"Resurrection, because Jesus gives life to the dead;
Before he was risen, he gave his life in our stead.
See, all of us will die, returning back to the dust;
But he’ll raise us like Lazarus—we just have to trust.
Without sin, he is righteous, born of a virgin.
By his resurrection, our salvation is certain.
Now he is risen, ruling, and reigning,
Soon he’ll be returning, to begin the final raising!"
Catechism can be fun! The Acrostic of Jesus is a joy to read over and over again, and a brilliant tool to help kids gain a greater understanding of Christ. Young readers will learn “Christology”—the study of Jesus. The more we learn about Jesus, the more reasons we have to love him!
By giving children an alphabetical list of the names and attributes of Jesus written with a rhyming beat, Jonathan Gibson and Timothy Brindle make The Acrostic of Jesus fun to read and simple to memorize. Each characteristic, A to Z, weaves together a beautiful picture of who Jesus is and why he came to earth.
Using the alphabet to teach about God has a rich history in the Bible, especially in the Psalms and Lamentations. Several of the psalms—notably Psalm 119—begin with letters of the Hebrew alphabet, forming an acrostic that spells out the entire alphabet.
The authors make learning Christology easy and enjoyable. Their book shows Jesus as he is, not “just to know about him more in our brains, but to know him as the God of glory who reigns.”
Illustrated by C. S. Fritz, The Acrostic of Jesus is the second in the series, An Acrostic Theology for Kids, introducing children ages five to eleven to systematic theology uniquely on their age level.
Jonathan Gibson, PhD, is ordained in the International Presbyterian Church (UK) and serves as Associate Professor of Old Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. He is the author of The Moon Is Always Round and coauthor of Acrostic Theology for Kids series. He is married to Jackie and they have four children: Benjamin, Leila, Zachary, and Hannah.
Timothy Brindle, ThM, MDiv, is a Pastor at Olive Street Presbyterian Church (PCA), and a candidate for the PhD in Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary, where he serves as the Senior Stewardship Officer. He is the author of The Unfolding and has released several Christian hip-hop albums since 2003. He is coauthor of Acrostic Theology for Kids series. Timothy and his wife, Floriana, have nine children and live in Philadelphia.
C.S. Fritz grew up on a farm in Oregon, where he milked cows and had a pet pig. To escape the endless chores C. S. would draw. As a young child, his family moved to Arizona, and it was there he has spent most of his life, married the love of his life, and had two wild kids. C. S. is an award-winning author and illustrator of The Cottonmouth Trilogy, Good Night Tales, The Moonman Cometh, Seekers, Good Night Classics, and Acrostic Theology for Kids series.
“Whoever said solid theology is only for adults neither understands children nor theology! This wonderful series persuasively speaks deep truth to children and grown-ups in an imaginative, memorable way. It will revolutionize the way they learn the things that matter most in life.”
William Edgar, Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia; jazz musician
“Biblical professor and parent, Jonny Gibson, and hip-hop artist and parent, Timothy Brindle, have crafted a readable and reliable series for basic Christian doctrines. We parents just might find ourselves discovering some new treasures along with our kids!”
Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology, Westminster Seminary, California
“The Acrostic Theology for Kids series is a fun and engaging way to introduce kids (and their parents!) to important Bible words and concepts!”
Nancy Guthrie, Author of What Every Child Should Know About Prayer
“Learning is helped by memory aids and using the alphabet in this way is especially great for kids. It helps them remember AND gives them a sense of accomplishment, since they already know the alphabet and can tie new ideas to it. Looking forward to hearing Timothy rap it!”
Elizabeth W. D. Groves, Lecturer in Biblical Hebrew, Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia; author; performer
“God has chosen to make use of rhyme to help his people better learn and remember his truth. In The Acrostic of Jesus: A Rhyming Christology for Kids, TimothyBrindle and Jonny Gibson have given parents and teachers a simple resource to assist children in learning the deep theological truths about Christ. Additionally, they have highlighted the importance of knowing the Lord's Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and the Apostle's Creed. This is a richly creative resource.”
Nick Batzig, Senior Pastor, Church Creek PCA, Charleston, SC; associate editor, Ligonier Ministries
“Every Christian parent as well as pastors and leaders of Christ’s Church are always in need of Biblically faithful and effective instruments to assist in communicating the Gospel clearly to the “lambs” in the flock. This volume fulfills that desire beyond expectation with its effective teaching style, as well as interest attracting presentation, while communicating the life-changing power of the Gospel and call to Christ allowing children ‘to come unto Him.’”
Harry L. Reeder III, Pastor Teacher, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama
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