The subtitle of this interesting book by Trina Paulus reads, “A tale — partly about life, partly about revolution and lots about hope for adults and others (including caterpillars who can read).” Though it’s not overtly Christian in content, the book does a wonderful job of exploring the futility of following the crowd and the process of transformation in our lives — the sacrifices that must be made, how we have to die to ourselves and our old way of life to make room for something new. Children will love and adults won’t miss the nuances of the evolving story.
Jared Patrick Boyd has discovered that children’s spiritual formation is rooted in the imagination. When we lead our children through guided times of imaginative prayer, they can have real spiritual experiences with God. This unique resource provides a year’s worth of weekly guided imaginative prayer, themed around core topics.
C.S. Lewis said, “Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” MIW is a spiritual formation-based blog aimed at helping moms nurture an intimate love relationship with Jesus in their children through curiosity, creativity and consistency. The articles are practical, accessible and helpful for parents who desire to live at Godspeed and sow the Jesus life into their kids. Check it out for FREE at mostimportantwork.com
How do you teach a child to pray, to begin a lifetime of loving dialogue with the ever-present, accessible God? Praying in Color: Kid’s Edition is “prayer that makes sense to kids” and a wonderful guide for parents, grandparents and teachers who want to encourage a life of prayer in a child using the medium of artistic expression.
The title page of this visually stunning book says, “The biblical Psalms describe a whole range of emotions, from joy and wonder to sadness and regret. This collection of Psalms, paraphrased for young readers, uses simple yet powerful imagery to help children express their feelings.” And it’s true. Psalms for Young Children does help kids express their feelings but that’s only part of the story. Working through its pages with a young reader, you will quickly discover its value as a prayer book, teaching them to pray, and a songbook, teaching them to worship.
Take kids on a heroic journey more epic than any adventure, real or imagined. As heroes for God, they’ll learn to fight evil in surprising ways: by experiencing God’s love, surrendering to his will, listening to the Holy Spirit, partnering with other heroes, discovering when to stop and when to advance, following Jesus each day, sharing their God stories, and being transformed by his love!
What kid isn’t fascinated by superheroes? Edgy, colorful, and complex, they make big contributions to kids’ ministry. Their stories are retellings of God’s redemptive plan! With themes of transformation, identity, and life-changing mission, superhero stories illustrate truth—Jesus’ love and forgiveness restore kids’ true identities. They can be transformed by the Holy Spirit to join God’s mission!
This wonderful children’s book by Fiona Basile, with delightful illustrations by Alice Mount, invites the reader to listen carefully to the still small voice of God as he assures them of his constant love and reminds them of how precious they are to him. The repetition in the book builds on itself to effectively plant the message deep into the heart. Why? Children, of all ages, regularly need to be reminded that they are not alone, that God sees them, loves them and
they belong to him.
Wess Stafford wrote, “The Best News Ever is a great resource for anyone working with kids, or a parent wanting to share Jesus with their child in a fresh, simple way.” With a beautifully illustrated storyline rooted in God’s extravagant love, this book is designed to help kids discover the truth that they were created with a purpose and a plan, to dream big dreams, see impossible things, and change the world with the power and love of God that lives inside them. You won’t find a more helpful, not to mention colorful, way to invite a child into a lifelong love relationship with Jesus.
“Just how wide, how deep, and how big is the love of God really?” This is the question on the flyleaf of this beautiful children’s book by author Max Lucado. The answer? “God love is like the ocean…It’s always here. It’s always deep. It never ends. God’s love is special.” It’s a powerful message and a timeless truth that comes alive alongside illustrations by T. Lively Fluharty that could stand alone as a wordless book. The positive portrayal of parents who include God in the flow of everyday life is refreshing.
If you’re one of the more than 2 million people who has purchased this beautifully written and illustrated Bible storybook for kids, you know why it’s so popular. Yes, the text is age appropriate, the illustrations are enthralling and the person of Jesus is front and center but it’s more than that. It’s a storybook for story-tellers underlining the unshakeable, nothing-can-separate-you from the always and forever love of God for his children.
From the author and illustrator of The Jesus Storybook Bible, this collection of 101 “simple yet profound thoughts on faith” delivers spiritual truth in a conversational tone for kids. The “thoughts” are brief, anchored in scripture and designed to reveal the character of God while inviting the reader to experience God’s love in everyday life. Perfect for family devotions, story time with kids or as part of a bedtime routine.
Beautifully illustrated by Tim Ladwig with so many wonderful images, this moving little book for young readers, written by Nikki Grimes from the perspective of a small child, reveals the lasting power of lessons learned at the feet of a godly, praying father and the ever-presence of his Father in heaven.