8 Ways Kids Can Grow Closer to God. When it comes to growing closer to God, kids (and adults) have no better teacher than Jesus. His eight Beatitudes are a positive, proactive guide for kids to love and serve the Lord as they mature in their understanding of their faith. In The Beatitudes for Children, each Beatitude is coupled with a kid-sized explanation that makes it easy for them to relate to these powerful statements. There are "real-life" applications that kids and their parents can participate in, which will inspire the whole family to apply the Lord's guidance to their lives. Enlightening, energizing, and creatively illustrated, The Beatitudes for Children will help you encourage the kids in your life to stay close to Jesus as they grow. 64 pp. Softcover. Ages 4-8.