We recommend the following resources for parents:
The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd Jones
The Big Picture Bible by David Helm
Pray and Play Bible by Group Publishing This children’s Bible, geared toward preschool age children, is different from others because for each story there are three pages of activities that will help parents teach the story and other important biblical concepts. These activity pages include songs, ideas for family prayer, family devotions and other great ideas to get families involved with the Bible.
Family Devotional Books
Long Story Short by Marty Machowski
One Year of Dinner Table Devotions by Nancy Guthrie
Wise Words by Peter Leithart
Amazing Stories from Times Past by Christine Farenhorst
Taking Root: Conversion Stories for Children by Diana Kleyn
How to Handle Your Life by Carine MacKenzie
Our Home is Like a Little Church by Bobby Gilles and Lindsey Blair
Training Hearts Teaching Minds by Starr Meade
Great Fiction Books to read with your Children:
Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis
The Trailblazer Series by Dave and Neta Jackson
This series of chapter books for middle to upper elementary age children tells the stories of fictional children who interact with real missionaries. Children will love the exciting adventurous stories of these children and enjoy learning about real heroes of the faith and how God used them along the way.
What Would Jesus Do by Mack Thomas
This chapter book for preschool to elementary age children is a great one to read aloud to you children as it follows the story of a little boy and girl who are learning to ask the question, “What would Jesus Do?”
Helpful Books for Parents:
Creative Correction by Lisa Whelchel
Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours by Dr. Kevin Leman
A Chicken’s Guide to Talking Turkey with Your Kids About Sex by Dr. Kevin Leman and Flores Bell
Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel
Websites for Parents:
Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. They provide help for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.
Proverbs 31 Ministries is a non-profit Christian ministry that seeks to lead women into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ by reaching women in the midst of their busy lives. Among other things, great insight and encouragement on parenting is provided.
www.covenanteyes.com Provides Internet accountability and filtering help and support.
www.route1520.com/parents/ Provides a list of resources to help protect your family with regard to the internet.
Websites for Kids:
www.wonderzone.com A free online discipleship ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship. Children encounter the gospel message through adventures, games and a virtual world called Wonderville. Each adventure contains an interactive devotional to help children learn more about God.