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

Bruce A Ware

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

Bruce A Ware

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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 Little 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.

"A theologically rich resource to aid parents in training their children. Anyone who wants to help children grow in their love for Jesus and understanding of the Bible needs this book."
- Mark Driscoll, Pastor of Mars Hill Church, Seattle; President of Acts 29 and The Resurgence



- Publisher "A theologically rich resource to aid parents in training their children. Anyone who wants to help children grow in their love for Jesus and understanding of the Bible needs this book." - Mark Driscoll, Founding Pastor, Mars Hill Church, Seattle; President, the Resurgence; President, Acts 29 Church Planting Network"This is a great book for children and their parents on the classic doctrines of the faith. I heartily recommend it to every parent!" - Dennis Rainey, President, FamilyLife"My conversion and discipleship as a young girl were significantly influenced by my parents reading to our family a book that taught biblical doctrine to children in a systematic way. The church today must be intentional in passing on to the next generation the core and precious beliefs on which our Christian faith rests. To neglect that responsibility is to leave those who come behind us vulnerable to every wind of (false) doctrine and to risk their rejecting our faith altogether. Big Truths for Young Hearts is a rich resource for parents, teachers, and others who care about helping the next generation know and love God and his ways. In addition to being a theology course for children and young people, it is also a great refresher course for adults." - Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Author; Radio Host, Revive Our Hearts radio program"Imagine a respected theologian devoting himself to training a new generation of pastors and scholars in the seminary classroom. Now imagine him driving home at night to teach that profound theology in simple terms to his children at their bedsides. Now imagine this father compiling those bedside conversations into a book available to all pastors, parents, and children alike. Imagine no more. My friend Dr. Bruce Ware has done it." - C. J. Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Ministries"I praise God that this book has been written and that a person of Bruce Ware's theological stature has taken seriously the potential of theological training in the first two decades of life. Although this tool can serve different instructional venues, I cannot help but see the gift this is to Christian parents and to dads in particular who are charged with the spiritual instruction of their children. The foreword alone is worth the price of this book and more than enough inspiration to follow Bruce's example in the faithful instruction of his two daughters. What Christian father would not want to be remembered by his adult children as a man who loved the gospel and who faithfully imparted the truth on which they now firmly stand. Dear brothers, imagine the impact on future generations if our children could grasp what has taken some of us decades to understand. Take this beautifully written, Bible-saturated, God-centered, theologically comprehensive summary of the truth and teach it diligently to your children, and until your children leave your home talk of it when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up." - David Michael, Pastor for Parenting and Family Discipleship, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis

- Publisher

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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 Little 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.

"A theologically rich resource to aid parents in training their children. Anyone who wants to help children grow in their love for Jesus and understanding of the Bible needs this book."
- Mark Driscoll, Pastor of Mars Hill Church, Seattle; President of Acts 29 and The Resurgence


- Publisher

"A theologically rich resource to aid parents in training their children. Anyone who wants to help children grow in their love for Jesus and understanding of the Bible needs this book." - Mark Driscoll, Founding Pastor, Mars Hill Church, Seattle; President, the Resurgence; President, Acts 29 Church Planting Network"This is a great book for children and their parents on the classic doctrines of the faith. I heartily recommend it to every parent!" - Dennis Rainey, President, FamilyLife"My conversion and discipleship as a young girl were significantly influenced by my parents reading to our family a book that taught biblical doctrine to children in a systematic way. The church today must be intentional in passing on to the next generation the core and precious beliefs on which our Christian faith rests. To neglect that responsibility is to leave those who come behind us vulnerable to every wind of (false) doctrine and to risk their rejecting our faith altogether. Big Truths for Young Hearts is a rich resource for parents, teachers, and others who care about helping the next generation know and love God and his ways. In addition to being a theology course for children and young people, it is also a great refresher course for adults." - Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Author; Radio Host, Revive Our Hearts radio program"Imagine a respected theologian devoting himself to training a new generation of pastors and scholars in the seminary classroom. Now imagine him driving home at night to teach that profound theology in simple terms to his children at their bedsides. Now imagine this father compiling those bedside conversations into a book available to all pastors, parents, and children alike. Imagine no more. My friend Dr. Bruce Ware has done it." - C. J. Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Ministries"I praise God that this book has been written and that a person of Bruce Ware's theological stature has taken seriously the potential of theological training in the first two decades of life. Although this tool can serve different instructional venues, I cannot help but see the gift this is to Christian parents and to dads in particular who are charged with the spiritual instruction of their children. The foreword alone is worth the price of this book and more than enough inspiration to follow Bruce's example in the faithful instruction of his two daughters. What Christian father would not want to be remembered by his adult children as a man who loved the gospel and who faithfully imparted the truth on which they now firmly stand. Dear brothers, imagine the impact on future generations if our children could grasp what has taken some of us decades to understand. Take this beautifully written, Bible-saturated, God-centered, theologically comprehensive summary of the truth and teach it diligently to your children, and until your children leave your home talk of it when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up." - David Michael, Pastor for Parenting and Family Discipleship, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Bruce A Ware

Dr. Ware (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is Professor of Christian Theology at Southern Seminary, along with Thomas Schreiner, has co-edited The Grace of God and the Bondage of the Will and Still Sovereign. He also has authored Gods Lesser Glory: The Diminished God of Open Theism, Gods Greater Glory: The Exalted God of Scripture and the Christian Faith, and Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, and Relevance.

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Big truths for OLD hearts too!
5 stars By Joel Radford, Nov 19 2012
If you want to study systematic theology then you have a number of options available to you. Most people should own a good major systematic theology that they can consult by authors such as Berkhof, Bavinck, Reymond and Grudem. But to pick up one of those tomes and work your way through it can be daunting - I'm yet to read one cover to cover. Usually they are consulted as reference works; you use them to look up answers to particular questions.

So what do you read if you want a good introduction to the major doctrines of the Christian faith? I highly recommend Ware's book 'Big truths for young hearts'. The book comprises nine chapters on all the essential doctrines:
(i) God's word and God's own life as God;
(ii) God as three in one;
(iii) Creator and rule of all;
(iv) Our human nature and our sin;
(v) Who Jesus is;
(vi) The work that Jesus has done;
(vii) The Holy Spirit;
(viii) Our great salvation;
(ix) The church of Jesus Christ.
Each chapter is then divided into smaller sections which are closed with questions and suggested memory verses.

The reason I like it as an introductory text is because it is a systematic theology designed for children. Why would I then be recommending it for adults? Because theology scares most people. And rightly so - after all we're not God and so it makes sense that it is hard for humans to get their heads around God. But Ware's "kid's" book is not difficult - in fact it is enjoyable to read, rather than painful. The language is simple, the illustrations are easy to grasp and all the core doctrines are covered.

If you're trying to understand the big truths of Christianity and can humble yourself enough that you're willing to profit from a child's book, then Ware's book is a good first stop. 
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  • Catalogue Code 288264
  • Product Code 9781433506017
  • ISBN 1433506017
  • EAN 9781433506017
  • Pages 240
  • Department General Books
  • Category Devotions
  • Sub-Category Family Devotions
  • Publisher Crossway
  • Publication Date Mar 2009
  • Sales Rank #67479
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 18 mm
  • Weight 0.340kg

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