Children’s Bible Study Books
Christian stories for children that are narrative in style often help children relate to the characters. Many Bible stories read straight from the Bible are narrative in nature. Genesis is a perfect example.
Leading Little Ones to God: A Child’s Book of Bible Teachings by Marian M Schoolland
These christian stories for children are narrative in style. It has 88 simple Bible lessons that teach foundational doctrine for children. I have read this to all of my children several times. We have also used as a Children’s Sunday school curriculum for 3-6 year olds. This is a favourite of mine. We have used it for Sunday School lessons as well.
The Greenleaf Guide to Old Testament History by Rob & Cyndy Shearer
A chronological guide through the Bible that can be done over a year. I highly recommend this ebook. It can be purchased as an ebook.
The New Panorama Bible Study Course – Number One. The Plan of the Ages by Oak Knoll Publishing.
This is a visual timeline. Every time I show this to my friends they are writing the name down so they can get one themselves. Not sure about the post resurrection doctrine but the timeline of the Old Testament to Jesus pictures are incredible.
Big Truths for Young Hearts by Bruce A Ware.
“It’s similar to Leading Little Ones To God, although it’s for older children – probably best for years 3-8 but we have done it with our tribe – 1-7yo – and have enjoyed it.” Recommenced by Liz Parnell
Historical Fiction – Christian Stories For Children
4000 BC – Adam and His Kin by Ruth Beechick
Meet all the historical figures of the creation account from Adam to Abraham.
1500 BC – Tirzah by Lucille Travis
A family sets out from their home after the passover with Moses.
King Hezekiah is hopelessly fighting Sennecharib King of Assyria.
600 BC – Jubal and the Prophet by Frieda Clarke- Hyman
The story of the prophet Jeramiah and the Babylonian invasion of Jerusalem.
454 BC – Victory on the Walls: A Story of Nehemiah by Frieda Clark Hyman
Nehemiah returns to Jerusalem to rebuild the wall. Told from his nephew’s viewpoint.
30 AD – The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare. This is very popular book set in the times of Christ.
1400 AD – The Beggars Bible by Lousie A Vernon
The Story of John Wycliffe told through the eyes of a young scholar.
1400 AD – Ink on His Fingers by Louise A Vernon
The story of Gutenberg told through the eyes of one of his apprentices.
1500 AD –The Man Who Laid the Egg by Louise A Vernon
During the 1500’s a young Swiss orphan defies his guardians in order to study with Erasmus, the Christian humanist whose desire for church reform grew from his ideas on faith, reason and education.
1500 AD – The Bible Smuggler by Louise A Vernon
Colin is a servant who works on the estate where Tyndale lives. He is a bright boy and becomes Tyndale’s assistant when he has to escape England in order to translate the first English version of the Bible.
1700 AD – A Heart Strangely Warmed by Louise A Vernon
The story of Charles Wesley the Great Methodist teacher and his brother Charles. The story is told by a young boy whose mother has just died.
Historical Fiction With A Christian Story
1920 AD – Star of Light by Patricia St John
A young Muslim boy leaves runs away from home and takes his blind baby sister with his mother’s blessing. He leaves her with a Christian missionary woman in a town nearby.
1958 AD – Nothing Else Matters by Patricia St John
Set in Lebanon during civil war. For high schoolers.
Christian Biographies Suitable for Children
Hero Tales Volumes 1-4 by Dave and Neta Jackson
Brief biographies and snippets from the life of many contemporary and historical Christian hero. After each story there is a short devotion on character.20 hero’s are covered in each book.We also use these books in our sunday school.
* These authors also write fictional stories based on these heroes. My kids have enjoyed many of them.
God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew
A Dutch Christian smuggles Bibles behind the iron curtain. Incredible miracles
An African boy from Zimbabwe is rejected by his family and becomes a gang member,(this is upsetting for young children). God’s mercy and the the power of prayer shine through in this story.
The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis
Probably suitable for high school.