If only kids came with an instruction manual.
Unfortunately, they don’t. But an awful lot of people have attempted to write one in the form of christian parenting books!
I’ve read quite a few of them myself, and there is definitely some helpful advice within the pages of the books listed below. I hope you find something you love!
A WARNING ABOUT CHRISTIAN PARENTING BOOKS
I love learning new ideas and strategies for how to be a better parent. But it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the information available, or worse yet, feel like a failure.
In many cases, different parenting book will totally contradict each other with the advice that they offer.
It’s important to remember that no one has this parenting thing figured out – not even the so called professionals writing these books.
God chose you to be the parent of your child. Not Kevin Leman or Valerie Woerner or Ted Tripp. They might be great parents to their kids, but they do not know you, your child, or your family circumstances.
With the Lord’s help, you are fully equipped to raise your kids for His glory.
But the most vital part of parenting is not reading christian parenting books. It’s about rooting yourself in Jesus and His word. If you saturate your heart and mind with scripture and ask Him to guide you and give you wisdom as you raise these children, everything else will flow from that.
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THE TOP 9 CHRISTIAN PARENTING BOOKS
HAVE A NEW KID BY FRIDAY BY KEVIN LEMAN
If you struggle with a kid who has poor behavior, Dr. Kevin Leman claims to be able to solve all of your problems – and by Friday, no less!
HAVE A HAPPY FAMILY BY FRIDAY BY KEVIN LEMAN
Having a healthy family culture is such an important part of christian parenting, but where do you even begin? Dr. Leman is back with more strategies and ideas to help your family learn to communicate, respect one another, and function as a team.
SHEPHERDING A CHILD’S HEART BY TEDD TRIPP
As parents, we sometimes get caught up in managing their behavior, and forget that the heart attitude behind the behavior is what’s most important! This book will help you find the balance between addressing behavior and motivation.
GRUMPY MOM TAKES A HOLIDAY BY VALERIE WOERNER
Valerie Woerner knows that it’s all too easy to let a bad attitude get in the way of good parenting. In this christian parenting book, she goes into depth on how to let go of the grumpy thoughts and find the joy in motherhood instead.
PARENTING BY PAUL DAVID TRIPP
THE TECH-WISE FAMILY BY ANDY CROUCH
In this age of screens and electronics, parenting is a totally different ball game today that it was 20 or 30 years ago. The Tech-Wise Family will help you navigate the unique challenges of raising kids in the 21st century with wisdom and grace.
TYING THEIR SHOES BY ROB & STEPHANIE GREEN
Here’s one to read before you’re ever actually a parent. If you want to get your parenting journey off on the right foot, Rob & Stephanie will help you get there with the gospel as a foundation.
PRAYING THROUGH THE BIBLE FOR YOUR KIDS BY NANCY GUTHRIE
One of the most important things we can do for our kids is pray for them. But sometimes its hard to know how best to pray! This awesome guide will give you specific scriptures to pray over your kids for an entire year. And you’ll be amazed at how much you grow and benefit from being in the word at the same time!
MAKING CHILDREN MIND WITHOUT LOSING YOURS BY KEVIN LEMAN
In case you didn’t notice, Dr. Leman really likes to write books about Christian parenting! This book has all the info on how to get your kids to behave all while keeping your own sanity in tact.
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Melinda worked with children for years in a professional setting before becoming a full-time stay at home mom. She currently has three young children, and enjoys sharing tips and ideas about parenting and how to manage a home with excellence. She’s been featured on Heathline and Her View From Home.