Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God

Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God

Bruce A. Ware / Feb 26, 2020
Big Truths for Young Hearts Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God Equips parents to guide their young children through all major doctrines in an understandable chapter a day format Sure it s easy to teach your children the essentials of Christian theology when you
  • Title: Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God
  • Author: Bruce A. Ware
  • ISBN: 9781433506017
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Paperback
  • Equips parents to guide their young children through all major doctrines in an understandable, chapter a day format.Sure, it s easy to teach your children the essentials of Christian theology when you re a theology professor But what about the rest of us With Big Truths for Young Hearts, Bruce Ware, you guessed it a theology professor, encourages and enables parents ofEquips parents to guide their young children through all major doctrines in an understandable, chapter a day format.Sure, it s easy to teach your children the essentials of Christian theology when you re a theology professor But what about the rest of us With Big Truths for Young Hearts, Bruce Ware, you guessed it a theology professor, encourages and enables parents of children 6 14 years of age to teach through the whole of systematic theology at a level their children can understand Parents can teach their children the great truths of the faith and shape their worldviews early, based on these truths.The book covers ten topics of systematic theology, devoting several brief chapters to each subject, making it possible for parents to read one chapter per day with their children With this non intimidating format, parents will be emboldened to be their children s primary faith trainers and perhaps learn a few things themselves along the way.
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      • Bruce A. Ware

        Bruce A Ware PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary is professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary He has written numerous journal articles, book chapters, book reviews, and has authored God s Lesser Glory, God s Greater Glory, and Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


    1. I read this for Bible it s an introduction to biblical theology, and it s a surprisingly understandable read only four stars tho because he s a little dry bahaha

    2. This is the best devotional book I have found to date for my kids Its amazing how it goes through a whole curriculum of systematic theology pitched for kids I m really enjoying doing it daily with my kids This is not watered down stuff, and while we are going fairly fast, I m hoping that some of it will stick It has a memory verse everyday and it very carefully lays the foundation for the christian faith answering all the questions a person whatever age might have when they are trying to make se [...]

    3. I greatly enjoyed the systematic theology in this book, not only for my children s sake, but mine as well I learned some church history, which is a weak area in my knowledge of the faith Truths about God were solidified in my heart and mind I will definitely be reading this book again My children will also be reading it when they reach this reading level In the mean time I will be relaying much of this as I teach them Many adults would benefit greatly from this book Very enjoyable read I also gr [...]

    4. I read this through with my 10 year old son Very helpful Each chapter is only a few pages making it possible to read one chapter each sitting It is clear and Biblical His theological position seems to be Calvinistic though he defends limited unlimited atonement In the area of spiritual gift he acknowledges differences among believers He doesn t get specific in this area though I wish he had He also seems to be of the historical premillennialism persuasion Though in this area he also doesn t get [...]

    5. HIGHLY RECOMMENDEDIn Big Truths for Young Hearts, Dr Bruce Ware talks about the basics of the faith for young people I hesitate to say children, because I think of children as 10 years of age and younger.This book originated at the request of Dr Ware s daughters They were so grateful for the lessons that he taught them at their bedside each night before going to bed, they asked him to put those lessons into a book, and Big Truths for Young Hearts was the result I have just completed the 60 devot [...]

    6. It isn t easy to teach young children about the depth and scope of Christian faith Too often they fall in love with the stories and blindly play follow the leader with their parent s faith They understand only enough to be dangerous, or easily fooled Then adulthood arrives and questions surface Finding understanding of their own can be very challenging I believe that s why there is a notable lack of young adult s from our congregations,leaving a gaping hole in our churches If true, biblical, und [...]

    7. They say the true test of understanding a subject is being able to teach it to others I ve discovered through parenting that being able to teach a subject to children is an even greater test You have to strip concepts down to bare basics in order to build further understanding on top of this foundation For many topics this is a challenge, perhaps none important and challenging than theology We want to instill a knowledge, love and understanding for the things of God in our children, but quite h [...]

    8. Bruce Ware is a teacher of theology in the seminary and in his home At bedtime Ware would take what he was teaching his seminarians and break it down into bites small enough for his children In Big Truths for Young Hearts Ware provides a rich resource for children and their parents to learn the great truths of the Christian faith The book contains several excellent illustrations of complex truths For instance, on the issue of how Jesus could experience temptation even though his divine holiness [...]

    9. This is a book that I read very quickly, but an now going through very slowly and meticulously I was intrigued to hear about a book that Bruce Ware, professor of systematic theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, was publishing at the end of 2009 A systematic theology written to be taught to and read by children In the book s introduction, Ware explains that as his daughters grew up, he began to realize that what he had been teaching them each night at their bedsides was the same [...]

