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New From Carine Mackenzie – When God Says It – He Does It: Bible Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus

When God Says It - He Does It: Bible Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus Carine MacKenzieFrom the beginning of time God has made promises – and these promises have been kept. He has made plans – and these plans have been fulfilled. God’s prophecies, plans and promises have been accomplished through Jesus Christ his Son.

When God Says It – He Does It is a great book to share with your children and grandchildren ages 5-11.

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About the Author:
Carine MacKenzie’s talent for retelling Bible stories has meant that children from all over the world have been given the opportunity to discover Jesus Christ for themselves. The first title written in the kitchen with the assistance of a basin of water has inspired the production of many other books. She has sales of over 3 million books and lives in Inverness, Scotland.

A full list of CF4K titles by Carine Mackenzie is available here:  LINK.

Where to Buy:
When God Says – He Does It by Carine Mackenzie is available at any good  Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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Bestsellers: God is Faithful

ImageToday the title at the top of the chart on Top Sellers in CF4 Kids is … God is Faithful by Carine Mackenzie… this is part of the Learn About God Series.

I have grown up with the Learn About God series as well as Bible Time and Bible Wise. These books were amongst the first my mother wrote. Publishing was a family experience for us – the word publishing was as familiar to me as Birthday or Weekend. New books were to be celebrated but they were also just another part of life. The Learn About God series was not only written by my mum but initially, when it was a series illustrated by photographs, my Dad provided some of the images.

My sisters and I along with a huge crowd of cousins and friends were used as the models – whether we were particularly photogenic or not. One day though, it was decided that we needed the skills of a professional photographer. … professional models however? What a waste of money when you’ve got seventeen grandchildren and umpteen friends from Sunday school. So a huge crowd of us kids  spent most of the day posing. I wonder how the photographer managed it? I can never get my nieces and nephews to sit still for a photo far less look ‘normal’. Somebody always has to have a silly grin on their face. But anyway I suppose that’s why you get in the professional – he got us to do what he wanted and then there was only one or two photographs left to get. But one of them needed to have a picture of a sad child. Just then a young cousin obligingly tripped and hit his knee – floods of tears – Photographer starts to snap. Then five minutes later, plaster on knee, sweetie in mouth, the same child was smiling and playing on a slide. Photographer snaps again. Two perfect photographs to illustrate the fact that we can be sad one minute and happy the next – but that God never changes.

This little series has had quite a face lift since those early days – instead of photos (our 80s fashions did date rather quickly) – we now use bright cartoon illustrations and the durable card board is a challenge to the most destructive toddler.

However, the message is still the same – God is Faithful, God is Kind, God has Power, God Never Changes, God Knows Everything and God is Everywhere.

Look at these books for yourself – who knew that getting doctrine into children could be such fun!

New From Carine Mackenzie: My 1st Book About the Gospel

My 1st Book About the Gospel by Carine MackenzieChildren have questions about everything including God, the Bible, and Jesus. They want to know who God is. What did Jesus do? Why did he die? How do I get to heaven? My First Book about the Gospel will be a great help to children and families as they discover the truth of salvation through a deep but simple message that can answer all of their questions.

Visit our website to see all of the titles available in the My 1st Book series:  LINK.

About the Author:
Carine MacKenzie’s talent for retelling Bible stories has meant that children from all over the world have been given the opportunity to discover Jesus Christ for themselves. The first title written in the kitchen with the assistance of a basin of water has inspired the production of many other books. She has sales of over 3 million books and lives in Inverness, Scotland.

A full list of CF4K titles by Carine Mackenzie is available here:  LINK.

Where to Buy:
My 1st book About the Gospel by Carine Mackenzie is available at any good  Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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My 1st Book About God by Carine Mackenzie

My 1st Book About God by Carine MackenzieMy 1st Book About God is the latest addition to the popular My 1st Book series. The Bible tells us so much about who God is, what he has done and what he is still doing. This little book looks at different aspects of God’s character and helps to explain in a simple way what he is really like. God is love, God is holy, God comforts, God guides, are just a few of the topics covered. When children begin to understand these things, they are then more able to worship God.

Here’s a sample reading:

2. The Trinity

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19

The Bible tells us there is only one God. It tells us of three different persons in this one God – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. These three persons are each God. They are equal in power and glory, but they each do different things.

