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Monday, November 16, 2015

The Olog'y: Ancient Truths Ever New by Marty Machowski - Book Blog Tour Stop and Review

The Ology
About The Book:
The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New
(New Growth Press, October 2015)
A page-turning storybook of theology for kids
In the cellar of the old stone cathedral, Carla and Timothy uncover a life-changing treasure, a carefully wrapped ancient book known as The Ology. What adults might describe as a beautifully illustrated storybook of systematic theology, the kids discover to be a story of adventure, mystery, and wonder that leads them to the truth about God, themselves, and the world around them.
Truth is for kids, not just for adults! So The Ology gives kids of all ages a beginner’s theology book to help them understand who God is and how we, as his children, relate to him. Arranged within a traditional systematic theological framework, each truth in The Ology is also connected to the larger redemptive story of Scripture. The doctrine of God, for example, is presented in the larger framework of creation, where the attributes of God are more clearly on display. The Ology takes abstract theological concepts and makes them easier to understand with the use of creative examples, illustrations, and analogies. The goal is not to say everything that could be said about a theological topic, but rather to share the key thoughts behind a theological concept. The Ology is a starting point to learning theology and aims to create a hunger and desire in children to learn more as they grow older.
Designed for six-year-olds through preteens, this flexible resource includes built-in adaptations for use with younger or older children, so that entire families can enjoy it together. Read The Ology to preschoolers, read it with grade-school kids, and let older kids discover the “hidden” truths by reading the corresponding Scripture passages for each section. However you read it, The Ology will give your children a gift that will last a lifetime—a solid foundation of life-changing biblical truth that will point them to the God who loves them and gave himself for them.
A companion The Ology CD from Bob Kauflin and Sovereign Music is also available.

My Thoughts:

There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of books available that explain about the Bible.  But very few are as well done as "The Olog'y" by  Marty Machowski.

Taking all the "important" parts of the Bible and explaining them in terms young children and adults alike will understand, Machowski has done a magnificent job in compiling a beautiful book that would make a wonderful heirloom piece for the family for generations to come! 

The illustrations by artist Andy McGuire are absolutely amazing. Intricately detailed pencil drawings in brilliant colors help to explain the story that accompanies each picture, plus additional Bible verses are scattered around that will just help magnify the lessons being taught.

I highly recommend this book for families of small children, for grandparents to give to their grandchildren, or for absolutely anybody to enjoy and learn more about God's Word! 

About The Author:

Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for over twenty years. He is the author of the Gospel Story for Kids series, which includes "The Gospel Story Bible," "Long Story Short," "Old Story New," and the "Gospel Story Curriculum," as well as the Advent devotional and curriculum "Prepare Him Room." He and his wife, Lois, and their six children reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Check out his website at http://martymachowski.com/ to see more about his books and projects!

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this tour and to the publisher for providing the review copy!  I was not compensated for my opinion.

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