This book by Callie Grant is subtitled: God’s Plan for Early Childhood Christian Discipleship. The premise of this book is that the first five years of a child’s life is fundamental to their development. This is the time that parents should start meeting the spiritual needs of their children just as they would meet their physical and emotional needs. The following is a summary of the book’s content:
Chapter 1: First Impressions:
Your child was born to believe. You were made to teach.
Chapter 2: Little Think Tanks:
Your child has great capacity for faith. You will help shape it.
Chapter 3: Unique Journeys:
Your child has a one-of-a-kind path. You are a shepherd.
Chapter 4: Personal Ties:
Your child has a special relationship with God. You can honor it.
Chapter 5: Golden Moments:
Your child will ask you about God.
Each chapter is only a few pages long (the book is only 37 pages total). However, I found this book to have very valuable information. There are personal stories from the author, quotes from well known writers such as C.S. Lewis, and encouraging advice. I feel that this would be a perfect inspirational gift for a new parent.
This book is available for Kindle on Amazon. You can also sign up at GrahamBlanchard to receive an e-copy for free (as of the time of publishing this blog post).
The publishing company, GrahamBlanchard.com, has parent and teacher resources to help inspire young children to praise and have a relationship with God. There are also several other books available and a mom blog.
In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission I am required to disclose that GrahamBlanchard provided this e-book for free in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.