I’m not surprised by the number of families who are putting up their Christmas trees and festive decorations early this year. In this crazy and difficult year, we are eagerly yearning to celebrate the “good news of great joy”—the birth of Christ our Savior—and the many longstanding family traditions that accompany it. Gift-giving (especially in a child’s mind!) is one of those traditions. But over the years, our gift list for our grandchildren is being shaped not so much by what they “want” (new toys, crafts, and games) but also by what they really need. What kind of gifts might serve to nourish their souls for a lifetime? What gifts might help them to better see the incomparable treasure of Jesus? What gifts can assist their parents in discipling them?
Toward that end, Truth78 is pleased to offer this special family discipleship gift guide highlighting resources that parents and children can enjoy together. The resources target various age groups and include a range of ease of use—from extremely simple read aloud stories to more formal Bible instruction. From simple parenting tools to deeper discipleship training.
So before you fill up your gift-giving list with an endless array of temporal pleasures for children, be sure to include some God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated, discipleship-oriented resources at the top of the list. Helping children discover the riches of God’s Word is a gift that will truly keep on giving for a lifetime as they find in it the source of unshakable, all-satisfying, never-ending joy!
See Family Discipleship Gift Guide
Parenting books we've reviewed and recommend:
Age of Opportunity (Paul Tripp)
The Disciple-Making Parent: A Comprehensive Guidebook for Raising Your Children to Love and Follow Jesus Christ (Chap Bettis)
Equipping for Life: A Guide for New, Aspiring & Struggling Parents (Andreas and Margaret Köstenberger)
The Faith of a Child: A Step-by-Step Guide to Salvation for Your Child (Art Murphy)
Future Men: Raising Boy to Fight Giants (Douglas Wilson)
Gospel-Powered Parenting: How the Gospel Shapes and Transforms Parenting (William Farley)
Grace-Based Parenting: Set Your Family Free (Tim Kimmel)
Hints on Child Training (Clay Trumbull)
Instructing a Child’s Heart (Tedd Tripp)
Parenting by the Book: Biblical Wisdom for Raising Your Child (John Rosemond)
Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family (Paul Tripp)
Peacemaking for Families (Ken Sande)
Shepherding a Child’s Heart (Tedd Tripp)
Teach Them Diligently: How to Use the Scriptures in Child Training (Lou Priolo)
Why Christian Kids Rebel: Trading Heartache for Hope (Tim Kimmel)
Your Child’s Profession of Faith (Dennis Gundersen)