God is the greatest storyteller, and throughout the Bible he uses creative and inspiring ways to help us learn Biblical truths. He often uses the "things of this world" such as clouds, the sun, oceans, darkness, deserts, light, the wind, water, earthly creatures, parts of the human body, and everyday things around the house (to name a few!) to teach us eternal truths. In the Old Testament, God teaches us his timeless wisdom from the Book of Proverbs. In the New Testament, Jesus tells numerous stories, called parables, to help teach deep spiritual lessons. He uses common concepts such as farming, money, fig trees, soil, doors, and fishing to teach important life lessons.
The practical teachings contained in Proverbs were inspired by God and given to mankind over 2,000 years ago. The book was written around 920 B.C. primarily by King Solomon. According to the Bible, he was the wisest man who has ever lived. While 920 B.C. was a long time ago, his teaching principles still hold true for today!
Proverbs for Kids is a series of four devotional books covering over 100 proverbs designed to teach children Biblical truths in a fun, easy, and entertaining way. These concepts captivate the imagination and help kids understand important truths in a language they can understand. What's more is both kids and adults who read to them will enjoy these informative and colorful books. The books are especially good for kids between 5 and 11 years of age. This particular volume in the series shows how God uses 24 Things Around the House to help explain foundational spiritual truths. As we look at common things around the house, we see God teach us his wisdom. The three other books in this series are about Parts of the Human Body, Earthly Creatures, and Things in Nature.
Each of the four books in the series contain Teachable Truths and the Take Home Points to explain the proverb(s) in more detail. There are Other Key Verses from the Bible to reinforce the point of the proverb. Many of these verses of scripture serve as great memory verses!
The Conclusion at the end of each topic reinforces the main point of the Proverb to make memorable teaching. The four books in the Proverbs for Kids series are easy to navigate with enlarged pictures that accompany the associated Proverbs.
The Proverbs for Kids book series coupled with the time you invest reading to your kids or grandchildren will engrain Biblical wisdom they can draw on for the rest of their lives!
With so many difficult challenges we face to raise godly children in today's upside down culture, it is important to introduce them from a young age to God who loves them dearly. Learning about God together is the right way to go and will enhance our family relationships even more.
As you read through Proverbs for Kids, you will be able to picture yourself growing up in Israel during Bible times to see how God used Things Around the House to teach us his wisdom. That wisdom is the same today as it was yesterday. Through the Holy Spirit, may God use this book to draw many young hearts and minds toward understanding spiritual truth and right ways of living. I hope this inspirational book will be a great adventure for you.
Enjoy and Happy Learning (or Reading)!
Robert M. Gullberg, M.D.