How Do We Know God is Really There? by Melissa Cain Travis {a review}

How Do We Know God is Really There? by Melissa Cain Travis :: a review from

How Do We Know God is Really There?

How many of us have fielded this question from our kids? How many of us have even wondered it ourselves at one point or another? I am so thankful that God is bigger than our questions and is faithful to honor even the tiniest faith (mustard seeds, anyone?).

I am also thankful that He provides us with tools to answer these questions when they arrive. The best thing to do when your child asks questions, is to lead them to the Bible to see what God has to say about it. The Word of God is alive (John 1:1) and the more we learn to seek it, the more opportunity we have for His Words to change us.

Answering Children’s Questions About God

That said, there is definitely a place for books with pictures and words on a child’s level. Children often need a visual to help them grasp concepts. How Do We Know God is Really There? is a great tool for answering this very question for kids. I received a copy of this book to review with the other Mosaic Reviews bloggers.

The book is a storybook about a boy and his father. The two of them have a special routine where they share their days and then explore the night sky. One day the son is presented with the phrase that there is “no proof that God is real” from a friend. Naturally, the son asked his father the big question…”How do we know God is really there?”

The father in this story shares about Edwin Hubble and his discovery about the galaxies in our universe. The father then helps the son to understand how this man’s discovery helps prove there is a God. He leads his son through some questions to use logic to answer the boy’s questions. Ultimately, the boy ends the conversation feeling he has an answer for his friend…and himself.

My Thoughts on How Do We Know God is Really There?

This is a fun book for kids. The story is engaging, it is a relatively quick read. The illustrations are good. Most of all, I liked the explanation the author gave. The reasoning used was pretty straightforward and easy for a child to grasp.

The book retails for $16, which seems high for a picture book to me. I did find one thing odd. There is no author or illustrator information. They are credited, but there is no further information. I usually read those and often my kids do, too.

Pretty short and sweet today. You can find Apologia online, where you can check out their other products. You can also connect with them on Facebook.

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  1. Sounds like a fun book! I have no idea what one pays for a new picture book these days; I hardly buy anything new, but from working at the Scholastic book fairs I think this is probably well within the realm of normal. Thanks for sharing it!

    • I am like you, I rarely buy anything at “new” prices, especially books. Thank you for your thoughts on the pricing! 🙂