Resources for Families
On this page, you will find resources we reccomend for the children, teenagers, and parents of our church. We believe these resources are incredibly beneficial in helping raise up children and teens for Christ!
DISCLAIMER: Pinecrest Baptist Church does not receive any financial compensation from the purchasing and promoting of these products.
One Big Story Bible
Perfect Bible for early age readers!
This Bible is great for children learning to read the Bible on their own. It includes pictures that helps the stories come to life, Christ Connections that teach them that all of Scripture points to Jesus, and more!
The Jesus Storybook Bible
A perfect resource for reading to your children
"The Jesus Storybook Bible tells that Story beneath all the stories in the Bible. From Noah to Moses to the great King David, every story points to a Child. The one upon whom everything would depend… There are lots of stories in the Bible. But all the stories are telling one big story. The story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them. The Jesus Storybook Bible invites children to discover for themselves the one who is at the center of God’s great rescue story — and at the center of their story, too. Because the Bible isn’t a book of rules. Or a book of heroes. The Bible is most of all a story. And at the center of that story is a baby. And every single story in the Bible whispers his name."
Don't Waste Your Life
Piper has a passionate message for today's generation: Life is short---make yours count! Dare to live for the "great and glorious things that matter"---take risks in relationships for the sake of righteousness, in financial decisions for the cause of the gospel, and in witnessing to the truth and beauty of Christ. Paperback with French flaps.
Surviving Religion 101
Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith
"For many young adults, the college years are an exciting period of selfdiscovery full of new relationships, new independence, and new experiences. Yet college can also be a time of personal testing and intense questioning— especially for Christian students confronted with various challenges to Christianity and the Bible for the first time.
Drawing on years of experience as a biblical scholar, Michael Kruger addresses common objections to the Christian faith—the exclusivity of Christianity, Christian intolerance, homosexuality, hell, the problem of evil, science, miracles, and the reliability of the Bible.
If you’re a student dealing with doubt or wrestling with objections to Christianity from fellow students and professors alike, this book will equip you to engage secular challenges with intellectual honesty, compassion, and confidence—and ultimately graduate college with your faith intact."
Thoughts For Young Men
An Exhortation Directed to Those in the Prime of Life
"Thoughts for Young Men is tremendously important: the changes in society have led to young men being marginalized and many are far more interested in the latest online games than Christian faith. Ryle challenges young men to take their rightful place in God's plan."
Raising Kids With a Heart for Mission
Help for Parents
"Daniel Akin argues that good theology and good missiology are more caught than taught; that there is a vital role for parents to play in conveying and modeling a missional life for their children who, with God's grace, might follow in their footsteps. In Raising Kids with a Heart for Mission, he suggests ten principles for building Great Commission families."
The Whole Story for the Whole Family
A Year of Jesus Centered Family Devotions
"In an easy-to-use and simple format, this devotional guide will equip parents to start teaching their children in the Bible. Rather than seeing the Bible as a mismatched collection of random stories about different characters in history, your kids can see the Bible as one star, woven throughout space and time, with one character standing at the center: Jesus"
The Storm Tossed Family
How the Cross Reshapes the Home
"Why do our families have so much power over us? In The Storm-Tossed Family, bestselling author Russell Moore (Onward, Christianity Today's 2016 "Book of the Year Award Winner") teaches readers whether you are married or single, whether you long for a child or shepherding a full house, you are part of a family. Family is difficult because family—every family—is an echo of the gospel.
Family can be the source of some of the most transcendent human joy, and family can leave us crumpled up on the side of the road. Family can make us who we are, and family can break our hearts. Why would this social arrangement have that much power, for good or for ill, over us?"
A Conversation Guide for Parents and Pastors
"The world around us is changing quickly, and it's difficult to keep up with the debates about some of life's most important issues. Whether you are a parent, mentor, pastor, or friend, this book will help you get clarity in a world spinning in confusion.
This book seeks to help families teach the Bible's view clearly and consistently throughout a child's life. It contains two major sections. Part one focuses on what is most critical during three major foundations, or stages, in a child's life. Part two is a toolbox of resources to help you better understand and articulate various topics surrounding gender."