The Really Radical Book for Kids continues the exciting dive into the roots of the Christian faith started in The Radical Book for Kids. More Bible exploration, more history, and more faith-filled direction for how to live as a believer in the here and now.
Short chapters on a variety of topics will grab the interest of readers of all ages, from 8 to 80! Kids will learn about ancient kings, legendary battles, and fierce snakes and dragons.They’ll discover unusual food to make, secret codes to break, fun crafts to try, and strange planes to fly. They’ll also uncover exciting ways to read the Bible, factual reasons to believe, stunning truths about God, and incredible examples of “radical” men and women who have gone before them and trusted Jesus in challenging times.
The Really Radical Book for Kids by Champ Thornton will spark curiosity and a love for God’s Word.
Champ Thornton (PhD) is an acquisitions editor at Crossway. He and his wife, Robben, live in Newark, Delaware, have been married since 1996, and enjoy being parents to three energetic teenage children. He’s the author of numbers of books for kids and families, including The Radical Book for Kids, The Serpent Slayer and the Scroll of Riddles, and Why Do We Say Thank You? Learning to Be Grateful. You can learn more about Champ at www.champthornton.com.
Scot McDonald is an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator. Illustrated books include Wings and Feet and David’s Christmas Wish by Lisa Reinicke. He has designed and illustrated Wise Up, Walking with the Wise, and Listen Up by Marty Machowski; The Radical Book for Kids and Radically Different by Champ Thornton; and the Hearts Alive curriculum. He lives with his wife, Betty (a children’s librarian), and a senior cat in Colorado Springs.
“It is imperative for parents to catechize their kids in the fundamentals of the Christian faith, but many struggle with the best way to communicate the beauty and truth of Christian doctrine in a way that is accessible. Champ Thornton offers a creative, innovative resource that communicates timeless truths from church history, apologetics, and theology that will help parents pass down the sacred Scriptures to the next generation. You'll want this book in your home, in your children's ministry, and to liberally distribute among family and friends.”
Daniel Darling, Bestselling author of The Characters of Christmas, The Characters of Easter, and The Characters of Creation
“In an age where Christian values and teaching have fallen out of favor in the culture, it’s more vital than ever that parents are intentional about nurturing biblical literacy in their kids. Toward that end, Dr. Champ Thornton has authored a sequel to The Radical Book for Kids that’s chock-full of interesting trivia, thought-provoking questions, and scriptural truth. Families everywhere are sure to benefit from this rich and engaging resource.”
Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family
“With The Really Radical Book for Kids, Champ Thornton has done it again! The book is simply wonderful! The engaging bits of trivia, stories, biographies, activities, and illustrations connect kids to the biblical truth of the gospel in a way that is engaging and fun. The best part is The Really Radical Book for Kids will help you disciple your children. All you have to do is get a copy!”
Marty Machowski, Family Pastor; author of The Ology, Long Story Short, Wonderful, The Gospel Story Bible and Sunday School Curriculum, and other gospel-centered resources for church and home
“Kids are curious. When they encounter something new, their first instinct is to pick it up, turn it upside down, poke it, and take it apart. In the process, they are learning what the world is like and how it works. In The Really Radical Book for Kids, Champ Thornton capitalizes on kids’ impulse to figure stuff out by dismantling it. But instead of showing them a mere ant hill or snakeskin, he invites them to examine the whole life of faith as it is laid out in the Bible and church history. The Really Radical Book for Kids gives kids tantalizing truths and fascinating hands-on activities that allow them to investigate Christian faith from every angle. It’s extremely fun. And, hopefully, having poked and prodded and disassembled, young readers will then begin to put the pieces back together—closing the pages of this book with a stronger understanding of what they believe, why they believe it, and how it relates to their next adventure.”
Megan Hill, Managing Editor, The Gospel Coalition; author of Meg Is Not Alone; pastor’s wife; mother of four
“I was only a few dozen pages into this book before my nine-year-old self was hooked, just like I was with the first Radical Book for Kids. Secret codes? Check. Colorful charts? The book is packed with them. Qwazy Questions and World Record Wisdom? Yes, it even has those. Pick up a copy for your child and for the child in you.”
Timothy Paul Jones, Vice President for Doctoral Studies, Chair of the Department of Apologetics, Ethics, and Philosophy, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“The Really Radical Book for Kids is more than an interesting book filled with fun facts, colorful illustrations, and a variety of interesting topics. Champ Thornton uses concrete ideas and real-life illustrations to help children understand God and the Bible. Important biblical truths are clearly explained and appropriately applied. This book will not only capture children’s curiosity but has the potential to influence their acceptance of spiritual realities.”
Sally Michael, Author; Director of Publishing and Training for Truth78
“Do you want your kids to connect biblical truth to their real life? This sequel to the Christian Book Award-winning Radical Book for Kids will seize your entire family’s attention. They’ll discover dazzling truths about God alongside factual reasons to believe. Packed with engaging illustrations and activities, this book will ignite a curiosity for God's Word. Be amazed as God bridges the gap between biblical truth and real life in your child’s heart.”
Barbara Reaoch, Former Director of the Children’s Division of Bible Study Fellowship; author of A Jesus Christmas and A Jesus Easter
“Champ Thornton is a faithful guide to help families explore the riches of God’s Word. Not that he makes Scripture more accessible—he just has a unique way of showing us how accessible it already is. The Really Radical Book for Kids is incredibly fun and engaging, full of Gospel truths and biblical insights that will spark interest and invite us all to experience the transforming beauty of God’s Word.”
Scott James, author of The Sower, Mission Accomplished, The Littlest Watchman, and Where Is Wisdom?
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We love the Really Radical Book for Kids! This book feels like it was written for my 7.5 year old. He chooses to read it on his own and is eager to read it together. I’ve honestly almost had to take it away from him a few times because he won’t stop reading it when we have things to do and places to go! Champ Thornton definitely gets kids. He communicates theology and timeless truths in a way that is engaging and leaves them wanting more. In this book you’ll get a lot of Gospel and also science, history, archeology, crafts, jokes, and so much more! It lives up to the subtitle “more truth, more fun” and is as good or possibly even better than The Radical Book, which we also love! As a parent, you will enjoy this book. While nothing is better than watching your child’s face light up in wonder as they explore God’s world through this book, you will find the content interesting and will learn quite a bit yourself! More importantly, it will speak to your heart as well as to your child’s.