I received a comment to Our Bedtime Routine asking for a list of books we read to our children.
Not all of these books are directly focused on the Gospel directly, some are. However, all of them provide a regular diet of biblical instruction to our kids which we can then build from to restate and reinforce the Gospel.
I highly recommend the ESV Children’s Bible (To be frank, I am convinced it is the only Children’s Bible worth owning!)
This is probably an appropriate place to repost Lou Priolo’s statement in Teach Them Diligently:
So many books…so little Scripture
The bookshelves in you home no doubt contain volumes of books, manuals, seminar notes, magazine articles, and video and audio cassettes purporting to address parenting from a Christian point of view. Some of these, while claiming to be biblical, may actually contain “insights” that were gleaned from humanistic pop-psychology but are foreign to the Bible. Other tools in your parenting tool chest are doubtless very biblical and helpful. With rare exception, however, most of today’s Christian parenting resources fail to emphasize what is perhaps the most important aspect of biblical parenting – how to relate the Bible to the disciplinary process in practical ways…
His own footnote => “I am aware of at least one Christian parenting “expert” who has repackaged his child training material with most of the Scripture removed in an attempt to reach a secular market. If you remove the Scripture from a truly Christian parenting model, it would (and should) fall as flat as a pancake. It is the Scriptures that we are to teach our children in the milieu of everyday living.”