The Acrostic of Salvation: A Rhyming Soteriology for Kids (eBook)

Jonathan Gibson and Timothy Brindle
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Kids, even you can learn soteriology!
Soteriology studies how God saves us
From the wrath of God and our sin that enslaves us.
So it's not just a bunch of big words for our head,
But how Christ took the curse we deserve when he bled.

The Acrostic of Salvation is a joy to read and recite. Young readers will learn "soteriology"Ñthe study of how God saves us.

Jonathan Gibson and Timothy Brindle present an alphabet of words related to salvation, written to a rhyming beat: A for adoption, B for baptism, C for communion, all the way to Z. All the words paint a detailed and varied portrait of what salvation through Jesus is all about.

Using the alphabet to teach about God has a rich history in the Bible, especially in the Psalms and Lamentations. Several of the psalmsÑnotably Psalm 119Ñbegin with letters of the Hebrew alphabet, forming an acrostic that spells out the entire alphabet.

The authors make learning about soteriology memorable and fun. Their book shows "By faith, we're now connected to Jesus our treasure; Forgiven and changed in him, he keeps us forever."

Illustrated by C. S. Fritz, The Acrostic of Salvation is the third in the series, 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 the Acrostic Theology for Kids series. He is married to Jackie and they have four children.

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, coauthor of the Acrostic Theology for Kids series, and has released several Christian hip-hop albums since 2003. Timothy and his wife, Floriana, have nine children and live in the Philadelphia area.


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 illustrator of the Acrostic Theology for Kids series.

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"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

"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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