Monday, November 16, 2015

The Ology by Marty Machowski

The Ology
by  Marty Machowski

Children's Nonfiction
New Growth Press 

Litfuse, New Growth Press, and Marty Machowski are pleased to offer a new way to teach your kids the importance of theology.

In the cellar of an old stone cathedral, two children discover an ancient book called The Ology. The beautifully illustrated storybook ushers them into a story of adventure, mystery, and wonder in which they discover life-changing truths about God, themselves, and the world around them. The first illustrated systematic theology book designed especially for grade-school children, The Ology includes built-in adaptations for use with younger or older children, so that entire families can enjoy learning about God together.

Advance Praise

I'm always on the lookout for resources that will serve my grandkids, and I've just found another one. Marty Machowski has done it again! The Ology takes huge truths about God, Scripture, and Christ and him crucified and makes them accessible and appealing to young minds. I'll be passing this one out to all twelve of my grandkids.
---C. J. Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville
Every child---and every parent---is already a theologian. The question is what kind of theologian we will be. Will our children grow up learning sound doctrine, rightly dividing the word of truth? Or will they end up fashioning a god---and a theology---in their own image? There are many good theologians in the church today, and many teachers who love children. But few are a combination of both like Marty Machowski. I am delighted to commend this engaging resource to help all of us know and worship the God of the Bible!
---Justin Taylor, Managing editor, ESV Study Bible; coauthor, The Final Days of Jesus

 Meet the Author
Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for over twenty-five years. He is the author of Prepare Him Room a family Christmas devotional and curriculum, the Gospel Story for Kids series including The Gospel Story Bible, two family devotionals, Long Story Short and Old Story New, and the Gospel Story Curriculum. He and his wife Lois and their six children reside in the West Chester, Pennsylvania area.

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Here's my review of this fabulous book:

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Marty Machowski and his publisher for sending me a copy of "The Ology" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
“The Ology” by Marty Machowski is one of the most beautiful storybooks I’ve ever seen.  It is a durable hardcover with substantial pages.  The illustrations are a beautifully muted watery color.  The font is elegant and makes you feel like you are reading an ancient and precious book.  This book is truly a treasure.  It will give me a basic knowledge of systematic theology that I can share with my future grandchildren.  And it will teach those future generations those basic principles at an early age so their theological knowledge will be rock solid by the time they get to be my age.  I wish someone had ready this book to me when I was little.

The theological concepts are presented in a very basic, understandable way.  Each story is surrounded by Scripture pertinent to the topic so you get the teaching straight from the source: the Word of God!  This is an amazing book that will be my “go to” storybook whenever I have grandkids.  And in the meantime, I’ll curl up on the couch and read it to myself.

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