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Book Corner

Welcome to the book corner! There are so many good books we can read as parents or share with our children. Check out some recommended reads below or use the following links to skip straight to books for teenagers or parents.

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Sophie and the Heidelberg Cat

Sophie and the Heidelberg Cat - Andrew Wilson

“This is a delightful book about the grace of God told through the eyes of a young girl called Sophie and an extraordinary conversation she has with a talking cat! It’s based on the first question and answer of the Heidelberg Catechism: What is your only comfort in life and in death? That I am not my own, but belong . . . to my faithful Saviour, Jesus Christ.” - Rachel Imhoff

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I Am

Bible Infographics for Kids

“Have you ever wanted to see how big the ark actually was? Want to know if Jonah could really have been swallowed by a fish? They say a picture is worth a thousand words - with Bible Infographics they take a piece of Bible knowledge, that might be hard for kids to wrap their heads around, and put it into a graphic with a fun fact. This is a fresh and exciting way to ignite your kids interest in God’s Word! It says for kids, but I would recommend this to anyone who is keen to learn more.” - Rachel Imhoff

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I Am

The Prince Warriors - Priscilla Shirer

“Our eldest loves the Prince Warriors series of Christian fiction books. They’ve captured his imagination as well as teaching him about the concept of spiritual warfare. Would highly recommend for adventure seekers aged 8+” - Ruth McGeown

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I Am

I Am - Diane Stortz

40 reasons to trust God. Creator, Comforter, Healer, Friend. God’s names tell us who He is, what He is like, and what He does. This beautiful book covers 40 of the Bible’s many names and descriptive titles for God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Jehovah Jireh. The Lord My Shepherd. Immanuel. Rabbi. I Am. Through Bible stories, short devotions and prayers, children discover the meaning of each name and how it relates to their lives. As they develop understanding of God’s character and His love for them, children will grow to know, love, and trust the great I Am more and more. "Those who know Your name put their trust in You." –Psalm 9:10

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The Jesus Storybook Bible

The Jesus Storybook Bible - Sally Lloyd-Jones

“If a book is worth reading, it’s worth reading whatever age you are. And I don’t think there’s a more beautifully written (and illustrated) book than this. Read it for the first time a couple of months ago, and its staying on my bedside table.” - Sam Allberry

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Growing Up With God

Growing Up With God - Shawn Bolz

“My daughter whizzed through this book by herself in just three days and then begged for the accompanying work book. She’s now working through that one too. It prompts loads of questions and helps create good conversations.” - Michelle Elliott.

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Indescribable

Indescribable - Louie Giglio

“A fabulous devotional about creation and our Creator God! We all love to read this book aloud together as a family at bedtime and have discovered SO many interesting facts and truths.” - Karen Pooley.

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The Biggest Story

The Biggest Story - Kevin DeYoung

“Our boys love this book, the illustrations are awesome and the story is so well written. It’s a story book version of the biggest story of all; the Bible. It weaves the stories together brilliantly and shows the connections between them.” - Shelley Hellyer

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Stories Jesus Told

Stories Jesus Told - Nick Butterworth & Mick Inkpen

This omnibus edition includes eight of Jesus’ best loved stories. Children relate to stories and there was never a better storyteller than Jesus. With delightful illustrations from Mick Inkpen, and easy to read text, this is an ideal introduction to this simple, short and often very funny stories, sharing truth, love and wisdom with young children.

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That's a Good Question

That’s a Good Question – J. John

Who made God? Where is heaven? Does God sleep? Were there dinosaurs on the ark? Questions are so important – they are how we learn to live our lives. That’s a Good Question! is a collection of 32 tricky questions which children commonly ask. J.John sets about answering these in a clear and concise manner. Of course, the answers to these important questions are complemented by a set of fantastic illustrations.

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The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story - J. John

The Christmas Story tells the true story of what happened at the very first Christmas and why it happened. This book will take you on a journey, starting at the very beginning with Adam and Eve and through significant moments in biblical history which all lead up to the first Christmas. Meet King David from Bethlehem, see the Angel appearing to Zechariah with the good news that he and his wife will have a child who will prepare the way for Jesus. Learn about Caesar August and his census and see the Angel visit Mary to tell her that she will give birth to the son of God. Travel with the shepherds and wise men and see them visit the new born King. Through all this we see that everything happened for a reason. We couldn't get back to God, so He came to be with us through Jesus. This who story tells us that Christmas is good news for every day of our lives.

