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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Christian Products For Children- What's worked for us!!!

As a Christian mother, one of my greatest desires is that our children grow up with a passion for God, and a deep, ever growing knowledge of His Word.

There is a saying that faith is caught and not taught, and while there is an element of truth in this- AND WE MUST LEAD BY EXAMPLE- it won't happen by accident either, and you can't rely on your church's Sunday School, or even on a Christian school to do the groundwork for you.Training in Godliness and learning the Bible must be done by the parents in the home, whether they choose to Christian School, Homeschool or Public School their children.

That said, only God the Father can draw a sinner through His Love to the foot of the cross, by the conviction of the Holy Spirit, still God's Word commands us to train our children in the way that they should go.

Here are some of the Christian products we have used and loved so far:

- Our absolute favourites have been "The Bible Story" series by Arthur Maxwell, "Uncle Arthur's Bedtime Stories" (We have 8 volumes from the 1964 edition) and "My Bible Friends"set by Etta Degering for toddlers. I think we also have an old copy of Bible ABCs from the same publishers.

These books are all printed by The 7th Day Adventists- We are NOT SDA, but I can tell you they have little to no SDA doctrine in their children's material, and what little there may be can be easily tweaked.

I am a stickler for reverent, realistic artwork in children's Biblestory books and these books have some of the best Bible art I've ever seen- our children love them, and we've incorparated some into our homeschool. Arthur Maxwell has a wonderful devotional style aimed at children.

2. King James Bible. Our children like The Seaside Edition for Children.

3.Because I Love You- by Max Lucado. Is one of my personal favourites, but he has written other good books for children as well as creating the Hermie the caterpillar DVD series for little ones.

4. Little Jewel Books from Rod and Staff

5. The Princess and the Kiss- A Story of God's Gift of Purity- by Jennie Bishop

6.What Happens When Children Pray by Evelyn Christenson

7.The Candle in the Window- A Christmas Legend by Grace Johnson- a powerful message about seeing Christ in others.

8. Just Like Mama by Beverly Lewis- An Amish story- Great for girls.

9. The Donut Man DVD

10. DVD The Story of Jesus for Children- personally recommended by Zara!

11. DVD The Torchlighters Series- half hour animations on reknowned Christians for children with a free documentary for grownups plus software- BONUS- personally recommended by Talitha

12. Ben HUR- Children's Animation with Charlton Heston

13. Hymns for a Kid's Heart books and CD's

14. We have just discovered the original Elsie Dinsmore series- The girls and I are eagerly devouring the first book of the series: a wonderful taste of Southern Life. Many scriptures are not only quoted, but lived out by the characters. I'll have to post more on this series another time!!

Do you have any children's Christian products to recommend?

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posted by Father's Grace Ministries at 6:14 am


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