The Radical Book for Kids: Exploring the Roots and Shoots of Faith by Champ Thornton

The Radical Book for Kids: Exploring the Roots and Shoots of Faith by Champ ThorntonThe Radical Book for Kids: Exploring the Roots and Shoots of Faith Published by New Growth Press on October 24th 2016
Genres: Biblical Studies, Children, Christian, Religion
Pages: 272



I think it might run in the family because my 5 year old grandson, Dylan, LOVES, LOVES, LOVES to read.  He can’t get enough to read and has his own bookshelf in his bedroom. If you’re offering him a book, he’s saying yes without hesitation. In fact, he is currently in kindergarten but he is reading at a fifth grade level right now. He loves reading and he loves the Lord. Recently when he was awarded a prize for being the kindest kid in class, he was allowed to pick out a book from the store and he chose a bible book for boys on his own from a mainstream big box store.

That being said, when I saw this book, The Radical Book for Kids: Exploring the Roots and Shoots of Faith by Champ Thornton available, I knew it would be perfect for him!  It barely came out of the mailman’s hands and he had it open and on the floor reading.


And the good news?  According to Dylan, this book gets rave reviews!!! He loved it, and said it was one of those books he could read several times and learn more each time.  There you have it folks – out of the mouth of our favorite young reviewer.  This book will serve as a valuable tool for him to have a head start on so many important topics and truths of faith. 

The Radical Book for Kids addresses serious issues too such as rules,  history, science, missionaries, the early church, Latin phrases, anger, and more!  The book itself is filled with lots of illustrations and pictures that really help make the words stand out for kids.   Want to know more about the book?  Here are the details:

About the book:  The Radical Book for Kids (New Growth Press, October 2016)


A kid-sized explorer’s guide to faith and life – The Radical Book for Kids is a fun-filled explorer’s guide to the Bible, church history, and life for boys and girls age 8 and up. Along with examining some of the most exciting realities in the universe, the handbook is vibrantly illustrated and chock-full of fun facts and ideas. Deep truths are communicated to elementary and middle-school aged kids while stimulating their curiosity and sense of adventure within a gospel-centered framework.

This power-packed book is “radical” in more ways than you might think! It is “radical” in the sense of the original meaning of the word, “going to the root or origin.” The Radical Book for Kids will take children on a fascinating journey into the ancient roots of the Christian faith. But it’s also “radical” in the more modern sense of being revolutionary. Kids read about men and women who learned to trust Jesus and stand for him—displaying radical faith—even when everything seemed against them.

But The Radical Book for Kids is also “radical“—meaning fun or cool—in the eyes of a child. Kids read about ancient weapons (and how to make one), learn about jewels, create pottery, discover ancient languages, use secret codes, locate stars, tell time using the sun, play a board game that’s 3,000 years old—and more.

Check out the table of contents, skip around, or read straight through. However a child chooses to explore it, The Radical Book for Kids will open new vistas for their imagination and help to make straight paths for their feet.

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Champ Thornton has been the associate pastor of Ogletown Baptist Church in Newark, Delaware since 2012. Previously, he pastored Grace Bible Church in South Carolina and served as the director for SOMA, a ministry training school in Ohio.
Thornton has a deep passion for stirring curiosity and wonder for Christ and God’s word in the hearts of children, which has lead him to write several children’s Bible curricula, including God’s Love: A Storybook Bible, Dynamic Christian Living, and Exploring God’s Love. His latest book is The Radical Book for Kids.
Thornton lives in Delaware with his wife, Robben, and their three children.

I received a copy of this book without cost from the publisher through the litfuse bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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