Our children are bombarded daily with competing messages. Every song, movie, book, TV show, blog, and game is full of ideas - ideas about God, people, truth, beauty, and right and wrong. Not all of these ideas are true. Some are deceptive and even destructive. The What We Believe series helps children learn to discern the truth by using God's Word as a lens through which to view the world around them - to see everything the way God sees it.
Easy to use for the whole family, this is the first book in a four-part study that introduces young people, ages 6-14, to the basic truths of the Christian faith. Through engaging stories, creative notebooking, and fun activities, they will come to know and trust our loving God while building an unshakable faith to last a lifetime.
©2009 John Hay and Apologia Educational Ministries (P)2011 John Hay and Apologia Educational Ministries
"An excellent resource that our family will be using to guide our worship times!" (Timothy Paul Jones, PhD, editor of The Journal of Family Ministry)
"A powerful inoculation of truth that will help protect our young people and make them better ambassadors for Christ." (Frank Turek, co-author of I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist)
Yes, the material is fantastic
She was the main narrator, but there were kids and others with small roles.
There are several things that should be changed. It is wonderful if you are following along with the book and listening at the same time. I listen to it in the car with my children, and this is problematic.
1. The audio is rushed. For example, when questions are asked that require a response, pause just a bit to give time for the parent to stop the playback. That is just one area. There are many times like that where there is not time to really think about anything or even time to pause before the narrator goes on to the next sentence or topic. There's hardly time to realize that a new section has been entered. Like a long run on paragraph when in fact there are several sections. There are also Bible verses being read, but again, they are just bundled so fast into whatever is bracketing them, that there is no time to pause or reflect.
2. The quality is tinny in places and hard to hear. There are times when music is being played in the background while the narrator is reading, and you must strain your ears to hear what is being said. I have tried to adjust this by using 'spoken word' or 'vocal booster', but it hasn't seemed to work.
3. This is a sad part but needs to be said. There is a young man who plays a part in the short stories in the book. His story reading is not good. It is very mechanical, slow, and distracting. There is also a short story where the characters have evil voices and other accents and it is so poorly done that you cannot understand what is being said.
Besides all that, this book is really wonderful. I love the way it teaches anyone to stand on the Rock-God's Word. For that reason alone, we will power through all the audio issues. So, as car ride material, this is not a great option. To use for younger children or others who can't read well or on their own, this is a fantastic resource. You really should have the book and follow along or you will miss too much.
I chose to get the Audible version of this book to assist my children as they use the hardback book for their Christian Studies class. We all love the book and the material it covers. However, the narrator makes this book painful to listen to. I really wanted to like her, but the more we listened the more we just wanted to turn the speakers off.
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