Do you enjoy reading?  Do your kids enjoy reading?  If you said yes, to either of these then I have some great resources for you.

If you enjoy reading but do not have kids, jump down to Books for Adults.

If you enjoy reading and have kids, go to Faith-fill Reading Program for Kids and then read on to Books for Adults.

Faith-filled Reading Program for Kids

This summer I learned about an awesome reading program for kids.  Of course, there are a ton of great reading programs, but what set this one apart from the others is that it is geared toward building the faith of our kids. How great is that!

It encourages children to:

  • Read books on their level that contain Biblical wisdom.
  • Memorize scriptures.
  • Apply Biblical wisdom to everyday life.

You’re probably wondering why I’m telling you about it now…well,  because, unlike other reading programs, this one does not end until August 31.  So, there is still time for your kids to jump in and participate.

Anytime we can encourage our children to memorize scripture and learn how to apply it to real life is an opportunity we don’t want to miss.


Our oldest daughter with the two books she chose after finishing her faith-filled reading program. She has enjoyed digging in them.

What do you need:

All you have to do is either download the reading journal or pick up a free copy at your local Lifeway store. (I would recommend calling the store to make sure they still have copies on hand.)

Your child needs to read 6 books. There is a recommended reading list in the reading journal or they can choose their own based on their reading level.

Your child will need to memorize the 6 Bible verses in the Bible journal.

Every time they finish a book, they need to fill out one of the journal pages, which asks a question about a character in the book and the Bible verse on that page.

Once they’ve completed the journal, simply take it to the nearest store. Upon turning in the completed journal, your child will receive two free books. One book from a list of 6 different books and either a devotional book or Bible.


Adult Books

So, of course, I can’t talk about reading without sharing some books that I’ve read recently or want to read. I will read any genre so what I’m sharing below is a sampling of a few books that will challenge your faith and/or have faith intertwined in the story lines.  Because, let’s be honest, a book lovers wish list can NEVER be too long!

Cherish: The One Word That Changes Everything for Your Marriage by Gary Thomas



A Voice in the Wind (Mark of the Lion) Book 1





Face to Face with Jesus





The 20 Hardest Questions Every Mom Faces: Praying Your Way to Realistic, Biblical Answers 

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Against the Tide

Two Little Old Ladies

Marriage God’s Way: A Biblical Recipe for Healthy, Joyful, Christ-Centered Relationships


Who’s Using You? Making Yourself Available for God’s Use

What is on your book list or what have you enjoyed reading?


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