Children's Books That Engage True Princesses

My three-year old is sleeping right now, all snuggled up under her beloved princess blanket.  Most likely, her dreams have set her on a frantic search for Cinderella’s lost slipper in a faraway land.  I adore this stage of her life – the tea parties, the dress-up gowns, the pretend play and the creativity.  However, I am not as crazy … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Book Alert: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

I am not sure about the children in your church, but my kids have been enraptured by a series of books entitled Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. The book is called “a novel in cartoons” and consists of pencil sketches made by a “kid” as he writes about his life in a diary. I am wanting to … More Children’s Ministry Resources

"Dad really believes the things that are in this book."

I just read about a new book for children by Dr. Bruce Ware. I’m always glad to see world-class theologians tackle the important task of relating truth for young children. The book is titled Big Truths For Young Hearts. It aims to equip parents to guide their young children through all major doctrines in an understandable, chapter-a-day format. More from … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Three Perspectives on Family Ministry

This post is a review and summary of Perspectives on Family Ministry: Three Views. Ed. by Timothy Paul Jones. Nashville: Broadman and Holman Academic, October 2009. 213 pp. Introduction Dr. Timothy Paul Jones, the editor of this book, served for fourteen years in vocational ministry. He is now an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Church Ministry at The Southern Baptist … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Children's Book On The Atonement: Caleb’s Lamb

Children’s pastor and book review blogger Terry Delaney has posted a review of Caleb’s Lamb. I’m always interested in books that teach sound doctrine in ways that children can understand and appreciate. Terry writes: This book is an excellent tool to teach your children what substitutionary atonement is and how  Christ’s death on the cross was foreshadowed in the book … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Book Review: A Bible Alphabet by Alison Brown

Brown, Alison. A Bible Alphabet. Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 2007. 31 pp. $8.00 (Buy from Westminster Books and save 40%) We just released a major new review of the best children’s bibles for your family. I knew coming from Banner of Truth, this book would be a solid resource for young children learning their alphabet.  I was pleasantly … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Book Review: Tell Me About Heaven

Alcorn, Randy. Tell Me About Heaven. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2007. 59pp. $19.99. Buy From $13.59 Introduction Randy Alcorn was a pastor before founding Eternal Perspective Ministries in 1990. His ministry is dedicated to teaching Biblical truths. According to their website,, the ministry exists “to meet the needs of the unreached, unfed, unborn, uneducated, unreconciled and unsupported people around … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Book Alert – Sentinel: City of Destiny

My wife and I have two boys, one girl and a third boy on the way! So, when I heard about Landel Bilbrey’s Christian fantasy novel about two boys becoming men — I was interested. He graciously sent me a copy and I am glad to share a little information about it with you. If you want more details check … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Book Alert: Raising Kids God's Way

Raising Kids God’s Way by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones The world is full of advice about parenting, but what has God said about raising kids? This 96-page paperback is a series of expositions from Ephesians 6 by the late British pastor D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. One of the strongest proofs of the Gospel is how it changes lives – but not just … More Children’s Ministry Resources