Parenting Books & Devotions

Family Devotions

Family Worship by Donald S. Whitney
A how-to book that offers historical background for family devotions, the importance of doing them, and how to get started.
*Available in the PBC library.


Families With Infants & Toddlers

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
A children’s storybook Bible that traces the big theme of God’s redemption from Genesis to Revelation highlighting Jesus in every story.
*Available in the PBC library.

The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm
A children’s storybook Bible that traces God’s big story of redemption from Genesis to Revelation.
*Available in the PBC library.


Families With Young Kids

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
A children’s storybook Bible that traces the big theme of God’s redemption from Genesis to Revelation highlighting Jesus in every story.
*Available in the PBC library.

The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm
A children’s storybook Bible that traces God’s big story of redemption from Genesis to Revelation.
*Available in the PBC library.

The Gospel Story Bible by Marty Machowski
A children's storybook Bible that traces the big theme of God’s redemption from Genesis to Revelation highlighting Jesus is each story. Includes questions for discussion at the conclusion of each short chapter.

Long Story Short by Marty Machowski
A book of seventy-eight weeks of 10-minute daily family devotions. The short daily devotions are theologically rich and Christ-centered. Each day's devotion comes with Scripture reading, discussion and talking points/questions. There are no pictures in this book.

The Biggest Story by Kevin DeYoung
A children’s story that traces the big theme of God’s plan of redemption and Jesus from the Garden of Eden to the establishment of the new heaven and the new earth in ten short chapters with colorfully illustrated pictures.
*Available in the PBC library.


Families With Middle Age & Older Kids

The following resources are a mixture of devotion books and some books written with short lessons on Christian doctrine (the foundational truths that we hold dear in our faith). Both can be excellent resources for leading family devotions.

Long Story Short by Marty Machowski
A book of seventy-eight weeks of 10-minute daily family devotions. The short daily devotions are theologically rich and Christ-centered. Each day's devotion comes with Scripture reading, discussion and talking points/questions. There are no pictures in this book.

The Ology by Marty Machowski
This a great book that tackles Christian doctrine and theology in short chapters, full of biblical references that give families a chance to break from the book and dig into the scripture. Each chapter is written as part of a continual narrative that unfolds the story of the Bible.

Small Talk on Big Questions by Selah Helms & Susan Thompson Kayler
A compilation of short Bible lessons and a subsequent lesson from Christian History, built around catechism questions. Catechism is simply a method of teaching Christian doctrine through a series of questions and answers that can be learned. Each unit lesson has a set of discussion questions included.

God’s Might Acts in Creation by Starr Meade
A collection of 45 short devotions that follow the 6 days of creation and highlight how God’s created work points us toward His greatness. Each devotion includes discussion questions.

God’s Might Acts in Salvation by Starr Meade
A collection of 40 short devotions that walk through Paul’s letter to the Galatians, highlighting salvation and the gospel. Each devotion includes discussion questions.

Big Truths for Young Hearts by Bruce Ware
Great book on Christian Doctrine and Theology that includes 60 short lessons (1-3 pages) on God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, Man, Sin, Salvation, the Church, and End Times. Each short lesson comes with discussion questions and memory verses.

One Year of Dinner Table Devotions by Nancy Guthrie
Short daily family devotions meant to be shared around the table in conjunction with a family meal. Each days devotion centers around a biblical theme, concept, or word that gives families a chance to step back and view life and the Bible from God’s perspective. Each day comes with discussion starters and memory verses.

Josh McDowell’s Family Devotions by Jack McDowell & Bob Hostetler
A year of short daily family devotions centered around the theme of Christian virtues. Each daily devotion comes with corresponding Bible readings, discussion points, and prayer.