Formation Resources


Children's Story Bibles  
Shine On!: A Story Bible
Lectionary Story Bible: Year C  by Ralph Milton
Children of God Storybook Bible by Desmond Tutu
Family Story Bible by Ralph Milton
Lectionary Story Bible: Year A by Ralph Milton
Lectionary Story Bible: Year B by Ralph Milton
My First Message by Eugene Peterson
The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Pastoral Care of Children
Elf Help Series  by R.W. Alley
Water Bugs and Dragon-Flies: Explaining Death to Young Children by Doris Stickney
Frog's Breathtaking Speech: How Children (and Frogs) Can Use the Breath to Deal With Anxiety, Anger, and Tension by Michael Chissick
The Memory Tree by Britta Teckentrup (great for helping children grieve)

Carrie's Favorite Stories
Does God Have a Big Toe? Stories about Stories in the Bible by Rabbi Gellman
Images of God: For Young Children by Marie-Helene Delval
Psalms for Young Children  by Marie-Helene Delval
A Ride on my Mother's Back: A Day of Babywearing Around the World by Emery and Durga Bernhard
Old Turtle  by Douglas Wood
God's Dream  by Desmond Tutu; Douglas Carlton Abrams
Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco
When Daddy Prays by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Tim Ladwig
Psalm Twenty-Three  illustrated by Tim Ladwig
Is that Story True? by Laura Alary
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
In God's Name by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso (or any of her other books)
Daughters of the Desert: Stories of Remarkable Women from Christian, Jewish and Muslim Traditions  by Claire Rudolph Murphy
Night of the Moon by Hena Khan
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont
Mummy Never Told Me by Babette Cole
I want to be by Thylias Moss
No One But You by Douglas Wood

Christian Formation
Welcoming Children: A Practical Theology of Childhood by Joyce Ann Mercer
Postmodern Children's Ministry  by Ivy Beckwith
Formational Children's Ministry by Ivy Beckwith
Transforming Bible Study by Walter Wink
Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers by Chap Clark
Family: The Forming Center  by Marjorie Thompson
Will our Children have Faith? by John Westerhoff, III
Real Kids Real Faith by Karen Marie Yust
Children's Ministry that Fits by David Csinos
The Developing Christian by Peter Feldmeier
Bearing Gifts and Receiving Burdens: A Theological Approach to Ministry with Children by Mindy G. Makant
Menno Lens Menno Media 

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