Our Favorite Books On Family & Biblical Parenting
The questions and challenges of parenting are never-ending. And…it seems like the questions just get bigger as our kids grow older. There are countless books on biblical parenting, but our SWO teachers have gathered this list of their favorites, just for you.
We hope they encourage and equip you to shepherd your kids through (and toward) the grace of Jesus.
Shoot us a message and let us know what you think, we would love to hear your thoughts on these!
If you like this list and want to see our top picks in other categories, then go over and download our Favorite Books of SWO document. Over 129 titles are included!
Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches
By Russell Moore
“We don’t persuade our neighbors by mimicking their angry power-protests. We persuade them by holding fast to the gospel, by explaining our increasingly odd view of marriage, and by serving the world and our neighbors around us, as our Lord does, with a towel and a foot-bucket.” –
Big Truths for Young Hearts
By Bruce Ware
“May our minds be granted greater comprehension so that our hearts may be filled with deepened affection.” –
Fit to Burst: Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of Motherhood
By Rachel Jankovic
“But our opportunities to bless our children are often most present when we least feel like it. This is why we cannot depend on our emotions to dictate our actions. We need to discipline our own emotions to fall in line with obedience. We are to love our children. We are to bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. That means all the time.” –
Shepherding a Child’s Heart
By Tedd Tripp
“As a parent, you have authority because God calls you to be an authority in your child’s life. You have the authority to act on behalf of God. As a father or mother, you do not exercise rule over your jurisdiction, but over God’s. You act at his command. You discharge a duty that he has given. You may not try to shape the lives of your children as pleases you, but as pleases him. All you do in your task as parents must be done from this point of view. You must undertake all your instruction, your care and nurture, your correction and discipline, because God has called you to. … If you are God’s agent in this task of providing essential training and instruction of the Lord, then you, too, are a person under authority. You and your child are in the same boat. You are both under God’s authority. You have different roles, but the same Master.” –
We’ve prepped this list of recommended books from our Snowbird teachers to help encourage the habit of learning! We also encourage you to read critically and evaluate every book through the lens of the Bible.
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