We have lots of resources to enhance your reflective spaces and classrooms.
From standing crosses and pictures shown here on the right
to all the lovely things below.
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This is the story of a sparrow who worries about everything – whether there will be enough to eat, where he will build his new nest, how he will find a mate, whether his family will be eaten by a bird of prey. Then he hears about the Great Father who made and cares for all his creation – even the tiniest sparrow.
Joshua was lying in his bed wide awake. A bad dream had woken him up and he couldn't get back to sleep. Having a nightmare is really scary! It can make us feel anxious, worried and upset.
Little Bear loves going on adventures with his best friend, Big Bear. Big Bear is so big and strong and brave. He always protects Little Bear and helps him feel safe. Then something scary happens to Big Bear. He's caught in a forest fire. Even after he escapes and is safe, Little Bear can tell that Big Bear is not the same. He runs, roars, or freezes in fear when ordinary things happen in the woods that remind him of that traumatic day. How can Little Bear be a good friend?
‘It was nearly the end of the summer holidays. In two weeks, Mummy was going to have her new baby.’ Getting a new baby brother or sister is really exciting! But sometimes such a big life-change can make us feel scared or worried too. Read about how Mummy, Daddy, Joshua and Rosie are getting ready for their new baby and discover what God says about how valuable we are to Him.
Picture book exploring the variety of emotions children experience and reassuring them that their emotions help them grow.
Do you love running races like Joshua? Or do you worry about sports day like Rosie? However you feel about sports day, find out what God thinks about the things you are good at and discover what's even more important to God than being good at running.
Music and DVDs
The Passion: A Brickfilm accurately portrays the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection through the eyes of LEGO® characters. From the garden of Gethsemane to the resurrection, it is a beautiful look into the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Shot on location in Uganda, Africa, featuring stunning visuals, a diverse cast, and lovingly designed historical sets that truly bring this Biblical story to life.
‘The Bible – Part One’ is the first film in a groundbreaking trilogy that tells the entire story of the Bible – Genesis to Revelation – through the eyes of LEGO characters. The Bible is not a collection of disconnected moral stories, instead it is one amazing narrative that God has been weaving together throughout all human history. Prepare to experience the heart of God in a fresh way as you witness the powerful stories of Creation up to the story of Moses
The Messiah tells the story of the final hours of Jesus’ life through a moving display of LEGO® characters attracting a younger generation due to its uncomplicated approach. The film takes the audience on a journey from the last supper to a time of hopeful redemption for His resurrection. It offers detailed historical sets, riveting dialogue, and captivating music, and brings to life one of the greatest stores told in a unique, simplistic yet captivating style.
The Sea Kids help kids to build a relationship with Jesus and others. Join the Sea Kids in three fun adventures about respect, sharing and teamwork.
High in the Swiss Alps, little Danny disappears. When he is found---alive, but seriously injured---his sister, Annette, vows revenge. Lucien, who caused the accident, escapes to the forest where he is taken in by a godly old woodcarver. Lucien wants to make amends, but will Annette learn to forgive him? Features easy-access chapter-title search. Treasures of the Snow was filmed in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. The charm of genuine antique chalets will delight you.
A man named Pilgrim discovers a book, and the more he reads it, the more he is convicted of sin and judgement and a burden begins to develop on his back. Obsessed with discovering the truth and escaping his town, the City of Destruction, Pilgrim ventures outside the forbidden borders and begins his journey to find a Celestial City ruled by a good and noble King, meeting friends and foes along the way. THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS was written over 340 years ago by John Bunyan when he was in prison.
This imaginative album is a companion to renowned storyteller Bob Hartman's Rhyming Bible. The songs are based upon 10 of the book's 41 stories and superbly reproduces them as memorable and enjoyable songs, which will help kids learn Bible stories in an easy and fun way, without compromising truth. Creation, Moses, Zacchaeus, Palm Sunday and Pentecost are a few of the stories set to song.
Five of the best-loved stories from the Bible, written specifically for children, all beautifully read with understanding and humour. And to complete the fun and enjoyment there are songs to sing along to.
The Bibles in this collection are all ones depicting the skin colour Jesus would have had in the part of the world where the stories originally came from.
This beautiful hardback Bible storybook for 3-6-year-olds uses the Bible’s teaching on favoritism from James chapter 2 to encourage children to love and welcome people regardless of their wealth, personality or background, just like Jesus does. Jesus knows that everyone needs him to rescue them from their sin, and he welcomes anyone who is sorry and asks to be his friend. In this book, children will learn that Christians and churches are called to be like Jesus: to give a big, wide welcome
Join Krish and Miriam Kandiah on another adventure through 10 retellings of stories from the Bible! While many people with disabilities, differences and disadvantages are often under-valued in our society, under-acknowledged in history and under-represented, Krish and Miriam Kandiah team up again with illustrator Andy Gray to show how God gives people with disabilities a special mention, special honour and very special jobs.
Krish was bullied as a child because of the colour of his skin. It wasn't until he was much older that he realised how many bible characters come from different ethnic groups. It is with this in mind that he draws out these bible stories to help children learn about diversity.
