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by Paul Gould
A modern myth is that learning and fun are incompatible. Learning is boring, drab, and dull. Entertainment is exciting, stimulating, and captivating. Never—or almost never—the two shall meet, or so the common myth goes. Sadly, this incompatibility between learning and fun is often perpetuated within the church.
What is a Christian parent to do in this environment? How can we help our children see the truth of Christianity in a world that shuns patient reasoning, complexity, and clarity?
J. Warner Wallace recently provided a great resource to help kids see why Christianity is true. A cold-case detective, Wallace created a book, along with his wife Susie Wallace, Cold-Case Christianity for Kids, that engages a child’s sense of wonder and adventure. It is both entertaining and valuable as a tool for learning the case for Jesus.
I was curious how a child would respond to the book, so I gave it a try with my nine-year-old son, Josh. Here’s a little report, a play-by-play of my experience reading him the book:
I asked Josh if I could read him a book that tells us why Christianity is true. He was immediately interested. He replied by jumping into my lap, and snuggling down as I flipped the book open…
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