Recommended Books

At Calvary Church, we take families and parenting seriously! We make sure we have excellent resources available in the church library.

Recommended Bibles

The Beginner’s Bible
published by Zondervan

(For age 1-5)

Read with Me Bible, NIrV
published 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.)

ESV Bible

(Jr. High through Adult)

Family Bible Time

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.

Biblical Parenting

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 Work
by By Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller

This practical, biblical resource will change the way parents view their role.

The Christian Parenting Handbook
By 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).