Because children learn from family members, media, or peers, parents and caretakers have a responsibility to teach their children what God has to say about the beauty of diversity in his image-bearers, with a particular focus on ethnic diversity. This colorful and compelling children's book serves as a resource and lifelong gift for children and parents, helping families understand diversity from a biblical perspective and with a clear picture of the beauty and glory of God.
Imani and Kayla are the best of friends who are learning to celebrate their different skin colors. As they look around them at the amazing colors in nature, they can see that their skin is another example of God's creativity! This joyful story takes a new approach to discussing race: instead of being colorblind, we can choose to celebrate each color God gave us and be colorFULL instead.
Dr. Evans explains in simple terms that we all are created in the image of God. We may look different, come from different places, and have a little or a lot, but God loves and values us equally. Therefore, we should love and value others as He does. It also introduces children to the concepts of diversity, unity, and racism from a Christian worldview and gives them practical suggestions on how they can stand up for what’s right when they see injustice occurring.
Every person's skin has a particular shade or hue that we can appreciate. Children naturally wonder: Why are there so many skin colours? Why do I look a lot like some people and different from others? Which words best describe my skin colour? But sometimes we feel uncomfortable talking about skin tone, ethnicity & race. Inside these pages, kids will get to explore the ways each of us is uniquely designed and discover positive, creative ways to think & talk about the wonderful diversity of hues.
Young readers will love the HeartShaper Bible Storybook. Children join Emma, Jackson, Olivia, Jacob, Bailey, and Kira as they explore the many lessons found in God's Word. This unique storybook Bible also includes questions at the end of each story that make great discussion starters for exploring Scripture and seeing how it applies to everyday life.
This newly illustrated collection of more than 120 Bible stories from Classic Bible Storybook present the truths of the whole Bible in language that is understandable to kids, it will also generate fond memories for parents and grandparents who remember the stories written by Ken Taylor. The stories sound like they are being told by a kind grandfather to his grandchildren and each story has 3 or 4 comprehension questions to help children's understanding of Biblical concepts.
A beautiful book of illustrated Bible stories, retold by the world’s best-loved cleric.Nobel prizewinner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, re-tells over fifty of his favourite Bible stories for an audience of young readers.From classics such as the stories of Noah and the calming of the storm, to less-known stories such as Naboth’s Vineyard or Ruth, the Archbishop makes these time-honoured stories come to life in his own inimitable voice.The book has a truly international flavour
My Favourite Bible Stories: For Children Around the World takes the child through the most exciting adventures found in the Bible. Each illustrated story reveals the character and nature of a loving and active Father God. My Favourite Bible Storiesis written in a child friendly and dynamic way to encourage and support children in developing their relationship with God through the bible. At the end of each story they will enjoy the Have a Think, Have a Go and Have a Prayer sections to encourage.
The Jesus Storybook Bible gives you the full colour, illustrated collection of 44 best loved Bible stories you need to introduce your children to a lifelong love of the wonders of the Bible. Each story, from The Creation, through Noah, Daniel and more, to Jesus and onward to the promise of a new and perfect Heaven, is retold in breathtaking colour and straightforward words ideal for children to hear, read and understand.
God and Science
For spiritual parents who are looking for a different kind of creation book, Matthew Paul Turner's When God Made the World focuses on the complex way that God created our vast and scientifically operating universe, including the biodiversity of life on our planet and the intricacies of a vast solar system. Scottish illustrator Gillian Gamble brings the natural world to vibrant life with rich colors and poignant detail certain to stretch young minds and engage imaginations.
Ever wondered how your eye works? Or what caused the formation of the universe? Then Book of Wonders is for you! Book of Wonders is crammed full of facts, figures and fantastic pictures of the world around you from the greatest galaxies to the tiniest microbes. Whether you're amazed by atoms, flabbergasted by fungi or captivated by comets, you'll find something to blow your mind! Not only that, but you'll be able to explore your place in this amazing universe and meet Jesus
From the diplodocus to pterodactyls, God Made the Dinosaurs is jam-packed with fascinating facts and interesting information about the creatures that once roamed earth, sea and sky. This beautifully illustrated book will teach 7- to 9-year-olds all about dinosaurs, from the familiar T-Rex to lesser-known species, highlighting how these and other prehistoric creatures show the wonder of God's creation.
Join Harriet, Darwin's pet tortoise, and Milton, Schrodinger's indecisive cat on a time-travelling quest of discovery, unravelling scientific exploration and religious beliefs and how they fit together. Throughout the centuries humans have been looking for answers to BIG questions - how did the universe start? Is there a God behind it? Has science explained away the need for a God, or can faith enhance scientific discovery? Take to the skies in this adventure and zoom off into space
Throughout the centuries humans have been looking for answers to BIG questions - how did the universe start? Is there a God behind it? Has science explained away the need for a God, or can faith enhance scientific discovery? On this adventure, Harriet and Milton meet the great Victorian scientists. Voyage with Darwin as he worked out his theory of Evolution. Step into Harriet and Milton's time machine, bring some snacks, and enjoy this curious quest of discovery.
