Family Growth

Resources Worth Checking Out for Families

Please note that these have been selected to be helpful resource options, but please use discernment for your family.


Children’s Story Bibles
• The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
• The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm
• The Gospel Story Bible by Marty Machowski
• The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden by Kevin DeYoung

Bibles for Kids
• ESV Children’s Bible
• ESV Big Picture Bible
• ESV Following Jesus Bible
• NIV Adventure Bible

Children’s Devotionals
• Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd-Jones
• Long Story Short: Ten Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God by Marty Machowski
• Old Story New: Ten Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God by Marty Machowski
• Indescribable: 100 Devotions about God and Science by Louie Giglio
• I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God by Diane Stortz
• The Ology: Ancient Truths, Ever New by Marty Machowski
• Exploring the Bible: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids by David Murray

Baby-Preschool Books
• The Biggest Story ABC by Kevin DeYoung
• Found by Sally Lloyd-Jones
• Loved by Sally Lloyd-Jones
• Baby Believer Series by Danielle Hitchen

Children’s Books
• This is the Gospel by Kids Read Truth
• The Christmas Story by Kids Read Truth
• Tales that Tell the Truth Series
• What Every Child Should Know About Prayer by Nancy Guthrie
• Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
• Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson
• The Prince Warrior Series by Priscilla Shirer

Teen Resources
• ESV Student Bible
• This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years by Jaquelle Crowe
• One God, One Plan, One Life: A 365 Day Devotional by Max Lucado

• Seeds Family Worship
• Rain for Roots
• Austin Stone Kids Worship

• Bible App for Kids
• Bible Memory Kids by Scripture Typer
• Lifeway Kids App
• Gospel Project App

Other Resources
• Tiny Theologians Cards
• Kids Read Truth Studies and Resources
• Bible Infographics for Kids by Harvest House Publishers
• Jonathan Park Audio Adventures
• Adventum Audio Adventures
• Adventures in Odyssey Audio Drama
• What’s in the Bible DVD Series

Parenting Books
• Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas
• Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul David Tripp
• Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids by Jack Klumpenhower
• Dad Tired and Loving it by Jerrad Lopes
• Risen Motherhood by Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler 

 Marriage/Parenting Podcasts
• Dad Tired and Loving it
• Risen Motherhood
• The Real Life Podcast with Jefferson & Alyssa Bethke

Marriage Books
• Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
• Cherish by Gary Thomas
• The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller
• Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel by Ray Ortlund
• The Mingling of Souls by Matt Chandler
• What Did You Expect? by Paul David Tripp
• Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs


Delicate Issues
(We encourage ongoing conversations about these issues)

Body Protection
• God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies by Justin S. Holcomb and Lindsey A. Holcomb (Ages 2-8)

Talking to your child about pornography
• Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr.: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds by Kristen A. Jenson (Ages 3-7)
• Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids by Kristen A. Jenson and Gail Poyner (Ages 8-12)

Talking to your child about sex
• The Story of Me (God’s Design for Sex, Book 1) by Brenna Jones and Stan Jones (Ages 3-5)
• Before I was Born (God’s Design for Sex, Book 2) by Carolyn Nystrom (Ages 5-8)
• What’s the Big Deal: Why God Cares About Sex (God’s Design for Sex, Book 3) by Stan Jones and Brenna Jones (Ages 8-11)
• Facing the Facts: The Truth About Sex and You (God’s Design for Sex, Book 4) by Stan Jones and Brenna Jones (Ages 11-14)
• Mom, Dad...What’s Sex?: Giving Your Kids a Gospel-Centered View of Sex and Our Culture by Jessica Thompson and Joel Fitzpatrick (For parents)