In this book John Todd (1800-1873) begins what he hoped to be a Systematic Theology for Children. He begins with Theology Proper, the Doctrine of God, and he covers the following: IS THERE ANY GOD? - GOD IS A SPIRIT - GOD ETERNAL - GOD IS EVERY WHERE - GOD ALL-WISE - GOD KNOWS EVERY THING - GOD'S POWER - TRUTH OF GOD - GOD DOES AS HE PLEASES. This volume also includes an ADDRESS TO MOTHERS which is one of the finest brief essays we have ever read on the powerful influence of mothers on their children.
Richard Newton, who was called by Spurgeon "The Prince of Preachers to Children", said the following about John Todd: "When I was a young man I happened to read a volume of "Lectures for Children" which had been written and published by Dr. John Todd. I felt then as if I had found a gold mine. That volume lasted me all through college, and taught me how to talk to children."