We hope this non-exhaustive list of parenting resources is a help to you. Please use them as just a resource, no matter the author they are NOT GOD’S WORD. Take things from these resources and apply them where they are applicable.
Parents with Older Kids
-Probably a HS book or for parents. Great for anyone who has any addictions, or worship issues, dealing w/ abuse or just feeling like God doesn’t care and has dealt you a raw deal in life.
Don’t Waste your LIfe by John Piper (Age 10+ with a parent or 13 without)
Great read for maybe a parent and student to discuss together in the context of purpose and mission for your lives.
The Pursuit of God (10+ with parent, 13 without)
Very practical book with study guide for parents and students to go through.
Finally Free (Any age that’s struggling with porn)
Practical book on what most males in our church struggle with. Sexual purity.
The Cost of Discipleship (age 10+ with a parent or 13 without) Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Confronts today’s view of living in our Christian ghettos
Parents with Kids at Any age
Shepherding a Child's Heart (Parents) Paul David Tripp
Written for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child's heart into the paths of life. Shepherding a Child's Heart gives fresh biblical approaches to child rearing.
Everyday Talk: John A. Younts
Talking Freely and Naturally about God with Your Children
You and Me Forever by Francis and Lisa Chan (Age 10+)
It may seem odd to have a book about marriage on a parenting resource page. However, one of the best things you can do for your kids is have a marriage that reflects the King. This book does address parenting specifically as well.
This book does a great job of reminding us(parents or grandparents) as to who’s kids they really are and then what is our role in HIS plan for HIS kids.
Don’t Make me Count to Three by Ginger Hubbard
A good read on reminding us that 1st time obedience for kids is important. “Do you find yourself threatening, repeating your instructions, or raising your voice in an attempt to get your children to obey? Are you discouraged because it seems you just can t reach the heart of your child? Through personal experience and the practical application of Scripture, Ginger Hubbard encourages and equips moms to reach past the outward behavior of their children and dive deeply into the issues of the heart” Just remember, make sure you are in God’s Word daily and led by His Spirit as you raise His kids.
Give them Grace by Elyse Fitzpatrick
Learn how to connect the benefits of the cross - especially regeneration, adoption, and justification - to their children's daily lives. Chapters address topics such as our inability to follow the law perfectly, God's forgiveness and love displayed at the cross, and what true heart obedience looks like.