When the kids were little, we read from the Jesus Storybook Bible and listened to Seeds of Worship (such a great music-scripture combo!). I tried to get them to like Psalty the Singing Songbook but they didn't take to it in quite the same way as I did when I was their age. We read from sweet devotionals and watched Veggie Tales.
Then they grew out of these things.
But our desire for them to grow in their faith and fill their minds and ears and eyes with truth remained. Over the years and as they have grown (now ages 10-16), I have found many resources that are great for building faith in slightly older kids.
Here are our favorites:
The Action Bible
Mason, our third son, especially loved reading through this graphic-novel version of the Bible. It captivated him and kept him engaged through the whole thing.
Kids Read Truth
I am so thankful for the team at She Reads Truth for putting together such well-done, beautifully designed and thoughtful products. I have done many of their studies, Ryan and the older boys have used He Reads Truth and the kids have enjoyed the Kids Read Truth products.
Jesus Calling for Kids
This is a very kid-appropriate devotional with truths that resonate with adults just as much!
Polka Dot Girls
Audrey did a study called Who Am I? last summer with a group of 3rd and 4th graders and it was a very sweet workbook. There are many different studies available as well as a division for boys called Bazooka Boys.
Defined Bible Study
I put this study in each of the kids' Easter baskets and appreciated that there are versions for each age group. They all did the same study, but in words that resonated with their age.
Bible Infographics for Kids and Bible Infographics for Kids Volume 2
These are very fun books.
The World Jesus Knew
I ordered this for the kids, but I actually like it just as much!
The Bible Project Book
This clothbound book is beautiful and big and the perfect thing to keep out on the coffee table. Each book of the Bible is illustrated and outlined to help see the whole narrative arc of the books of the Bible.
The Bible Project Videos
We are such big fans of the animated Bible Project videos. They do such a good job of explaining and illustrating concepts in understandable ways.
I'd love to hear if you have any family favorites! Please share in the comments.
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