*I received a complementary copy of this devotional in exchange for my honest review.
When I saw a book review opportunity come open for Louie Giglio’s new devotional for kids and read its description, I jumped at the chance to check it out! I want to first provide you with the official product description of the book in order to give you a full picture of what can be expected from it, and then we will dive into my thoughts at the end!
“It’s impossible to out-imagine God. He orchestrates time, creates light, and speaks things into existence—from the largest stars to the smallest starfish. God is a powerful, purposeful, personal, unparalleled Creator.
Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens tell the glory of God. And the skies announce what his hands have made.”
Indescribable displays the majesty of creation with scientific findings, photography, and original illustrations. These 100 devotions encourage awe at God’s creativity with an in-depth look at
• Space, Galaxies, Planets, and Stars
• Earth, Geology, Oceans, and Weather
• Animals—from Hummingbirds to Dinosaurs
• Our Minds, Bodies, and Imaginations
Each devotion features a “Be Amazed” section with fascinating facts, hands-on activities, and a closing prayer. Based on Louie Giglio’s popular messages “Indescribable” and “How Great Is Our God,” Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God & Science will help kids discover the incredible creation of our indescribable God.
Pastor and author Louie Giglio invites kids to think about the questions they encounter in day-to-day life and to find God’s glory in creation in his first-ever children’s book, Indescribable.
Indescribable is a fascinating and faith-changing series for adults from pastor and bestselling author Louie Giglio. Now the message of how great God is and how amazing His creation is comes to children in Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science.
Giglio has established himself as the voice of a generation through the founding of Passion City Church and the ever-popular Passion Conference for college-aged students. With more than a million social media followers between his personal accounts and those of Passion, he has grown a platform of more than just college kids but also pastors, parents, and adults around the world. He continues to create new content in his first-ever children’s book, Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids about God and Science. Each devotion includes Scripture, a story, an application, a prayer, and a fascinating science section.
One of Louie’s most viral sermons was on the scientific element laminin, and he often preaches and writes on the glory of God as displayed through creation. Indescribable builds on these themes in fun, kid-friendly ways that will engage a child’s heart and mind for the glory of God. Each devotion includes Scripture, a relevant illustration or story, a life application, and a prayer. In addition, each devotion includes a science section that can range from fun facts to creative experiments for kids to further engage with the content. The interior of the book is highly designed with full-color illustrations and photography to further the appeal of the book for kids.
One hundred entries from Louie will cover topics from all areas of science, with devotions on these issues and more:
• Space and the universe
• Molecules and tiny matter
• Medical science and medical miracles
• Our amazing bodies
• Geology and fossils
• Weather and the atmosphere”
If you are familiar at all with the presentation referenced above which Louie Giglio gave regarding laminin or his presentation on the stars and the sound of the universe, then you know why I was excited to check out this new book! Louie is gifted in educating us on the amazing facts of the physical world which point repeatedly to the existence of God as Divine Creator and which reveal His fingerprints on everything. That is precisely what Louie continues to do in this new devotional for kids.
We live in an age in which our children are being bombarded by folks who disdain the idea of “creation” or a “Creator” and who don’t beat around the bush when it comes to pushing their views of evolution. We’re living in a time when yes, we need to first and foremost know the truths of God’s Word – ultimately, that is the most important thing. However, we also need to be well-versed in scientific facts, as well, and be able to present the truth of how, rather than negating the Bible, science actually repeatedly points to and confirms the truths of God’s Word. This devotional is perfect for helping us attain that very goal with our kids.
Additionally, I believe that we need to stop falling prey to the evolutionary claims out there which lead us Bible-believing Christians to begin fearing “science”. We don’t need to fear science. No, we need to be embracing the study of the natural world. God created it and wants us to not only learn about it and discover its mysteries and miracles, but He also wants us to delight in and enjoy it, thereby giving Him glory in the process. This devotional is perfect for inspiring us and our kids in this area, as well.
Each of the 100 devotionals contains a passage of Scripture, a devotional thought about that passage and the area of science it corresponds to, a prayer, and an interesting scientific fact about a surprising animal, an interesting weather phenomenon, a strange plant, etc. Each devotional can be read and discussed in a matter of about 5 minutes, making it super easy to incorporate the daily reading of one or to also allow you to read several at once, if you want.
I highly recommend this devotional, and think you and your children will enjoy it and be as fascinated by it as I (and my toddler and the 8 year old I nanny) have been. It’s perfect for the parent who wants to have their child’s eyes opened to the wonders of God’s Word and His creation, and it would likewise serve as an excellent supplementary science curriculum for the homeschool mom.
Either way, you are bound to come away inspired, encouraged, amazed, and excited after reading it! You can purchase your own copy here.