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Best Christian Parenting Books Everyone Should Read

Our list of some of the best Christian Parenting books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. The Christian Parenting Handbook: 50 Heart-Based Strategies for All the Stages of Your Child’s Life (2013)

 Best Christian Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadNuggets of parenting wisdom condensed into 50 short chapters, each one biblical, practical, and relevant for parents of children ages 2-18. Learn appropriate ways to correct, instruct, and set limits. Glean wisdom for dealing with emotions, conflict, and developing closeness in your family… and much more. These 50 strategies provide you with hands-on tools for parenting children of any age.  Identify character qualities to address problemsBuild internal motivationTransfer responsibility for change to the childTeach kids to be solvers instead of whinersUse creativity to teach your kids spiritual…
Author(s): Scott Turansky, Miller RN, Joanne

2. Shepherding a Child’s Heart (2005)

 Best Christian Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadWritten for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child’s heart into the paths of life. Shepherding a Child’s Heart gives fresh biblical approaches to child rearing. #5,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #221 in Parenting (Books) #438 in Christian Living (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Tedd Tripp

3. The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively (2016)

 Best Christian Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadMore than 1 million sold! The #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages® has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building a love that lasts. Now discover how to speak your child’s love language in a way that he or she understands. Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell help you: Plus: Find dozens of tips for practical ways to speak your child’s love language. Discover your child’s primary language—then speak it—and you will be well on your way to a stronger relationship with your flourishing child….
Author(s): Gary Chapman, Ross Campbell

4. Grace Based Discipline: How to Be at Your Best When Your Kids Are at Their Worst (2017)

 Best Christian Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadEvery parent wants to know, “How do I discipline my kids?””Parents face a crazy paradox,” says author Karis Kimmel Murray. “We love our kids exactly as they are, but we also love them too much to let them stay that way!” Disciplining kids is tough . . . even on a good day. We just want the 140-character version of what we should do when our kids’ behavior scrapes the enamel off our sanity. Here’s what God says: “The Lord disciplines the one he loves, ” (Hebrews 12: 6). With humor and down-to-earth practicality, Karis shares stories of trial and triumph straight from the trenches of parenting. From the…
Author(s): Karis Kimmel Murray

5. Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses (2016)

 Best Christian Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadDo you believe your struggle with anger stems from the wrong behavior you see displayed in your children? The knee-jerk reactions and blow-ups you’re facing are often a result of a bigger set of “triggers.” Some of these are external, like a child’s disobedience, backtalk, or selective hearing, while others are internal, like an overflowing schedule, sleep-deprivation, or perhaps your own painful experiences from childhood. Triggers: Exchanging Parent’s Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses examines common parenting issues that cause us to explode inappropriately at our children….
Author(s): Amber Lia, Wendy Speake

6. The New Strong-Willed Child (2017)

 Best Christian Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadThe New Strong-Willed Child is the resource you need―a classic bestseller completely rewritten, updated, and expanded for a new generation of parents and teachers. Challenging as they are to raise, strong-willed children can grow up to be men and women of strong character―if lovingly guided with understanding and the right kind of discipline. Find out what Dr. James Dobson, today’s most trusted authority on parenting, has to say about what makes strong-willed children the way they are; shaping the will while protecting the spirit; avoiding the most common parenting mistake; and much more. If you are…
Author(s): James C. Dobson

7. Parenting Scripts: When What You’re Saying Isn’t Working, Say Something New (2017)

 Best Christian Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadYou want to say the right thing when your children do wrong — trouble is most parents aren’t sure where to even begin. Parenting Scripts is the much-needed resource for moms and dads who are desperate to speak life to their children instead of defaulting to the same old words and ineffective consequences. Focusing on the most ordinary and yet troublesome areas in our daily routines, Parenting Scripts helps parents to craft intentional and well thought out and prayed over words. When parents step back to consider their children’s wrong actions,…
Author(s): Amber Lia, Wendy Speake

8. Grace Based Parenting: Set Your Familiy Free (2005)

 Best Christian Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadParents in our post-modern world tend to be committed to but anxious about their child-rearing responsibilities. They’ve tried the countless parenting books on the market, but many of these are strident, fear-based books that loving parents instinctively reject, while still searching for direction.Now Dr. Tim Kimmel, founder of Family Matters ministries, offers a refreshing new look at parenting. Rejecting rigid rules and checklists that don’t work, Dr. Kimmel recommends a parenting style that mirrors God’s love, reflects His forgiveness, and displaces fear as a motivator for behavior. As we embrace the…
Author(s): Tim Kimmel, Max Lucado

9. The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality (2014)

 Best Christian Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadWhen it comes to the matter of teaching kids about sex, Christian parents are often confused about what to say and when to say it. The Talk is a series of 7 studies, all anchored in the Scriptures, that helps parents to talk meaningfully with children about sexuality. The Talk was written for parents to read with children ages 6 to 10 years old. The study supplies elementary-age children with foundational truths about sexuality at a level they can understand. #4,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #175 in Parenting (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Luke Gilkerson

10. Is That Poop on My Arm?: Parenting While Christian (2018)

 Best Christian Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadParenting is messy business. Joyful, but messy. When faith is combined with parenting, we double down on the mess. Pastor and father of three Justin Lind-Ayres chronicles his adventures (and misadventures) raising children and passing on his faith to them–teaching them to be compassionate, generous, quick to forgive, and to trust in God’s promises. But this father is sure to point out that it is children who are our best teachers in faith, opening our eyes and our hearts to God’s love for us. In the messy and challenging moments of parenting, and in the joyful ones, God is fully present. And a God who knows your story–especially the…
Author(s): Justin Lind-ayres

11. Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home (2017)

 Best Christian Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadA new and expanded version of Seamless Faith, now with more than a dozen new spiritual practices and additional resources for parents, kids, grandparents, and communities that care about families! Add family faith moments to your daily routine with little or no prep, and share meaningful spiritual experiences with your children! Traci Smith, a pastor and mother of three, offers ways to discover and develop new spiritual practices as a family, whether you’re a new seeker or a lifelong follower. Faithful Families is brimming with easy, do-it-yourself ideas for transforming your family’s everyday moments into sacred moments! Faithful…
Author(s): Traci Smith

12. She Is Yours: Trusting God As You Raise the Girl He Gave You (2017)

 Best Christian Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadDo you remember when you first held your newborn daughter and sensed the awesome responsibility and immense privilege of parenthood? God gave you this precious gift to care for and to love, and He may have even whispered to your heart, "She is yours." Now comes the hard part—raising her up from a baby to a happy, healthy adult—and remembering that everything you have is God's, including your daughter. For more information on this book, visit Wynter and Jonathan Pitts want you to know you are not alone. The proud parents of…
Author(s): Wynter Pitts, Jonathan Pitts

Best Christian Parenting Books Everyone Should Read

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The Christian parenting handbook: 50 heart-based strategies for all the stages of your child's life

Author(s): Miller, Joanne;Turansky, Scott
ID: 2725430, Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Year: 2013, Size: 675 Kb, Format: mobi


Author(s): David H. Jensen
ID: 2399432, Publisher: Fortress Press, Year: 2011, Size: 897 Kb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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