Resources are powerful tools to encourage our children to grow deeper in their faith and mature in their character. I have found this to be true with my own children, and I hope that you find this to be true as well!  Here is a list of resources that I hope you will find helpful. I pray that these will be great tools to bring God’s Word and truths into your home as you create an environment of knowing, loving, and following the Lord with your children.

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The following reviews are based solely on my opinion from having read through the content and gathered feedback from other like-minded moms.  Some of the age ranges were taken from the author’s description, while others are my own opinions based on the vocabulary level, amount of words used in the text, and observations from having using them with children.  Be sure to check back for more great resources to come!


God Gave Us You
by Lisa Town Bergren
WaterBrook Press

Best for ages 3-5

This sweet book in the well-known polar bear series teaches little ones that they are loved and wanted by God and their parents. The momma polar bear explains to Little Cub how he is so special and tells the story of how she asked God to give her a baby. She then recounts her pregnancy and the birth of Little Cub. The momma affirms how thankful they are to have Little Cub because he is a gift from God. This is an essential truth to engrain in your children at a young age that they were wanted, created, and loved very much!

 


Just In Case You Ever Wonder
By: Max Lucado
Tony Nelson Publishing

Best for ages 3-7

This book is about a dad who shares with his little girl how much he loves her and will always be there for her. The message speaks right to a child’s need for security promising a daddy’s unconditional love, protection, and eternal home with God one day. This is one of my daughter’s favorites to read with her daddy, and she still asks to read it with him at age eight!

 


I Love You This Much (Songs of Gods Love)
By: Lynn Hodges and Sue Buchanan
Best for ages 2-4

This children’s book comes in a paperback or board book and helps children understand God’s love through the love of a mother bear and her cub.

 


How Big Is Love? (padded board book) (Faith, Hope, Love)
By: Amy Parker
Best for ages 2-6

This a precious board book about a little hedgehog who asks his mom questions about how big God’s love is. Children also learn the important truth that God’s love grows every time you give it away!

 


I Know Jesus Loves Me
By: P.K. Hallinan
Best for ages 3-6

This book is about a little boy who understands Jesus’ love for him by looking at all the wonderful things He created in the world to enjoy.

 


God Gave Us Love
By: Lisa Bergren
Best for ages 3-7

This is from the famous God Gave Us… polar bear series and comes in a board book or hardback. In it the little polar bear learns from his grandpa how much God loves us and how God wants us to love others.

 


Even Then
By: Stacy Archer
Best for ages 3-7

Even Then, who happens to be written by a friend of mine, is a sweet paper-back book that we own, and my kids love! Its about a little boy who asks his best friend if she would still love him even if crazy things happen to him that could change him or their relationship. His friend reassures him that she will love him no matter what, just like God’s unconditional love for us.

 


God Loves Me More Than That (Dandilion Rhymes)
By: Dandi Daley Mackall
Best for ages 3-7

This is an adorable hard cover rhyming book about a boy who travels to different places and discovers God’s love is higher, longer, deeper… than anything in the world he can find.

 


The Boy and the Ocean
By: Max Lucado
Best for ages 4-7

This is a hard cover book that takes a look at the massive world through the eyes of a little boy as he learns from His parents about the greatness of God’s love from the ocean, mountains, and stars in the sky. I have never read a Max Lucado book I didn’t like, and this one is definitely a keeper.