If you’ve been around here for any length of time you’ve likely heard me say that I believe strongly that kids are theologians and can learn so much from a young age. This is why it is so important for us as parents to put the right books in their hands! We can give them a big view of God from the youngest age, laying a foundation for them for a life of faith, Lord willing.
Austin and I have been intentional about the books we put on our girls’ shelves for a few reasons. First, we want them to know that the Bible is exciting and interesting, and so we choose books that represent Scripture, God, Jesus, and more in a way that is both true and engaging. And second, we want our girls to learn to solo play! This is perhaps a less spiritual reason, but I want my girls to go read books on their own while I’m cooking dinner or working. This means all their books need to be safe for free reign! Another reason to choose books intentionally!
One of my favorite parts of my job is reading and review children’s Christian books. I’m working on an entire series of gift guides/book lists for kids. This is round one! You can see the entire list here, or check out each post as it releases!
Bible storybook that points young children to Jesus, the friend who forgives. Do you ever talk before you think? Mess up? Let others down? That’s what Peter did, again and again and again, and it led him to abandoning his best friend, Jesus. Peter loved Jesus. He felt terrible when he pretended not to know him. He thought all was lost when Jesus died. But after Jesus rose from the dead, he went and found Peter and forgave him. He explained that his death took the punishment for all of Peter’s mistakes and that his resurrection showed that the penalty was lifted. Peter spent the rest of his life telling people that if they put their trust in Jesus, they could be forgiven too―again and again and again. This book points children to Jesus, the friend who will forgive them again and again and again. Makes a great book for Lent and Easter.
Toddlers are not too young to learn the gospel! Help them discover how and why Jesus saves in this hopeful and beautifully illustrated board book. Using easy-to-understand, simple concepts, children’s book author Sarah Reju offers a way for parents to teach the good news to children ages one to four.
Every generation needs to hear and believe the good news. Even the youngest children need to know, from the time they are in diapers, that there is a God who made them, loves them, and is calling them to turn from their sins and trust in him. The rhythmic, repetitive style of the story will make the content memorable for toddlers.
Come and drink the Living Water that never runs out! The Bible is filled with stories of water, from the mighty flood to the parting of the Red Sea, from the woman at the well to the calming of the storm. But how are all these stories related? What is God showing us through them? Dive into The Story of Water to discover what God is up to in these watery tales, and learn where to find the Living Water only He can give!
The Awesome Super Fantastic Forever Party Storybook: A True Story about Heaven, Jesus, and the Best Invitation of All
Excite children with the truth about heaven and the new creation. What will heaven be like? Answering this question for kids can be challenging, especially as it’s hard to get past the myths. This beautifully illustrated, biblically faithful storybook by Joni Eareckson Tada excites children with this truth—that when Jesus comes back to this world, he will bring heaven with him! There will be a new creation where we’ll have new hearts and a new body, living in a new city. And best of all, we’ll be with Jesus, forever! It will be better than we can ever imagine.Kids are encouraged to respond to Jesus’ invitation personally by repenting and believing. They will also be inspired to invite others, and to ask Jesus to come soon.
A 6-book set of beautifully illustrated, Baby Believer board books! Baby Believer primers are the perfect way to introduce children to basic concepts such as counting and opposites, as well as essentials of Christian faith. In addition to basic Bible theology, Baby Believer board books are filled with quotations from the Bible, creeds, hymns, church fathers, and other articles of faith to help reinforce the content and provide intellectual handholds for older children who possess a greater capacity for learning and memorization. Includes the following: First Bible Basics, Psalms of Praise, Let There be Light, From Eden to Bethlehem, Holy Week, and Jesus Heals.
Have you ever wondered who hummed the first tune?
Was it the flowers? The waves or the moon? Dove Award-winning recording artist Ellie Holcomb answers with a lovely lyrical tale, one that reveals that God our Maker sang the first song, and He created us all with a song to sing.