Sharing God’s Love, the children’s companion to The Jesus Creed, can transform kids as they learn to love God and to love one another, intentionally. Join Aksel and Finley throughout their day at home and school as they discover how to live out the Jesus Creed, remembering: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. Love your neighbor as yourself.” This is a great resource for Sunday School classes.
Scot McKnight, PhD, is Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary and the author of The Jesus Creed, 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed, and many other books. He lives with his wife, Kristen, in the Chicago suburbs.
Laura McKnight Barringer is a teacher of kindergarten, first, and second grade students in Lincolnwood, Illinois, and a graduate of Wheaton College. She lives near Chicago with her husband Mark and their two beagles.
“Parents know what the great theologians know: Good theology for future grown-ups should start now. Start when kids are little, start with books that become their favorites that they want to return to over and over again. This book is profoundly and delightfully that. Foundational, critical truths told in the warmth of story and the brilliance of memorable illustrations, this is one for every home of faith. If a generation of children made the words in these pages their creed, it’d change the world — and eternity.”
—Ann Voskamp, author of the New York Times bestsellers One Thousand Gifts and The Greatest Gift
“Every young family can read this together, not just once but often. If kids can grow up and embrace the Jesus Creed at work, it will impact their faith and future.”
—Reggie Joiner, CEO, Orange
“God’s design — from children to parents to grandparents — is love. We cannot begin teaching our children soon enough that following in the way of Jesus is to love God and to love others. Sharing God’s Love is a wonderful place to begin with your children and your church.”
—Andy Stanley, North Point Church
“Like all parents, Aaron and I are always on the hunt for ways to teach big ideas to our little people, and this book makes it easy. I love the illustrations, and I love that by the end, my kids have learned a creed they can carry with them, through childhood and beyond.”
—Shauna Niequist, author of Bread & Wine
“Parents desiring to raise their children in the Christian faith instinctively want to help their children learn to love God and love others. However, talking about spiritual things can often feel abstract and difficult to translate. This delightful books serves as a great resource for parents who want to show their kids what loving God and others looks like. Further, it can serve as a springboard that introduces a “language of faith” into everyday family conversations. Read it. Read it again and again. And adopt the story into your own family rhythms.”
—Steven Argue, Pastor and Theologian-in-Residence, Mars Hill Bible Church Adjunct Professor of Youth Ministry, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
“I am always on the look out for books that come along side the work of pastoring small children, and Sharing God’s Love: The Jesus Creed for Children, is such a book. It beautifully and simply shows theological truth at work in the spiritual lives of children, the exact kind of thinking, knowing, and being I encourage in the lives of our own children on a weekly basis.”
—Stephanie Booth, Minister to Children, Church of the Redeemer (Anglican)