Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Book Review of Answering Your Kids' Toughest Questions by Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson

The back of the book says: 
"What should you say when your five-year-old asks about his dying grandma? Or when your seven-year-old wonders if the devil is real? Or when the sixth graders in your Sunday school class are talking about a tragedy they heard about on the news? When it comes to the dark and tragic aspects of our world, it can be hard to know what to say and how much.

Mother/daughter team Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson will carefully walk you through difficult conversations, one topic at a time. Speaking from personal experience, informed by child development research, these two moms offer practical insights and age-appropriate guidance.

Talking about tough topics may not be as hard as you think, and, more important, you'll see how these conversations can lead to meaningful discussions of God's unchanging goodness." 

Children have never-ending questions, and those questions are often tough ones.  This book is a great tool in helping parents answer those questions.  It covers the following questions: what is sin, why do people die, who is Satan/what is hell, why do people get divorced, why does the Bible say that/difficult Bible stories, why and how do some people sin sexually, why does God let natural disasters happen, why do people fight and kill, and the good news that should always be shared. Each chapter goes into an answer for the parent to the question and then it has a section for talking to your kids separated into different age groups.  I think that this is a great book if you are a parent and need some help answering your kids questions.  I definitely recommend it.

*I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.*

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