Leading Little Ones to God
A Child’s book of Bible Teachings
One of the best books for family reading and family devotions ever written, with segments from the Old and New Testament clearly explained to children with powerful applications they can understand. Now regarded as a classic, this book of Bible teachings by best-selling children’s author Marian M. Schooland will help children not only to praise God and love Him, but also to know Him better.
Written in a conversational style, Schoolland’s stories are told with a clarity and simplicity unusual in Bible story books. Parents and teachers will find the book ideal for nurturing in very young Christians a personal relationship with God.
Table of Contents (showing the general headings):
Part One: Looking for God
Part Two: God is Very Great
Part Three: All That God Does is Good
Part Four: Sin Spoiled the World
Part Five: God’s Law
Part Six: God Loves Us
Part Seven: What Jesus Did
Part Eight: About the Holy Spirit
Part Nine: How We Become Children of God
Part Ten: How God’s Children Live and Grow
Part Eleven: God Helps His Children Live for Him
Part Twelve: When we Pray to God
Part Thirteen: About God’s Church
Part Fourteen: Things that are to Happen
About the Author
Marian M. Schoolland (1902-1984) was an elementary school teacher who began writing in 1938 as she went to graduate school. For more than 40 years she translated, edited and wrote books, most of which were published by Eerdmans. Many are familiar with her devotional books – Leading Little Ones to God (Eerdmans, 1962; Banner of Truth, 1970), Marian’s Book of Bible Stories and Marian’s Favorite Bible Stories. Her other well-known works include the Patsy books and the Tomboy Janie series. She also wrote for The Banner and other periodicals.
She was the daughter of Klaas Schoolland (1851-1938), who was a professor in the ‘literary department’ of the institution that began by training ministers for Christian Reformed pulpits and eventually grew into what is now Calvin College. Born in the province of Friesland in the Netherlands in 1851, he studied for the ministry at the theological school in Kampen, and at the University of Groningen. He emigrated to the USA for his health, and taught Latin, Greek and Dutch for 29 years at Calvin before retiring at the age of 72. Marian Schoolland was herself a graduate of Calvin (1934), and in 1980 received their Distinguished Alumni Award. She was a member of the Christian Reformed Church of North America.