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144 pages
May 2010
ZonderKidz

Case for Faith for Kids, Updated and Expanded

by Lee Strobel

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Review:

In the kids’ version of his best-selling apologetics book, The Case for Faith, Lee Strobel deals with some tough issues in ways that are easy to understand. Geared toward the upper elementary and middle school crowd, The Case for Faith for Kids answers questions such as, “Do all religions lead to God?” and “Why does God let bad things happen?” It assures kids that it’s okay to have questions as a Christian, because seeking the truth will make their faith stronger. At the end, several fiction stories reinforce the main points and provide questions for discussion.

The motto of this book is found in Matthew 7:7-8: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” The Case for Faith for Kids helps the reader understand that God wants Christians to seek truth and look for answers.

Strobel doesn’t skimp on content just because he’s writing to a younger audience. He uses research and interviews with experts to answer skeptic’s questions. The theology is simplified, and the questions, especially about suffering, aren’t as deeply explored as they are in his book for adults. That said, Strobel resists the temptation to give kids a quick, easy answer that explains everything.

Illustrations, interesting analogies, and suggestions for activities add to the kid-friendliness of the book. At times, the humor can be a bit corny, but even the silliest examples don’t seem to be talking down to kids or making light of the tough issues. In fact, the entire book recognizes that kids have hard questions too, and they deserve answers that they can understand. This is great book for kids who want to know why they believe what they believe. – Amy Green, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com

Book Jacket:

You meet skeptics every day. They ask questions like: Why does God allow bad things to happen? Can you have doubts and still be a Christian?

Here’s a book written in kid-friendly language that gives you all the answers.

Packed full of well-researched, reliable, and eye-opening investigations of some of the biggest questions you have, Case for Faith for Kids is a must-read for kids ready to explore and enrich their faith.