Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Ology Book REVIEW

I am always on the hunt for Bible study products for Mr. B (and for myself) and The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever Now by Marty Machowski is a lovely addition to our growing collection.

 I liken this as a Bible Study disguised as a storybook. It is a lovely book that would be appropriate for bedtime reading, daytime read aloud, and as a Bible study. It uses "real world" analogies to make points, and is written in an easy to read, easy to understand manner.

The cover is a durable hardback, that is beautifully designed. It feels soft and smooth to the touch, yet is very durable and will hold up over time. The illustrations by Andy McGuire are amazing! I found myself just flipping through the pages, looking at the pictures!




About the book: 

The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New (New Growth Press, October 2015)

A page-turning storybook of theology for kids

In the cellar of the old stone cathedral, Carla and Timothy uncover a life-changing treasure, a carefully wrapped ancient book known as The Ology. What adults might describe as a beautifully illustrated storybook of systematic theology, the kids discover to be a story of adventure, mystery, and wonder that leads them to the truth about God, themselves, and the world around them.

Truth is for kids, not just for adults! So The Ology gives kids of all ages a beginner's theology book to help them understand who God is and how we, as his children, relate to him. Arranged within a traditional systematic theological framework, each truth in The Ology is also connected to the larger redemptive story of Scripture. The doctrine of God, for example, is presented in the larger framework of creation, where the attributes of God are more clearly on display. The Ology takes abstract theological concepts and makes them easier to understand with the use of creative examples, illustrations, and analogies. The goal is not to say everything that could be said about a theological topic, but rather to share the key thoughts behind a theological concept. The Ology is a starting point to learning theology and aims to create a hunger and desire in children to learn more as they grow older.

Designed for six-year-old through preteens, this flexible resource includes built-in adaptations for use with younger or older children, so that entire families can enjoy it together. Read The Ology to preschoolers, read it with grade-school kids, and let older kids discover the "hidden" truths by reading the corresponding Scripture passages for each section. However you read it, The Ology will give your children a gift that will last a lifetime---a solid foundation of life-changing biblical truth that will point them to the God who loves them and gave himself for them.



About the author:




Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on thepastoral staff for over twenty years. He is theauthor of the Gospel Story for Kids series, which includes The Gospel Story Bible, Long Story Short, Old Story New, and the Gospel Story Curriculum, as well as the Advent devotional and curriculum Prepare Him Room. He and his wife, Lois, and their six children reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Our Thoughts:

We found this to be a really nice book! It's a great starting point for a theology discussion. The illustrations are beautiful, and it also makes for a great "storybook" style book. It is well made, well written, beautifully illustrated, and a great book to pass down.

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**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review with no other compensation. All opinions expressed are my own.**

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