Recommended Family Devotional Resources
If you're looking for a book to lead you through God's Word during your family devotions, here are some that we've used and can recommend.
Contains 100 quick readings to help the reader grow stronger in his or her faith. Each devotion provides a scripture verse, a fun thought to grow on, and a fascinating 'factoid' about our amazing, ever-growing body and the world around us - from the uniqueness of our fingerprints to a shark that goes through 24,000 teeth to how our body grows at night and then shrinks back during the day.
In just ten minutes a day, your family can journey through an engaging Bible story and discover the richness of a faith-filled life! Based on a collection of biblical stories used by four generations of the Graham family, this updated edition of Ruth Graham's devotional is fresh and colorful, perfect for children ages eight and under. You and your family will be encouraged as you step into the Bible together.
These carefully selected stories are paired with new children’s devotions from Sarah Young and will help young hearts understand God’s grand plan to send His Son, Jesus, to save His children and prepare a place for us in heaven.
This is an excellent app for parents of children ages 3 years old through 5th grade. It coincides with the Sunday School material that Brenda and Kristine uses each Sunday morning. In addition to being able to see your child's lessons, it provides follow up devotions, games and music for a fee of $0.99 (iPhone) or $2.99 (iPad) per quarter.
Faith Factor offers parents and teachers the opportunity to provide their children with a book that will develop and deepen an authentic relationship with Jesus through reading and prayer. This book covers the books of the New Testament. Readers will be able to understand the entirety of the Bible versus the few popular stories that tend to be the staple of their foundation. Full of "I-didn't-know-that-was-in-the Bible!" facts, this book will gently challenge children and new believers to study God's Word. For ages 9-12.
Written by a Christianity Today International editor, this devotional from the Book of Proverbs is designed to be a platform for you to talk about the issues that your 8-12-year-old child faces every day. They are designed to be short and simple so that you are more likely to read them as a family consistently throughout the year.
Written by family pastor Marty Machowski, these will help you pass on Biblical truth in just ten minutes a day, five times a week through fun, devotional reading and activities. Long Story Short and Old Story New is suitable for children from preschool to high school.
Heart Connex provides parents with free 20 minute Bible study devotionals in PDF format. These studies by Dr. Richard Ross contain solid Bible teaching presented in a warm, interactive format. Heart Connex involves students and parents, with each given specific things to say or do. The conclusion of each study suggests a meaningful way to pray as a family.
Each of the 365 devotions in this book includes a short Bible reading and a key verse; a devotional reading; and a brief "Talk," "Pray," and "Act" section to help apply the truth of that day's lesson. Recommended for parents of youth.
Splink is a simple way to link your family together spiritually. It's a free weekly email packed with ideas to help connect your family. Splinks are creative ways of interacting with your children through the use of faith talks, devotional starters and ideas for family time. Splinks can also help you use teachable moments to pass along spiritual truths and life lessons while making memories or just having fun together. No matter where you are, it can always be time for a Splink!