Many of you know that the Brookside Institute is all about building and reinforcing foundations of the Christian faith. A big way this happens is through classes we offer that ground and grow people in the faith - classes where people and Dig Deep, Learn Good, and Launch Well.
But let's be honest: We need a lot more than just classes to do this. One of the additional ways we can build and reinforce foundations of the Christian faith is by instructing our families and interacting with them about Christian truth, values, and behavior. Parents are not a cul-de-sac of equipping, where truth enters but can't proceed. In the biblical picture of families, parents are a conduit of a biblical worldview, "owning" Christian truths and value themselves, and then passing these same truths and values along to their children. (Check it out in Deuteronomy 6:4-9.)
All this is why I'm so excited about Kevin DeYoung's new book, The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden.
This book is designed to help kids (and parents) better understand the Bible and how it tells the biggest (and best!) story ever - from the Garden of Eden, to the cross of Jesus Christ, to the new heavens and new earth that God has promised.
Here's a quick video promoting the book:
And then check out even more about the book (description, endorsements, excerpts, etc) by clicking here.
The next step step is to get the book! (And then to read it, and use it!)
Finally, don't forget D6 is starting soon at Brookside Church - a program we offer for parents and kids with the values of Deuteronomy 6:4-9 in mind. Learn more about D6 and get signed up here.
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