    10. Big Truths for Young Hearts is an excellent foundational book on theology for tweens and teens I d also recommend this book to new believers The author did an excellent job of explaining complex topics in an understandable manner and without talking down to the reader or listener.The book felt like a Bible study with all the relevant verses included I liked how the author gave a balanced, whole Bible view of the topic and gave the verses so that the reader could see for him or herself what the B [...]

    11. I found this to be a bit different than what I expected Dr Ware has written essentially a primer for systematic theological studies in this book I anticipated the lessons being a little simpler in their language and illustrations than they actually were This isn t a bad thing though I see good application in a parent reading through this then either rereading applicable parts, or paraphrasing and illustrating in language suited for their particular child Each chapter gives a good picture of wha [...]

    12. Bruce Ware s Big Truths for Young Hearts is a fantastic book He spends the entire book walking through a systematic approach to theology, but on a level that is helpful for both kids and adults Each section ends with questions that you can walk through with your children as well.I don t think the book is written at a level that can be understood by preschoolers, and maybe not even grade schoolers, but as kids get older, this is a great introduction into the world of systematic theology I dream o [...]

    13. What an incredible resource this is I heard Dr Ware on Albert Mohler s radio show a number of years ago discussing the book I purchased it and read portions About 2 years ago, however, I decided to use this book as the foundation of a teaching series that I did with the Jr Sr High students of our church which ends this evening In essence, Big Truths for Young Hearts is a Systematic Theology, taught in clear, simple yet not simplistic terms The chapters provided a firm foundation, and launchpad, [...]

    14. Worked through this book really slowly with my two oldest kids over the last year Probably a bit advanced for my 7 year old but there were some great questions and discussions I really appreciate how the book is organized, the abundance of Scripture quoted and the balanced theology throughout If I could choose one phrase to sum up the book, it is God s glory From beginning to end the author continually brings the reader back to God s supremacy, sovereignty and glory Not a bad thing to impress up [...]

    15. This book definitely made me think how I am to present God and His truth to my dearest kids It works even as a theology refresher for adults reading it for its sake Each chapter ends with a Bible quote which summarises the truth from the chapter,and makes teaching kids easier, as well as bringing them back to the Source I found the sentence styling different to that of the usual modern American, Australian or English christian authors Overall, I am thankful for this book and its usefulness to my [...]

    16. Dr Ware has given parents a real treasure here We spent over a year on a journey through this very accessibile and readable systematic for kids and had some great discussions I was able to challenge my 12 year old while also engaging my 7 year old His style is very approachable allowing the parent to tailor to all ages and maturity levels The Gospel and the cross, as they should be, are central across the doctrinal explanations I strongly recommend this book to all who desire to raise their chil [...]

    17. Ware does an excellent job breaking down tough theological concepts in order that we can explain them to kids His depth of understanding and years of experience teaching theology to seminary students and his own children make this book easy to use Not only will you be able to help explain things I your children, I am willing to bet that you will learn a thing or two as well This book is ideal for those w elementary school aged children, but is applicable to all ages A must have parent resource.

    18. Excellent resource for teaching and discussionI used this for Bible class in our homeschool It has been a fabulous time My girls have looked forward to each day s lesson and we have had many deep and fruitful discussions about the Bible and our faith I plan to use it again in the future and have already recommended it to several friends We have such a better understanding of who God is with which we can use as a guide as we study God s word.

    19. Helpful primer of systematic theology for parents Ware boils down essential Christian doctrine in simplified lessons using illustrations and analogies that are accessible for all parents This was book was different than what I expected it to be, but due to my ignorance rather than anything on the authors part Recommended for parents looking to get a better grasp on theology with the intention of teaching their kids

    20. I savored every page of this book and cannot wait until my children are old enough to go through it with me The book is recommended for children 9 and up I learned a lot from this book, myself, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of basic biblical truths Thank you, Dr Ware, for sharing this book with us

    21. Great book The purpose is to be able to teach your children theology, but I know I learned as much if not from this book than Ian did It is probably better for older kids if you are going to read it to them, but I read the three page chapter each night beforehand and then summarized the high points with Ian A great book for understanding and articulating the gospel.

    22. Fantastic book for teaching foundational biblical truths to the young probably age 10 through tween and teen It s the job of parents, first and foremost, to teach theology to our kids, that can be reinforced in a church This is a great tool for doing that.Also good, is Christian Beliefs 20 Basics Every Christian Should Know, by Wayne Grudem.

    23. Hands down the best book on Theology for children This was one of my favorite parts of my day going over this book with our son Christ is so glorified and the gospel exalted My 9 year old loved it so much he asked if we could go through it again just as we were finishing This will be one we go over and over

    24. Great for my kids 9, 15, and 19 We have added this as our family devotions during the summer Our 9 year old really enjoys the discussion questions and is picking up on a lot of the depth than I had anticipated

    25. This will be a book I will read again only this time with my sons, once they turn 11 or 12 It is a book on theology that is written in short, bite size chunks 3 4 pages per chapter , and is very accessible to those who are younger.

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