Fill Their Little Hearts With Truth
“Mom, can you read me a book?”
It’s one of my favorite questions and activities to do with my children.
Both of my children aren’t at an age where they can read on their own yet, although they do enjoy looking through books. But nothing beats getting on the floor or snuggling up on the couch and opening up a good story together.
I’m cherishing these years where they bring book after book. It’s not uncommon for my daughter to have her arms so full of books that half of them topple onto the floor as she walks over to me. Even in the morning, my son has started reminding me, “We need to read our Bible story!” It’s stopped me in my tracks a few times… so much to be thankful for with those sweet words and God penetrating their little hearts.
I’m always looking for good books to share truth with my children. With that said, I’ve put together a mini-list of three favorite Christian books we’ve enjoyed reading this past year. These would be great Easter basket fillers or gifts for future birthdays and holiday events. Here they are…
This past year, my son started his first year of preschool. His teacher gave him this beautiful children’s Bible as a Christmas present. I can’t say enough good things about it! The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes by Kenneth N. Taylor is perfect for ages 4-7. My daughter is under age 4, and she enjoys listening to me read this Bible at breakfast time as well. My kids love the short stories and looking at the illustrations. I’ll often find them just looking through this Bible on their own.
What I truly appreciate about this children’s Bible is it gives questions to ask your children. I love that I can have conversations with my young kids about God’s Word at their level. This is something I’ve struggled with before having this children’s Bible. I always appreciated church resources, but this Bible helped simplify things. It’s great to physically have a Bible my children can get their hands on.
Maybe God is Like That Too follows a little boy who wonders where he can find God in the city. He explains to his grandma that he doesn’t think he’s ever seen God in the city. His grandma then shares where he can look to find God. She explains that when he sees the fruits of the Spirit each day, he is actually seeing God.
This book is a great, practical way for kids to learn about the fruits of the Spirit and where to look for God throughout their day. This is a weekly request for my children. They love the different ways the young boy finds God in his normal daily routine.
The Love Bridge shares how Jesus is the needed love bridge between our sinful nature and the Father. It teaches how Jesus heals our brokenness through His love and forgiveness.
What I really appreciate about this book is that it’s simple and to the point. It even outlines exactly what sin is- being our bad thoughts, words, and choices. I appreciated having the direct explanation of sin, whereas many books gloss over it assuming that kids know what sin is. When our family turns to that page, it’s been an opportunity for us to stop, reflect, and ask for forgiveness from the Lord for our own sins. The book does a great job sharing how Jesus saves us from our sin, how we can accept Him into our hearts, and how the Holy Spirit helps us to faithfully follow the Lord.
What Christian books do you enjoy reading with your children? I would love to hear some of the resources you use with children of any age. We’re always looking for new books and exciting ways to share the truth of the Bible with our kids.
I also wrote about “This is the Gospel” as another Christian resource for kids back in 2020. Check it out here.