Giglio Brings ‘Indescribable’ to Kids

Louie Giglio, pastor of the Atlanta-based Passion City Church and founder of the global Passion movement, recently debuted his first children’s book, Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science (Thomas Nelson). This new devotional builds on his “Indescribable” and “How Great Is Our God” popular sermon series for adults and makes the material applicable to children.

“We’ve been carrying a message for about 10 years now called ‘Indescribable,’ and that message came together over a long period of time. But the breaking point for me was being at a camp with middle school and high school students. At the morning session, I was trying to combine images and information about the galaxy with truth about God and trying to connect the dots. The students at this camp were so into it,” Giglio says.

Giglio says children love the new devotional.

“It’s beautifully illustrated. They like looking at the pictures, and if you’re six-years-old, your parents are probably reading you the devotional. But I also noticed at the top end of the spectrum with the 10- and 11-year-olds, that they’re picking it up and reading it themselves. I’ve also seen some tweens read it,” Giglio says.

Geared for children ages 6 to 10, each devotion includes Scripture, a story, an application, a prayer, and a science section—some with experiments—that aims to keep children engaged and curious about the fusion of faith and science.

Giglio suggests that retailers pick the book up and read one devotion, which takes less than five minutes.

“I would hope that a retailer would be touched by it, not just to tell people about it,” Giglio says.

—Ginny McCabe