Thursday, October 7, 2010

Book Review: God's Mighty Acts in Salvation

God's Mighty Acts in Salvation. Starr Meade. 2010. August 2010. Crossway. 87 pages.

Looking for a book of family devotions? You should definitely consider Starr Meade's God's Mighty Acts in Salvation. It's designed for use with children--aged 8 to 12. Forty messages that provide deeper insights (though still incredibly kid-friendly) into the book of Galatians. Why Galatians? Well it's an important letter that is all about getting the gospel right. It focuses on what the true gospel is, gives warnings about listening to false gospels, and highlights the fruit of the Spirit.

From the Introduction:

"Bible" means "books." The Bible is one big book, made up of sixty-six smaller books. One group in the sixty-six is the group of "epistles," or letters. Some New Testament epistles were written to one person, but most of them were written to whole churches. This book will help you look at several big ideas from one of those epistles, the epistle to the Galatians. "Galatians" were people who lived in Galatia, like Americans are people who live in America or Russians are people who live in Russia.

The message of Galatians is just as important today as it was when it was written. Today, too, some people try to say that what Jesus has done to save us is not enough. 

From "What Can You Add to Perfect?"

Which of these is the true gospel? (A) Jesus has done all that we need to make us right with God or (B) Faith in Jesus plus keeping God's law makes us right with God.
Before you choose, consider what it means for something to be perfect. If something is perfect, it couldn't possibly be any better. There's absolutely nothing wrong with it and nothing missing from it. (20)
I loved this book. I loved the subject, the focus. Loved hearing these kid-friendly definitions of grace, love, and justification. Loved the depth of it.

Each reading is two pages; each includes an "As for me and my house..." extension activity. (Similar to Starr Meade's Bible story book, Mighty Acts of God and God's Mighty Acts in Creation.)

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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