The Acrostic Theology Book Series for Kids is a four-edition book series that invites children to learn theology so their “knowledge of God’s big picture is better.” This series is written by authors Jonathan Gibson and Timothy Brindle. The four books include “The Acrostic of Salvation”, “The Acrostic of Scripture”, “The Acrostic of Jesus”, and the “Acrostic of God.”
You will find that these are a fun and simple read for children with beautiful illustrations from C.S. Fritz that enforces theology concepts.
Recommended ages – for ages 5-11
Bundle Price – $44.17 at New Growth Press
Reading Level- Early Preschool
Our Favorite Part – That these can be used with our entire family and everyone learns something new! They truly minister to a variety of ages!
Where can I buy these books, what are the best ages for these books, and where can I buy them? Let’s dive deeper into those questions.
The Acrostic Theology Book Series
You will find four books in this series and each one is uniquely done to explain a theological truth in more depth. There are even plans for a fifth! It only takes 5-10 minutes to read through each of them. The authors claim that kids are not too young to learn theology and I couldn’t agree more! Theology is simply the study of God and anyone can do that, even in the simplest ways.
The Acrostic of God
This is the first book in the series and the goal is to help children make God their “awesome treasure”. This book and the remaining were inspired by John Calvin who simplified the Genevan Church Catechism for that children could better understand the truths. The books are not strictly in a catechism style (with questions and answers), but they are written in the same type of tradition.
The book uses the alphabet to guide the reader and also helps the kids memorize the truths.
On each page, you will find a name, attribute, or title. For example, letter A says “Almighty” and then uses 4 simple lines to communicate what almighty means. It also references Revelation 1:8 at the bottom of the page.
The Acrostic of Jesus
“Christology” is the study of Jesus and this rhyming book explores how to teach kids truths about Jesus in a quick, fun, and simple way. This is the second book in the series and the authors come back with quick truths on each page and more scriptures where families can explore that truth in deeper ways.
The prologue explains that they want kids to see at the end of this book that “Jesus came for me,” which is an excellent truth for kids to understand!
The Acrostic of Salvation
The third book in the series explores the study of soteriology! What is soteriology? It is the study of how God saves us. This is such an important book for little kids to listen to and start to understand.
The books can be read straight through or used as a part of a family devotional time where you take one letter a day to meditate on with accompanying scripture.
Here is a brief quote from the prologue of the book:
Let’s read the acrostic of salvation
For Jesus and ihs work to be our foundation.
We’ll read it, rap it, we will sing it – it’s fun!
Till Jesus comes back and his kingdom has come.
The Acrostic of Scripture
The Acrostic of Scripture makes catechism fun! Or at least that is the claim that the authors make, and I think they do an excellent job of this claim.
This is the fourth book in the series In the back of the book, there is a QR code that will take kids to an audio track where author Timothy reads the book in rap style.
This is actually the book we have had the longest and my kids love looking through the pictures and guessing which part of the Bible the page is talking about.
The layout is the same in each book.
The book starts with an explanation of the series from Jonny Gibson and Timothy Brindle. They speak to the inspiration of the books and how to use them in your family. It’s a great introduction and I recommended that you read it to understand the heart behind these books.
Next comes the prologue which differs slightly for each book. The prologue is one page and introduces in a rhyming style the theological truth that the book is exploring.
The remaining pages go from A-Z and each page starts with a heading that begins with the corresponding letter. The concept is explored in a rhyming, sing-song way, and then the page ends with some scriptures to explore.
On the last page of each book, there is a QR code to listen to author Timothy Brindle read the book in rap style. It is quite entertaining!
The Acrostic Theology book series is recommended for ages 5-11. However, younger ages can enjoy it as well. My favorite part of this series is that it is so family focused! A variety of ages can truly enjoy these books and learn something from them. I have thoroughly enjoyed a brush-up on theology and even learned some new terms!
Where to Buy the Really Radical Book for Kids
I highly encourage you to buy these books from New Growth Press as a bundle as it is a great publishing company that is producing gospel-filled books for all ages. The bundle is also going to be cheaper than buying individual books.
These smaller companies need more of our support than Amazon does! Don’t worry though, there’s no condemnation from me if you choose to buy from Amazon, as I frequently use them too. Just please consider shopping away from it when you can.
I have provided both links for your convenience!
We have so many New Growth Press-published books and we have never been disappointed with the content. Another recent favorite has been the Really Radical Book for Kids.
Final Mom Thoughts
I have said it before and I know I will say it again, you will never regret teaching your children Biblical truths! This is a great book series to invest in and read to your children on a regular basis. They are packed with theology and the study of godly principles! If you snag one of these books or even all of them, let me know, I would love to strike up a conversation with you!
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