Family Resources

Family Resources Helping parents be the primary spiritual influencer in the lives of their kids.

These great resources are available in the Media Center or for purchase.  See Ellie Coursey for purchase.

Family Worship Resources 

Lloyd-Jones, Sally.  The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name.  Grand Rapids, MI:  Zonderkids, 2007

This is a great Bible to read with preschoolers.  While taking a journey throughout the New and Old Testaments, families will learn that each historical account leads to God’s sovereign plan to redeem His people through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus.

Machowski, Marty.  The Ology: Ancient Truths, Ever New.  Greensboro, NC:  New Growth Press, 2015

Read The Ology to preschoolers, read it with grade-schoolers and let older kids discover the hidden truths by reading the corresponding Scripture passages for each section.  How ever you read it, The Ology, will give your children a gift that will last a lifetime–a solid foundation of life-changing biblical truth that will point them to the God who loves them and gave Himself for them.   This is a beginners book of systematic theology in the form of a beautifully illustrated storybook.

Ware, Bruce A.  Big Truths for Young Hearts:  Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God. Wheaton, IL:  Crossway, 2009

What a wonderful guide to use to teach basic Biblical doctrine in our homes.  This book is especially useful for parents with older children (grade 4 and up).  It would make a terrific devotional that would encourage parents and children to observe God at work in daily life.

Whitney, Donald S.  Family Worship:  In the Bible, in History and in Your Home.  Shepherdsville, KY: Center for Biblical Spirituality, 2005.

Murphy, Art.  The Faith of a Child:  A Step-by-Step Guide to Salvation for Your Child.  Chicago, IL:  Moody, 2000.

How can we know if a child is ready to become a Christian?  This is a practical guide to help parents understand the stages of your child’s spiritual development and how to witness to your child.  This is a great tool for parents whose children are asking questions about salvation.

Michael, Sally; Nelson, Jill; Burk, Bud.  Helping Children to Understand the Gospel.  Minneapolis, MN:  Children Desiring God.

In this resource, three authors explore the following topics:  preparing the hearts of children to hear the Gospel; discerning stages of spiritual growth; communicating the essential truths of the Gospel message; and presenting the Gospel in an accurate and child-friendly manner.  Also provided in this booklet is the 10-week family devotional, Ten Essential Gospel Truths, to help parents as they explain the Gospel to their children.

Parenting Resources

Priolo, Lou.  Teach Them Diligently:  How to use the Scriptures in Child Training.  Woodruff, S.C.:  Timeless Texts, 2000.

Tripp, Tedd.  Shepherding a Child’s Heart.  Wapwallopen, PA:  Shepherd Press, 1998.

Turansky, Scott, and Joanne Miller.  Parenting is Heart Work.  Colorado Springs, CO:  Cooke Communications Ministries, 2006.

Rainey, Dennis and Barbara.  Passport 2 Purity.  A life changing weekend with your preteen.  Little Rock, AR:  Family Life.

This Getaway Kit is to assist the parent in building a heart to heart communication with his or her preteen while laying a foundation for purity that will prepare him or her for the turbulent years ahead.  Through the shared listening experience, object lessons and guided conversations of a P2P weekend getaway, you can set your son or daughter on a journey of moral integrity–and strengthen the bond between you.