Children’s Ministry Resources
The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado
Punchinello and the Most Marvelous Gift by Max Lucado
Because I Love You by Max
You Are Special by Max Lucado
Best of All by Max Lucado
The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau
The Quiltmaker’s Journey by Jeff Brumbeau
The King without a Shadow by R.C. Sproul
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Night Golf by William Miller
Precious Moments Storybook Bible by Thomas Nelson, Inc
The Best Thing About Easter by Christine Harder Tangvald
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
The Princess and the Kiss. By Jennie Bishop, Warner Press.
The Squire & the Scroll: A Tale of Rewards of a Pure Heart. By Jennie Bishop, Warner Press.
Before I Was Born. By Carolyn Wystrom, NavPress.
The Case for Christ for Kids. By Lee Strobel, Zondervan.
Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door. By Josh McDowell, Thomas Nelson.
Chronicles of Narnia Collection. By C.S. Lewis, Zondervan.
Big Topics for Little Kids: Tell Me about Eternity. By Joel Anderson, Thomas Nelson.
Big Topics for Little Kids: Tell Me about Love. By Joel Anderson, Thomas Nelson.
Little Pilgrim’s Progress. By Helen Taylor, Moody Publishers.
The Five Love Languages of Children. By Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell.
±Series: (for Kids also)
The Lily Series Books
The Promiseland Series Books
Veggie Tales Books
Little House on the Prairie Books
Anne of Green Gables Series Books
±Biographies for kids:
(from Barbour Publishing or YWAM Publishing)
Corrie Ten Boom
David Livingstone (and more)
Preparing Your Son for Every Man’s Battle. By Stephen Arterburn. Also in Spanish.
Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman’s Battle: Creative Conversations About Sexual and Emotional Integrity. By Shannon Ethridge, Random House.
The New Dare to Discipline. By Dr. James Dobson, Tyndale House.
A History of Christian Education by James E. Reed and Ronnie Prevost
Children’s Ministry that Works! by Group Publishing
The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman and Ross Chapman, M.D.
Handbook of Children’s Religious Education by Donald E. Ratcliff
Handbook of Preschool Religious Education by Donald E. Ratcliff
Faith Development and Fowler by Craig Dykstra and Sharon Parks
The Christian Educator’s Handbook on Spiritual Formation by Kenneth O. Gangel and James C. Wilhoit
Biblical Themes in Religious Education by Joseph S. Marino
All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum
Children’s Ministry: Nurturing Faith Within the Family of God by Lawrence O. Richards
A Different Kind of Classroom: Teaching with Dimensions of Learning by Robert J. Marzano
The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions by John E. Thomas and Danita Pagel
Bible Story Coloring Pages by Gospel Light
If the Shoe Fits…How to Develop Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom by Carolyn Chapman
The Book of Leadership by John MacArthur
801 Questions Kids Ask about God with Answers from the Bible by Focus on the Family
Austin, Lynn. Candle In The Darkness (Refiner’s Fire). (Bethany House)
Beckwith, I. Postmodern Children's Ministry : Ministry to Children in the 21st Century Church
Cavatelli S. The Religious Potential of the Child
Cavatelli S. The Religious Potential of the Child: Experiencing Scripture and Liturgy With Young Children
Cavatelli S. The Religious Potential of the
Cavatelli S. et al. The Good Shepherd and the Child: A Joyful Journey
Clarke, J. Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children 2nd Ed.
Downs, Tim. Shoofly Pie: A Bug Man Novel. (Howard Publishing).
Fuller, C. Opening Your Child’s Spiritual Windows
Ingram, Chip. God: As He Longs For You To See Him. (Baker Books)
Jutila, C. Leadership Essentials for Children's Ministry: Passion, Attitude, Teamwork, Honor
Kreeft , Peter J. Heaven: the Heart’s Deepest Longing. (Ignatius Press)
Kreeft, Peter. Christianity for Modern Pagans. (Ignatius Press)
Kuyendall, C. What Every Child Needs
L’engle, Madeleine. Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith And Art. (Shaw).
