Apologetics for kids: a review (How do we know God is really There?)

Disclaimer: I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Kids ask some tough questions, challenging our knowledge of physics, biology, and especially our faith. Why is the sky blue? Why doesn’t a ball keep rolling? Why does my tummy growl when it’s hungry? How do we know God is really there? I don’t know about you, but I like to be equipped to give them good answers, answers that will equip them for sharing and defending their faith—apologetics for kids!

apologetics for kids | Melissa Cain Travis Young Defenders series Melissa Cain Travis’s book How do we know God is really there? does an excellent job of defending the faith in a way that is easily understandable on a child’s level. It’s simple apologetics for kids that follows an engaging story line. The story takes place as a conversation between father and son as they look through a telescope in a treehouse. The dialogue throughout the story is relatable and makes the content easy to follow. The book is recommended for children ages 6 and up. However, it would be helpful for your child to understand the basic ideas of galaxies, time, and space.

apologetics for kids | Melissa Cain Travis Young Defenders Series

The book takes a “first cause” approach to answering the question. In other words, it takes us back to “how did all this get here in the first place.” The book addresses discoveries from Edwin Hubble (that objects in space are moving further apart) and presents a case that the opposite also has to be true (in reverse, all those objects would come closer and closer until they collided into nothingness). Something outside of time and space with a desire to create (a person) had to have initiated the “something from nothing.”

apologetics for kids | Melissa Cain Travis Young Defenders series

Our children are 6 and nearly 5, at the lower end of the recommended age, but they thoroughly enjoyed the book and illustrations. My husband used this book during our family Bible time in the evening, taking the time to explain some things as we went along. My children did not understand everything, but it was a great starting place for us. And the kids enjoyed it enough to ask for us to read the book on the following night as well.

Apologetics is really important to our family, important enough that my husband is pursuing a master’s degree (his second) on apologetics. So not only is this kid-approved, it’s Hubby-approved too. (wink!)

apologetics for kids | Melissa Cain Travis Young Defenders series

Because our children are young, this will be a book we read to them a few different times as their understanding grows. I love being able to not only lay a foundation of apologetics in their life at a young age, but also to lay the groundwork for our astronomy study this next year in school. I will be bringing this book out a lot as we study more about galaxies and outer space!

I was very impressed with this book and would highly recommend it. Answering our children’s questions is one of our most important jobs as we disciple them. Having help to answer those tough questions—priceless!

You can preview samples of How do we know God is really there? at Apologia Press. The book is available for purchase for $16 both through Apologia PressMelissa Cain Travis’s website, and Amazon.com.

How do we know God is really there? is the first in the Young Defenders series to be written and published, and I’m thrilled to begin collecting this series for my kids.

Disclaimer: I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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