Reviews of the Zoey Books


From James Stamper (5 stars):

Four year old Zoey is, as most children her age, very inquisitive.  She is particularly interested in how things came to be and who made them—a TV screen, tall buildings, a squirrel, the moon, a tree.  After her older brother tricks her into believing that his LEGO house clicked together on its own and “just happened,”  Mom intervenes, and a wonderful discussion ensues about how ALL things are created.  This is a marvelouus little story to help spur on chats regarding creation and the concept that that the builder of all things is God.  ~Jean Davis, Library Media Specialist, Nicoma Park Intermediate School, Choctaw, OK

From Leland Snead:

With Christian Apologetics becoming more and more a subject of note for Christians to use to answer unbelievers, it seems right that children should beginning learning this at an early age. That is just what David Roper is gearing up to do. He writes about the fictional Zoey, a four-year old who asks the kind of questions common to a four-year old, and apologetical answers which should be common for parents to use in helping a child grasp the correct answers from Scripture.

This simple book should appeal to children to help them learn the basics of Bible teaching. Typical of children at this age are the “why,” “who,” and “what” type of question commonly asked. Mr. Roper, a grandfather, wisely concludes this story with a word for parents concerning the need for and how to answer their children’s honest questions with the Bible knowledge likely to be retained in the child’s memory.

Even at a pre-school age, it isn’t unlikely that your children may well be passing Bible knowledge on to their playmates. Zoey Likes to Ask Questions! is Faith Book #1 in a series David Roper plans to continue for children’s apologetical instruction, and for parents too.


Many are aware of “apologetics”: Material written in defense of a (usually religious) belief or position. Although there are many such resources aimed for young adults and older, this is the first time I’ve ever heard of apologetics for kids in grade school. Since apologetics concerns itself heavily with logic and reasoning, I have to admit skepticism at how effective such a book could be for that age group.

That being said, having read my review copy, the author did an outstanding job of introducing some of the very basics of apologetics in a way that young ones would understand. Without giving too much away, the basic question here is: Where do things come from? and this is answered as simply and as concisely as one could hope for.

The artwork is in color throughout and compliments the narrative and/or dialogue on the page. The text itself is fairly simple. A five-year old could probably read it very slowly with some guidance.

Overall this is a great book for parents to introduce their kids to apologetics without getting too technical. Looking forward to the implied future books in the series!



“I shared it with a friend who teaches pre-kinder. We both like it LOT!” Margaret Whitaker, teacher, Christian school

“I like it.” Sheila Hartman, reading specialist

“I really like it. Great job!” Micah Domina, mother of a 4-year-old

“It’s really good.” Dick Sztanyo, author, Graceful Reason: Studies in Christian Apologetics

“It is grand, I love it. I can pay it no higher compliment.” Bill Robinson, father and grandfather


JUST $9.95!