Books & Resources

BIBLES

The Big Picture Story Bible by Helm and Shoonmaker

I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God by Diane Stortz

The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones

The Action Bible

The ESV Grow Bible


GENERAL PARENTING BOOKS

Parenting: Gospel Principles That Can Really Change Your Family by Paul David Tripp

Raising Passionate Jesus Followers: The Power of Intentional Parenting by Phil & Diane Comer

The Disciple-Making Parent by Chap Bettis

Gospel-Powered Parenting by William P. Farley

Child Proof: Parenting by Faith Not Formula by Julie Lowe

Helping Your Anxious Child by Julie Lowe

Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens by Paul David Tripp



FAMILY WORSHIP / FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP

Family Worship by Donald S. Whitney 

Rediscovering Family Worship by Jerry Marcellino

Family Worship by Joel R. Beeke

Family Discipleship: Leading Your Home through Time, Moments, and Milestones by Matt Chandler and Adam Griffin

 

TECHNOLOGY

The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place by Andy Crouch

Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age by Tony Reinke

12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You by Tony Reinke

Faith for Exiles: 5 Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon by David Kinnaman & Mark Matlock

CATECHISM

The New City Catechism by Crossway (has a book, app, and curriculum)

 

ADOPTION / ORPHAN CARE

Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches by Russell Moore

Adoption: What Joseph of Nazareth Can Teach Us about This Countercultural Choice by Russell Moore

Orphan Justice: How to Care for Orphans Beyond Adoption by Johnny Carr & Laura Captari

Reclaiming Adoption: Missional Living through the Rediscovery of Abba Father by Dan Cruver, John Piper, Scotty Smith, Richard D. Phillips, Jason Kovacs

 

BODIES, SEX & PROTECTING KIDS

God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies by Justin & Lindsay Holcomb

Do You Have A Secret by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos

Good Pictures Bad Pictures: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds by Kristen A. Jenson

Books in the God’s Design for Sex Series by Stan and Brenna Jones:

  1. Book 1: The Story of Me (ages 3-5)
  2. Book 2: Before I Was Born 
  3. Book 3: Facing the Facts: The Truth About Sex and You 
  4. Book 4: What’s The Big Deal: Why God Cares About Sex

 

STUDY AND DEVOTIONAL

Who Created It (Bible study for kids 5-7) by Janna Arndt and Kay Arthur

How to Study Your Bible for Kids (ages 8 +) by Kay Arthur

Boy Have I Got Problems, A James Bible Study for Kids by Kay Arthur and others in series (8+)

My Big Book of 5 Min Devotionals by Pamela Kennedy

 

OTHER BOOKS FOR KIDS

Case for Christ For Kids; Case for Faith For Kids by Lee Strobel

Cold Case Christianity For Kids by J. Warner and Susie Wallace

Story of the World books 1-4 by Susan Wise Bauer

Adventures in Odyssey Imagination Station series by Marianne Hering and Nancy Sanders

The Ark, the Reed and the Fire Cloud and others in this series by Jenny Cote

The Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis

 

ARTICLES

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/teach-teenager-study-bible/

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/a-call-to-teenagers-to-be-free

https://www.rbclondon.ca/some-great-counsel-and-encouragement-for-parents-of-prodigals/

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/social-media-isnt-your-teens-biggest-problem/

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/6-ways-bring-light-heated-talks-teens/

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/family-worship/

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/children-need-a-crisis-of-faith

 

VIDEOS

Mirror of Sin and Means of Grace / Paul Tripp

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/conference_media/mirror-sin-means-grace-parents-works-progress/

Train a Child in the Way He Should Speak: Forming Future Evangelists / Jen Wilken

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e5itndzbo8

2019 National TGC Pre Conference / Family, Parenting, etc

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/conference/2019-national-conference/?filter_media=preconference

Parenting Is Gospel Ministry / Paul Tripp

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/conference_media/parenting-gospel-ministry/