Scott Middleton's frustration with adult evangelistic messages for children motivated him to write and illustrate a kid-friendly gospel of Jesus Christ. Good News for U is a product of Scott's 35 years of advertising and sales experience combined with his own story of redemption. This parent-and-child devotional empowers parents to share the gospel of Jesus Christ by pairing scripture with simple but powerful illustrations. Playing off the letter U, the book explains how we are vessels designed by God to be filled with God's love. Through our own free choice, however, we allow ourselves to be filled with the evils of this world. Scott's illustrations make the problem abundantly clear. And the solution is brilliantly simple: "Christ in you the hope of glory" (Colossians 1:27). The 56 illustrations in the book present Biblical truths and explain complicated theological terms like atonement. Children can personalize their book by coloring the illustrations.
Scott designed the book for parents, as he believes parents are the most influential adults in their children's lives and are therefore the best presenters of God's plan of salvation. Six years in the making, Good News for U is Scott's gift to God, and to his people.
"God called me into ministry. Good News for U is my answer." - Scott Middleton
In forty days, as the parent and child complete the book together, the child comes to an understanding of humankind's plight and God's saving work through Jesus. Questions (and suggested answers) are provided for parents to ask their children after each illustration. A glossary of theological terms explains in plain words the meaning of difficult words.
The study culminates with a simple presentation of the most important decision of the child's life, whether or not to believe in Jesus. By pairing scripture and compelling illustrations-and by the grace of God-Good News for U can change the trajectory of a child's life in this world and for eternity.