There’s a whole industry producing Christian books and music for children, but here are just a few picks I can recommend:
The Seeds Family Worship series is the first of its kind, as its designed to be shared. Simply tear the CD cover in half and share a complete packaged album with a family nearby or far away. Seeds combines songs that use scripture for lyrics with strongly produced music that is varied in style to create a sound the whole family will love. Each song helps a child (and any adults in the vicinity) memorize one or more Bible verses from the NIV. This world can be a scary place, especially when you’re growing up and learning about it all. Our tendency can be to shrink away, to run and hide. But God would have us live with courage and confidence – things we can experience only when we understand that God is on our side. The songs on Seeds of Courage bring verses of hope, confidence, and security that allow the child of God to be strong, bold, and courageous.
The The Action Bible Devotional is designed for 9–12 year olds, and is a colourful devotional companion to the best–selling The Action Bible. It pairs selected stories from The Action Bible with spiritual lessons and action–adventure missions in a 52–week devotional that gives ways to bring their faith into everyday life. This includes drawing their own Bible story comics, dreaming up a list of life goals, and reaching out to a lonely kid at school.
- YP’s Guide To Starting Secondary School does what it says on the tin. To be given to young people to help them worry less about the things they don’t know and enjoy and make the most of the great new possibilities ahead of them. They will gain a deeper sense of the importance of their relationship with God and be encouraged to know that He is with them, will never leave them and wants the best for them.
- First is a short book written to be given to young adult believers who are at University or College, or about to start there. Matt Carvel writes about the distractions and temptations they’ll find at university which could pull them away from Jesus. He uses biblical wisdom, humour and personal experience to practically explore how they can live for Jesus in a university culture. He tackles different areas of pressure and temptation including sex, relationships, drink, work and church life.