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.
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.
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
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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Thanks for sharing the reading journal for kids! I am really interested in reading Cherish by Gary Thomas and 20 hardest questions every mom faces.
I didn’t know there was a faith-based reading challenge for kids. I’m saving this for next year! And I love your book list. I enjoy Francine Rivers too. I’ll have to check out the other books on your list.
I truly consider many of the Christian authors I have read to be mentors in my life. Books can change a person’s life.
I don’t have kids – and as for myself, I’ve never been able to sit still long enough to read
Me oh my I have a reading list a mile long. I love books. Love, love, love them! I have four kids, three of them love reading, one of them missed the reading bug.
I used to enjoy reading before I was married and had kids. Now I’m too tired to read (except for the Bible), so it’s no longer a hobby.
I love reading too, Kristi. Books are such wonderful gifts for us.
Thanks for this list! I’ve recently started intentionally feeding my spirit with more God filled entertainment and that includes books. This is very useful.
Thanks for sharing that reading program for children! My oldest is 4 and not reading more than a few words on her own yet but we will certainly be looking for programs like that in the coming years!
Some of my favorite books are on this list! I really enjoy Elizabeth Camden’s books, and I’ve had that Bonhoeffer book on my to-read list for a while. (And LifeWay’s summer reading program is great!)
I love all of Francine Rivers books! I think my favorite is The Shofar Blew.