I’ve compiled a list of Bible study resources for families.
1.We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation by Brian D. McLaren
This book offers everything you need to explore what a difference an honest, living, growing faith can make in our world today. It also puts tools in your hands to create a life-changing learning community in any home, restaurant, or other welcoming space.
The fifty-two (plus a few) weekly readings can each be read aloud in 10 to 12 minutes and offer a simple curriculum of insightful reflections and transformative practices. Organized around the traditional church year, these readings give an overview of the whole Bible and guide an individual or a group of friends through a year of rich study, interactive learning, and personal growth.
Perfect for home churches, congregations, classes, or individual study, each reading invites you to
- Cultivate an honest, intelligent understanding of the Bible and of Christian faith in 21st century
- Engage with discussion questions designed to challenge, stimulate, and encourage
- Reimagine what it means to live joyfully and responsibly in today’s world as agents of God’s justice, creativity, and peace
If you’re seeking a fresh way to experience and practice your faith, if you’re a long-term Christian seeking new vitality, or if you feel out of place in traditional church circles, this book will inspire and activate you in your spiritual journey.
Explains how to gently parent our kids and refutes some harsh Christian parenting manuals.
3. Lead Your Family Like Jesus
This is a great leadership book on how to raise your family to love Jesus. It uses Biblical teaching and leadership models. My husband and I taught our Sunday school class with this book last year and it was great!
4. You Can’t Make Me
A revolutionary book for our household. We used the methods laid out to change our communication and saw immediate results. We have strong-willed children and we don’t want to break those spirits because we know they will be leaders for Christ someday. A great help for taming the will and helping everyone appreciate differences in a positive way.
5. The Child Training Bible is a great resource.
As parents, I firmly believe that we should actively disciple our children and read along with kids even when they’re older and can read for themselves.
Keep the discussion open and always be available for the hard questions.
If you’re not open for conversation, where will your kids will turn?
For the Whole Family:
These are delightful sciency books that teach lesson and Biblical truths. We all love the short devotionals and science facts each day.
Lessons so the whole family can do the same study. Available: OT, NT, Birth of Jesus, Resurrection, Esther, Ruth, Joseph
Different levels: Traceables, Beginner, Levels 1-5, Multi-Level
Great character education program.
We reviewed the primary and intermediate levels. The girls love it. You can get complementary pages so the whole family does the same lessons together – preschool through adults.
A great meal time memory work and discussion tool.
Amanda has a printable to make pretty dividers for your memory box.
These are great in-depth studies.
1. What We Believe Series by Apologia
The girls loved these and the notebooking journals. It’s a good foundation series.
2. Studying God’s Word series
We all love the simplicity of learning the Catechism and Bible stories and doing activities. Books for each level K-8th.
3. Hero Tales
A great study on missionaries from history. 4 volumes. Be sure to get this copywork!
4. My ABC Bible Verses: Hiding God’s Word in Little Hearts by Susan Hunt
Cute printables for ABC Bible Verses here.
A study for parents to do with kids. Some of the hymns were difficult to find though.
By the time our kids hit their teenage years, the hope is that they have a firm understanding of the Word and Christian living. Parents need to model this while kids are young so we can release responsible young adults into the world to be radical world changers for Jesus.
1. Leading God’s Generation journals
My eldest daughter really likes these simple Bible study and prayer journals. 4 to choose from.
2. I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist By: Norman L. Geisler, Frank Turek
Be sure to get the teen companion guide to answer the tough questions “about absolute truth, postmodernism, and moral relativism” and train in apologetics.
3. Journey to Freedom by Elisa Pulliam
Identity study for teen girls.
4. Beauty in the Heart by Pam Forster
My eldest loved this study. My middle girls thought it was a lot of busy work.
5. Creed by Adam Hamilton