Kids ‘ Big Questions For God : 101 Things You Want To Know by Sandy Silverthorne

Kids ' Big Questions For God : 101 Things You Want To Know by Sandy Silverthorne

Nobody asks more honest questions than children. Parents often struggle to find the right answers, especially when it comes to the BIG questions, which can seem overwhelming to young minds. Thankfully, cartoonist, author, illustrator, and comedian Sandy Silverthorne has come to the rescue with his insightful book.

In this delightful read, Silverthorne fearlessly takes on the challenge of answering 101 questions that children have about God and the world. Drawing on his biblical knowledge and sense of humor, he provides honest and sound explanations that can satisfy even the most curious young minds.

The book is filled with Silverthorne’s playful cartoons, making it visually engaging for children. What’s more, there are interactive fill-in-the-blank pages that further encourage children to participate actively in the learning process.

By reading this book, parents can initiate meaningful conversations with their children about faith, God’s purpose for their lives, and the depth of God’s love and care for them. It is an ideal resource to share during breakfast, before bedtime, or during those moments in between when kids’ minds are brimming with even more questions.

Designed for children aged 6-8, this entertaining book is sure to spark curiosity and nurture children’s developing understanding of the world around them. With Sandy Silverthorne as their guide, children can explore their faith with confidence and see how it shapes their lives.

Kids’ Big Questions for God: Exploring Life’s Mysteries with Sandy Silverthorne

Welcome back to “How to Study the Bible”! In today’s episode, we have a special guest, Sandy Silverthorne, joining us. Sandy is an illustrator, pastor, and author with a passion for reaching children with the love of Jesus. We’ll be discussing his latest book, “Kids’ Big Questions for God,” which tackles 101 questions that kids often ask about God. Sandy shares insights on how to address tough questions and nurture a childlike faith. Let’s dive in!

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Interview with Sandy Silverthorne

Nicole: Sandy, welcome to the show! It’s wonderful to have you here. Let’s start by letting our listeners and viewers get to know you a bit. Can you share a little about yourself and your passion for writing and illustrating?

Sandy: Thank you, Nicole. I’m grateful to be here. I’ve always had a passion for working with young people, especially children. There’s something about their innocence and trust that resonates with me. I believe that’s why Jesus emphasized the importance of having a childlike faith. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking to kids and writing books for them, simplifying complex concepts in a way that sparks their curiosity and understanding. It’s both a joy and a responsibility.

Nicole: Your creative process must be fascinating. How do you decide what topics to write about, and can you tell us about your recent project, “Kids’ Big Questions for God”?

Sandy: Like many writers, I usually have multiple ideas swirling in my mind. For this particular book, I approached my publisher with several ideas, and they selected one that resonated with them. The book aims to tackle 101 questions that kids often ask about God. I wanted to share the gospel with children in a way that both educates and engages them. Through this book, I hope to help children develop a deeper understanding of their faith.

Tackling Tough Questions

Nicole: One of the questions in your book is, “How does God hear all our prayers at once?” How did you approach answering this question?

Sandy: This is a great question, and it often stumps adults as well. In my research, I discovered that God is not bound by time. He created time and exists outside of its limitations. So, when we pray, God can engage with each person individually, despite the simultaneous nature of our prayers. While we may not fully comprehend this concept, understanding God’s timelessness helps us grasp the idea of His personal connection with each of us during prayer.

Nicole: Another thought-provoking question in your book is, “Why doesn’t God make all of us follow Him?” How did you address this question?

Sandy: This question delves into the complex issue of free will. I explained that when God created Adam and Eve, He gave them the freedom to choose whether to follow Him or not. If God had forced everyone to follow Him, there would be no genuine relationship. True love and faith require the freedom to choose. While it’s a difficult question, we can trust that God’s love for us allows us to make our own choices.

Appreciating the Wonder of Creation

Nicole: I love the question in your book, “Why did God make mosquitoes?” How did you approach answering this question?

Sandy: Mosquitoes are quite bothersome, but in my research, I discovered an interesting theory. When God initially created mosquitoes, they likely functioned more like honeybees, gathering nectar from flowers and bushes without bothering people. However, when sin entered the world, nature was adversely affected. It’s possible that mosquitoes became pests as a result of this fallen state. While this theory isn’t definitive, it offers a fascinating perspective on the consequences of sin on all of creation.

Encouragement for Parents

Nicole: Before we wrap up, do you have any words of encouragement for parents who may be feeling overwhelmed or inadequate in their role as spiritual leaders for their children?

Sandy: I understand the challenges parents face, especially in today’s anxious and fast-paced world. It’s crucial to remember that it’s not about having all the answers or leading perfect family devotions. What matters is that you love the Lord and your children. Be honest with your kids, and if you don’t know the answer to a question, admit it and explore together. Share your faith in ways that resonate with them and let them see your love for Jesus. It’s through your genuine love and example that they will grow to love the Lord as well.

Nicole: Thank you, Sandy, for joining us today and for your incredible insights. Your book, “Kids’ Big Questions for God,” is a valuable resource for parents and children alike. We appreciate the wisdom and heart you bring to your writing. God bless you and your ministry!

Sandy: Thank you, Nicole. It’s been a pleasure being here. God bless you and all the listeners!

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