The-Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New
A systematic theology for families. Beautifully illustrated, this Bible-saturated book introduces children to the reformed doctrine in a clear, understandable way. Divided into 11 sections, The Ology of God, of People, of Sin, of the Promise and the Law, of Christ, of the Holy Spirit, of Adoption, of Change, of the Church, of the End Times, and The Ology of God's Word engagingly teach 71 gospel centered truths. 257 pgs, hc.
The 2-4 page short stories engage children and adults, teaching Biblical doctrine with illustrations, Scripture references and additional Scripture. The back of the book includes questions (and answers) that support the doctrinal reading. Questions are appropriate for elementary to middle school ages. Introductory information for teaching Biblical doctrine is included in the parent guide at the front of the book. Includes glossary of theological terms in child-friendly language. Tremendous resource for family devotions or children's church. ~ Deanne
In the cellar of the old stone cathedral, Carla and Timothy uncover a life-changing treasure, a carefully wrapped ancient book known as The Ology. What adults might describe as a beautifully illustrated storybook of systematic theology, the kids discover to be a story of adventure, mystery, and wonder that leads them to the truth about God, themselves, and the world around them.
Truth is for kids, not just for adults! So The Ology gives kids of all ages a beginners theology book to help them understand who God is and how we, as his children, relate to him. Arranged within a traditional systematic theological framework, each truth in The Ology is also connected to the larger redemptive story of Scripture. The doctrine of God, for example, is presented in the larger framework of creation, where the attributes of God are more clearly on display. The Ology takes abstract theological concepts and makes them easier to understand with the use of creative examples, illustrations, and analogies. The goal is not to say everything that could be said about a theological topic, but rather to share the key thoughts behind a theological concept. The Ology is a starting point to learning theology and aims to create a hunger and desire in children to learn more as they grow older.
Designed for six-year-olds through preteens, this flexible resource includes built-in adaptations for use with younger or older children, so that entire families can enjoy it together. Read The Ology to preschoolers, read it with grade-school kids, and let older kids discover the hidden truths by reading the corresponding Scripture passages for each section. However you read it, The Ology will give your children a gift that will last a lifetimea solid foundation of life-changing biblical truth that will point them to the God who loves them and gave himself for them.
- A beginners book of systematic theology in the form of a beautifully illustrated storybook
- Clearly explains life-changing theological truths with everyday examples and simple language that kids can understand
- Takes abstract theological concepts and makes them easier to understand with the use of creative examples, illustrations, and analogies
- Designed for six-year-olds through preteens, with built-in adaptations for use with younger or older children, so that entire families can enjoy it together.
The Ology is a book of systematic theology written especially for six-year-olds through preteens. The author, who has six kids of his own, has intentionally created a vivid resource, full of analogies and word pictures that help kids grasp difficult theological concepts and understand how each truth is connected to the larger redemptive story of the Bible. Built-in adaptations and activities help parents with younger or older kids make the material accessible and engaging for the whole family.