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Family Faith Formation Resources | Picture Books
July 1, 2021
Updated February 11, 2022
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This article is part of the Family Faith Formation Toolkit - a collection of resources for equipping ministry leaders, parents, and caregivers with family faith practices and resources, brought to you by Faith Formation Ministries.
In the following links you’ll find some of the best picture books with Christian themes for children.
At Break of Day by Nikki Grimes
The Lord’s Prayer and Psalm Twenty-Three by Tim Ladwig
Found: Psalm 23 by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Psalm 23 by Barry Moser
The Ten Commandments by Lois Rock
The Nativity by Julie Vivas
The Storm That Stopped by Alison Mitchell
The Easter Story by Brian Wildsmith
The Light of the World by Katherine Paterson
The Biggest Story and The Biggest Story ABC by Kevin DeYoung
At Your Baptism by Carrie Steenwyk and John D. Witvliet
Welcome, Child of God by Anne Ylvisaker
Read the Network post A Christmas Collection of Children’s Story Books
En la mesa de Dios/At God's Table by María Cornou, Carrie Steenwyk, and John D. Witvliet
Diversity and Community
God’s Very Good Idea by Trillia Newbell
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands by Kadir Nelson
When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner
For a list of recommended books about refugees see the post Ten Refugee Stories.
Maybe God Is Like That Too by Jennifer Grant
The Plans I Have for You by Amy Parker
Thank You, God by J. Bradley Wiggar
Two helpful sites for families who love the local library:
This list of children’s picture books has been compiled to help build strong families and includes a family conversation guide for each book.
Storypath provides online reviews of children’s literature, connecting its selections with Scripture and/or biblical themes.
See also Justice: At Home and Christmas: At Home for topical lists.
If you’re part of the Christian Reformed Church in North America and you have questions about how to equip ministry leaders, parents, and caregivers with family faith practices and resources, one of Faith Formation Ministries’ Regional Catalyzers would love to talk with you about ideas and strategies.
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