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Books for Teenagers


The Bare Bones Bible Handbook

The Bare Bones Bible Handbook - Jim George

Are you trying to read the Bible but would like a few hints and tips to give you some backstory to what you’re reading? The Bare Bones Bible Handbook is the perfect resource for learning about the books of the Bible in short, fascinating overviews that include the grand themes and main points of each book, personal applications for spiritual growth, and tips for improved personal study.

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Long Story Short: The Bible in 12 Phrases

Long Story Short: The Bible in 12 Phrases - Glen Scrivener

The Bible is a big book and’s also a very important book. Is has had a huge impact on the world socially, morally, politically and even on the language we use. This book is structured around 12 phrases that come from the Bible and uses them to explain the whole story from the first book (Genesis) to the last book (Revelation). If you want to find out what the Bible is all about, and why it has changed the world, this book is for you.

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Why Trust The Bible? - Amy Orr-Ewing

Why Trust The Bible? - Amy Orr-Ewing

Why bother with the Bible? Of all the books in the world, the Bible sticks out like a sore thumb. For some, it’s uniquely and divinely inspired, and thus the only authoritative source of truth. Facing contemporary critics square-on, with refreshing honesty and wit, Why Trust the Bible? will help you understand the Bible and the world it inhabits today. Bring your questions about the Bible, read with an open mind, and discover for yourself not just how relevant - but how good - the Good Book can be.

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Am I Just my Brain? - Sharon Dirckx

Am I Just my Brain? - Sharon Dirckx

Modern research is uncovering more and more detail of what our brain is and how it works. We are living, thinking creatures who carry around with us an amazing organic supercomputer in our heads. But what is the relationship between our brains and our minds - and ultimately our sense of identity as a person? Are we more than machines? Is free-will an illusion? Do we have a soul? Brain Imaging Scientist Sharon Dirckx lays out the current understanding of who we are from biologists, philosophers, theologians and psychologists, and points towards a bigger picture that suggests answers to the fundamental questions of our existence. Not just "What am I?", but "Who am I?"—and "Why am I?"

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The Good Life

The Good Life - Trip Lee

Nicer car, bigger house, whatever your heart desires. Everybody wants to live The Good Life. But what happens when dreams become nightmares and the promise of freedom leads to a life of imprisonment? In this book, Christian rap artist and author, Trip Lee, unveils what the world, the flesh and the devil promote as the ultimate and most satisfying life. He then explains what The Good Life really is: a life within our reach and yet beyond anything this world has to offer. Imagine: The Good Life.

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Unpopular Culture

Unpopular Culture - Guvna B

Money is the key to happiness. Work hard, play hard. Look out for number one. Popular culture is full of phrases like these, telling us the best way to live. These messages are everywhere we look, But what if there was another way to live? What if we chose to live differently: to stand against injustice, to live life for more than just ourselves, to dare to be unpopular? Guvna B is rebelling against the status quo, and he’s calling you to join him. It’s time to flip the script, to demonstrate another way to live.

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A War Of Loves

War Of Loves - David Bennett

David Bennett came out to his parents as gay when he was fourteen and entered Sydney’s active gay community a few years later. In A War of Loves, he shares his growing desire as a gay rights activist to see justice for LGBTQI people, his journey through new age religions and French existentialism, and his university years as a postmodernist-before Jesus Christ showed up in his life in a highly unexpected way, leading him down a path he never would have imagined or predicted. In A War of Loves, he recounts his dramatic story, investigates what the Bible teaches about sexuality, and above all demonstrates the profligate, unqualified grace of God.

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Books for Parents


The Life You Never Expected - Andrew & Rachel Wilson

The Life You Never Expected - Andrew & Rachel Wilson

Sometimes you end up living the life you never expected. When Andrew and Rachel found out that one, and then both, of their children had severe autism, their world was turned on its head. This is a book about surviving, and thriving, when something goes horribly wrong. It is a mixture of their story and God's story, and the way in which his has shaped theirs.

With clarity and biblical insight, they share their experience of grief and worship, struggle and hope. As well as reflecting on the specific challenges of raising children with special needs, they speak to broader questions as well: the problem of suffering, building a marriage under pressure, fighting for joy and trusting in the goodness of God. This is not just a book for families and friends of special needs children, but for all who have been thrown a curve ball in life, and need to know how to lament, worship, pray and hope.

