

So, if you want to win this book do these two things for two entrances:

1) Become a follower of my blog (If you already are, I'll count that as an entrance)
2) Leave a comment answering the following question:  What question have you found the most difficult to answer about God, Jesus, and/or the Holy Spirit?  (This can be a question from a child, teen, other adult, whoever.)


I'll start by sharing some of the doozies I've had asked me by children.  Having taught at a christian school for seven years, there have been a lot of questions.  Here are the most common:

- Do I have to be baptized to be saved?
- What is heaven like?
- How did we get the Bible?
- I don't understand this Trinity thing...
- Why does God let bad things like tornadoes happen?

Here are some more uncommon ones I've had asked by especially deep-thinking students.

- I know Jesus never sinned, but could he if he had wanted to? (By the way, Dr. Ware deals with this question in particular in this book)
- How come Adam and Eve weren't afraid when the serpent started talking to them?  Do you think all the animals talked to humans in the garden?

Deep, huh? Now, take these questions in consideration of the fact that I've only ever taught K, 1, and 2.  Seriously deep! I definitely wasn't thinking those thoughts as an elementary school kid!


So, enter away (by midnight Sunday 11/11) - I'll put all the names in a hat and have Hudson draw one out on Monday, November 12th; then I'll mail the winner the book unless I go to church with you in which I'll bring the book to you.

And because no post is complete without a picture of my little guy;
who I hope will grow up to be a deep thinker who loves Jesus with all his little heart.

1 comment:

  1. I think I've mostly had the question, "how do you explain the Trinity?"
    My answer: you can't!

    I do follow your blog- not sure if I'm supposed to do anything extra.