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If I Could Ask God Anything” could be a good resource for parents and teachers, if used with a little caution. It covers questions about a variety of spiritual topics, including God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, prayer, the church, and others. I think it would be best used for devotions, as it makes for interactive devotions because the questions/answers invite discussions about them. I appreciate the numerous scripture references for many of the questions.

If you’re not going to use it for devotions, it would be best to read through the book yourself before giving it your child, as some of the questions/answers might not be a good fit for your Biblical beliefs. The introduction of the book says that it is “written for children of all denominations,” so this opens up the possibility of some of the answers containing incorrect doctrine. There were at least a couple of questions/answers that I didn’t care for. One of them was the question, “Why did Jesus have to die?” The answer three-paragraph answer basically boils down to, “Because some people didn’t understand Him so they killed Him.” No mention is made of Jesus dying for our sins or of His great sacrifice for us. Other parts of the book talk about Jesus dying for our sins, but for some reason this one didn’t.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.