It's important that we bring our families to worship, but it is also important to bring worship to our families. Here are a few recourses that may help you as you seek to disciple your children. Each of these books are also available to purchase in our Resource Center.
This book is an incredible way to teach your kids the truth of the gospel early. What makes this books great is the way it, “makes a clear link between Jesus and the Old Testament sacrificial lamb.” The Lamb begins with creation and explores foundational themes in the Bible. It concludes by showing God’s faithfulness in redemption and clearly articulates the gospel in a way your children can grasp.
Sometimes we think theology is only for the grownups but The Ology is a great way to begin teaching your children theology when they are young. “This beautifully illustrated storybook ushers children into a story of adventure, mystery, and wonder in which stye discover life changing truths about God, themselves, and the world around them.”
The Jesus Storybook Bible, “tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible. It takes the whole Bible to tell this Story. And at the center of the Story, there is a baby, the Child upon whom everything would depend.” This book is well-illustrated and walks through the Bible is a way that shows Jesus is at the center of God’s story of salvation.
“This book is a tremendous resource for parents and children who want to understand the grand storyline of Scripture. The Garden, The Curtain, and the Cross not only teaches children the stories in the Bible but the story of the Bible — one that culminates in the atoning work of Jesus Christ who gives broken sinners access to God.” It is packed with incredible illustrations and has a coloring book that follows along with the story. However, don't let the coloring book fool you, The Garden, The Curtain, and the Cross is a theologically rich book that will help your kids grow in their understanding of Scripture.
If you are looking for something to help bring worship to your family, Long Story Short is a great resource. This book is “careful, creative, and Christ-centered without being corny, confusing, or condescending.” It also includes great questions to help lead family discussion. It only takes a few minutes to work through each section, but the time can be incredibly valuable as you help inculcate the truths of Scripture into the hearts of your children.