Resources

Online

My Pinterest boards Ideas for responding to Bible stories, celebrating seasons and holidays, articles and booklists on related subjects.

Building Faith Resources and ideas from across the Episcopal Church curated by a team at Virginia Theological Seminary.

Candle Press  Note especially the “To Go” section intended for families with young children as well as the resources for Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist.

Grow Christians An online community for parents sponsored by Forward Movement and Plainsong Farm.

Illustrated Children’s Ministry  Really cool illustrated coloring pages and posters as well as seasonal devotions and activities for families.

Momastery Glennon Doyle’s online community of “truth-tellers and hope-spreaders;” think “monastery,” but for mothers and others.

My Faith, My Life Author and youth formation specialist Jenifer Gamber created this website with great resources for parents, kids, teens and church leaders.

Sleepytime Club  Mom, musician, author, and educator Brook Packard offers ways and tunes for helping create meaningful memories at bedtime for you and your children.

The Bible Project Timothy Mackie and Jonathan Collins began this crowd-funded nonprofit video project in 2014 with the intent of changing how people read and use the Bible.

Traci Smith Pastor and author Traci Smith has printable resources for families and congregations, including a “family faith jar” with conversation starters, prayers and practices that can be done in five to ten minutes.

Books

Bibles and Bible Storybooks

Hendrix, John. Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus (New York: Abrams Books, 2016).

Hastings, Selina. The Children’s Illustrated Bible (New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1994). Age: Elementary

McAllister, Margaret. Women of the Bible (Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2013).

Paterson, Katherine, and François Roca. The Light of the World: The Life of Jesus for Children (New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2008).

Peterson, Eugene. The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language (Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2007).

Ross, Steve. Marked (New York: Seabury Books, 2005). A graphic novel based on the Gospel of Mark

Shine On: A Story Bible (Elgin, IL: Brethren Press, 2014). Age: Elementary

The CEB Student Bible (Common English Bible, 2015). Age: Middle School and up

Tutu, Desmond. Children of God Storybook Bible (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010). Age: Preschool–First Grade

Watts, Murray. The Bible For Children (Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2002). Age: Elementary

Weatherford, Carole Boston, and Tim Ladwig. The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights (Grand Rapids Mich.: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2010).

Prayer

Delval, Marie-Hélène. Psalms for Young Children (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2008).

Gamber, Jenifer C. and Sharon Ely Pearson. Call on Me: A Prayer Book for Young People (New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2012). Age: Middle School, High School

Hackenburg, Rachel. Writing to God: Kid’s Edition (Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2012).

Ladwig, Tim. Psalm Twenty-Three (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 1997).

Ladwig, Tim. The Lord’s Prayer (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 20

MacBeth, Sybil. Praying in Color: Kid’s Edition (Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2009).

Picture Books

Delval, Marie-Hélène. Images of God for Young Children (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2010)

Higginbotham, Anastasia. Death is Stupid (New York City: The Feminist Press at City University of New York, 2016).

Hutchison, Roger. My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes.—A Journey Through Loss with Art and Color (Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2017).

Kushner, Lawrence and Karen Kushner. Because Nothing Looks Like God (Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Pub., 2000).

Main, Judith Lang. A is for Altar, B is for Bible (Chicago, IL: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Publications, 2002).

Rylant, Cynthia. Dog Heaven (New York: The Blue Sky Press, 1995).

Sasso, Sandy Eisenberg. In God’s Name (Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights, 1994).

Spinelli, Eileen. Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch (New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1991).

Tutu, Desmond. God’s Dream (Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2008).

Saints’ Days and Holy Days

Alary, Laura, and Ann Boyajian. Look!: A Child’s Guide to Advent and Christmas (Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2017)

Alary, Laura, and Ann Boyajian. Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter (Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2016)

Demi. The Legend of Saint Nicholas  (New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2003).

Grimes, Nikki. At Jerusalem’s Gate: Poems of Easter (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2005).

Mora, Pat, and David Frampton. The Song of Francis and the Animals (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2005).

For Parents and Educators

Barrie, Wendy Claire. Faith at Home: A Handbook for Cautiously Christian Parents (New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2016).

Bell, Rob. What We Talk About When We Talk About God (New York: HarperOne, 2013).

Caldwell, Elizabeth. I Wonder: Engaging a Child’s Curiosity About the Bible (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2016).

David, Laurie. The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time (New York: Grand Central Life & Style, 2010).

Given, Emily Slichter. Building Faith Brick by Brick: An Imaginative Way to Explore the Bible with Children (New York: Morehouse Education Resources, 2014).

Greer, Jerusalem Jackson. A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting, and Coming Together (Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2013).

Hackenburg, Rachel. Writing to God: 40 Days of Praying with My Pen (Paraclete Press, 2011).

Kushner, Harold. When Bad Things Happen to Good People (New York: Random House, 1981).

Lamott, Anne. Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers (New York: Penguin Group, 2012).

MacBeth, Sybil. Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God (Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2007).

Pritchard, Gretchen Wolff. Offering the Gospel to Children (Boston: Cowley Publications, 1992).

Smith, Traci. Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home (Saint Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2017).

Wathen, Erin. More than Words: 10 Values for the Modern Family (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2017).