{review} The Ology

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This must be one of the most creative, interesting, and attention grabbing children’s books we’ve ever read. Who would have thought that teaching theology to a child could look like this!?

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I read about The Ology by Marty Machowski simply because I’ve never really thought about teaching my young children theology. When I opened the box, I was so pleasantly surprised to find a beautiful hardcover book with thick, glossy pages and pretty illustrations.

The first part of the book is the Parent’s Guide. It gives a clear overview of what The Ology is all about, how to use it with different age groups, and recommendations on books for further study. I greatly appreciate any book that makes teaching the Bible to our children of all ages easier and The Ology definitely does that.

The Ology then begins with a grand story about a little boy and a little girl looking for adventure. What they find is a magical book containing the Ancient Truths Ever New. And then the story truly begins. The Ology goes through foundational theological ideas like God Always Was and Always Will Be, God Created Everything out of Nothing At All, Sin Always Brings Judgement, God Keeps His Promise, We are Safely Hidden In Christ, and so many more.

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Each chapter is only a page or two, with beautiful but simple illustrations. They all have Scripture references around them (as shown above) so older children or parents can look up the verses for reinforcement or memorization.

At the end of The Ology, the story of the little boy and the little girl with their magical book wraps up and points them back to the ultimate Book. The Bible. There is also a section of questions and then answers for discussion or assignment. We really enjoy The Ology for reinforcement of foundational theological ideas. You can see a preview of The Ology here.

A companion The Ology CD from Bob Kauflin and Sovereign Music will also be available.

 

{I received this book in exchange for an honest review from LitFuse Publicity Group. All opinions are my own and a good review was not guaranteed.}


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