Children's Books to Read/Study with Parents

1. Study History Books

A SERIES OF A4 SIZE BOOKS, extensively illustrated by coloured photographs, maps and drawings. Designed for parents to read and discuss with their children and/or children (age 10 to teens) to study for themselves.

The books aim to help parents and children to think about history from the perspective of the word of God. If you read the books with your children, they could be accessible for children of 5 or 6+ (depending on background and aptitude). Older teenagers and adults will find the material interesting and instructive.

Features:
• Opportunity to study
• Questions for simple research
• Questions requiring personal thought
• Some activities to try
• Maps and plans
• Many pictures and colour photographs
• Links to specific Bible narratives
• Notes for parents

Notes for Parents

Notes with suggestions on how to make best use of Study History Books.

For use with any Study History Book.

2 pages  A4 Sheet  (Hardcopy: Print single or double-sided.)  

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Special People

This is a brief outline of selected events in the history of Israel up to the 9th century BC.  Children are taught to assess happenings and behaviour in terms of God’s working and God’s standards. The stories are fully referenced to the relevant Bible passages for further study.

“From one man God made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.”  Acts 17:26

38 pages  A4 Book   (Hardcopy: Print double-sided and bind at left.)  

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The Assyrians and their King

This book introduces the Assyrian Empire.  Assyria was a major world power from 900-600 BC.  Because its history parallels and interweaves biblical history, we can hear God’s own assessment of this empire and how he used it in world events.  The book gives children an appreciation of the magnificence of King Ashurnasirpal II along with a God-centred critique of the monarch and the people he ruled.

Also in the spotlight is Austen Henry Layard, the 19th century archaeologist and his exciting discoveries of the buried biblical city of Calah (Nimrud) and its palaces.

The discovery of ancient Assyria and its written records was one of the world’s greatest archaeological achievements. It opened up extensive knowledge of nations only previously known from the Bible.

73 pages A4 Book (Hardcopy: Print double-sided and bind at left.)

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Henry’s Puzzle

Henry Rawlinson Deciphers Cuneiform

Henry’s Puzzle takes up the fascinating story of how Henry Rawlinson managed to decipher the strange Cuneiform Script just in time for the discoveries of Layard and others.  A lost chapter of world history was brought to light which gave spectacular confirmation of the Bible’s accuracy.

66 pages  A4 Book    (Hardcopy: Print double-sided and bind at left.)

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Cuneiform Challenge

Single A4 cuneiform sheet to be used when a child tries the ‘challenge’ set in Henry’s Puzzle.   

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Friend of the Friendless: Lord Shaftesbury

FRIEND OF THE FRIENDLESS: Lord Shaftesbury, by Christine Sherwood.
This illustrated book for young people aged 11 to teens tells some of the story of
Antony Ashley Cooper, the Seventh Earl of Shaftesbury. He is a stirring example of
someone who ‘presented himself to God as one approved, a workman who does not
need to be ashamed.’ (2 Timothy 2:15)
The Book is also suitable for family reading and discussion. Additionally it aims to be a
resource for studying aspects of 19th Century history. It is accompanied by a question
booklet to enhance its usefulness for home or school history lessons.
90 pages A4 Book (Hardcopy: Print double-sided and bind at left.)

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Question Booklet

Study Questions for Friend of the Friendless.

12 pages A5 Booklet (Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.)

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2. Science & Maths

Ten Questions for Scientists

TEN QUESTIONS FOR SCIENTISTS (young & old)

Science is the study of God’s creation – a fact generally unrecognized in today’s world.  Ten Questions for Scientists aims to help young people think beyond what is in the average science textbook.

The Bible shows:

  • God wants us to use science in developing the earth and its resources.
  • The study of creation reveals God’s glory and teaches us many lessons.

This book, designed for parents/teachers to read and discuss with young people (10+), aims to help young scientists in God-centred thinking.

28 pages A4    (Hardcopy: Print double-sided and bind at left.)

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Looking at Maths in the Light of God’s word

This booklet seeks to show young people (10+) that God has deliberately placed us in a mathematical creation.  He has given every one of us mathematical ability and it pleases him when we use it.

