Friday, March 25, 2011

Children's Stories by J.C. Ryle

Recommendation: Highly Recommended

A wonderful resource for families, Sunday School teachers or anyone who works with children. The title may be a bit misleading as these are not stories but actual sermons for children. Ryle does a tremendous job of explaining the Scriptures to children. He earnestly pleads with them to love Jesus and live a life of obedience.

Positives: This book provides an excellent example of teaching children the whole of Scripture - not just parts of it. Ryle does not back down from what some would consider "hard truths" for children to grasp. He patiently provides illustration combined with true concern for their souls.

Negatives: Due to the fact that the stories are over 100 years old some of the language may need explaining.

Talking Points: Use the Scripture references given at the beginning of each story then just follow up with questions the author asks and application points he gives.

Age Level: Best suited for ages 7 and up, however if you want to use it as a family devotional with younger children it would work as well, just may need more explanation.

1 comment:

  1. I just read Thoughts for Young Men and thought it was great. I'm interested in checking this out!