Who is it for?Did God make those Bananas? will be helpful to any parents who want to bring up their children in the Christian faith. Many are deeply concerned by the pressures of a secular society on their children. Did God make those Bananas? seeks to equip parents to teach the Christian faith and its values in a lively and understandable way. It also encourages parents to live out their own faith so that their children will see that knowing Jesus as Saviour leads to lasting joy, assurance and freedom. We cannot just presume that our children will 'turn out' Christians, we must lead them gently, but consistently to a living faith in Christ.
This is a story of one family's relationship with God and each other. I found it filled with imagination,inspiration, music, fantastic feasts, laughter, tears, pure honesty, wonderful story telling and above all, energy. As a new Christian, having only been converted and baptised this year, I found this book a most interesting read and a big help for introducing the Bible to my children. I did not feel overwhelmed or intimidated but rather excited at the many ways in which God's Word could be introduced to children. I certainly want to put some of her ideas into practice with my family. L.K (Cornwall)
A lively insight into the home life of a Christian family where the parents have sought to bring up their children with a living faith. Although a serious subject, the book is full of humour and amusing anecdotes. The points to ponder at the end of each chapter give plenty of opportunity for refection or discussion between parents. It is an extremely practical book with lots of ideas for conveying Christian values, even to very young children, in a fun and understandable way. The author does not shy away from dealing with difficult subjects such as death, bullying, peer pressure and keeping Sunday special. Many grandparents today are actively involved in caring for grandchildren and this book would be a valuable resource for them too. J.D (Lancashire)
How refreshing that this is NOT another `10 STEPS TO BE A PERFECT PARENT' manual with built in guilt 'o' meter and try-harder study guide!
As a reader we are granted what feels like a privileged and intimate access into the Richards' family life through the child-rearing years, sharing many memories with them, (both highs and lows).
Packed with honest testimony and encouraging suggestions with an emphasis on prayerfully discovering what works for you. Highly recommended. Mark M (Cornwall)