The God Puzzle


Want help teaching your littles about Jesus and the faith, in a way that makes you feel equipped and successful as the main spiritual influence in your child’s life? 

Too many kids are leaving the faith.  Walking away from church.  Sunday school isn’t enough to give them what they need.  Kids need depth.  Answers.  Time to think things through.  They need the pieces put together to point them to Christ Who is our greatest Treasure.  There just isn’t time in Sunday school alone.

Parents are called to teach their children, but what if you are not a teacher?  What if you don’t know enough?  No more guilt, no more frustration over feeling inadequate. Here you will find a place where you will find real help…to teach about a real God.  The God Puzzle book is for you.  The best of Sunday school put into your hands.  Every Christian parents go-to book.  May God be glorified in this next generation.  Parents, welcome.




What makes it unique


-ready made discussion questions for parent to ask their child in each lesson

-can be done at any pace that works with your family…every night, once a week, 10 minutes here, 30 minutes there…it fits into realistic family life

-puts the pieces together for a child to understand God, the Bible, and the Christian faith

-in each lesson the responds to the truth so they understand their relationship to God is personal and life transforming

-any parent, whether they know nothing, or a lot about God can start teaching their child today with no prep

-deep theology put into language a child can understand

-deeply Biblical, each lesson points to Christ

-put in an order that starts with creation, and teaches the Bible as one story that all points to Christ

-child stays engaged by filling in blanks, crosswords, drawing, matching and using their Bibles as they learn


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“Val Ackermann has rightly identified a basic shortcoming of today’s Sunday school-one hour per week does not provide enough time or depth to adequately produce age-appropriate disciples.Churches who are sincere in ministering to children must not only provide an excellent Bible-based teaching ministry, but must seek ways to encourage, resource and equip parents to accomplish the task God has called them to-raising the next faith generation. That is what The God Puzzle is all about.  The God Puzzle provides parents a wonderful tool to share the deep truths of God’s Word with their children. It provides a vehicle for conversations about God in the home. It will also compliment and enhance any church’s existing curriculum. The God Puzzle can fill the gap between church and home that many churches are looking for.”

– Mark Wood – Children’s Pastor,  Golden Hills Community Church Brentwood, CA


“Valerie Ackermann provides a user friendly children’s workbook that will enable parents to teach the life-changing truths of the Bible in manner that appeals to children. Her book helps children understand God’s Word through their own life experiences. It provides an excellent tool for parents to walk with their children through the Scriptures and to meet and know God in a deeper way while on the journey.”

– Dr. Leland Eliason, Executive Director and Provost Emeritus, Bethel Seminary of Bethel University


“For parents who are looking for a wonderful way to  invest in their children, this resource will prove to be easy-to-use, refreshingly creative, thoroughly biblical and saturated with Christ.”

– Dr. Dan Deckard, Pastor of Teaching and Preaching at Parkway Community Church Fairfield, CA 

“As a new Christian and a mom of three, I found this book to be a phenomenal learning experience for my whole family!  It explains vital biblical truths in a child-friendly, interactive way.  This book is such a treasure!”

– Jill Banghart, homeschooling mom of three

“This is a very good approach to Christian education within the context of normal family life.  Simple organization, strong content, and addressing an area that has long been missed by traditional Christian education.  Most churches tell parents it is their job to train their kids, but they don’t provide tools to do so.  They guilt, but don’t equip.  Valerie has equipped without guilt!  I highly recommend this as a simple, Biblical, accurate, and helpful aid for parents.”

– Dr. Rae Larson, Ed.D, former Pastor of Education, Scottsdale Bible Church and former VP of Administration, Phoenix Seminary, Arizona