The following biblical truths and concepts are designed for all types of people for any type of study. They are not only transferrable (easy to learn, yet applicable for daily personal use and growth), but they also do not constrict regardless of age, gender, life stage or marital status. Each truth is fundamental to our Christian life and growth. The lessons are intended for the leader to equip the saints in proclamation and demonstration. Each of these concepts are disciplines all believers will need to understand, live and teach others.
Parenting and Children Resources
Bibles & Bible Study Materials
The Big Picture Story Bible (Crossway, 2004)
By David Helm, Illustrated by Gail Schoonmaker.
This is the best picture Bible for young children. The Illustrations are excellent, and the text is simple and engaging (about 3 sentences per page). This Bible does a great job at telling the main points of the entire Story of God from Genesis to Revelation.
Recommended for Parents & Toddlers - Early Elementary Age Children.
The Jesus Storybook Bible (Zondervan 2007).
By Sally Llyode-Jones, Illustrated by Jago.
This picture Bible is excellent, especially for young readers. It has a couple of paragraphs of text per page, and the illustrations are beautiful. This Bible is excellent at showing how all of scripture finds its fulfillment in Jesus Christ.
ESV Children's Bible (Crossway, 2005)
This is an excellent Bible for young readers to use for personal reading and for following along with parents through Biblical text, rather than a storybook or paraphrase. It contains the complete text of the English Standard Version, 214 full color Illustrations, & Bible Study Helps at the back.
Recommended for Elementary Age Children.
Big Truths for Young Hearts (Crossway, 2009)
By Bruce Ware.
Based on the bedside conversations he had with his daughters as they grew up, Bruce Ware has compiled a story-form book of basic Christian doctrine for parents and children to study together. This is a great tool to use to go deeper with your children into particular aspects of God's Story.
Recommended for parents to read and discuss with elementary and older children.
Gospel-Powered Parenting (P&R Publishing, 2009)
By William Farley
This book thoroughly explains how the gospel informs and transforms parenting, The relationships within the home (husband/wife, parent/child) have been designed by God to illustrate gospel truth. But sinful people are unable to reflect this truth in their relationships. Farley explains how the gospel is effective to redeem parents, children, and parenting from the brokenness of sin.
Everyday Talk (Shepherd's Press, 2004)
By John Younts
This book challenges parents with the reality that we teach our children most effectively when we are not even trying to teach them! Our normal, "everyday" words and actions carry the most weight and will either undermine or verify the things we are trying to teach our children through instruction and discipline.
Treasuring God in Our Traditions (Crossway, 2003)
By Noel Piper
A great resource of ideas for building intentional, gospel-focused traditions into your family's daily activities and special occasions.