Have you ever looked sceptically over the brightly coloured picture books at your local Christian bookstore, wondering about their theology? That’s where Nancy Gorrell, an OP pastor’s wife in Schenectady, New York, found herself six years ago. Where would she find the right books to introduce her children to the truths of the faith?
Nancy took up the challenge by writing for her own children. Then her husband encouraged her to seek a publisher. Marianne Smith supplied the illustrations for her friend’s book. Christian Focus Publications of Scotland agreed to publish her work as a series of three books. The first one, Beginning with God, covers God, the Bible, and the Trinity.
There is nothing dry or boring about this book. Nancy brings a contagious delight to her topic as she distils the great truths of God’s Word. Discussing God, she answers such questions as “What does God look like?” “Will God always be here?” “Is God perfect?” and “Is God always fair?”
The last subject she tackles is the Trinity. Nancy gently leads us through one of the Scripture’s deepest and most challenging truths, answering one question after another.
This book would make a great baptism gift. You might also give it to young parents who have inquired about Christianity without having made a definite commitment.
You can also read Meeting with God, the second book which covers the topics of creation, Jesus, and the salvation, should be out this fall. Living with God, the third book which covers worship, heaven, obedience, and prayer. These books will be valuable resources for families and churches for years to come.
About Nancy Gorrell
Nancy Gorrell takes great delight in telling about the Christian faith in simple ways for children to understand. She lives with her husband and family in California and teaches in a Christian school there.