Contents include: • What is maths?  • God’s Creation is mathematical  • Using maths  • God, man and mathematics • Studying maths  • Using our mathematical talents

12 pages  A5 Booklet    (Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.)

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3. Study Booklets

These can be used as lesson material in home teaching, for individual or family Bible study, or for church youth groups.

Looking at Marriage

THESE STUDIES seek to give teenagers and early twenties a taste for the wonderful blessing of Christ-centred marriage. They also warn about following the ways of humanistic youth culture.

Includes:     • Being Single • Being Prepared   • The Lord’s Choice  • Danger Alert   • Marriage under Attack

16 pages  A5 Booklet   (Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.) 

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Great blessings for Girls

STUDY BOOKLET for girls (9 or 10+ to teens) showing what they can do ‘now’ while expecting great things from God.

“Girls who follow God’s word will not be disappointed.”

8 Pages  A5 Booklet    (Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.)

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What shall I wear today?

A BOOKLET for teenage girls to read on their own and/or discuss with their mothers

What does our heavenly Father say about clothing?

“Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God.” Romans 12:1.

No. 4 in the Family Matters  series.

8 pages  A5 Booklet    (Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.)

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Being Wise about the Media

This study booklet for teenagers is also useful for parents – including those with babies or young children.

Includes biblical assessment of the Internet and social media.

We live in a society dominated by media-led views and activities.  For children to grow up to be ‘salt and light’, they need a realistic understanding of the forces shaping society.  As parents, it is wise to plan in advance if we are to establish God’s viewpoint in our families.  In a short time, children are exposed to immense pressure from today’s culture.  Successfully educated children will, by God’s grace, use the media properly and safely.

76 pages  A5 Book   (Hardcopy: Print double-sided on A5 sheets. Bind at left.    

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The Media and my smartphone

This short booklet for teenagers uses material from Being Wise about the Media with particular emphasis on the safe use of phones and social media.

“Are you serious about following the Lord Jesus?  Are you one of his sheep?”

“Those who follow the Good Shepherd listen to his voice and follow him.  They will run away from strangers (see John 10:4,5).  This short booklet is written to help you use your phone to follow him.”

16 pages  A5 Booklet  (Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.)  

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A short look at the Bible

A SUMMARY of Bible History and God’s plan of Redemption for teenagers. The booklet also introduces the layout of the Scriptures.  This brief overview was first produced for overseas students with little or no knowledge of the Bible.

20 pages  A5 booklet  (Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.) 

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Bible bookmark

A Bible Reading Aid

When a young person is reading through the Bible for the first time, it can be helpful to begin with the most interesting and readily accessible parts. The Bookmark lists the ‘story’ parts of the Bible plus a few easy-to-read teaching passages (about 47% of the Bible).

The PDF file can be printed back-to-back (A4, landscape). This gives three bookmarks which can then be cut out for use.

 2 pages A4  (Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided.) 

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Set free for ever!

A Bible Study Booklet

This study in Romans 6 – 8 is written simply for a young Christian (12 or 13+) to give a clear grasp of what Christ has done for him/her.  It is easy for us to get discouraged at sin’s seeming power, especially when we are young.  An understanding of Romans 6 – 8 is the antidote!

Includes:  • We have died with Christ.  • We have been raised to life with Christ. 

• We are set free from sin.  • We are set free from death.

• We can deal with sin.  • We can live for God. 

• What happened when Jesus died?  • What happens when we die?

 44 pages A5 Booklet    (Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.)  

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Can I be sure of going to heaven?

A Bible Study Booklet

The devil can trouble us with doubts and worry about our salvation. This simple study in Hebrews 9 & 10 aims to give young people (12 or 13+) a clear grasp of our safety in Christ.

Includes:  • Satan’s flaming arrows 

• Jesus’s once-for-all sacrifice    • No need to feel guilty

• No need to fear death     • The New and Living Way 

• God keeps his promises     • The Great Day

24 pages  A5 Booklet    (Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.)

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4. 'Story Talk' Books

APART FROM direct teaching passages of Scripture, there are over 700 narrative Bible stories to teach our children during the short years of childhood. That is about 45 stories a year from 0-16 years of age.

