Resources

Online

My blog Posts with new content and material from my book, for parents, grandparents, clergy, educators, the cautiously Christian and the holy mischief-makers.

My Pinterest boards Ideas for responding to Bible stories, celebrating seasons and holidays, collections of articles and booklists on subjects such as grief, racism, and empathy.

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.

My post about reading the Bible with kids in Grow Christians.

Illustrated Children’s Ministry  Really cool illustrated coloring pages and posters as well as seasonal devotions and activities for families. There’s also have a blog, and in 2017 they reviewed my book.

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.

Praying in Color Sybil MacBeth’s website with samples and templates of this engaging, creative, and endlessly adaptable prayer practice.

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, a Presbyterian pastor, author, and parent, has wonderful resources for families on her website and the opportunity to sign up for a weekly email with links to all kinds of good things.

Books

Bibles and Bible Storybooks

Alary, Laura. Read Wonder Listen: Stories From the Bible for Young Readers (Wood Lake Publishing, 2018.) Age: Elementary

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

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

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

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

Rivadeneira, Caryn. Gritty and Graceful: 15 Inspiring Women of the Bible (Beaming Books, 2019)

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

Shine On: A Story Bible (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 ( Zondervan, 2010). Age: Preschool–First Grade

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

Prayer

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

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

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

Jordan, Deloris. A Child’s Book of Prayers and Blessings: From Faiths and Cultures Around the World (Simon and Schuster, 2017).

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

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

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

Sherman, Karin Holsinger. Candle Walk: A Bedtime Prayer to God. (Church Publishing, 2019).

Turner, Matthew Paul. When I Pray for You.(WaterBrook, 2019)

Turrell, Jennie. Let Us Pray: A Little Kid’s Guide to the Eucharist. (Morehouse Publishing, 2014.)

Picture Books

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

Grant, Jennifer. Maybe God is Like That, Too. (SparkHouse Family, 2017.)

Higginbotham, Anastasia. Death is Stupid (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 ( Paraclete Press, 2017).

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

Levine, Amy-Jill and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso. Who is My Neighbor? (Flyaway Books, 2019).

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

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

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

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

Saints’ Days and Holy Days

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

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

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

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

Mora, Pat. The Song of Francis and the Animals (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2005).

For Parents and Educators

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

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

Brandt, Cindy Wang. Parenting Forward: How to Raise Children with Justice, Mercy and Kindness. (Eerdmans, 2019).

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

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

Enns, Pete. How the Bible Actually Works. (HarperOne, 2019).

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

Greer, Jerusalem Jackson. A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting, and Coming Together (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 (Random House, 1981).

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

Miller, Lisa. The Spiritual Child (St. Martin’s Press, 2015).

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

Scott, Sophronia and Tain Gregory. This Child of Faith: Raising a Spiritual Child in a Secular World (Paraclete Press, 2017.)

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

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