We teach our children so many things . . . how to walk, tie shoes, read, ride a bike, clean their rooms, chew with their mouths closed, wrap presents, make friends, drive, etc., etc. The list goes on and on. But, the most important thing we can pass on to our children is a knowledge and love for the Lord, informed by the full counsel of God–the Bible.
We teach our children by example, but we also teach them with verbal instruction. Over the years, other moms have asked me which books I recommend to help them teach their children about the Lord and His Word. Of course, I recommend reading the Bible directly to children first and foremost, but there are a few books that our family has found to be favorites for explaining the truths of Scripture to our children.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I’d like to share a simple (not exhaustive) list of books that we have found especially helpful and enjoyable to our family over the years. May God bless your obedience to Him as you raise your children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
- The Rhyme Bible Storybook by L.J. Sattgast
- God’s Alphabet for Life by Joel R Beeke & Heidi Boorsma
- The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm
- Leading Little Ones to God by Marian Schoolland
- Tell Me About God: Simple Studies in the Doctrine of God for Children by Susan Harding
- Mighty Acts of God: A Family Bible Story Book by Starr Meade
- The Child’s Story Bible by Catherine Vos
- Studying God’s Word (Series) by Darrell Trulson
- The Gospel for Children by John Leuzarder
- Wise Words: Family Stories That Bring the Proverbs to Life by Peter Leithart
- Training Hearts, Teaching Minds: Family Devotions Based on the Shorter Catechism by Starr Meade
- The Most Important Thing You’ll Ever Study: A Survey of the Bible (Complete Set) by Starr Meade