Oftentimes, adults think that we are here to teach kids, and that we know what they need to know. However, there are times that we can learn from kids as they have a different outlook on what goes on.
When it comes to God and the Bible, we adults need to remember that we don’t have a lock on understanding God. There are times that our kids can teach us a thing or two. As we get older, we can complicate Biblical concepts, and a child’s simplified way of looking at them can be refreshing.
In Kids Say the Wisest Things, Jon Gauger shares anecdotes of something a kid said or did, and draws out an object lesson that adults can learn from. These anecdotes are often funny, but the lessons are ones that we seriously need to consider. The stories are told with humility and create a sense of humility as the impact of what you read sets in.
Each chapter takes just a few minutes to read, and can be a good way to start your day. Besides making adults stop and take stock of what they really believe about the Bible, the book also encourages them to not think of kids as being unable to understand what God says in His word. They grasp a lot more than we give them credit for.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.