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The God Puzzle: How the Bible fits together to reveal God as Your Greatest Treasure

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The God Puzzle is a colorful, easy to use tool to help you communicate to your child the rich truths about God, His ways, His will and His love. The God Puzzle will help you address doctrinal themes of the Christian faith in a kid friendly way, present Bible lessons in an interactive way that will hold the child's attention and deliver quality teaching with no preparation needed. 75% of children leave the church when they leave home. Something isn't working. Sunday School isn't doing it all. Kids need answers, ...
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Overview

The God Puzzle is a colorful, easy to use tool to help you communicate to your child the rich truths about God, His ways, His will and His love. The God Puzzle will help you address doctrinal themes of the Christian faith in a kid friendly way, present Bible lessons in an interactive way that will hold the child's attention and deliver quality teaching with no preparation needed. 75% of children leave the church when they leave home. Something isn't working. Sunday School isn't doing it all. Kids need answers, good ones. And they need them from you, the parent. This book enables you to give them simple, clear answers.�
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I see too many parents in the church frustrated at their time with their kids teaching them about God. It shouldn't be that way. Teaching about God is not only for parents who are gifted teachers, or homeschoolers, or pastors kids....it is for EVERY parent even if they are very new to the faith. It is our job as a church to equip these parents with a book that is deep, yet simple, affordable, engaging, and requires no prep or background in the faith to get through. THE GOD PUZZLE is that book. Parents can do it with their kids at whatever pace works for them. It's something easy enough for a child, yet with the depth and structure of a theology textbook. The faith should be able to be explained in terms a child can understand, and that's what THE GOD PUZZLE does. Valerie Ackermann -- -Val Ackerman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781939183194
  • Publisher: Higherlife Development Service
  • Publication date: 10/15/2013
  • Pages: 217
  • Age range: 6 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Valerie Ackermann has a BA in Theology and is a full time Children's Ministry Director for over 10 years. She is also a weekly Sunday school teacher, wife and busy mom of two boys ages 9 and 11. She has hands-on experience as a children's ministry professional, teaching and leading children of all ages. Growing up in a Christian family in the small town of Saskatchewan Canada, she has wonderful memories of knowing God from an early age. She has a passion for kids to know the deep truths of God.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    What a fantastic resource to have if you have small children. It

    What a fantastic resource to have if you have small children. It brilliantly lays out all of the Scriptural truths in a fun and engaging way! 
    A must have! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    I'm so thankful to have this wonderful book to go through with m

    I'm so thankful to have this wonderful book to go through with my daughter. She looks forward to the time we spend together reading and learning about God. Having a book like this makes it so much easier for me to be diligent about spending that time each day. A+!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    This is a fantastic workbook for my two kids to learn to think f

    This is a fantastic workbook for my two kids to learn to think for themselves with who God is and what that means to them. They have been engaged working through it with us and we are having more meaningful discussions. Adults benefit from it as well by the way!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    My son loves this book and enjoys looking up the answers in his

    My son loves this book and enjoys looking up the answers in his bible. It's a great tool for teaching kids about God and theology at a level they can understand. I would definitely recommend this book!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    The God Puzzle is a great book for helping teach your children a

    The God Puzzle is a great book for helping teach your children about the God of the Bible and His love for them. Whether or not you are new to Christianity or have been a Christian for years, this book can help you guide your children toward a right understanding of God and His desire to have a relationship with them. This book is very helpful, interactive, and understandable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    This is such a great tool tool to help me walk through God's Wo

    This is such a great tool tool to help me walk through God's
    Word with my kids in a relevant and age appropriate way. There's nothing else
    like it and the best part is that my daughter LOVES going through it with me! 
    The God Puzzle is helping me grow in my walk as well. Win win! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    This is a great, easy to follow interactive book. My kids are 9

    This is a great, easy to follow interactive book. My kids are 9, 7 and 3 and they all enjoy the activities in the book, they are thoughtful and relatable. It is amazing how thorough yet understandable The God Puzzle is. This book allows me to teach my kids about the bible in a sensible amount of time, the best part is that I don’t have to prepare anything; it’s all in the book!


    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    What an awesome biblically based book to use with kids!  I'm not

    What an awesome biblically based book to use with kids!  I'm not a parent, but I am a missionary working with children in the jungle.  I can't wait to start using this with them.  If you are looking for a theologically sound book to help teach Truth to your children, pick this one up!  And, get another for a friend too!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    I use this book with my three children (ages 6,9, and 11) as our

    I use this book with my three children (ages 6,9, and 11) as our Bible study every morning. It has been such a valuable asset in leading their learning about God and his plan of salvation along with some incredible conversations starters. I highly recommend this book! I have purchased several as gifts and have gotten rave reviews from the recipients as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed this book.  It is well writte

    My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed this book.  It is well written and very engaging.  The workbook helps each child develop a lifelong, personal relationship with Christ.  I recommend this book for families at all stages of faith - not intimidating at all!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    We purchased this to go through with our 7 year old and have bee

    We purchased this to go through with our 7 year old and have been VERY impressed!
    Might need to order one to save to go through with the younger ones.  So easy to use, deep, colorful, Biblical, and it all points to Christ.  
    I love the ready to go discussion questions, and how the child responds to each lesson with their mind and their heart.  Awesome.

