The Magnificent Amazing Time Machine by Sinclair Ferguson takes its reader on a journey back to the cross and to the beginning of time, offering a brief look at several pivotal events in Redemptive history. This book’s brevity results in a work that keeps the attention of young children while communicating several important Biblical truths.
Ferguson travels back to the beginning of time and allows his readers to listen to a hypothetical conversation between the members of the Trinity, in-so-doing revealing that salvation was God’s plan from the beginning of time. He also highlights (in a way that young children can easily grasp) the various roles of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit with regard to salvation. Furthermore, Ferguson teaches the reader about the role of the daily sacrifices which were offered by the Jewish High Priest.
My kids (ages 3 to 8) and I enjoyed The Magnificent Amazing Time Machine. It’s a unique book for young children that presents a wide-angle view of God’s plan to “save people from the terrible results of their sin”, accomplished by the Son and apprehended through the Spirit.