In the last few decades, the world is withering. Values have changed significantly, and people are turning away from God in all aspects. These changes reflect children and young people today. No parent would want their child to grow up lacking manners and no morals. Hence, as a parent, it must be your goal to change your child’s life and instill Christian values. It is up to faithful in keeping children’s values alive and intact. Below are children’s books that will allow children to experience God more profoundly.
Little Mole Finds Hope by Glenys Nellist
Glenys Nellist’s Little Mole Finds Hope teaches children, as the title indicates, hope. This Christian value must be taught early on as “hope” allows young kids to overcome discouragement that may arise. Little Mole Finds Hope follows Little Mole, who is sad with his dark, underground home. However, his mother showed him ways to look for hope. And this little Mole finds that hope can be found even in the darkest places, from the daffodil bulbs to the tiny buds in the branches. This endearing story will lift the spirits of children. Nellist showcases hope in the signs of spring. She aims to send the message to young readers that spring will come again despite the cold and challenging season of life.
The Ladybug and The Bully Frog by Caroleann Rice
The Ladybug and The Bully Frog is no ordinary picture book. Caroleann Rice filled the book with Christian values, but she highlighted courage among other values. Teaching the importance of courage is an essential trait in growing up. It propels young children to reach a new milestone. The ladybug, Dot, and bully frog Milton’s story is a heartwarming tale about community, friendship, and acceptance. Rice made an exceptional tale of the struggles of diverse animals living in the pond. They find themselves being bullied by Milton, which causes the problem. Dot showed courage by standing up to Milton and make him see the impact of his bullying. With the help of the Mighty Wondrous Voice of Love and Solomon the snail, she was able to help Milton to change his ways.
How Big Is Love? by Amy Parker
Amy Parker impeccably teaches the value of love in her children’s book. Love is a value that God gave to His people unconditionally, and children must follow in His likeness. The story follows the Little Hedgehog, who is determined to understand how love works. He asks his mother just how love can get so big. His curious question will warm anyone’s hearts. How Big Is Love? will present that love does not fade, but it grows every time you give it away. And every time it is given, it grows bigger. Parker’s book shares the same message as the book of 1 Corinthians 13:13, the Faith, Hope, and Love will plant these important seeds in young readers’ hearts and minds.
Is There Really a Human Race by Jamie Lee Curtis
Jesus has preached time and time again the importance of serving others as a part of the Christian life. And Jamie Lee Curtis made a great story for sharing this through her book. Is There Really a Human Race presents a tale about relishing the journey and making good choices along the way. This book emphasizes that the way one lives and loves is how he/she can learn to make the world a better place, one small step at a time. Curtis wrote a great story that informs children of their place in the world even at their young age. The powerful message of the story will impact how a child will live from on forth. Young readers will find themselves asking the same questions as the story’s hero. And answers will slowly unravel when the story slowly closes.
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud
Happiness and Joy are two different things. Happiness is a feeling of bliss and satisfaction, While joy, according to the Bible, is a stronger feeling than happiness. One can only experience joy when selflessness is achieved. Have You Filled a Bucket Today? tells a tale that teaches the value of joy and happiness. The book shares that joy is not just about oneself but is intimately connected to other people. McCloud’s use of simple metaphor will illustrate how young kids must fill not only the buckets of those around them but also their own. Filling up and dipping into each other’s buckets is the only way to achieve joy.