Hi, kids! It’s me, John “Tons of Fun” Calvin!
Have you ever thought, “Zut! The Bible is huge! How can I understand it all?”
Well, remember how hard it was when you were just learning to use the plow or slaughtering animals? I bet your dad and mom helped you, right?
In this book, The Institutes for Kids, I’m going to help you see the very most important things in the Bible. Because I’m a pastor, I’ve spent a lot of time reading and studying the God’s Word. So think of me as your guide, walking with you through “Bible-World.” I’ll point out its clearest rivers, help you through its biggest mountains, and bring you to its prettiest views. Once you’ve walked around with me, the whole landscape will be easier to explore on your own.
Now, listen up: keep your Bibles open! That’s the most important thing! I don’t want you to think I’m playing a trick on you and leading you down a twisty path 😉 I want you to make sure whatever I say is written down in God’s Word.
And if you’re having a tough time understanding something in the Bible, don’t give up! Maybe the next verse will make things clearer!
Let’s go exploring!