St. John’s Library Highlighted Books on Family
Faith at Home by Wendy Claire Barrie
Faith at Home helps parents learn this “second language” and introduce it to their children in simple, meaningful, concrete ways. Parents often ask: How do we introduce prayer to our children if we do not necessarily believe prayer changes outcomes? How do we approach reading the Bible with our children when our own relationship with it is mixed or complicated? How do we talk about difficult things and where do we find God in the midst of them? How do we teach our children to make a difference in the world?
Don’t Miss It by Joiner and Ivy
This book gives parents a simple strategy for parenting every week like it counts. It can help them reprioritize their time with their kids; it may even change how they see their kids and themselves.
When Mothers Pray by Cheri Fuller
Overcome busyness and discouragement as you apply the simple prayer strategies within. Here’s fresh motivation to make a difference in the lives of your children through your faith-filled prayers.
Pauli Murray by Deborah Nelson Linck
The untold story of Pauli Murray, activist, lawyer, poet, and Episcopal priest, who broke records and barriers throughout her life.
The Hopeful Family by Amelia Richardson Dress
A guidebook for parents who are building a life of meaning and hope even in a time of unease.
Jesus’ Family Values by Deirdre Good
Many people claim to know what Jesus would say or do in the kinds of ethical dilemmas we face today but applying “traditional” Christian values out of context actually sells Jesus’ teaching short. What are Christian family values, Deirdre Good asks, why are there so many interpretations of what Jesus actually taught and said, and which of these biblical values should guide our lives?
Will Our Children Have Faith? By John H. Weslerhoff III
According to Westerhoff, instead of guiding faith formation within the family, the church, and the school, we relegate religious education to Sunday morning classes. There, children learn the facts about religion, but how will they learn or experience faith? How can we nourish and nurture the faith of children, instead of only teaching the facts?