Imagine a coloring and activity book that shares the gospel with kids and actually engages them, using activities that are fun to do and that reinforce the principles that the text is communicating. Imagine not only sharing this activity book with your child, but also encouraging your child to share one with their friend... An evangelistic tool to share the gospel with children that can be used both vertically (adult sharing with a child) and horizontally (child sharing with peer).
Such a tool would be a useful children's evangelism piece that can also be used as a peer-to-peer Gospel presentation. Either way, it would be seed for the spiritual soil.
The Four Fantastic Facts Coloring and Activity Book is the newest and best-formatted evangelism tool to date from Cru. It contains a thorough Gospel presentation, a four-point outline that is based on the Four Spiritual Laws, customized for children. It has what no mere tract could offer: pages of engaging activities—games, cross word puzzles, word finds, and coloring objects that reinforce the gospel message that is so clearly laid out. In short, this is a piece that a child will want to keep. They will want to share a blank copy with their friends. It's a tool whose demand keeps multiplying, as kids get excited to not only use the book for themselves, but share with others.
The best part is that giving your child a book, or sending them with one, is sowing a seed in the heart of that child. It is also an easy and effective way to share the Gospel with children. The Four Fantastic Facts Coloring and Activity Book was designed for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders (or ages 8- 11), since their penchant for using coloring books with moderate degree activities for educational purposes is congruent with the format of Cru's new tool.
In early field testing with the beta version of this piece, some of the best results came from children sharing the activity book with other children. In the specific experiments involving the Four Fantastic Facts Coloring and Activity Book, the adult would give a nine- or ten-year old child two unused copies of the book to take over to a friend's house as part of a regular visit or play date—nothing particularly out of the ordinary. But it was the positive responses to the piece, and the message communicated by the piece, that was most encouraging. But there is a secondary, but not less important benefit. Children who may not be comfortable sharing their faith with words or testimony found it easy to share the coloring books with their friends. Some couldn't wait to "show it off." It proved to be a great way for them to share what was important to them in a presentation that was both relevant and fun.
Praise for the Four Fantastic Facts Activity Book
“I love the Four Fantastic Facts! I’ve worked in children’s ministry for over 10 years, and I’ve heard over and over from the kids is that it’s not always easy to talk about your faith when you’re young. The Four Fantastic Facts lets my elementary school-aged students show others what they believe in a fun and relevant way. The books strike that perfect balance between giving enough information and remaining accessible to its audience. Other outreach books can seem dated, non-age appropriate, or just plain boring, but these books put Christianity into terms that even non-church kids can easily understand. The activities are perfect for the elementary-aged group, and my students genuinely enjoy them. This helps the books blend seamlessly with our regular curriculum, and provides me with an invaluable teaching tool for my ministry.”
—Katie Anderson, Children’s Ministry Director Browns Mill Church, Newnan, GA
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