Tuesday, January 28, 2020

"Jesus": A Theological Primer Series" - a bookwrap


Jesus: "A Theological Primer Series" (Big Theology for Little Hearts) 

Authored by Devon Provencher
Illustrated by Jessica Provencher

* Age Range:  4-6
* Grade Level:  PS-1
* Series:  Big Theology for Little Hearts
* Board Book:  22 pages
Publisher:  Crossway 
* Pub. Date:  Feb. 18, 2020
* Language:  English

Editorial Reviews

“Theology is not just for big people! From our very first days, it’s critical that we begin to learn about God―who he is, what he is like, and what he has done to save us in Jesus Christ. In Big Theology for Little Hearts, Devon and Jessica Provencher have provided an incredibly helpful resource for teaching your children about God and his gospel. With bold illustrations, childlike language, and beautiful simplicity, they faithfully unfold the theological truths that shape our Christian hope. If you’re a parent―or even if you’re not!―these little books will be a blessing and help to you.”
Greg Gilbert, Senior Pastor, Third Avenue Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky

“We love board books that help our littlest children easily understand the deep truths of the gospel. With beautiful illustrations and simple definitions for theological terms, the Big Theology for Little Hearts board books are a great resource for parents who want to lay a biblical foundation for their young children.”
Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler, Cofounders, Risen Motherhood

“Delightful pictures, clear style, and faithful theology! Big Theology for Little Hearts will engage our children and launch us into teaching our little ones about our Lord.”
Christopher W. Morgan, Dean and Professor of Theology, California Baptist University; editor, Theology in Community series; coeditor, ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible

“Devon and Jessica have done an outstanding job of creating an engaging series for children that plainly sets forth the gospel. These books will surely serve to clarify thoughts that little ones are formulating and will lead to helpful conversations along the way. The words are plain even as the concepts are profound. The illustrations are winsome and clear. I look forward to reading this series to my grandchildren. What a worthy addition to the libraries of all who seek to teach big truths to children!”
Mary K. Mohler, Director, Seminary Wives Institute; Wife of R. Albert Mohler Jr., President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Devon and Jessica have provided a tool for parents to introduce their children to attributes of God and deep theological truths without leaning on cliches like ’the old man upstairs.’ And while Jessica hasn’t tried to draw a picture of the eternal, immortal, invisible God, she has drawn captivating images that will give little hearts memorable concepts of who this God reveals himself to be throughout Scripture. I couldn’t be more excited to use these books in my family and pass them on to other families in my church.”
Brian Zunigha, Elder, Redeemer Baptist Church; Director of Discipleship Ministries, California Baptist University

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

Jesus Is Fully God." 

This theological primer has some pretty big words in it:  incarnation, rescuer, sinless, prophet, priest, atonement, resurrection that will need some explaining to a young child.  The  board book covers the life and purpose of Jesus and why He came to earth to live among humanity.  

Although the words are difficult to comprehend they are perfect words to discuss and teach to your little ones as they are the cornerstone of Christian beliefs.  The illustrations are large, simple and bold.  I wish the book had started out with the nativity scene so little ones could see the humble beginning that Jesus was born into.  

"Each book in the Big Theology for Little Hearts series introduces a big idea from the Bible with concise definitions and engaging illustrations to help young minds gain a foundational understanding of God's word.
With each volume written to complement all the others, this series is designed to help children develop a cohesive framework of theology that includes God, creation, humanity, Jesus, and the gospel-allowing you to start having crucial conversations with your children as early as possible."

This husband and wife team have done a wonderful job of putting a great theological resource into the hands of parents, teachers, and caregivers.  I recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!!!!!

Meet the Author and Illustrator

  Devon Provencher is pursuing an MA in Islamic studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary after having spent three years in college ministry with the North American Mission Board. 

  Jessica Robyn Provencher is an illustrator, the wife of Devon, and a mom of two children. She studied visual arts at California Baptist University and now designs products for Illustrated Faith, illustrates custom family portraits, and is the author of ABC: An Illustrated Alphabet Primer.

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