Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A review of 'How Do We Know God Is Really There?' by Melissa Cain Travis

How Do We Know God Is Really There? is a children's book that is great to read when our children ask that exact question, as parents we've all had the question.  Twinkle Toes has asked this question, or those similar to it, many times.  I always answer her openly and honestly but never really feel like she 'got it', until reading this book.  Hebrews 11:1 tells us 'Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."

When we first got this book in the mail, we opened it and she immediately read the book to me while sitting on the floor next to me while I was working.  The story starts out with Thomas (the main character) and his father getting ready for their nightly routine.  Every night they get their flashlights and go out to the tree house that they built together, but this night was special, Thomas's dad was bringing his telescope and they were going to get to see Saturn's rings tonight!  The story continues to go on about how sometimes you can't see something, but it is there.

This story is written out so nicely that it's really for any age child, Twinkle Toes is 9 years old and she loves this book, we've read it quite a few times and the story gets better and better each time, and each time we read it we get to discuss it further, I can also see that young children and toddlers would enjoy having this book read to them.

How Do We Know God Is Really There? by Melissa Cain Travis, illustrated by Christopher Voss is available to purchase from Apologia for $16, and according to Apologia this is only the first of a series of books in this collection!  At $16 you may feel that this is a bit steep for a children's book, however I am looking at this book not only as a children's book, but as a wonderful book to keep in my resource library, it's that good!

I love the last sentence of the book, Psalms 19:1 "The heavens declare the glory of God and the skies proclaim the work of His hands."

1 comment:

  1. I agree, great book for the library! Can't wait until the next in the series! :)