Review: Cassie & Caleb Discover God’s Wonderful Design

May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace.” Psalm 144:12

16100925Written by: Susan Hunt and Richie Hunt                                  Publisher: Moody Publishers Hardcover: 96 pages

Book Description – Boys and girls, from 5 to 8 years of age, will love the fun world of Cassie and Caleb, two energetic and inquisitive children discovering the beauty of God’s wonderful design. Through twenty beautifully illustrated short stories, followed by an interactive time between parent and child, your children will learn:

  • The creational principle that “God created man in his own image . . . male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27) is extraordinary!
  • That Jesus is in all of Scripture. The Bible is not a collection of disconnected stories; it is the one big story of the Triune God redeeming His people.
  • God’s Word is our authority and His Glory is our purpose.
  • That when we belong to Jesus we belong to His covenant family, the Church.
  • A Biblical framework for living and thinking.

The authors do not underestimate the power of the Holy Spirit in the heart and mind of a child. This book intentionally uses the rich language of faith, and then builds meaning around the words and concepts as the stories proceed, providing children the words of life.

About the Authors – SUSAN HUNT is the wife of retired PCA pastor Gene Hunt, mother of 3, and grandmother of 12. Susan is the former Director of Women’s Ministry for the Presbyterian Church in America and is author of several books for women and children. She teaches a weekly Bible study for women in her church and has spoken for women’s conferences throughout the country and in several other countries.

RICHIE HUNT is the Director of Children and Youth Ministries at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Georgia. He co-authored Big Truths for Little Kids, My ABC BIble Verses, and My ABC Bible Verses from Psalms. Richie is married and the father of three children.

My Review – “Who’s better?  Boys or Girls?”  Thankfully, I haven’t had this conversation with my 5 year old son…yet.  He knows that boys are different from girls and that they have different interests.  For example, girls like to play with princess dolls and boys like to play superhero.  But what does God have to say about boys and girls, male and female?Through Cassie & Caleb Discover God’s Wonderful Design, your child(ren) will discover what God says about boys and girls.  That is, God created man in his own image and that He created them male and female.  Since He created us male and female we are different, but we are equal because He created us both is his image.

Each chapter introduces a different theme and biblical truth about God’s wonderful design.  There is a bible verse, short story and a section called “Let’s Talk.”  In this section, there are questions for you and your child(ren) to discuss, bible verses to read and talk about, and also a prayer to say together.  Some of the chapters include catechism, a question-and-answer method of teaching.

I really like the illustrations in this book and that the stories are short enough to keep my young child’s attention.  The message of each chapter is simple and clear.  I also like that the book includes catechism, which we have not done in our home yet but am excited to try it out.  There is a recipe for Granny Grace’s Snickerdoodles at the end of the book. What a fun activity to do with the kids!

Fun fact…there were different versions of the book’s cover and I was given the opportunity to vote on one of them.  It’s neat to see that the cover I picked was the one they decided to use for publication.  =)

 

 

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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