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Children's Bible

Crossway Holy Bible for Kids (ESV)

 

 

Parenting Books

ApParent Privelege

Parents, you have the greatest privilege of your lives in front of you every day: raising your children. Parenting your children to Christ, modeling the Gospel, and talking about God’s grace shouldn’t be a burden. It’s a privilege. ApParent Privelege provides biblical understanding and the latest research to encourage you in the unparalleled opportunity you have to be the primary influencer of your children.

Author: Steve Wright with Chris Graves

Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens

Teenage hassles that disrupt parents’ lives? Or prime opportunities to connect with, listen to, and nurture our kids?

Paul Tripp uncovers the heart issues affecting parents and their teenagers during the often chaotic adolescent years. With wit, wisdom, humility, and compassion, he shows parents how to seize the countless opportunities to deepen communication, learn, and grow with their teenagers.

Author: Paul David Tripp 

Bible Reading With Your Kids

What do you wish for your kids? As a Christian father, to have them grow up to love Jesus and live faithfully for God would no doubt be at the top of your list. But how does that actually happen? What can you do to advance that goal? In this short and extremely practical guide, Jon Nielson reminds fathers that reading the Bible each day with our kids is crucial. It's regular exposure to God's word along with your prayers and the work of the Holy Spirit in their hearts that has the power to shape your children and build a faith in them that will last. But this book doesn't just leave you with a biblical conviction. It also shows you how to go about this kind of daily Bible reading, providing a stack of practical tips and advice, concrete examples, and warm encouragement. By the end of this book you'll not only be convinced there is no better spiritual gift to offer your children than consistent and prayer-backed exposure to the word of God... you'll be equipped and encouraged to actually do it.

Author: Jon Nielson

Desperate

“I just can’t be a mother today.” These words have been whispered to God in quiet desperation by mothers who love their children to the depths of their soul, but who are struggling with how hard motherhood is. Mortherhood turns you inside out. Sometimes you feel overwhelmed by how tired you feel; the days go on and on, and you want to be a “good” mom, but you feel like a failure so much of the time. What happened to all of your ideals? When did you end up feeling so…lost?

Sarah Maw and Sally Clarkson have been to the edge and back. Desperate is the story of one young om’s trials and one experienced mentor’s priceless exhortations. Desperate is not a book about despair, nor is it a rule-laden mothering manual. It is a life offering filled with encouragement, help, and the answers to some of your heart-wrenchingly honest questions.

Author: Sarah Mae & Sally Clarkson

Disciplines Of A Godly Family

Disciplines of a Godly Family covers such topics as establishing a solid family heritage, promoting affections between family members, encouraging godliness in children, using appropriate discipline, and helping children cultivate enriching lifelong habits. The Hugheses also offer tips for fun and affordable family vacations, creating family traditions, and starting a prayer notebook. They even give a suggested list of books and videos that should be in every family’s library.

Author: Kent & Barbara Hughes

Parenting

What is your calling as a parent?

In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.

In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God—grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents. Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children’s hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy. 

Author: Paul David Tripp

Sacred Parenting

The journey of caring for, rearing, training, and loving our children will profoundly alter us forever. Sacred Parenting is unlike any other parenting book you have ever read. This is not a “how-to” book that teaches you ways to discipline your kids or help them achieve their full potential. Instead of discussing how parents can change their kids, Sacred Parenting turns the tables and demonstrates how God uses our kids to change us.

You’ve read all the method books, now take a step back and receive some much-needed inspiration. You’ll be encouraged by stories that tell how other parents handled the challenges and difficulties of being a parent- and how their children transformed their relationship with God. Sacred Parenting affirms the spiritual value of being a parent, showing you the holy potential of the parent-child relationship.

Author: Gary Thomas

Sheparding a Child's Heart

Shepherding a Child’s Heart is about how to speak to the heart of your child. The things your child does and says flows from the heart. Luke 6:45 puts it this way, “…out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” (NIV) Written for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child’s heart into the paths of life.

Author: Tedd Tripp

Word Filled Families

When the Gospel of Christ entered the Roman world of the New Testament the landscape was very bleak. Christ’s church was born into a world of mixed-up marriages and confused families. First-century believers had to learn the first principles of having godly marriages and families that please God. Twenty-first century believers face the same difficulties, but thankfully, God’s plan has been the same in every age: His people are to have Word Filled Families. This book will instruct and challenge you in the Scriptures. By God’s grace, you will be drawn to desire a Word-filled life as a man or a woman, a Word-filled marriage as a husband or wife, a Word-filled family as a father or mother, and a Word-filled prayer life as a couple in oneness of heart and mind.

Author: Dr. John S. Barnett

Your Family - God's Way

As a husband, father of four, and family counselor, Wayne A. Mack knows what makes families tick. Here he offers Biblical insight and practical wisdom into to crucial areas of family life: communication and conflict resolution. Alerting us to the pitfalls of faulty communication, such as “undertalk,” “overtalk,” and poor listening, forms of falsehood, and “circuit jammers” to communication, Mack explains why families fight and explains the key to turning family discord into harmony. Firsthand success stories and highly practical application questions give hope and clear direction to all who wish to build stronger families God’s way.

Author: Wayne A. Mack

 

 

 

 

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Books on Teaching:

  • How to Raise a Modern-Day Joseph, Linda Massey Weddle
  • Raising a Modern-Day Joseph, Larry Fowler
  • Reach Every One You Teach, Englebretson, LeFever & Wamberg
  • Rock-Solid Kids, Larry Fowler
  • Rock Solid Teachers, Greg Carlson
  • Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions, George Barna
  • The Way They Learn, Cynthia Tobias

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