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Aim to read one Christian book with your children each year. Make an occasion of it! You could out for a drink and take the book with you to read. Or you could go away for a night or weekend and read the whole book in that time.

The Radical Book for Kids

The Radical Book for Kids is a fun-filled explorer’s guide to the Bible, church history, and life for boy sand girls age 8 and up. Vibrantly illustrated and chock-full of fun facts and ideas, this engaging book communicates big truths about life while stimulating children’s natural curiosity and sense of adventure. 

Birds and Bees By The Book

With so many messages about sexuality, gender and identity around them, our children need a safe space to learn about these topics now more than ever. Designed for parents and carers to read with children aged 7 to 10, Birds and Bees by the Book has been created to help you have these conversations with your children and at your own pace. Written by renowned sex educator Patricia Weerakoon, the six books in this set are designed to be read in whichever order suits you and your child.

The Action Bible

Suitable for kids aged 7 and up, this action-packed graphic book features 215 chronologically ordered stories from the Bible, all presented in comic book style. The artist Sergio Cariello – who has worked for Marvel and DC Comics – retells many of the Bible’s key narratives in a compelling and exciting way. Free resources are also available on the Action Bible Website, including downloadable activities and posters.


These could be great gifts for your teenage children. Give it to them to read or offer to read it with them.

A Sneaking Suspicion

John Dickson’s engaging evangelistic book for young people discusses things that matter—things like life, death, relationships, sex, suffering, meaning and God—things that are important but which we don’t often talk about.

The Cross

Why are people still talking about a carpenter’s son who lived 2000 years ago? What is the go with this thing called a cross, and why do we see it on church rooftops and around people’s necks? And, really, what does this have to do with people living in the 21st century?

In this conversational and sometimes humorous read, Edward Surrey finds answers to such questions and more, putting the spotlight on Jesus, his teachings, lifestyle and obedience to God, even to the point of death on a Roman cross.

You’ll read about individuals—some fictitious, some real—whose habits, thoughts and problems might be similar to those of people you know, maybe even yourself. And you’ll discover why the life and death of this guy Jesus is still so important not just for Christians, but for everyone. 



When should I start dating? Is it OK for Christians to drink alcohol? How do I tell my friends about Jesus? Do I need to go to church? What job does God want me to do? Unshakable answers some of the biggest questions facing teens and young people today.

Inside the book, you’ll find straightforward, Bible-based advice to help you live for Jesus every day, with every decision! Featuring articles from over 30 authors including Dave Miers, Kristen Young, Mike Everett, Ronnie Campbell and Andy Judd and edited by Richard Beeston, Unshakable brings you the best of in a handy guidebook for teens and young adults as you explore life, relationships and the future. 


This Changes Everything

Written by a teenager for teenagers, this book responds to the superficial obsessions that have taken over the teen years, offering a radical alternative – the gospel! Young readers will find encouragement for embracing a gospel-centred perspective in every aspect of their lives.


Disciples of a Godly Family

Kent and Barbara Hughes share inspiring stories and practical advice gleaned from more than 40 years of marriage and parenting experience. This book is a treasure trove for Christians who want to raise their families under the authority of God’s Word.

Gospel Centered Family: Becoming the parents God wants you to be

Many books aim to raise up competent, balanced parents and well-trained, well-rounded children. However, Tim Chester and Ed Moll focus on families growing God-knowing, Christ-confessing, grace-receiving, servant-hearted, mission-minded believers – adults and children together.


In twelve concise chapters, Gospel-Centred Family takes us through the major Bible principles for family life, challenging us to give up our ‘respectable’ middle-class idols, and to become the distinctively different people that God, through his gospel, calls us to be.