*Excerpted from My 1st Book About God by Carine Mackenzie, p. 7

Visit our website to see all of the titles available in the My 1st Book series:  LINK.

About the Author:
Carine MacKenzie’s talent for retelling Bible stories has meant that children from all over the world have been given the opportunity to discover Jesus Christ for themselves. The first title written in the kitchen with the assistance of a basin of water has inspired the production of many other books. Carine’s 150th book 365 Great Bible Stories was released in July 2011. She has sales of over 3 million books and lives in Inverness, Scotland.

A full list of CF4K titles by Carine Mackenzie is available here:  LINK.

Where to Buy:
My 1st book About God by Carine Mackenzie is available at any good  Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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Glorifying God: Obedient Lives from the Bible by Carine Mackenzie

Glorifying God Obedient Lives from the Bible by Carine MacKenzie

In Glorifying God, Carine Mackenzie draws on examples from obedient lives found in the Bible to help our kids better understand the ten commandments, God’s rules for our lives.  Through engaging stories, illustrations, key Bible verses, and Bible search activities, your children and grandchildren will become familiar with not only with the ten commandments, but also the only One who kept them as they were meant to be kept – Jesus Christ, God’s Son. He is the answer to the problem of sin, and to our need to get the better of it.

To give you a brief idea of what you’ll find in the book, below is a sample from chapter 10 – Learn to Be Content:

The apostle Paul had a very arduous and difficult life, enduring hardships and persecution. He could say that he had learned to be content whatever his circumstances. The Lord Jesus Christ was the strength of his life, who helped him to have a right perspective on his situation. ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,’ he said. Contentment was something Paul had to learn. It did not come naturally.

Our heavenly Father knows what we need. Our duty is to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and to trust God to provide what he knows is best for us. We know that all things work together for god to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).

About the Author:
Carine MacKenzie’s talent for retelling Bible stories has meant that children from all over the world have been given the opportunity to discover Jesus Christ for themselves. The first title written in the kitchen with the assistance of a basin of water has inspired the production of many other books. She has sales of over 3 million books. She stays in Inverness, Scotland.

Related Books:
Trusting God by Carine MacKenzieFollowing God by Carine MacKenzie

Where to Buy:
Glorifying God: Obedient Lives from the Bible is available at any good  Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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My 1st Book About the Bible by Carine Mackenzie

My 1st Book About the Bible by Carine Mackenzie

Finding age appropriate resources to introduce key biblical and theological concepts to your little ones can be quite challenging. We understand how important it is to help children begin developing a solid worldview at a young age and that’s precisely why Christian Focus 4 Kids continues to grow the My First Book series.

The My First Book series is a catechism-like resource designed to help you teach your children about God, the Bible, and the Church. Below is a sample reading from My 1st Book About the Bible:

2. The Word of God lasts forever

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. Mark 13:31

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. Isaiah 40:8

The clothes you have today will one day wear out. Your toys will break and be thrown away. The flowers in the garden wither and die. God tells us that even the world we live in, will be burned up and come to an end. But God’s Word will never be destroyed. It will last forever.

We’re excited to introduce Carine Mackenzie’s latest contribution to this series titled My 1st Book About the Bible. Over the course of twenty-five brief lessons, this book explores the following questions:

  • What is the Word of God?
  • What does the Word of God do?
  • What is the Word of God like?

Measuring approximately 4″ by 6″ the books in the My 1st Book series are just the right size for little hands. If you have little ones ages 4-6, we recommend that you read these books along with your children. If your children are ages 6-11, they will be able to read these books on their own. In either case, we pray that the My 1st Book series becomes a starting point for many great discussions in your home.

About the Author:
Carine Mackenzie’s talent for retelling Bible stories has meant that children from all over the world have been given the opportunity to discover Jesus Christ for themselves. The first title written in the kitchen with the assistance of a basin of water has inspired the production of many other books. Carine now has more than 150 different titles in print.

Other Titles in the My First Book Series:

Where to Buy:
My 1st Book About the Bible is available at any good  Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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My 1st Book About The Bible

My 1st Book About the Bible by Carine MacKenzie

With the addition of this little book on God’s Word – the My 1st Series now comes up to eight titles. Each cover is a different colour, making a row of eight little candy-coloured booklets that children will love to collect and learn from. Written by Carine Mackenzie this book will help you train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:5-7.
Children need to know about God and his Word. We all do. We need to know that God’s Word is true, eternal, pure, living, perfect, inspired, without error.
It’s exciting to see God’s Word at work in our world and children will see this too as God’s Word acts as a seed, a sword, a fire and food in people’s lives.

