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!
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Arlo and the Great Big Cover-Up
With easy-to-understand language and engaging images, this book shows children ages 3–7 the freedom that comes through confessing sin rather than trying to cover it up. During naptime, Arlo colors on his bedroom wall and then tries desperately to hide his disobedience from his mother. His efforts fail, but he discovers relief that comes when he finally confesses his sin. In the end, children will learn along with Arlo that although we cannot hide sin from God, confession opens the door to mercy and reconciliation.
The Jesus Storybook Bible
"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."
Meg is Not Alone
In this picture book, Meg’s parents accidentally leave her at church after the morning service, which makes her feel scared. But Meg is not alone. Various people in the church stay with her until her dad returns. These church friends care for her by giving her things like tissues, cookies, and storybooks, and she learns how to be a church friend to others. With easy-to-understand language and colorful illustrations, this children’s book highlights Jesus’s command to “love one another,” showing kids ages 3–7 that God has provided the local church to be their loving community. A TGC Kids book.
Polly and the Screen Time Overload
In this new picture book, readers meet Polly while on a trip to her grandparents’ farm. During her visit she spends all her time on her new tablet instead of enjoying the farm animals and playing with her cousins. A chat with her grandfather teaches her that, though screen time can be good, it can also keep kids away from better things. Using simple language and beautiful illustrations, children ages 3–7 are introduced to the idea that technology is best enjoyed within boundaries.
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."