Nurturing Faith Through Story
Looking for ways to connect children with God’s big story? Storybooks are a wonderful way to encourage a child’s faith.
Here are some options for young children:
Take a look at the Baby Believer Book Series by Catechesis Books, which are beautifully illustrated board books designed to introduce children to the core tenets of the faith. Don’t be afraid to introduce deep ideas to the littlest among us.
Utilizing text from The Jesus Storybook Bible, the board book Found helps Psalm 23 come alive for young children and it’s sequel Loved introduces the Lord’s Prayer to young children.
Here are some options for older children:
The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross is a delightfully illustrated picture books that takes children on a journey from the Garden of Eden through the whole Bible and why Jesus died and rose again.
God’s Very Good Idea won the 2017 TGC book award and introduces children to the idea of the Imago Dei — that God created each of us uniquely, differently, and in his image.
The Friend Who Forgives is a beautifully illustrated picture book that talks about Peter’s failing and Jesus’ forgiveness. There is also a coloring and activity book available for older children.
Looking for ways to engage elementary-age kids in the Bible, church history, and theology and still keep it fun? Here are some books to help explore biblical understandings in age-appropriate ways.
The Radical Book for Kids encourages curiosity and exploration in the Bible, church history, and the Christian life. It is colorful, engaging, and full of facts and ideas!
The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New is a beautifully illustrated book that encourages children to discover truths about God, themselves, and the world around them.
Seek and Explore Devotions for Kids is a colorful, interactive journey through the Bible. It is full of hands-on activities including puzzles, word searches, crosswords and more that help you understand the Bible as the story of God’s people.