• These books seek to help parents as they lead their families in a daily Bible Time. They are designed to read aloud and discuss with children (aged from approximately 4 – 11+).

• Also helpful for elderly family members to read or have read to them.

• They can be used in Sunday school or visitation of the elderly.

Adam and Eve and the Son of God

ADAM AND EVE AND THE SON OF GOD 

A ‘Story Talk’ Book

The story of a happy husband and wife who became very sad. But the end of the story is better than the beginning. The Son of God made sure of that!

Based on Genesis 3 and other passages.

24 pages  A5 Booklet (Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.)

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Jesus, the Son of God

and how he changes sad people into happy people

This STORY TALK book spans the whole Bible from the Garden of Eden, to the Garden of Gethsemane, to Jesus’ second coming.

Stories of men and women whose lives Jesus changed from sadness to gladness show how the Lord Jesus welcomes every child and adult to receive his infinite eternal blessings.

44 pages  A5 Booklet (Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.)

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Good News from Exodus

Ten ‘Story Talk’ Books

Each booklet relates one part of the complete story of the people of Israel as in Exodus 1 – 20.

Retelling is faithful to the Bible narrative, draws out the significance of the stories and makes relevant application. The language is simplified for ease of first-time understanding. This makes the books suitable for older brothers and sisters to read to younger ones and children to read for themselves.

The Cruel King and the Baby Boy

Book 1. The cruel king and the baby boy

20 pages A5 Booklet

(Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.)

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The Burning Bush

Book 2. The Burning Bush

20 pages A5 Booklet

(Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.)

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Going to Pharaoh

Book 3. Going to Pharoah

24 pages A5 Booklet

(Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.)

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Plagues in Egypt!

Book 4. Plagues in Egypt

16 pages A5 Booklet

(Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.)

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The King Refuses to Listen!

Book 5. The King refuses to listen.

16 pages A5 booklet

(Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.)

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Set Free at last!

Book 6. Set free at last!

20 pages A5 Booklet

(Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.)

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Walking through the Sea!

Book 7. Walking through the sea

16 pages A5 Booklet

(Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.)

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Testing Times in the Desert

Book 8. Testing times in the desert

20 pages A5 Booklet

(Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.)

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Signs and Pictures at the Mountain

Book 9. Signs and pictures at the mountain

16 pages A5 Booklet

(Hardcopy: print A4 landscape, double-sided and fold to an A5 booklet.)

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'Story Talk' Mini's

Little A6 booklets suitable for children of 2 to 6. They have also been successfully used with older people in care homes.

Designed to make even a small child think about what Jesus is saying to them.

4 pages, i.e. one A5 double-sided sheet, folded.

The woman who touched Jesus

Mini 1

4 pages A6

(Hardcopy: print one A5 sheet, landscape, double-sided. Fold in half.)     

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Jesus and the little girl

Mini 2

4 pages A6

(Hardcopy: print one A5 sheet, landscape, double-sided. Fold in half.)     

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The man who wouldn’t be quiet

Mini 3

4 pages A6

(Hardcopy: print one A5 sheet, landscape, double-sided. Fold in half.)     

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Jesus calls a sinner

Mini 4

4 pages A6

(Hardcopy: print one A5 sheet, landscape, double-sided. Fold in half.)     

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The man who came through the roof

Mini 5

4 pages A6

(Hardcopy: print one A5 sheet, landscape, double-sided. Fold in half.)     

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Sad Mary’s wonderful surprise

Mini 6

4 pages A6

(Hardcopy: print one A5 sheet, landscape, double-sided. Fold in half.)     

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JESUS and the children

A mini story book for toddlers

8 pages  A6 Booklet.

(Hardcopy: print landscape, double-sided on 2 sheets of A5. Fold to a booklet.)  

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MOSES mini-book

The king, the princess and the baby

The story of Baby Moses with a more detailed application than the previous Moses booklet.   

8 pages  A6 Booklet.

(Hardcopy: print landscape, double-sided on 2 sheets of A5. Fold to a booklet.)    

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