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The Meaning of Marriage - Timothy Keller

The Meaning of Marriage - Timothy Keller

In this book, co-authored with his wife, Kathy, he turns his attention to that most complex of matters: our need for love, and its expression in marriage. Beginning with the biblical narrative, and its pictures of marriage that span the original ideal to the broken to the redemptive, he looks at themes of friendship and commitment; the completion of men and women in each other; singleness, sex and divorce; and ministry and discipleship within the context of marriage. This is a profound and engaging work that will challenge and inspire people in all stages of life - single, newlywed and married.

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Family Worship - Donald S. Whitney

Family Worship - Donald S. Whitney

This short book offers parents practical guidance for leading their families in daily worship of God through reading Scripture, praying together, and singing songs. Includes an accessible discussion guide to use with the whole family.

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Missional Motherhood - Gloria Furman

Missional Motherhood - Gloria Furman

There's no such thing as “just” a mom. Despite the routine tasks and mundane to-do lists, motherhood is anything but insignificant. God has designed motherhood as part of his greater plan to draw people to himself―instilling all women, whether called to traditional mothering or not, with an eternal purpose in nurturing others. In this book, Gloria Furman searches the Scriptures for the mission of God in motherhood. She opens our eyes to God's life-giving promises―promises intended to empower each and every woman as she makes disciples in her home, in her neighborhood, and around the world.

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Why Children Matter - Douglas Wilson

Why Children Matter - Douglas Wilson

In the Garden of Eden, there was only one "No." Everything else was "Yes." In this short book on childrearing, Douglas Wilson points out that we have a Father who delights in us and makes it easy for us to love and obey him. If that is the kind of Father we have, shouldn't we earthly parents do the same? Wilson explains how parents should not just try to get their kids to obey a set of rules or to make their house so fun that following the rules is always easy. Instead, he calls for parents to instill in their kids a love for God and His standards that will serve them well all their days. This book also features an appendix in which Doug and his wife Nancy answer various parents' questions about various applications of the principles discussed in this book.

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Parenting; 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family - Paul David Tripp

Parenting; 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family - Paul David Tripp

In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.

In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God―grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents. Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children’s hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy.

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Raising Faith - Katherine Hill & Andy Frost

Raising Faith - Katherine Hill & Andy Frost

Raising Faith is full of stories and encouragement to help us feel enthused and confident to nurture faith in our children. Full colour throughout, it’s packed with bite-sized articles and helpful ideas to try out even in the middle of the busyness of family life.

Katharine Hill and Andy Frost’s honest and practical advice will dispel the guilt, show us how much we’re already doing, and inspire us with simple new ways to help our children love God while they are young.

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The Reason for God

The Reason for God - Timothy Keller

As the pastor of an inner-city church in New York City, Timothy Keller has compiled a list of the most frequently voiced ‘doubts’ sceptics bring to his church, as well as the most important reasons for faith. In THE REASON FOR GOD, he addresses each doubt and explains each reason. Keller uses literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and reasoning to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief, held by thoughtful people of intellectual integrity with a deep compassion for those who truly want to know the truth.

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Digital Natives

Digital Natives - Bryan Roberts & Heather Kolb.

What is a digital native? Simply put: a person who does not know the world without the influence of the Internet. How do we parent this generation where anything and everything is accessible at their fingertips? With his personal story and experiences, and his background in technology, Bryan looks at how to effectively parent in our digital age.

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You Lost Me

You Lost Me - David Kinnaman

Is the Church Losing the Next Generation? More than half of all Christian teens and twentysomethings leave active involvement in church. Based on research conducted by the Barna Group, You Lost Me exposes ways the Christian community has failed to equip young adults to live ”in but not of“ the world--to follow Christ in the midst of profound cultural change. This wide-ranging study debunks persistent myths about young dropouts and examines the likely consequences for young adults and for the church if we maintain the status quo. The faith journeys of the next generation are a challenge to the established church, but they can also be a source of hope for the community of faith

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The Rise of the Nones

The Rise of the Nones - James Emery White

Pastor and award-winning author analyses popular ministry models that fail to reach the nones (those who claim no traditional faith) and offers proven tactics for bringing them into the church.

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12 Rules for Life

12 Rules for Life - Jordan B. Peterson

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? In an era of unprecedented change and polarizing politics, his frank and refreshing message about the value of individual responsibility and ancient wisdom has resonated around the world. In this book, he provides twelve profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. 12 Rules for Life offers a deeply rewarding antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to our modern problems.

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If you have a book you think other parents would love for themselves or their children please email children@kingdomfaith.com with a short summary of why you think the book is worth checking out. Thanks in advance!