See a list of all eight books in the My 1st series here: LINK.

September Book Giveaway – How God Changes People by Carine Mackenzie

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How God Changes People by Carine MackenzieAbout the Book:
A sneaky little thief meets Jesus and then he starts giving away his money instead – that’s Zacchaeus. A ruthless thug chases down Christians but after a run in with the risen Lord, he joins forces with the people he once hated – that’s Paul. A young woman sits on the river bank, when she hears the Word of God, a quiet change warms her heart and another sinner is saved, a life changed and an eternity secured – that’s Lydia. These people and others in this book were all changed by God through his Word. And we can read about them in his Word – the Bible.

About the Author:
Carine MacKenzie’s talent for retelling Bible stories has meant that children from all over the world have been given the opportunity to discover Jesus Christ for themselves. She has sales of over 3 million books and stays in Inverness, Scotland.

Recommended Review – My 1st Book of Questions and Answers

“My family has been using the Westminster Shorter Catechism with good result with our children but it’s also been slow moving. Sometime the cadence and structure can be cumbersome for a four year old to repeat back and learn.

We had received My 1st Book of Questions and Answers when Claire my oldest was first born from our church. But it had been lost for a time and forgotten. Claire, now four, was recently walking around with it and I asked her what it was. She said it was her new Bible.

I took a quick look at it and saw some of the endorsements and was intrigued. After further examination later that night, I decided for now we would switch over to My 1st Book as our teaching tool.

The main benefit of this handy book is that it takes the some times wordy and confusing language structure (at least for a four year old) of the well-known catechism and conveys the same truths with precision.

It’s also recommended by Presbyterians and Baptists alike. From what we’ve used so far and from my examination of section on topics like baptism I don’t see anything that would prevent it being used with good results by either denominational members.

Our plan is to now use My First Book for the next year with my four year old and then start my youngest on over the next 6 months to a year. With just over a hundred questions you could easily complete the book 10 or 20 times over the course of 3 years. It’s the perfect tool to get children use to the question and answer style of learning and also prepare for a more advance catechism like the Westminster Shorter.”

-Mathew Sims (grace4sinners.blogspot.com)

 

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Kid’s Theology – What else did God make? – Why did God make all things?

My First book of Questions and Answers has had a thorough going through – I just thought I’d tell you. Look at the commendations:

  • Douglas Kelly (the Richard Jordan Professor of Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina.)
  • Sinclair B Ferguson (Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church of Columbia and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary).
  • R. C. Sproul (a respected teacher, theologian and pastor as well as founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries.)
  • Alistair Begg (A pastor for over 30 years. He is now the Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio)

And that’s just the theologians.

Families too have used this book. One of the commendations is from John and Noel Piper who used it when teaching their own daughter about the truths of the Christian faith.

“Truth, clarity and simplicity are the great virtues of this God-exalting catechism for children. It was a great pleasure to watch our daughter learn these answers. As usual teaching a child great truths enriched our thinking and our own worship.”

Here a sample lesson to share with your children, grandchildren, or Sunday school class.

3. What else did God make?

God made all things. (Genesis 1:31a).

4. Why did God make all things?

For his own glory. (Revelation 4:11).

Objective: To teach the children that God made all things for His own glory.

The most obvious choice of a story for this lesson is the creation (Genesis 1). It may be beneficial to give the children a worksheet about the six days of creation to fill in or colour. If you don’t have enough time, or feel it is too much for one lesson, simply spread the questions over two teaching sessions. Be less concerned about the children memorizing exactly what happened on each day, than on the wonder of creation. Stop and marvel at the beauty of God’s creation! Bring in some “simple” things: a pretty rock, some moss, a leaf, a flower, a caterpillar, a moth, etc. Point out the intricate design in each creation. Our God is an amazing God! You can easily tie in the simple gospel message: this great God is able to save you.

Questions:

1. Can you think of things that God made, that no one else is able to make?

2. Have you ever been amazed at God’s power and at the many beautiful things he made?

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