Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Possible Resources for Biblical Teaching/Training Children (Part 1)

You have heard the saying, "There's an app for that". Well, chances are, "There's a book for that" too :)

In making my plans for teaching/training my kids while using Scripture, I have come across several books while searching on the internet and through friends' suggestions. Because I have not read any of these yet and do not know what sorts of information they contain, this is not an endorsement for these books. It looks like many of them cover the same things, but I thought I'd pass them on... {FYI - I don't plan on purchasing all of these books, just compiling a list of possibilities to help me along ;) } I have heard great things about a few of these books already and can't wait to read them. In Part 2, I will briefly review the books a did read and let you know what I thought.

Have you read any of these books already? What are your thoughts?

Have any additional book suggestions?


  1. Wise Words-I love this. Must have. It not only has verses but the probing questions to get to the issue of the heart. I use this everyday.

    Parenting With Scripture-heard of this. A friend has it and liked it but that is all I know about this book.

    Proverbs For Parenting- I have this and like it. It is all scripture. It has lots of different catergories. I would recommend this. You can't go wrong with scripture. I can let you look at mine if you would like.

    Don't Make Me Count to Three- No offense to author, but I would pass on this. I could tell you in about 5 min. the theme of the book.

    Shepherding A Child's Heart- Good book. It speaks about getting to the heart of issues and not just the behavior. You would probably read this more than once. This book goes great with Wise Moms.

    Instructing A Child's Heart- heard of it but do not know much. If you decide on it, I would love to take a look.

    Teach Them Diligently- again, I have heard of this but do not know much. A friend has it and has not said much so I am guessing she wasn't thrilled about it or she would have recommended it.

    I have some other books to recommend. I will bring them to co-op if you would like.

    The one I recommend the most is the Bible. It is God's inspired Word, as you know, and is so full of knowledge. I think parenting goes much deeper than just how you discipline children, and we learn these Truths in scripture.

    I hope this helps some.

    I look forward to your series, learning from you, and growing with you as we walk this path as sisters in Christ... the glory and honor of our Lord!!!


  2. After chatting with Jen yesterday, I think I'm ready to buy Wise Words, too! I do have her book (and another called Heaven at Home), and I agree with Christine that it's probably not necessary. Shepherding a Child's Heart is also one of my favorites as it addresses the heart. I'm reading another heart-addressing book right now that is convicting ME more than giving me ideas for the kids. I'm learning that it is going to start with me. I have other ideas, but some I don't feel comfortable "endorsing" publicly as there are so many different opinions out there, and I don't want to stir up strife. I will say, however, that Sally Clarkson's blog has been a huge encouragement to me lately. (I have always loved her books - my faves!) :)

  3. Thanks ladies :)

    I'll check that blog out too.

  4. I really enjoyed the Shepherding A Child's Heart! I think I need to check it out again since my girls are onto a more independant phase of life! Thanks for sharing your resources. I will have to check out a few others.

  5. I really like Shepherding a child's heart. It used tons of scripture to back up what he was saying. And it talked about not just stopping the behavior but actually getting to the root of it and stopping it there.

    Parenting with scripture is topical. So when a child is struggling with something, you can look it up and read the verses for it. It also has ways to discuss it.

    A book I just finished and thought it was good is the power of a praying parent. Yes it does talk about how to pray for our kids but it uses tons of scripture to pray that can also be used in teaching/training them.

  6. Thanks ladies for all of your thoughts and ideas. I have finally blogged my final follow-up post to this one. *We are a work in progress and God is not finished with me (us) yet* ;)

  7. We are doing everything we can to give our son the foundation and understanding he needs to succeed in his faith. I've been reading a great new book by Dr. Tony Evans. One of the goals of the book is to help parents grow in confidence as they discover their worth as a parent based on God's Word. It’s called "Raising Kingdom Kids: Giving Your Child a Living Faith." He says, "It's far easier to SHAPE A CHILD than to REPAIR AN ADULT. Raising kids who recognize and retain their identity as children of the King launches healthy adults who have the capacity to stand strong in their faith." Equipping and guiding our children starts with us, parents! This is the most solid, thorough, inspirational and affirming parent book I've ever read! I love it and HIGHLY recommend it for all parents!


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