I took the books that had been recommended here recently and created a couple Amazon lists that I added to our Resources section. The lists are -

Recommended Reading

Recommended Children's Books

These of course can be expanded as more people suggest resources, but I hope this can be a helpful start. Since this is a group blog that presents a variety of perspectives, these books represent that diversity. Some of them might present contradictory opinions on parenting and spiritual formation. That's okay and I hope we can learn from the variety of perspectives out there.

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posted by Julie at 9:26:00 AM |


At October 27, 2007 at 9:48 AM, Blogger Makeesha

I have some recommendations.

Kids Are Worth It by Barbara Coloroso

The Baby Book by Dr. William Sears

The Discipline Book by Dr. William Sears

Biblical Discipline by Crystal Lutton

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles: Winning for a Lifetime by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka


At October 27, 2007 at 11:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

Here are some that my husband and I have found to be very helpful. I have also used them in my work with families at church.

Family: the Forming Center by Marjorie Thompson

Let the Children Come by Bonnie Miller-McLemore

The Power of God at Home by J. Bradley Wigger

Real Kids, Real Faith by Karen Marie Yust

Making a Home for Faith
Leaving Home with Faith both by Elizabeth F. Caldwell

In the Midst of the Chaos by Bonnie Miller-McLemore


At October 28, 2007 at 7:10 PM, Anonymous sonja

Here are some of my life-savers and best of's ...

Your Child's Growing Mind by Jane Healy

Caring For Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 by the American Academy of Pediatricians (I loved this book because it presented such a broad range of anticipated behaviors for every stage and did not espouse a particular school of thought so I was free to parent my children as I saw fit.)

Parenting With Love and Logic by Foster Cline (note, I have only read Parenting Teens With Love and Logic, so I can't vouch for the younger years, but I've appreciated their approach)


At November 15, 2007 at 11:14 AM, Anonymous curtis

Here's a suggestion for the Children's book section:

The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name

Here's the amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0310708257?tag=organicchur0e-20&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=0310708257&adid=04ZP5ZXX2ERWR4RBXB5G&

And I blogged on it here if anyone is interested: http://thetensionishere.wordpress.com/2007/09/13/the-jesus-storybook-bible-every-story-whispers-his-name/

GREAT book.