There is one more story to review in the series Picturebook Apologetics with James and Ruth. This week we will look at Chameleon’s Can of Worms. In this book, James and Ruth encounter one confused chameleon. Chameleon is confused about truth. Chameleon tries to convince James and Ruth they can’t possibly know for sure that something is true. Sound familiar? It’s called moral relativism and it’s rampant in our culture today. So tag along, you just might learn something, too!
Chameleon’s Can of Worms
“That’s your truth!” You’ve probably heard this phrase. It’s used when people have elevated their own feelings about a topic over and above absolute truth. There is one basic problem with this approach. Feelings can change. So what happens when our feelings change? Does truth change just because our feelings have changed? This question is at the core of Chameleon’s Can of Worms.
When confronted with stealing, Chameleon says, “Just because you think something is wrong, doesn’t mean I have to think so, too. Don’t tell me what to do!” And there it is, moral relativism. Morality based in feeling rather than objective truth. I love the way that J. and D. Camorlinga have crafted this children’s story. They get to the real point that absolute truth does exist. And they show us that defining truth subjectively is illogical. Our children need to understand that truth is what is real and that truth is objective. Armed with this understanding, children can learn to evaluate the truth claims they encounter in culture. And this will help them live by truth. Be sure to check out this story of one confused chameleon!
More Stories of James and Ruth
Searching for some additional resources on apologetics for children? Please consider the other children’s books by authors J. and D. Camorlinga. I have reviewed the books in past posts. You can access those by clicking on the buttons below.
Fox and the Hard Day
Pooch and the Pearly Gates
Pig and the Accidental Oink!
‘Possums and the Empty Tomb
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