Friday, February 21, 2014

Books for the Believing Parent

Before we had Ford dedicated to our church (The Austin Stone), we had to take class where we studied Deuteronomy 6:4-7 and wrote rhythms and goals for our family. They gave us a list of recommended reading to be helpful as we seek to lead and shepherd our children. I know it is tough to make time to read a book as a mama but I know how important it is to fill yourself up before you can take on the never ending demands you have. I mean, thank God for Kindles and the Kindle app for iPhone!  The Jesus Storybook Bible is our favorite and is such a child friendly yet true depiction of the bible.I'd love to know if you've read any of these books, your thoughts on them, or if you have any more suggestions for me.

Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Give Them Grace by Elise Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson
*I had the honor of listening to Jess speak last year at The Influence Conference last year and started this book this week!

Grace-Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel

Come Ye Children by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Age of Opportunity by Paul David Tripp





The Missional Mom by Helen Lee

A Praying Life by Paul Miller

10 comments:

shelleystursma said...

Love, love, love the Jesus Storybook Bible. Even my oldest (9 1/2) still enjoys it!

nicole@http://theclarks-nicole.blogspot.com/ said...

I have read Give them Grace and shepherding a child's heart. Was not a big fan of give the Grace , but loved shepherding .

Kari said...

We are dedicating Colin next weekend and our church (Westwood Community Church in Excelsior, MN) gave us "The Power of a Praying Parent" and I LOVE it! I'm not even half way thru because as you say, when do mamas get a chance to read?! It has so many verses for a worrying parent to pray and what mama doesn't worry! Thanks for the other recommendations- I will certainly look to get a few of these!

Katie F said...

I have grace based parenting but haven't started it yet. I heard Ted Tripp speak a few weeks ago and loved what he had to say. I can't wait to read the book. I'd be interested to hear what you think about Give them grace

Sarah @ The Not Quite Military Wife said...

We have the Jesus Storybook and like it a lot. My daughter is still a little young for it but in a few years, I'm sure she will love it. What we use now since she is only 13 months is Baby's First Bible and Baby's First Book of Prayers.

Britt Louise said...

These are so sweet! Love your suggestions because I have been wanting to buy some for Scarlett. I can't wait to get a few children's bible stories for Scarlett, so fun!

Claire Beeks said...

I know that I can't wait to raise Baby Johnston in Christ, and need to start looking into these books! I think they would be great to read while pregnant!

Kristin said...

This is wonderful, thank you so much for sharing! I'm going to need to check out a few of these.

Victoria said...

Ive heard great things about the Jesus Storybook! I will definitely be investing in it before the next 6 months is up and baby is here!

Becky Borgman said...

I am planning on joining a bible study that goes over "Give Them Grace" as it has been recommended to me many times. I mean, how can we teach our children about grace if we don't show them what it looks like?

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