All About Jesus Blog >> Top 5 Books that Lead Little Ones to Jesus
Top 5 Books that Lead Little Ones to Jesus
Friday, March 8, 2013
Written by: Lindsey M. Roberts



At Haven Today, we focus a lot on books that will lead adults to Jesus, or help adults to understand and love Jesus more. But we can't forget about the kids. I did a quick poll of friends and a few others sources and rounded up the results of a very unscientific poll: the top five books that lead children to Jesus.

  1. The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones
    This book gets recommended to me more than any other out there. One friend described reading it as "a quiet time for me, too." Instead of being a book about what kids should or shouldn't do, based on Biblical characters, Lloyd-Jones really focues on what God is saying about us, him, and Christ in each story of the Bible. (Here Charles Morris talk to Lloyd-Jones: Go to Program Archives, scroll down and then click on her name for a series of interviews.)
  2. God's Names by Sally Michael
    Sally Michael, the co-founder of Children Desiring God, a ministry at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, where pastor John Piper preaches, writes a book for older children (eight and up) that explains what God's different names mean. Each chapter includes scripture references, topics to discuss with parents, and activities to do.
  3. Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd-Jones
    If we put The Jesus Storybook Bible on here, we had to put Lloyd-Jones's newest book, a devotional for children.
  4. Leading Little Ones to God by Marian M. Schoolland
    Pair children's Bibles with this book that explains what God is saying in the Bible about his holiness, what it means to be a sinner, and more.
  5. Write Your Own
    One of my friends is writing her own book of Bible memory verses for her daughter. "If she can memorize 'Green Eggs and Ham' word for word, why not something a little more useful?" she asks. I was floored by her submission. What a great idea.

This is just a list to get you started. What others would you add to it?

P.S. Here's one for parents navigating the wide world of children's books: Honey for a Child's Heart by Gladys Hunt. After helpful chapters on why books are important and how to make decisions about books, she offers lists of books separated by children's ages and book topics, including one list on nourishing your child's spiritual life.



>> Join Us in Reading the Bible in 90 Days
>> Week 1: Can You Find Jesus in Genesis
>> Week 2: Beauty in the Details
>> Week 3: God Uses Unlikely People
>> Week 4: Jesus' Light Shines in the Darkness
>> Week 5: No One Is Righteous
>> Week 6: Seeing the Hand of the Lord
>> Week 7: Jesus' Favorite Bible Verses
>> Week 8: The Promised Hope
>> Week 9: Great Is Your Faithfulness
>> Week 10: God of Judgment and Mercy
>> Week 11: The Great Story Unfolds
>> Week 12: Thy Kingdom Come
>> Week 13: Growing In Christ

Recent Posts
>> How can I find God's will for my life?
>> How do we know the Bible is true?
>> Nepal: 3 Ways to Respond
>> The Dramatic Story Behind Mere Christianity
>> C.S. Lewis: In His Own Words
>> Join Us in Reading the Bible in 90 Days
>> 10 Little known Facts About The Holocaust
>> Gay Marriage: What Christians Do Now
>> Five Prayers for Iraq
>> Spurgeon on Depression, Part One
>> Lindsey M. Roberts
>> Charles Morris
>> Janet Morris
>> Corum Hughes
>> Kristyn Getty
>> Kimm Crandall
>> Troy Lamberth
>> John Freeman
>> Mateen Elass
>> Sally Lloyd-Jones
>> Matthew Barker
>> Gloria Furman
>> Kelli Clifford
>> David Instone-Brewer
>> Stephen Roberts
>> Ann Voskamp
>> David Wollen
>> Peggy Campbell
>> Marci Wollen
>> Debra Torres
>> Vicki Bowker
>> Nabeel Qureshi
>> Tim Keesee
>> Marci Ferrell
>> Ken Chitwood
>> Karen Heimbuch
>> Jim Sanders
Blog Archive
     >> May
     >> April
     >> March
     >> February
     >> January

     >> December
     >> November
     >> October
     >> September
     >> August
     >> July
     >> June
     >> May
     >> April
     >> March
     >> February
     >> January

     >> December
     >> November
     >> October
     >> September
     >> August
     >> July
     >> June
     >> May
     >> April
     >> March
     >> February
     >> January

     >> December

home | give to haven | program archives | shop | prayer | anchor | about | contact | privacy policy | return policy
Copyright © 2015 Haven Ministries