What Others Are Saying About “How To Be a Child of God”:
“David Howell is to be commended for producing a tract that goes beyond what one usually expects! The gospel is clearly presented, illustrated, and with an eye toward discipleship as well. I predict lots of people will take up and read, and may they come to Christ as Savior and Lord!”.
David L. Allen
Dean, School of Theology and Professor of Preaching
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Fort Worth, Texas
“For several years David Howell has shared with me his dream of how to help others. Come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior, Lord, Helper in the struggles of this life. I know he has prayed much and worked with great diligence to prepare this amazing book on HOW TO BE A CHILD OF GOD! In Biblical terminology ‘I BLESS THIS BOOK!’. With that !blessing’ I pray for its great success! I am convinced that it Will help many ‘see and understand’ how God can and will ‘exchange their Old messed up life’ to ‘A New Life in Jesus Christ’”.
James R. DeLoach
Senior Associate Pastor
Second Baptist Church
This book presents complete salvation, in pictorial fashion, that a new believer may grasp the import of his death and resurrection with Christ (Gal. 2:20) from the beginning. Since Jesus came not only to forgive sins, but to give us His life, we are saved from ourselves as well. (Rom. 5:10)
The Holy Spirit has been pleased to bless the diagrams illustrating scripture in my first book, Handbook to Happiness (Tyndale 1971), with transformed lives; it is my prayer that He will use this pictorial presentation to bring truth to life for new believers, as well as life to truth (Rom. 6) for seasoned Christians.
Charles R. Solomon, Ed. D.
Founder and President
Grace Fellowship International
“How to be a Child of God” is the best book introducing faith that I have seen in a long time. Firstly, the illustrations by Randy Rogers are fantastic and really assist in bringing the book to life. The good thing about the illustrations to me is that this book is not only geared to adults, but can also be eye catching to younger children. Placing the scriptural references at the bottom of each page is a smart move that shows that these thoughts are not your own, but come directly from the Bible. That is very important.
It was interesting that you began the book by introducing Christ rather than introducing Adam as many books do. You showed Christ’s humanity by showing how he was born of woman, found a trade, and lived as many people do. You didn’t present the information in a way that seemed above the readers head, but in an understandable way that makes the reader want to keep learning about becoming a child of God. I must thank you for mentioning the importance of water baptism because it is an important part of the conversion experience that is often left out of material such as this. I believe this book is excellently written and will be very compelling to the reader. As a college student, I found it informative and very intriguing. I would read it again as well as share it with believers and non-believers. If I can help you in any way, do not hesitate to let me know.
I am really impressed with your book on “How To Be A Child Of God.”
The offenders on the San Saba Unit have really been blessed by them. We have given almost all of them out. This is a truly inspired way to present the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the lost men on our unit. The graphics are amazing. The theology is sound and the Holy Spirit is blessing its use to reach men for Christ. Thank you so much for sharing this book with us as we seek to make a difference in the lives of the offenders on our unit. God bless you; as you have been a real blessing to us. I saw the video link and was truly amazed. Again, thank you for your ministry. You will be in my prayers for God to continue to use you in a mighty way for His glory.
Yours in Christ,
San Saba Unit
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Dear Mr. Howell,
I am an inmate at the Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice. I have received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I read and study the Bible every day. I have trouble understanding some scriptures. I read your book (How to be a Child of God) and I love it. I am indigent and can’t buy any books, and our unit chaplain is very limited on Bible literature. I was wondering if you have any other books or literature that will help me understand the scriptures. I am so eager to learn and understand. God bless you for the good work you do.
Richard H. #14000076
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
When it comes to one-on-one-evangelism, “How To Be A Child OF God” can be one of the most effective tools offered in this present day. Its clear message and theological soundness make it an essential element in the life of our ministry. I encourage other ministries to consider this great witnessing tool as well.
Mark Trammell Quartet
How to Be a Child of God is a must -read, must-use and must-pass-on tool for ministry leaders. I am highly impressed by the depth of truth packed into these pages and the clear and easy-to-follow illustrations of a Christian’s identity in Christ. We at Redeemed Girl Ministires plan to give this tool to young women who pray to receive Christ at our evangelistic events. I know David Howell personally, I respect him immensely and I know above all else that his passion is to see men and women set free in Jesus Christ.”
Marian Jordan Ellis,
Author, Bible teacher and founder of Redeemed Girl Ministries
Great for Beginning Christians,
August 11, 2012
“How to Be A Child of God” is a short book written by David Howell. What I liked about this book is that it is the perfect introduction to what it is to be a Christian. This book is written is a series of pictures and short explanations, almost like you are reading a comic book. The illustrations are wonderful, and Howell keeps the narrative simple, and easy to understand. This book centers on God’s sacrifice to send his son to die for our sins, but also discusses Christian fundamentals, like eternal life, the first sin of Adam and Eve, and what is means to be reborn. This would be a wonderful gift for a new Christian, or someone who wants to know more about being a Christian. I think this would also be appropriate for middle school aged children, as a way to explain to them what it means to be a child of God. Wonderful resource – highly recommend this
“This is the most captivating book and video I have ever seen. I first saw the book at the Southern Baptist Convention in New Orleans and fell in love with it. When I returned home I showed it to my key leaders and we were all so amazed at how well it shared the gospel message. It not only gave the “plan of salvation”, but it also explained why we need to be saved in the first place. We were so impressed we purchased 400 copies and gave them to our kids to give out to their friends at school. We also embedded the video from the website on our homepage for six weeks. Our internet traffic increased greatly and there is no telling how many have trusted Christ because of it. It is now on our website’s “salvation page”. God is doing a great work and He is using this video and this little “comic book” to share His love and grace with children and adults.”
First Baptist Church ot Runnelstown (MS)