My Favorite Bibles for Kids (divided by age group)

My Favorite Bibles for Kids (divided by age group)

One of the most frequent questions I get from parents is "What Bible do you recommend for my child?".  Every child is different, but these are some of my favorites and will probably give you a good place to start.  If you have a Bible that you've found and love, please leave me a comment and let me know about it! Infants and Preschool Preschool Bible by V. Gilbert Beers (detailed review here) Sweet Dreams Princess: God’s Little Princess Bedtime Bible Stories, Devotions, & Prayers … [Read more...]

Hiding From My Kids in the Prayer Closet {Book Review}

Hiding From My Kids in the Prayer Closet {Book Review}

Do you ever feel like you're alone in this motherhood mess?  If so, you'll want to pick up a copy of Hiding from my Kids in the Prayer Closet. Soon after author Jessica Kastner became a mother, she wondered if she was the only mom who found pretend play more boring than watching playdough harden and who dreaded yet another friend’s Instagram post of homemade deliciousness. In Hiding from My Kids in the Prayer Closet, Kastner shares her experience as an “unmom”—a mom who loves her kids more … [Read more...]

Why Motherhood Matters {Book Review}

Why Motherhood Matters {Book Review}

Do you ever feel that motherhood is simply overwhelming? Maybe you’re a brand-new mom battling the exhaustion of sleepless nights. Or, maybe you’re a more seasoned mom spending your days working or homeschooling and your evenings chauffeuring your children to their activities, cleaning, cooking, and handling the myriad of other responsibilities that come with being a mom. Sometimes it all feels a bit much, leaving you wondering if it all really matters. If this sounds like you—check out Why … [Read more...]

Marathons: a vision for Christ’s church

Marathons: a vision for Christ’s church

While I finish up radiation treatments, this have been a little quiet here on Growing Kids Ministry.  I thought it might be a perfect time to share a few guest posts.  The following is an excerpt from Talking with God (released March 21st).  Read more about the book and the author, Adam Weber at adamweber.com.  I am not a runner. I like to walk. Walking is good. But running is a different story. You’ll never see me running without a legitimate reason. Like for a Chipotle burrito. I might … [Read more...]

The Radical Book for Kids {Great New Resource!}

The Radical Book for Kids {Great New Resource!}

It's not always easy to find high quality material for older kids when it comes to teaching the basics of Christianity.  It's hard to find that perfect balance between diving deep and still being understandable.  As kids grow and mature, we want to be able to dig deeper into the truths of the Bible without losing them along the way. When I heard about The Radical Book for Kids, I was certainly curious, but a little skeptical too.  I have read through many resources designed for preteens and … [Read more...]

Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents (Book Review)

Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents (Book Review)

When you first begin thinking about becoming a parent, your mind is flooded with cute little onesies and cuddly moments. Often images of children laughing through a field of flowers sneak in there too. Of course, if you've been a parent for more than 10 minutes you know this is not always the case. That's why I was so glad to see a book like Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Became Parents.  I'm a big fan of Gary Chapman really enjoyed his five love languages book, so I was happy to give … [Read more...]