R.C. Sproul: The Great Children's Book Author
Many Christians are sorrowful yet rejoicing this evening, as R.C. Sproul has graduated to heaven. Sproul is known for communicating the deep truths of scripture in a way that any lay person could understand. As Duke Kwon said in a tweet this evening, "After a young person got electrified at a conference, you sent her home with a Sproul book." We've kept our ministry shelves lined with Sproul books for this very reason.
Sproul played a significant role in my own husband's growth, and therefore mine, and therefore our daughters. Mark wrote on Facebook this afternoon, "R. C. Sproul passed away today. I owe a lot to him. As an 18-year-old pizza delivery driver and new Christian, I listened to him preach and teach nightly. In my doctrine exam to graduate seminary, I quoted him, 'There are no maverick molecules in the universe.' Sproul helped stir my affections for God, philosophy, apologetics, and reformed theology. His book The Holiness of God is one of the top 5 most influential books I've ever read."
Like many faithful men, Sproul has been a spiritual father to my husband and me. We are immensely grateful to the Lord for men like him, who have shaped our faith in Christ, as we both surrendered to the Lord in non-Christian households.
What many may not know, though, is that Sproul was an excellent author of children's books too. We have purchased them over the years for our kids and for children in our ministry. They are rich with spiritual depth and truth and also captivating for the young reader. The illustrations are also beautiful. If you're looking for a meaningful Christmas gift for a child in your life, I heartily recommend the books below.
R.C. Sproul will be greatly missed. But what a rich legacy he leaves us in his written words!