Book Discovery: Let’s Talk About God: A Thought-Provoking Exploration into Life’s Biggest Questions—
Whether four or forty, we are all children of a universe that does not cease to amaze and mystify.
Kids ask the toughest questions. Some questions are just plain everyday kid stuff—the silly, funny, and witty ones that are easy to satisfy with a chuckle and a story or two. Then there are the big questions that force us to examine what we know and what we believe about God, man, and the universe. In general, questions like “Where did life, the sun, and the moon come from?” “Why am I here?” “Is heaven real?”
Once, we were young, we wondered about the same things and probably wore the same wide-eyed innocence while eagerly waiting for our curiosity to be quenched. At one point in our lives, we all experienced watching the sublime beauty of the night sky, curious about the divine hand that must have created the universe and about the aliens that must exist somewhere else. We’ve all wondered about our purpose — whether we are going to heaven or hell.
Every kid has an infinite number of questions waiting to be asked. We were no exception. Back then, however, we did not know that these questions will affect our perspective later in life. We did not realize how important these questions really are.
The questions of a young mind, however, affects how he or she will turn out in life. Easily, those who grew up in a Christian household or community turn to Christian beliefs and values to enlighten them. Hence, God created the universe in six days and rested on the seventh. Everything on earth comes from the divine hands of the Almighty God. He is the God who sent his son Jesus to save the world from sins. He is the God who forgives our trespasses and who will welcome us to his kingdom in heaven. These are the answers a young boy or girl will learn from a Christian community. All these beliefs though are without bearings to the practical minds of those who favor science. A boy or a girl who asks the same questions will get a completely different answer and grow up espousing another set of beliefs.
In Let’s Talk About God: A Thought-Provoking Exploration into Life’s Biggest Questions—For Kids and Grown-Ups, Kyle Watson talks about these universal questions in an approach that grown-ups will find refreshing and easy to grasp for the young developing minds. Ultimately, the goal is to encourage kids and adults to ask questions that will help them understand the mysteries of life without turning to the prevalent system of beliefs in their immediate surroundings for instant answers. The goal is to let everyone ask questions that will lead to independent opinions and feelings without fear of judgment or ridicule. To make every child discover God in his creation. It does sound like a tall order, but every child is a mystery waiting to unfold.
Reviewed by Amy Alcott
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Kyle Watson is a seeker, a parent, and a security guy. Kyle had lots of childhood experiences that led to questions and wanted to create a way to discuss these with his own kids and a book was born. Kyle is from Massachusetts.