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Special God Review by Erin Haag

Julie Melilli
Crossway
1-630-682-4300
1300 Crescent Street
Wheaton, IL 60187 USA
http://Crossway.org

Special God is a wonderful book that helps explain God and his attributes to younger children. A very colorful book, Special God is very thorough on describing God's character. This book could be best explained as almost being a Sunday school lesson type read aloud for children. 

Throughout Special God, many topics are brought forward to learn about who God is and what it means to believe in Him. You will find topics on sin, Jesus, punishments, salvation, prayer, eternal life, heaven, and more. There is even a section on becoming a Christian. Each topic is about 2 pages long and takes about 5 minutes or less to read. At the end of some subjects, there is a Bible verse referenced that can be utilized for further study.

There are bold face words throughout the book that are great to add to your children's vocabulary. They are written in the text with definitions so the children can learn their meaning and understand for the topic. Some bold vocabulary words are consequence, condemn, willingly, faith, and forgiveness. These are also listed in the back under "Words to Know" along with their definition.  

Overall, I think it's a great book and makes for a nice study with the children. I would have liked to see more Bible verses referenced to back up what is being discussed. The introduction to the book discusses how it was designed for special needs children. I didn't quite see that aspect as each section is quite wordy, with no pictures other than the colorful pages. We do like this book and will continue reading through it as it seems doctrinally sound and coincides with our beliefs.

-Product review by Erin Haag, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, December, 2018

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