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Present the Gospel to Kids with WOW! The Good News in Four Words

Author, Dandi Daley Mackall’s book, Wow! The Good News in Four Words is a fresh and whimsical way for presenting the Gospel to kids in a way they can understand and will set a foundation for lifelong discipleship.

How do we present the Gospel to kids? More importantly, how do we present the Gospel to kids in a way they can understand? Oh yeah, and how do we use it to set the foundation for lifelong discipleship? These questions, and many like it, are common among children’s ministries in pretty much all churches and homes.

Author, Dandi Daley Mackall has a new kids book, Wow! The Good News in Four Words is a fresh and whimsical way for presenting the gospel and all of God’s work to our kids. Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy, so I put it to the test with my own kids.

Author, Dandi Daley Mackall’s book, Wow! The Good News in Four Words is a fresh and whimsical way for presenting the Gospel to kids in a way they can understand and will set a foundation for lifelong discipleship.

Author, Dandi Daley Mackall’s book, Wow! The Good News in Four Words is a fresh and whimsical way for presenting the Gospel to kids in a way they can understand and will set a foundation for lifelong discipleship.

A Fun Outline to Present the Gospel to Kids

Wow! The Good News in Four Words  provides a fun outlining of the gospel that’s simple and memorable. Mackall found a unique way of using fun words for highlighting Creation/Genesis (Wow!), The Fall (Uh-oh), Redemption as well as the life and sacrifice of Jesus (Yes!), and finally, Restoration and the New Heaven (Aaahhhh). She ends it with one last Wow for good measure, encouraging readers of all ages to go out and tell the Good News!

I read it to my eight and nine-year-olds. Both found it easy to follow. They were able to repeat back to me, the main lessons and themes of each word. Also, both of my daughters liked the fact that there is a “for further study” section in the back containing the applicable verses for each of the words so they can learn more.

That’s a good section for the parents, too.

Use it to Teach the Gospel to Kids in Sunday School

Because of the section of passages for further study, this could be easily made into a Sunday School curriculum. For instance, the passages pertaining to (the first) WOW! are Genesis 1-2, Psalm 19:1-6, Psalm 24:1-2, Psalm 33:6-9, and John 1:1-5.

A teacher could read the hand of pages before every class and then read one of the passages before doing a craft about it. In fact, here are 37 kids lesson ideas on Genesis 1-2. BTW, Pinterest is great for finding kids discipleship resources.

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About Dandi Daley Mackall

Dandi Daley Mackall is the award-winning author of over 450 books for children and adults. She visits countless schools, conducts writing assemblies and workshops across the United States, and presents keynote addresses at conferences and young author events. Also, she is also a frequent guest on radio talk shows and has made dozens of appearances on TV. She has won several awards for her writing, including the Helen Keating Ott Award for Contributions to Children’s Literature, the Edgar Award, and a two-time Mom’s Choice Award winner. Dandi writes from rural Ohio, where she lives with her husband, Joe, their three children, and their horses, dogs, and cats. Visit her at DandiBooks.com.

Dandi Daley Mackall - Author of Wow! The Good News in four Words.

Dandi Daley Mackall – Author of Wow! The Good News in four Words.

About Chad Gramling

Chad Gramling makes his home in Indiana with his wife and three daughters. He’s the founder and primary blogger at 1Glories, a vision cast onto his heart and detailed in Listen Up Kids: Foolish Dreams, Syncing with God & Running to Win.