The Jesus Creed series teaches how to live out Jesus' command to love God and to love your neighbor as yourself. When an expert in the law asked Jesus for the greatest commandment, Jesus responded with the Shema, the ancient Jewish creed that commands Israel to love God with heart, soul, mind, and strength. But the next part of Jesus' answer would change the course of history. Jesus amended the Shema, giving his followers a new creed for life, the Jesus Creed: loving God with heart, soul, mind, and strength, but also loving others as themselves.
Sharing God’s Love, the children’s companion to The Jesus Creed, can transform kids as they learn to love God and to love one another, intentionally. Join Aksel and Finley throughout their day at home and school as they discover how to live out the Jesus Creed, remembering: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. Love your neighbor as yourself." This is a great resource for Sunday School classes.
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Parents know what the great theologians know: Good theology for future grown-ups should start now. Start when kids are little, start with books that become their favorites that they want to return to over and over again. This book is profoundly and delightfully that. Foundational, critical truths told in the warmth of story and the brilliance of memorable illustrations, this is one for every home of faith. If a generation of children made the words in these pages their creed, it’d change the world — and eternity.
Every young family can read this together, not just once but often. If kids can grow up and embrace the Jesus Creed at work, it will impact their faith and future.
God’s design — from children to parents to grandparents — is love. We cannot begin teaching our children soon enough that following in the way of Jesus is to love God and to love others. Sharing God’s Love is a wonderful place to begin with your children and your church.
Like all parents, Aaron and I are always on the hunt for ways to teach big ideas to our little people, and this book makes it easy. I love the illustrations, and I love that by the end, my kids have learned a creed they can carry with them, through childhood and beyond.
Parents desiring to raise their children in the Christian faith instinctively want to help their children learn to love God and love others. However, talking about spiritual things can often feel abstract and difficult to translate. This delightful books serves as a great resource for parents who want to show their kids what loving God and others looks like. Further, it can serve as a springboard that introduces a language of faith into everyday family conversations. Read it. Read it again and again. And adopt the story into your own family rhythms.
I am always on the look out for books that come along side the work of pastoring small children, and Sharing God’s Love: The Jesus Creed for Children, is such a book. It beautifully and simply shows theological truth at work in the spiritual lives of children, the exact kind of thinking, knowing, and being I encourage in the lives of our own children on a weekly basis.
Scot McKnight, Ph.D. is Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard Illinois. He is the award-winning author of The Jesus Creed, 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed, The Real Mary, Embracing Grace and Praying with the Church. Scot lives with his wife, Kristen, in the Chicago suburbs and has two children, Laura and Lukas, and two grandchildren.