Talking with Your Kids about God: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have

November 17
by Natasha Crain
Published by Baker Books Genres: parenting

“In today’s increasingly skeptical and hostile world, how can you prepare your kids for the challenge and doubts they will inevitably face?”

The above question is one you, as a parent, may be asking yourself. It’s a question thoroughly covered as I read through a complimentary copy of the book featured below.

Talking with Your Kids about God: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have

As a mom of two grown children, I see that I overlooked some of the important conversations addressed in this book. Our local church has taught many of these topics in our weekly family Bible studies, so my children aren’t completely in the dark. However, as a parent, I see the importance of these the following topics through conversations at home:

  • The Existence of God
  • Science and God
  • The Nature of God
  • Believing in God
  • The Difference God Makes

How each religion believes regarding “the one true God” vs. “many gods” is one a conversation I would like to have with my older children. They know that there is only one true God, yet the book has shown me how the other religions believe. My children need to be aware of these false teachings with all that is being thrown at them in the world.

There are a few more conversations from this book I would like to have with my older children; I have yet to have any of the conversations with my youngest, apart from the fact that there is a God who loves him very much.

I am looking forward reading through this book a second time, at a slower pace, to compare the provided answers to God’s Word. I didn’t find anything that sounded incorrect, but I always try to compare what I’m reading to the truth in God’s Word.

Talking with Your Kids about God Book Cover Talking with Your Kids about God
Natasha Crain
Religion, Parenting
Baker Books
October 17


About the Book

Christian parenting is hard work and it's getting harder. Parents have a deep desire to pass on their faith, but fear that today's increasingly skeptical and hostile world will eventually lead their kids to reject the truth of Christianity. That leaves many parents feeling overwhelmed--uncertain of what they can do to help their children, given the difficulty and extent of the faith challenges they will face. This practical and timely resource gives parents the confidence of knowing what to discuss with their children and how to discuss it in order to facilitate impactful conversations that will form the basis of a lifelong faith. In a friendly, parent-to-parent voice, Natasha Crain identifies 30 specific conversations about God that parents must have with their children, organizing them under the categories of - the existence of God - science and God - the nature of God - believing in God - the difference God makes Chapters are sequenced in a curriculum-oriented way in order to provide a cumulative learning experience. Content is readily adaptable for use with kids of any age (elementary through high school).

About the Author

Natasha Crain is a popular blogger, author, and speaker who is passionate about equipping Christian parents to raise their kids with an understanding of how to make a case for and defend their faith in an increasingly secular world. Her blog, Christian Mom Thoughts, attracts more than 25,000 readers each month. The author of Keeping Your Kids on God's Side, Natasha has an MBA in marketing and statistics from UCLA and a certificate in Christian apologetics from Biola University. A former marketing executive and adjunct professor, she lives in Southern California with her husband and three children.

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