Dr. R.C. Sproul weaves an allegorical tale that captures the essence of the biblical story of redemption in a manner that will fascinate and delight children. A race of tiny beings known as “lightlings” are a picture of humanity, as they pass through all the stages of the biblical drama – creation, fall, and redemption. In the end, children will understand why they need never fear the darkness, and also, strangely, why some people fear light more than they fear darkness!
The Lightlings is an excellent introduction to the key themes of Scripture about the holiness of God and the damage sin does. Richly detailed illustrations by Justin Gerard will grip your child’s interest, and discussion questions with Scripture references in the back of the book help parents guide children into the deeper meaning of the story.
Illustrated by artist Justin Gerard.
Discussion Points for Parents and Children in The Lightlings:
- Who is the real king of light?
- Who are the lightlings?
- The king made the lightlings to shine like him! What was special about God’s creation of people?
- Who is the real baby lightling who shined so brightly?
About the Author:
From Pastor and Professor of Theology to Children’s Story Writer!
Dr. Sproul wrote over 100 books, including The Holiness of God, Scripture Alone, Everyone’s a Theologian. But everyone was surprised when he began to write children’s books – everyone but his family and his grandchildren, in particular, who knew his story-telling skills!
He holds degrees from Westminster College, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, the Free University of Amsterdam, and Whitefield Theological Seminary. Dr. Sproul had a distinguished academic teaching career at various colleges and seminaries. These included Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando and Jackson, Mississippi. He served as Senior Pastor of St. Andrews Chapel, Sanford, Florida until his homegoing to the Lord in 2017.