Book Review—The Acrostic of God: A Rhyming Theology for Kids

You already know that your kids can memorize anything set to music, or anything with a beat. Right?

Well, I don’t know if I can call rap music, but it definitely has a beat.

So can kids learn basic theology concepts conveyed as a rap?

Of course they can.

An acrostic uses first or last letters of the lines of verses to spell out a word or phrase or, sometimes, the alphabet. It’s a device to make learning easier. The Acrostic of God presents 26 names, titles, or attributes of God, in alphabetical order. Think Almighty, Eternal, Justice, and Patience, and 22 more.

Each one is written about in a short rhyming rap, with an accompanying Scripture (or more than one)

Not sure you know how to read a rap? Your kids probably won’t have any trouble. But there’s a QR code at the back of the book to help you out. Just scan it and you’ll be able to hear one of the authors (who has an extensive background in rap) read the whole book aloud.

Take that a step further by purchasing the accompanying MP3 or CD, which has the whole thing set over beats. You can get a taste of that in the audio of the book trailer, here.

Faith grows when children know who God is and what he does and they begin to trust his promises.

As the prologue says,

Each page will have a name, attribute, or a title
Of God the Almighty that is rooted in the Bible.
He says, “In all your ways, acknowledge me”;
Kids, you’re not too young to learn theology!
What is theology? It’s the study of God,
When we see who he is, we’ll love and applaud.
Not just to know about him more in our brains,
But to know him as the God of glory who reigns.

The Acrostic of God: A Rhyming Theology for Kids
written by Jonathan Gibson and Timothy Brindle, illustrated by C. S. Fritz
published by New Growth Press (2021)
hardcover, 64 pages

Making God’s wonders known to the next generation,

– Diane

3 Responses to “Book Review—The Acrostic of God: A Rhyming Theology for Kids”

  1. Reply Judith Birkey

    Very intriguing! Would love for my 7 & 4 year olds to learn this rap.

  2. Reply Susan Campbell

    I like that it rhymes. I will definitely have to buy it for my Family Childcare and buy one for the Church Nursery where I work also.

Leave a Comment