Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Who is God? {And Can I Really Know Him?} ~ A Review

Who is God And Can I Really Know Him? is the first book in Apologia’s Biblical Worldview Series {a total of four books are planned for this series}.



According to Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary, worldview is defined as: the way someone thinks about the world.

There are many worldviews held in today’s society including secular humanism, socialism, Marxism, and postmodernism.  This unique resource, published by Apologia in partnership with Summit Ministries, focuses on the biblical Christian worldview. 

I found this wonderful quote in the introduction of Who Is God? that I think sums up what Apologia purposed for this book:

With the lessons contained in this, the first book of the What We Believe series, you will lay the essential foundational truths upon which the biblical Christian worldview is built: God is truth, and He reveals His truth to people…

In this 252-page hardbound book you will tackle questions like “Where am I building my life?” and “If God created the world, why isn’t it perfect?” {these are some titles of actual chapters in Who is God?}

Lesson components like vocabulary, scripture memorization, and notebooking suggestions help your kiddos understand and apply the information they are learning {through text, stories, and related articles} in Who is God? so that the learning becomes meaningful. 

Apologia also includes components in Who is God? that will help you {the parent/teacher} implement this resource easily.  Each chapter begins with The Big Idea which contains a brief overview of what you have learned so far, and a What You Will Do section that lets you know the learning objectives for the lesson.

There are also free notebooking printables that correspond with the lessons in Who is God? on the Apologia website.  You will be able to access these after you purchase the book.

This unique resource contains 10 chapters/lessons.  The authors provide a sample lesson schedule in the book’s introduction section {also titled “How to Use This Book”}.  This sample schedule has your kiddo working on each lesson three days per week for two weeks.  However, this is just a sample schedule.  They intentionally designed this resource to be adaptable, so that you can use it to meet your family’s individual needs.

Although I appreciated the recommendations that the authors provided for how to implement this book, I decided to use it as a read aloud with my kiddos {mainly ds9}.  This worked really well for us especially because of the conversational style of Who is God?

The variety of components/sections in each chapter also made it easy to find good stopping points during each of our reading sessions.  And the “think about it questions” and notebooking activity suggestions were great discussions starters for us after each read aloud session was finished.

My Thoughts

As Christians, my husband and I desire to teach our kiddos to have a Christian worldview.  Before encountering this book, my husband and I had been on the lookout for a resource that we could use with our kiddos that would help us teach them the Christian worldview. 

We were delighted when we received Who is God? as a review product.  This book looks as if it will do an excellent job in helping us equip our children with a solid foundation in our Christian faith and we think it will be an awesome resource to use during our family devotion time.

More Information

Who is God? is intended to be used with kiddos ages 6-14.  You can view a sample chapter of this book and the table of contents here

This resource can be purchased on Apologia’s website for $39.00.  Once you purchase the book you are also given access to free resources for this book, including notebooking pages that correspond with each chapter in the book.

Apologia {in partnership with Summit Ministries} has planned a total of four books for their Biblical Worldview Series.  You can read more about this series on this page

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I received a free copy of this book in order to provide an honest and unbiased opinion of our experience with this product.  I did not receive any further compensation for my review.



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