Why we love it: Creator. Aseity. Spirit. Personal. Eternal -- this book takes 28 attributes of God and provides a sound and simple definition for each, along with Scripture verses for further reading. It's been said that everyone is a theologian. If so, this small book will certainly help your young theologian in his/her knowledge of the one true God.
How God Changes People: Conversion stories from the Bible
Author: Carine Mackenzie
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications , 2012
Why we love it: My prayer for my young children is true spiritual conversion -- not merely "good behavior." A book that traces the conversion stories of 28 diverse people in Scripture can help demonstrate the power of God's Word and Spirit to save and change. This is a great book for your teaching library.
Author: Tim Dowley
Publisher: Candle Books, 2010
Why we love it: The book is aimed at children ages 7 and older, taking them on an interactive tour of the book of Acts as they follow Paul in his missionary journeys. In addition to maps and notes on the Greco-Roman world, each chapter of the book also comes with a letter, tacked within the pocket of the book, summarzing the emphasis of a Pauline epistle!
God's Very Good Idea
Author: Trillia Newbell (illustrated by Catalina Echeverri)
Publisher: The Good Book Company, 2017
Why we love it: Before the foundation of the world, God had a very good idea -- dark, light, small, big, tall, wavy, curly, different tongues, different peoples, all made in His image, enjoying and loving Him! Why should we love and respect every person? Trillia Newbell answers the question with the Big Story of God's creation and redemption through Christ. This is a beautiful book that celebrates, in words and pictures, God's good idea of diversity-- a must-have for your library and faithful gospel teaching.
God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies
Author: Justin S. Holcomb & Lindsey A. Holcomb
Publisher: New Growth Press, 2015
Why we love it: I've written an article for Christianity Today on the usefulness of this book in equipping young children to protect themselves from the potential of sexual abuse. The book is recommended for children ages 2 to 8 and it gives needed guidance to parents in discussing sensitive topics with children--like private parts, inappropriate touches, and secrets--without losing this message: our bodies are beautiful and "good" creations of God.
Author: Larry Libby (illustrated by Wayne McLoughlin)
Publisher: Zonder Kidz, 2001
Why we love it: We had a small child in our church who lost her grandmother and other family members. This book was helpful in addressing questions on heaven. The 24 chapter book, recommended for children ages 4-7, is packed with references to passages and verses about Heaven and can serve as a great resource to parents in sensitively dealing with children's real concerns in a world filled with death.
Great Kings of the Bible: How Jesus Is Greater Than Saul, David and Solomon
Author: Deepak Reju (Illustrated by Fred Apps)
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications,
Why I Love It: Great Kings of the Bible is a great example of what our emphasis, focus, and direction ought to be in teaching our children the stories of the Bible. Deepak Reju explains the history of Israel's great kings, Saul, David and Solomon, with a commitment to point children toward Jesus, the everlasting promised King who accomplished what no earthly king could. The ‘biblical theology’ book is a great resource for parents in showing children how the Old Testament points to Jesus.