Best Children’s Books (Book Recommendation)

For this month’s book recommendation, Kirk reviews and composes a list of some of the best children’s books currently available.

Children’s Bibles

  • The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm
  • The Biggest Story by Kevin DeYoung
  • The Biggest Story Bible Storybook by Kevin DeYoung
  • The Gospel Story Bible by Marty Machowski
  • The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
  • The Beginners Gospel Story Bible by Jared Kennedy

Children’s Translations

  • New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)
  • International Children’s Bible (ICB)

Family Worship

  • The Trinity Hymnal
  • The New City Catechism
  • Family Worship by Donald Whitney

Topical Books

  • The Ology by Marty Machowski
  • Little Pilgrim’s Progress by Helen Taylor
  • The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross by Carl Laferton
  • God’s Very Good Idea by Trillia Newbell
  • Any Time, Any Place, Any Prayer by Laura Wifler
  • God Made You and Me by Shai Linne
  • God Made Boys and Girls by Marty Machowski
  • God Made All of Me by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb
  • God Made Me Unique by Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Everything a Child Should Know about Prayer by Nancy Guthrie
  • Everyone a Child Should Know by Clare Heath-Whyte
  • Good News for Little Hearts series by Ed Welch
  • The Prince with Dirty Clothes by R.C. Sproul
  • The Poison Cup by R.C. Sproul
  • Psalm 23 by Sally Lloyd-Jones
  • Loved: The Lord’s Prayer by Sally Lloyd-Jones
  • The Lord’s Prayer by Harold L. Senkbeil
  • The Apostles Creed by Ben Myers
  • The Story of God Our King by Kenneth Padgett and Shay Gregorie
  • The Story of God with Us by Kenneth Padgett and Shay Gregorie
  • I See Jesus by Nancy Guthrie
  • That Little Voice in Your Head by Andy Naselli
  • His Grace is Enough by Melissa Kruger

See Kirk’s full list of recommended books.

How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics? (Book Recommendation)

Although we believe the same things concerning our faith, Christians nonetheless often differ in their politics. How can this be? And when it does happen, how can we love those with whom we disagree? These are the exact questions Andy Naselli and Jonathan Leeman seek to answer in this short, practical book.

Purchase How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics?

Listen to a free audio version of the book.

Access “Politics, Conscience, and the Church.”

See my podcast interview with Jonathan Leeman.

See the full list of Kirk’s recommended books.

The Depravity of Being Good

Talking about the film “Courageous,” Andy Naselli stated, “some may embrace moralism and feel good about themselves as they try to earn God’s favor by being good dads. This is not the fault of the film but more a comment about how in our depravity we can be very, very bad by being very, very “good.” We can make an idol out of just about anything—even family.”[1] This is a perspective of depravity we don’t often think of, but it is very true.
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“Abiding: A Characteristic of All Believers” by Andy Naselli

In this article, Andy Naselli discusses the beginning of John 15 and Jesus’ command, “Abide in Me, and I in you” (v.4). The article seeks to answer two questions many have posed regarding this passage. First, who are those represented by first type of branch that abide in Christ and therefore bear much fruit? Does this speak of some or all believers? Are these spiritual Christians or is abiding in Christ a characteristic of every true believer? Second, who are those represented by the second type of branch that never bears fruit and is therefore cut off? Is this a once saved believer who loses his salvation? Is this a saved yet unfruitful believer whom God is chastising? Or might this simply be a professing believer is not truly saved? Obviously, such questions have immense soteriological implications.

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Originally posted on former blog, I’m Calling Us Out.