Addicted to books: summer is the time to read


Now that we are in the middle of summer, many parents may be struggling to entertain and occupy their children. Summer leaves plenty of extra time for family fun and learning through movies, books and spending time together, but if you’re a parent who’s also trying to keep your child learning everything in the summer, reading faith-based books could be a win-win for the family.

Instead of a summer of TV and video games, challenge yourself and your child to read every day. There are tons of age-appropriate books out there that will keep you and your child entertained, engaged, and educated about Christian beliefs and faith. Below is a sampling of denominational books for several age groups. Keep calm and read on.

I can only imagine
By Bart Millard

Inspired by MercyMe’s chart-topping song, in this beautifully illustrated book, a child wonders, “What does heaven look like?” », « What does God do? and “What would it be like to spend a day with Jesus?” Children will learn that even though heaven may seem far away, we can enjoy friendship with Jesus now. For ages 4 to 8.

Kingdom Quest: Taking Faith and Character to the Next Level
By Tony Evans

Tony Evans succeeds in equipping the parents of the kingdom to shape the next generation. Now Dr. Evans is focusing on kids with a practical guide for kids ages 7-10 to use under the guidance of a parent, mentor, or teacher. Every aspect of the colorful, beautifully designed book conveys an energy that draws participation and provides relevance as children begin their journey of faith.

Case for Christ for Kids, Enlarged Edition, Kindle Edition
By Lee Strobel

With clear facts and answers to kids’ most asked questions, this adaptation of the New York Times best-selling and award-winning The case of Christ uses child-friendly language, examples, and easy-to-understand information to introduce young readers to the research, eyewitness accounts, and evidence behind the question of whether Jesus was truly the Bible’s promised Savior and what that answer means for our lives today. For 6 to 10 year olds.

Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity Amid Life’s Storms
By Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow’s book is a great read for tweens and older teens. As a former NFL football player and media sensation, Tebow has had great victories and felt the depths of failure. In these inspiring memoirs, he reveals the vulnerable moments in his career that shook him to the core and shares the biblical principles that grounded his identity in Jesus through it all.


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