Morgenthaler, S. Exploring Children’s Spiritual Formation: Foundational Issues
Murray, Andrew. The Practice of God’s Presence. (Whitaker House).
Ratcliff, D. ed. Children’s Spirituality: Christian Perspectives, Research and Applications
Robinson, E. The Original Vision: A Study of the Religious Experience of Childhood
Schmidt, Thomas. A Scandalous Beauty. (Brazos Press).
Stonehouse, C. Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey: Nurturing a Life of Faith
Walsh, D. How Much Is Enough?: Everything You Need to Know to Steer Clear of Overindulgence and Raise Likeable, Responsible, and Respectful Children
Wangerin jr., Walter. The Book of the Dun Cow. (Harper: San Francisco).
Wideman, J. Children’s Ministry Volunteers That Stick
One Heart at a Time: Inspirational Thoughts for Teachers. By Vicki Camana, Bethany House Publishers.
The Heart of a Teacher: True Stories of Inspiration and Encouragement. By Wayne Holmes, Bethany House.
Nelson’s Annuals Children’s Ministry Sourcebook, 2006 edition.
Veggie Connections: Veggie Tales Preschool Curriculum Kit.
Growing Healthy Children’s Ministry. By Steve Alley, Standard Publishing.
Equipping for Excellence: A Complete Guide to Children’s Ministry. By Darlene Spangler and Brenda Leverett.
Recruit and Nurture Awesome Volunteers for Children’s Ministry. By Christine Yount.
First Two Years of Youth Ministry. By Doug Fields.
Starting Right: Thinking Theologically about Youth Ministry. By Kenda Creasy Dean and Dave Rahn.
Postmodern Youth Ministry. By Tony Jones, Zondervan.
Postmodern Children’s Ministry: Ministry to Children in the 21st Century Church. By Ivy Beckwith, Zondervan.
Real Teens: A Contemporary Snapshot of Youth Culture. By George Barna.
The Power of Vision. By George Barna, Regal.
Soul Shaper: Exploring Spirituality and Contemplative Practices in Youth Ministry. By Tony Jones.
· www.childrenministry.com (Group’s Children Ministry) They also have a magazine
· www.teacherhelp.org (for Christian Educators)
· www.letusteachkids.com (puppets on sale, object lessons, curriculum, etc)
· Veggie Tales CD’s
· Cedarmont Kids Collection (also available in Spanish)
· Integrity music for kids (ie. Shout to the Lord, Shout Praises)
· SonTreasure Island Songs from SonTreasure Island VBS
· Sing and Play Roar Music from Serengeti Trek from Group Publishing
· Bible Songs from Cedarmont Kids
· Sunday School Songs from Cedarmont Kids
· Gospel Bible Songs from Cedarmont Kids
· Gospel Action Songs from Cedarmont Kids
Here I Am to Worship for Kids
· Scripture Songs from Twin Sisters Productions, Inc.
· I could sing of your love forever kids from Worship Together
· Baby Faith videos
· Larry Boy videos
· Veggie Tales videos
· Teaching Images of the Christian Faith: Symbols of Faith by Marcia Joslin Stoner Abingdon Press
· Power Builders Curriculum for Ages 6-10 by Standard Publishing
· Faithweavers by Group Publishing
· Hands-On Bible Curriculum by Group Publishing
· Witness by Augsburg Fortress Press
· Life Together by Augsburg Fortress Press
· Firelight II by Augsburg Fortress Press
· Bible Quest by Cokesbury Publishing
· PowerXpress by Cokesbury Publishing
· BibleZone Live by Cokesbury Publishing
· Seasons of the Spirit by Cokesbury Publishing
Life Journal for Educators online: www.lifejournal.com/ed
Magazines (I thought could be of our interest and use)
Book and Culture
Breakaway – young guys
Brio – young girls
Contemporary Christian Music
Kids’ Ministry Ideas
Teen People (non-Christian)
U.S. Kids Magazine (non-Christian)
Family Christian Bookstores
The Carpenter Shop
Christian Book Distributors
David C. Cook
Write to Pastor Garrett at email@example.com
Return to Garrett Ministries homepage