I’m so excited about some resources that have been brought to my attention lately! I was going to share one of them on here tonight but I can’t choose because they all look so good. All wonderfully gospel centered. Thus, here are three amazing books (a mighty trio) that would be a wonderful addition to your family! So much growth to be had! =)
Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God. Fantastic! The title sums it up pretty good. Click on it and read the reviews. My friend Anna brought it to my house and shared how much her family has been enjoying it.
“You won’t find a more important focus for a family devotional than a daily highlighting of the gospel of grace. Clever stories and good moral lessons may entertain and even help children, but the gospel will transform children. The gospel is deep enough to keep the oldest and wisest parents learning and growing all their lives, yet simple enough to transform the heart of the first grader who has just begun to read. Ten minutes a day, five days a week is enough time to pass on the most valuable treasure the world has ever known. Long Story Short is a family devotional program designed to explain God’s plan of salvation through the Old Testament and is suitable for children from preschool through high school.”
Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids. Yes please, help us do this! This is a great for anyone teaching children: parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.
“Millions of church kids are growing up and deciding to leave the church. They listened attentively in Sunday school, made friends, and seemed committed. But one day, they quit. What happened? The Bible says we love God because he first loved us. So if we are not primarily teaching our kids about God s love for us in Christ, we may miss our opportunity to capture their hearts. But what does it look like to teach a gospel-centered lesson? Show Them Jesus is an instruction manual for teachers of kids and teens written by a lay Bible teacher with 30 years experience. With a simple framework and lots of real-life examples, Klumpenhower’s book helps teachers to identify and communicate the heart of the gospel to each child in each lesson.”
Exploring Grace Together: 40 Devotionals for the Family. Take a minute and read some of the reviews on Amazon and take a look at the example pages. Fantastic resource!
“Assisting parents with this high calling, Jessica Thompson offers us an alternative to merely telling our kids what they must do to please God and be a “good Christian.” Designed for the whole family, this collection of gospel-centered devotionals will help you teach your children to treasure and rely on Jesus more than anything else.”
Many of these would make a wonderful Christmas gift for someone you love. You know that saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.”? It sure would make a difference if we took that to heart. Please help me raise my child? Ha! Please help me give her the gospel? Really. Let me help you! When we work together the body of Christ grows and it “builds itself up in love.” Ephesians 4: 11-16 says,