Reading books with my kids is one of my favorite things to do! We read books strictly just for fun and a good story, but we also read books to learn something. I have found that reading a story versus just spouting out information and facts is so much more effective in keeping kids engaged and helping them comprehend and relate to what you’re telling them about. That’s probably part of why Jesus used parables to teach so often, and didn’t just lay out facts for people. It causes you to put yourself in the shoes of the person in the story and encourages you to imagine, question, and think for yourself.
I wanted to share a few of our favorite books that are on rotation at our house. These are all books we have read that help my kids (and me!) learn more about God and the Bible and grow in our relationship with Him.
We love all of these kids’ Bibles. They all re-tell stories in a beautiful way for kids to understand.
Jesus Storybook Bible
The Gospel Story Bible
Tiny Truths: Wonder & Wisdom (Psalms & Proverbs)
These are a few of the devotional style books we have really enjoyed:
How Great is Our God
Here are a few books we love to read. Some are re-telling of Bible stories and some are simply beautiful stories that point us to God.
All of the books from “Tales That Tell the Truth” collection. We have these three, but would love to own all of them!
The Garden, The Curtain, and The Cross
The One O’clock Miracle
The Friend Who Forgives
God Gave Us ______ series.
God Gave Us Easter would be a great Easter basket gift. We love the Christmas one as well!
The Big God Story
A beautiful story of some of the most well known Bible figures! It concludes with saying that we, too, are a part of God’s story! One of my absolute favorites.
This book is beautifully illustrated and shares the words of Psalm 23 as it applies to a child’s journey through their day
What Am I Feeling?
This book helps teach kids (and me, ha!) how to name our feelings and ask God to help us with them.
It’s Will Be Okay: Trusting God Through Fear and Change
I love this precious story about a seed and a fox’s friendship. It’s a story about how change and circumstances can be hard or scary, but we have a God who loves us and knows what is best for us. We read this one a lot!