13 Awesome Resources to Teach Children About God

Note from Kat: I’ve been quite busy this summer getting my new blog, HowTheyBlog.com up and running. I’ve also been working on a little project that is going to be crazy helpful for you, especially once the school year rolls around. I hope to share the details with you all in the next couple weeks.

Today’s post is from my friend Katie Orr. She’s sharing some amazing resources. Enjoy!

I hope you’ve enjoyed our How to Share the Gospel with Your Kids series. It means the world to me to know that some of you feel better equipped to talk with your kids about Jesus and about their need for a savior!

In case you missed it, this is where we’ve been:

  1. We talked about how NOT to share the gospel with your kids.
  2. We took a look at Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and gleaned 3 ways we can daily point our children to Jesus.
  3. Lastly, we looked at the WHAT to talk about when sharing about God with our kids. The nitty – gritty of what to focus on, using four basic Biblical truths.

Today I want to leave you will some tangible resources to keep learning and pointing your kiddos to Jesus. (affiliate links present)

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Resources I’ve already mentioned:

  • The Jesus Storybook Bible Hands-down, my favorite children’s storybook Bible. I LOVE how every story points back to God’s rescue plan! This is suited for children who can sit and listen for 15 minutes. (In other words, not the best choice for a 2 year old boy!)
  • The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes The perfect read-aloud for toddlers (including that squirmy 2-year-old!) or a good option for early readers to read on their own. Short stories with great engaging questions.
  • Family-Time Bible in Pictures Great for family devotions. Love that the stories point back to God, not just good behavior.
  • Give Them Grace A good foundation for Christian parenting, and how to point your kids to Jesus instead of behavior modification.
  • Seeds Family Worship A great way to start the habit of Scripture memory with your kids! They have many of their songs available to listen to for free on their site. There are also YouTube videos they’ve made.

Other books and resources on our shelf:

DVD’s we love:

  • Theo I received a free copy of a Theo videos last year at Allume. I’ve since purchased the rest of the available videos, because the kids love watching them and my husband and I love what they teach. Each video is centered around important theological truths necessary to understand the Gospel.
  • What’s in the Bible These are all fun and entertaining videos, and go through the Bible from Genesis on. There are LOADS of free resources on their website, including coloring sheets, family worship ideas, and video clips of the DVDs. There is one video I highly recommend all to watch. It is an incredibly powerful visual for the wrath-absorbing death Jesus died for us. I’ve embedded it here for you to watch. Grab a tissue. (This video is 11 minutes long. If you only have a few minutes, fast-forward to 6:45 and watch from there.)

Email readers, click here if you can’t see the video.

Online Gospel Resources:

  • DesiringGod.org FREE Parenting Resources From interviews with Pastor John, to free ebooks, and LOADS of sermons to listen to, this is an incredible resource. Bookmark this and come back to it often!
  • Printable Prayer Cards I made these up years ago, but spruced them up just for you! They’re FREE for all subscribers on my blog, and I pray they will be an encouragement to you as you trust God through prayer for the salvation of your loved ones.
  • OhAmanda.com Especially great for those of us with little ones. Amanda is truly gifted in creating fun and meaningful crafts and activities which teach Biblical truths.

What tools do you use to point your kids to Jesus? Have any of you started having more meaningful conversations with your kids as a result of this series? Let us know in the comments!


About Katie 

HelloMornings Director

Grace-clinger. Truth-speaker. Pastor’s wife. Mommy of three. Auburn fan. Loves to equip others to walk with the Lord for a lifetime.

Learn more about Katie on her website KatieOrr.me. Follow her on Twitter.

Comments

  1. My favorite new resource to lead my children to Jesus is The God Puzzle Book by Valerie Ackerman. It is an incredible interactive book that leads children through the story of salvation, invites them to study their own Bibles and poses thought provoking questions that spark conversations between parent and child. You will not be disappointed! You can find it at http://www.leadmetogod.com

  2. Jennifer says:

    My 7 year old son LOVES The Action Bible. It’s in comic strip form and he reads it on his own every day. I love seeing how much he wants to read about God. :)

  3. Jennifer says:

    My 7 year old son LOVES The Action Bible. It’s in comic strip form and he reads it on his own every day. I love seeing how much he wants to read about God. :)

  4. GREAT resources! I have heard so many good things about “Grace Based Parenting”, need to grab a copy and delve in.

  5. So many great resources, Katie! We LOVE both The Jesus Storybook Bible and Seeds Family Worship around here, too. And, I agree, Amanda at OhAmanda has a gift!

    That’s ESV Seek and Find bible looks interesting! We’ll have to check that one out in the future.

    A (newer-to-me) resource I’ve come to like is Yancy’s music (yancynotnancy.com). Very Scripturally-based and awesome. She has free apps, too! And, I’ve been loving the new monthly feature Patti started at Do Not Depart recently (http://donotdepart.com/category/abide/let-the-children-come). She’s been offering several great tips and resources for family bible study through it.

    Thanks for this great series of posts you’ve put together!

  6. Jessica says:

    Thank you!!!

  7. Lyndall says:

    To add to the list:
    What God has always wanted (book: Author – Charles Boyd) – ‘The Bible’s big idea from Genesis to Revelation’ – fantastic overview of God’s plan for salvation for kids!
    If Jesus lived inside my heart (book: Author – Jill Roman Lord) – helps kids 2-5 understand what it means to live for Jesus
    I believe in Jesus: Leading your child to Christ (book: Author – John MacArthur) – this kids book tells the story of God’s plan of salvation from creation through the life, death and resurrection of Christ. Helps children see God’s plan for their lives.
    Looking forward to adding some RC Sproul children’s books to our collection soon too! And ‘Gumtree Gully’ by Kel Richards – the popular ‘Two ways to live’ evangelism tool in a kids story (a home-grown resource for us girls from Australia!)
    Thumbs up for the options Kat listed!

  8. Thank you, Katie! Our family loves so many of those same resources! :) I’ve been thinking a lot about sharing the gospel with our kids (over and over again) and have loved being able to continuously pour His Truth into their hearts. Thank you for taking the time to write out these posts, Katie. Our Family (Bible) Time activities this summer have focused a lot on these precious Truths with lots of Grace. Here’s a link to one of our favorites… http://www.ourfamilyforhisglory.com/2013/06/sweet-divine-grace-with-a-little-ice-cream/ Blessings! :)
    ~Jessica

  9. So many great resources, can’t wait to look into the ones I haven’t heard of before. I’m pinning this for easy reference.
    (And I loved Grace Based Parenting and really enjoy Sally Clarkson’s books too.)

  10. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you so very much for this thorough list of resources! I love the personal recomendations. I tried clicking your link to whats in the bible, and it just brought be to their store page. What video is it that we should be looking for?

    • Ugh. Something weird happened to the video code. I just fixed it.

      Any of the What’s in the Bible videos are great. The video clip I mentioned in the post is viewable now, and it is a compilation from DVD #10 Jesus is the Good News.

      Thanks, Elizabeth!

  11. “Because God is Awesome” is a great tool to teach who God is (attributes of God) and has the four spiritual laws for kids in the back. http://shop.discovergod.com/product/because-god-is-awesome/?-session=dg:6375B91F02cf905F87Pv98F11780
    Their website is also full of great resources such as a calendar to give you ideas to incorporate God discussion into family time.

  12. your ides really help me & n My ministries but most of time i cant………..
    in my class there are diffrent catagories coz here 3-15 years children. so my problem is how i grow all?
    any ideas………

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