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  • Posted December 7, 2013

    Wonderful Christian Learning Tool! The God Puzzle is a very c

    Wonderful Christian Learning Tool!



    The God Puzzle is a very comprehensive workbook for parents and children. This is an excellent tool for parents in a one-on-one situation with a child or children in a family situation. Each child needs a copy of this book since it is very personalized as the child works through the lessons. The use of scripture and memorization of Bible verses is relative to each lesson, and a complete picture of the Bible is presented. Numerous questions are broached and answered in an elementary, practical and understandable manner.




    This book is very educational in a colorful and enjoyable format. Some activities involve crossword puzzles, word searches, fill in the blanks, etc., and are fun and add a sense of play to the study. Colorful examples are used as appropriate illustrations, visuals that a child can relate to with ease. At the end of each lesson are sections entitled (1) Read It, where Bible verses are listed, (2) Talk About It, where a discussion time and questions are listed, and (3) Talk To God About It, where the child can reflect and write his or her own prayer letter to God.




    Any elementary age child, even junior high children, should be able to understand the information provided in this book, and to participate in the activities provided. I would use this with a child over a period of time so as not to overwhelm him/her with too much information too quickly. A lesson each week would be ideal, emphasizing the lessons during the week to keep the child in tune with the lesson learned for that week. I found this book helpful as an adult, having had a limited exposure to a relationship with God as a child.




    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through the publisher and LitFuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.

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  • Posted December 7, 2013

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    Puzzles have many pieces that fit together to make one big pictu

    Puzzles have many pieces that fit together to make one big picture.  In her new book, Valerie Ackermann helps children ages 7 - 12, see how the Bible "pieces" fit together to become the full picture, with meaning for them.




    A workbook for the Bible? Don't kids have enough to do for school? That might be your first thought when you see "The God Puzzle," but you really need to look further. It shouldn't be a chore to learn about the Bible, it should be a delight! Inside these pages are colorful illustrations, Bible verses to read, puzzles, things to talk and pray about, "prayer letters to God," and so much more. This book offers the opportunity for children to really begin to enjoy learning about Bible doctrines, drr how the Bible works and fits, and helps create habits that will last a lifetime.




    This is such a fun, wonderful way to learn about the Bible. Questions like, "Who is God?" "What was the Tabernacle?" and "How do I study the Bible?" offer children, and their parents, the opportunity to see God's Word can have special meaning for each of us. I really enjoyed studying along with the book's characters, and will purchase copies to give as gifts. It will make a wonderful tool to have in your library, or to give to the youngsters in your life.

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  • Posted December 4, 2013

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    When I was young one of my favorite books was a big hardback boo

    When I was young one of my favorite books was a big hardback book of Bible stories. I loved the pictures and the way it explained the stories of the Bible in a way my young mind could understand. I still linger around those type of books when I go to a bookstore even at my advanced age. They wormed their way into my heart and I developed a love for them when I was very young. The God Puzzle by Valerie Ackermann brought back those memories. It's like a giant storybook but with so much more.

    It covers such subjects as :

    Who is God?
    What Happens because of Sin?
    Who is Jesus? What is the New Covenant?
    What are My Old Self and My New Self?
    How do I Spend Time with God?

    Very deep subjects but they are explained in a way that is easy to understand. Kids will gain a knowledge of the Bible they have never had and have fun while doing it.

    It is full of activities like:

    Fill in the Blanks
    Multiple choice
    Matching the Scripture with the correct verse
    Writing Prayer Letters to God (love this!)

    As your child is doing these activities he/she will gain valuable knowledge that will help them grow to know and love God. I love this book as a whole and, if I had kids, I would appreciate having this wealth of knowledge to impart to them in such a fun yet effective way. You can't read this book and not learn. I would recommend it to anyone with children within the specified age group (7-12) and even suggest it as a gift if you don't have children yourself. It's really an amazing learning tool!

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review. The opinions stated are mine and mine alone. I received no monetary compensation for this review.

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  • Posted November 16, 2013

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    A Parent¿s Resource for Nurturing a Child¿s Foundational Truths

    A Parent’s Resource for Nurturing a Child’s Foundational Truths of Faith




    The God Puzzle is made up of 36 lessons arranged in an easy to use workbook format. It is designed for use for kids ages 7 – 12. The success of the program hinges on involvement of parent and child based on the Old Testament principal in Deuteronomy 6:6-7. “These commandments …are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them…”  Each lesson involves parent and child. 








    • Encourages Thought Provoking Questions That Lead to Conversational Response and  a Deeper Understanding of the Lesson
    • Fun Word Search Puzzles and other exercises that Aid in Retention , Assimilation, and Application of Biblical Truths




    A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

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