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Finding God in the Non-Fiction Section

By Jessica Smith

Sherry Biddison teaches a Good News Club in the school library with a sign above her head which reads, “Non-Fiction.” It is fitting, because the Bible is as nonfiction as it gets! Children today are offered many different versions of ‘truth’ by their parents, teachers, friends, and TV celebrities. They are told you can pick your own truth like a book off a shelf. With so many options to choose from, how will they find the real source of Truth?

“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?” (Romans 10:14). As Sherry teaches in the midst of books by many human authors, children learn from the Bible—the Book that holds all the answers to any question the other volumes could ask.

With less than 20 percent of Americans attending church1, it is increasingly important to come alongside the church and partner with them to reach out to the children outside their doors.

They need someone to guide them to God’s Word, and that is what Good News Club teachers so faithfully do.

Sources:

1https://churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-articles/139575-7-startling-facts-an-up-close-look-at-church-attendance-in-america.html

Of Interest:

https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/02/why-our-children-dont-think-there-are-moral-facts/

 

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