Recommended Reading

 

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity
by Reggie Joiner & Carey Nieuwhof

When parents and the church work together, the impact on kids increases dramatically. In Parenting Beyond Your Capacity, Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof help parents discover a bigger story in which to involve their family, one in which multiple influential voices combine in order to tell kids the same thing: that a relationship with God really matters.


 

Raising Passionate Jesus Followers
by Phil & Diane Comer

Raising Passionate Jesus Followers is a manual full of practical, biblically based guidelines that parents will be able to turn to again and again through each stage of their children’s development. Starting at birth, into grade school, through the daunting teenage years, to launching them into college, and finally letting go, this book contains the why’s and the how’s parents need. This book will serve as an invaluable resource for any parent whose greatest longing is to shepherd their children into a vibrant faith in God.


 

The Jesus Storybook Bible
by Sally Lloyd-Jones

While other Kids’ Bibles contain stories from the Old and New Testaments, The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible, pointing to Jesus as our Savior. From the Old Testament through the New Testament, as the Story unfolds, children will clearly see that Jesus is at the center of God's great story of salvation—and at the center of their story too.


 

NIV, Adventure Bible
Zondervan

Do you want to take your kids on an adventure through the Bible? The bestselling NIV Adventure Bible will get them excited about God’s Word! Kids will be captivated with the full-color features that make reading Scripture and memorizing their favorite verses engaging and fun. Along the way you’ll meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of things about the Bible. Most importantly you’ll grow closer in your relationship with God.


 

The Biggest Story
by Kevin DeYoung

In The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung leads kids and parents on an exciting journey through the Bible, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ's death on the cross to the new heaven and new earth. With powerful illustrations, this imaginative retelling of the Bible’s core message―how the Snake Crusher brings us back to the garden―will draw children into the biblical story, teaching them that God's promises are even bigger and better than we think.


 

The Gospel In Color
by Curtis A. Woods

Racism is a painful, complex issue, and can be challenging to explain to children. That’s why The Gospel In Color For Kids is written to facilitate honest conversations about race and racial reconciliation between kids and their parents. With vibrant illustrations and engaging text, this book explains how the false idea of race brings about suffering and division, and why the good news of Jesus Christ brings about the reconciliation the world needs. Check out The Gospel in Color For Parents as well!


 

Every Parent's Guide to Navigating Our Digital World
by Kara Powell

Every Parent's Guide to Navigating Our Digital World equips your family to approach this new connected world like a team. It helps you develop relationships, not rules. Supervision, not surveillance. And best of all, a plan that works without making media--or you--the enemy.


 

Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality
by Jim Burns

Trusted family authority provides a simple and practical guide for parents to help their children develop a healthy perspective regarding their bodies and sexuality.


 

The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family
by Patrick Lencioni

In this unique and groundbreaking book, business consultant and New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni turns his sights on the most important organization in our lives—the family. As a husband and the father of four young boys, Lencioni realized the discrepancy between the time and energy his clients put into running their organizations and the reactive way most people run their personal lives. Having experienced the stress of a frantic family firsthand, he and his wife began applying some of the tools he uses with Fortune 500 companies at home, and with surprising results.