My daughter is almost 5 now, and she’s getting to the point where she’s starting to “get” Christianity. She is so sweet in her love for Jesus and prayers. We just finished reading the New Testament in the Jesus Storybook Bible, and she asked questions about heaven coming to earth and Jesus returning. How wonderful it is to see her faith and knowledge grow!
As a former English major and book lover, I always look for new books on topics that interest her. So I’m searching out books about salvation for children. Here are some books I found, with thanks to Amanda White of OhAmanda for her suggestions.
The Answers Book for Kids, Volume 4: Questions from Kids on Sin, Salvation, and the Christian Life by Ken Ham (Master Books, 2009). Ages 3+. Helps kids (and parents!) think through some of the tougher questions of Christianity, like “why does God allow sin?” and “what does being ‘born again’ mean?”
Sammy Experiences God by Tom Blackaby and Rick Osborne (B&H, 2013). Ages 4+. Relating the concepts of the classic Experiencing God for children, this book follows Sammy, who learns that God can be close and involved in his own life.
The Prayer That Makes God Smile by Stormie Omartian (Harvest House, 2009). Ages 3-7. “Reassuring little ones that God’s love is a forever love, Stormie shows kids how to give thanks for family and friends, give their wants and needs to their heavenly Father, and trust Him to do what is right for their lives. She then explains what it means to pray the best prayer of all–asking Jesus to come into your heart.”
If Jesus Lived Inside My Heart by Jill Roman Lord (CandyCane, 2007). Ages 2-5. This board book is the only one we actually own. It’s a sweet, rhyming book that helps a child’s first exploration of salvation.
Mrs. Rosey Posey at the Yum Yummy Birthday Cake by Robin Jones Gunn (Zonderkidz, 2008). Ages 4-7. Your child can learn to read while learning about forgiveness. While this book doesn’t deal directly with salvation, it mirrors Adam and Eve’s sin in the garden and shows the power of mercy.
Do you have any children’s books about salvation you love and would like to share?