October 2017: ‘Knowing God’ by J. John.
A beautifully illustrated book that clearly communicates the truth of the good news of Jesus & how we can know him ourselves.
You could read the whole book with your child or work through it over a few sittings, really pulling out the depth of who we are and who Jesus is and praying about each section together. This will help you to check they’ve understood and made their own choice to be forever friends with Jesus. This can be used equally effectively in a church setting too with groups of children; offering them the amazing opportunity to learn, think, discuss and decide if they want to choose Jesus.
A vital resource in ensuring children have a coherent understanding of what Jesus’ death on the cross has done for them.
November 2017: ‘I Imagine’ by Rachel Rivett with beautiful illustrations by Mique Moriuchi.
Perfect for introducing & exploring aspects of God’s character with young children. Each page focusses on one thought as a simple prayer, which is from the child’s perspective. I love the many invitations each page offers to connect with God through the world around us, knowing he’s the answer in any difficulty of emotion or circumstance.
Do check it out!
December 2017: ‘The Christmas Promise’, thoughtfully written by Alison Mitchell and wonderfully illustrated by Catalina Echeverri.
This lovely book brings the Christmas story to life from the perspective of Jesus as a unique king and draws you in to consider different aspects of this familiar bible account. The repetitive language enables your child to join in & reinforces the theme. A great addition to your Christmas library as it offers a fresh opportunity to explore this most incredible of events with your child or children’s group!