At Calvary Church, we take families and parenting seriously! We make sure we have excellent resources available in the church library.
The Beginner’s Bible published by Zondervan
(For age 1-5)
Read with Me Bible, NIrVpublished by Zondervan
(For age 2-5: we use this version in our Early Childhood curriculum)
ESV Children's Bible
(We sell this to parents of incoming 1st graders; we recommend it for our 1st-4th graders)
ESV Following Jesus Bible
(We recommend this for our 5th and 6th graders through Jr. High. It can be purchased from the library at a discounted price.)
(Jr. High through Adult)
Long Story Short – OLD Testament by Marty Machowski
Designed for 10 minutes a day and focused on the One Story of the Bible.
Old Story New - NEW Testament by Marty Machowski
Designed for 10 minutes a day and focused on how the gospel is woven throughout the Bible.
Family Time Activity Book by Kirk Weaver & www.famtime.com
Designed for 30 minutes 1 time a week.
Key books from the National Center for Biblical Parenting (NCBP) along with an overview of resources can be found here, but we recommend the following selections.
Parenting is Heart Workby By Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller
This practical, biblical resource will change the way parents view their role.
The Christian Parenting HandbookBy Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller
50 short chapters of biblical, practical, and relevant wisdom for parents of children ages 2-18.
The Baby Adventure (0-12 months)By Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller
Practical advice for sleeping, eating, playing, and even the spiritual development of your baby.
Toddlers on the Move (12-36 months)By Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller
Practical advice about eating, sleeping, discipline, and the social development of your child.
There are many additional books for each of the age groups above and many others at the National Center for Biblical Parenting (NCBP).