Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Radical Book for Kids by Champ Thornton

ISBN13: 9781942572718
Ages 8 to 14

My thoughts: This is such a unique book for kids. Well, grown-ups, too! I am simply amazed at the amount of information - historical, hands-on, Biblical, fun - this book contains. There is character development and theology, some science and living the Christian life, and some good Bible reading or study skills. A superb mish-mash of stuff to entertain and educate as well as enthrall the kids.

Not a devotional book, but a book packed with so much "radical" information that kids can entertain themselves for hours and days - well, even weeks - with this book. Laid out in a fun, compelling manner that is sure to capture the kid's attention and keep it.

The book is attractive and sturdy. So sturdy, in fact, that you'll find it lasts through the raising of your family. That's a real plus. It might even be intact for those future grandkids and you'll be glad to have it around when they come to visit.

I wish this book had been around when my five children were growing up. I highly recommend this as a gift for that tween & teen on your gifting list.

About the book: The Radical Book for Kids is a fun-filled explorer’s guide to the Bible, church history, and life for boys and girls age 8 and up. Along with examining some of the most exciting realities in the universe, the handbook is vibrantly illustrated and chock-full of fun facts and ideas. Deep truths are communicated to elementary and middle-school aged kids while stimulating their curiosity and sense of adventure within a gospel-centered framework.

This power-packed book is “radical” in more ways than you might think! It is “radical” in the sense of the original meaning of the word, “going to the root or origin.” The Radical Book for Kids will take children on a fascinating journey into the ancient roots of the Christian faith. But it’s also “radical” in the more modern sense of being revolutionary. Kids read about men and women who learned to trust Jesus and stand for him—displaying radical faith—even when everything seemed against them.

But The Radical Book for Kids is also “radical”—meaning fun or cool—in the eyes of a child. Kids read about ancient weapons (and how to make one), learn about jewels, create pottery, discover ancient languages, use secret codes, locate stars, tell time using the sun, play a board game that’s 3,000 years old—and more.

New Growth Press is new to me. However,
I previously reviewed a couple of their
books previously. Love it!
Check out the table of contents, skip around, or read straight through. However a child chooses to explore it, The Radical Book for Kids will open new vistas for their imagination and help to make straight paths for their feet.

Meet the Author - Champ Thornton is associate pastor at Ogletown Baptist Church in Delaware. He has pastored in South Carolina and served as director of SOMA, a ministry training school in Columbus, Ohio. He is also the author of God's Love: A Bible Storybook and of Bible curriculum for early and upper elementary-aged children. Champ and his wife, Robben, have been married since 1996 and have three children.

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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Litfuse Publicity Group to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and I was not compensated.


  1. I've heard that this is a great book! Thanks for your insights!

  2. I'm going to check this one out! I think it might be a good fit for our family. Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on this week!


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