Biblical Resources for Christian Families

I know that there are many Christian parents out there who are looking for solid, Biblical resources to help teach their children about who God is and what He has done for us. Below I have listed some of the books and resources that we have used with our children to help teach them the word of God, the attributes of God, and the character of God.

The Biggest Story Bible Storybook

By Kevin DeYoung / Crossway

In The Biggest Story Bible Storybook by Kevin DeYoung, and illustrator Don Clark, young readers will hear the memorable retelling of 104 of the Bible’s greatest stories. Beginning in Genesis and ending in Revelation, readers will learn how each of these stories fits into the overarching storyline of the Bible. Each story is beautifully illustrated and concludes with a thoughtful prayer.

The Biggest Story Bible Storybook is currently what our family is going through together. Every night after dinner, I will read through the next story in the book and discuss how the story points us to Jesus. Each story takes between 3 and 5 minutes to read and has beautiful illustrations (many illustrations have a more abstract feel to them which may need a parent to help describe the biblical truth being represented) to help the readers understand the stories better. This has been a fantastic storybook of the Bible to help our 10, 7, and 5-year-old kids get a better understanding of the overarching narrative of the Bible.

The Ology

By Sovereign Grace Kids / Sovereign Grace Music

This eleven-song set from Sovereign Grace Music features original songs that share Biblical doctrines and Scriptural truths in ways that are memorable, creative, and easy to understand. Recommended for ages six and up, The Ology includes “The God of WOW,” “The Scariest Song,” “Our Help,” and more.

This CD has some very catchy songs that help to teach deep, theological truths through song. Each song is done in a different style/genre (which had me and my wife, both musically trained, geeking out a little bit) to help differentiate the songs and what they are teaching. The songs cover the doctrine of Sin, the Holy Spirit, the Return of Christ, the Church, and many more. My wife and I love listening to this CD ourselves as a reminder of who God is and the truths he teaches about himself in the Bible.

The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New

By Marty Machowski / New Growth Press

A beginner’s book of systematic theology in the form of a beautifully illustrated storybook for children ages 6 to 12 years. Through storytelling and illustrations, The Ology by Marty Machowski takes abstract theological concepts and makes them easier to understand.

This book was actually written as a companion to the “The Ology” CD above. In the book, Marty Machowski digs deeper into theological concepts all while making them easy to understand for younger minds and hearts. I myself have found the book to be very informative and helpful as a theological resource, especially when communicating the truth of God to my children.


The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name

By Sally Lloyd-Jones / ZonderKidz

Every story whispers his name. A Bible like no other, The Jesus Storybook Bible invites children to join in the greatest of all adventures, to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation–and at the center of their own story too! The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the story beneath all the stories in the Bible. At the center of all is a baby, the child upon whom everything will depend. From Noah to Moses, to the great King David—every story points to him. He is the missing piece to the puzzle—the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together. From the Old Testament through the New Testament, as the story unfolds, children will pick up the clues and piece together the puzzle.

This Bible was a fantastic resource for us when our kids were first starting to read. Much like DeYoung’s Storybook Bible above, this book shows how all Scripture points to Christ. The illustrations are stunning. Our kids loved it so much that the binding of the book has practically disintegrated and pages have been torn from the amount it has been read and looked through over the years.

The Chronicles of Narnia Collector’s Edition, Radio Theatre-19 CD’s

By C.S. Lewis / Focus on the Family

The classic stories of C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia come to life through this beautifully boxed collection of fully dramatized audio adventures. Produced by Focus on the Family’s acclaimed Radio Theatre, The Chronicles of Narnia includes all seven of the original stories. Recorded in London with an all-star cast of England’s brightest talent from the stage and screen, an original orchestral score, and cinema-quality digital sound design, this innovative recording provides over 22 hours of entertainment for the entire family. 

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe has always been one of my favorite books since I was in elementary school. My wife had read the LW&W to our kids and we needed to entertain them on a long car ride. Finding this series in “audiobooks” was a terrific find. The symbolic aspects of these stories help to relate biblical truths in an entertaining way for listeners of all ages. All of the books are dramatized in a “radio theater” style with background music and sound effects to help enhance the reading of the stories. You can get the series through most audiobook platforms or order the set of CDs in the collectors’ canister.

If have any of these resources, I would love to know your thoughts on them! Also, I would love to hear about other great resources to help train up my children in the knowledge and faith of our Lord Jesus!

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