Harriet, Darwin's pet tortoise, and Milton, Schroedinger's indecisive cat, continue their time-travelling quest. On this adventure they investigate our place in the universe, travelling from the Islamic Golden Age to the Renaissance and meeting Galileo along the way! The Curious Science Quest looks at the evidence behind the BIG questions scientists have asked throughout history. But does science explain everything, or can faith help us find the answers?
God has given us lots of clues about how He made space. This is how we think He did it. Discover how the wonders of the universe were made, beginning with a huge explosion. Follow the process of how stars, asteroids, comets, moons and planets were formed. The 'God made' series encourages young children to explore and discover the world around them and tells them about the loving God who made it all. Scientific ideas about how and why everything was created are simply and beautifully explained.
Perfect for budding scientists, theologians, and all those curious about the really big questions of life. This exciting question and answer-based book for 7+ year olds to explore key questions asked by children about science-faith interactions. The ‘handbook’ style is intended to encourage readers to dip in and out of the different chapters rather than reading through.
This brilliantly fun graphic novel for 7 to 9year olds is a fantastic time travel adventure that will keep kids on the edge of their seats. As they follow the journey of the science club, children will learn about the history of the computer and its inventor, Charles Babbage, and about how science and faith go hand in hand. Produced in partnership with the Faraday Institute, it ties in with the National Science Curriculum for Key Stage 2, making it ideal for reading in the classroom and at home.
Drawing on the thoughts of six scientists of faith, the work of the theologian Alister McGrath, and the biblical scholar Hilary Marlow, Dr Ruth M. Bancewicz examines their research to assess the claim that the discoveries of science are consistent with the existence of a God. Beautifully and creatively illustrated, Wonders of the Living World for adults (16+) will inspire curiosity and amazement, and prove a fascinating guide to your thinking about the meaning of life.
Experience the wonder of creation and the power of God in this beautiful picture book retelling of Genesis 1 for 3- to 6-year-olds. Full of rhythm and rhyme, God’s Brilliantly Big Creation Story takes children on an incredible journey through the days of creation to teach about the world and the universe we live in. Featuring epic illustrations of the solar system and massive scenes from across the globe, children will be drawn in as they learn about the world
Children who are introduced to God, through attending church or having loved ones who speak about God, often have a lot of questions, including this ever-popular one: What is God like? Through these pictures from the Bible, children see that God is like a shepherd, God is like a star, God is like a gardener, God is like the wind, and more. God is a comforter and support.
Here is a timeless collection of prayers, dealing with every aspect of a child's life, faith, and delight in the world. Here you will find prayers from the Bible as well as from traditional and more modern anthologies. A great many have been specially written for this book. One section is devoted to prayers for babies and very young children. The others are more suitable for use with older children, whether for reading alone, at family prayers, in churches, or at school assemblies.
This new book was specially commissioned to provide a brief, lucid and reflective commentary on the prayer for children aged 5 - 11. There is one line of reflection to each line of prayer.
A companion prayer book to 99 Stories from the Bible with delightful illustrations in a strong vibrant style, and prayers for all occasions. The prayers are a combination of traditional and modern (by Juliet David), and provide an introduction to family prayer time with young children, bringing talking to God to life in the heart of every child.
Across the continents, this beautifully illustrated book of prayers reflects on God's amazing world, celebrating different countries, landscapes and traditions. From fishing villages to the African plains, farming in Peru to the snowy landscape of Greenland, blossoms in Japan and leaf kicking in eastern Europe and to the shores of the Pacific ocean, these prayers share God's love and care for his world.
Inspired by the hugely successful How to Pray. Pete Greig takes his simple guide to prayer and gives children the same tools and encouragement. How to Pray: A Guide for Young Explorers is packed full of real life stories, teaching, fun facts, activities and inspiration to get creative and confident in prayer. With insights and ideas from CBBC presenter and author Gemma Hunt, children’s workers and children from around the country, this is the go-to guide for prayer for a new generation.
God bless all those that I love; God bless all those that love me; God bless all those that love those that I love, And all those that love those that love me. The saying of simple prayers, learned by heart, is one of the most enduring traditions of childhood. Such prayers help provide the words with which to express a wide range of emotions: joy and thankfulness, remorse and sorrow, resolve and reserve.
Best-selling author Nancy Guthrie and much loved illustrator Jenny Brake team up on this biblical theology of prayer for children. Nancy explains in child-friendly language what prayer is, how and why we should pray, and the things we can pray about. There is a Bible verse for each topic, and a prayer for children to make their own. This book will introduce children to the gift of prayer and will encourage them to enjoy speaking to their father God.
Books of Prayers
Other Reference Books
Help Your Child Explore the Wide World of the Bible. Based on the bestselling title, The Complete Illustrated Children’s Bible (over 140,000 sold), comes this amazing atlas that will help your child, age 8-12, learn more about the people, places, and events they encounter when reading the Bible. Packed with hundreds of colorful pictures, detailed maps, and fun facts, your child will gain a greater understanding of God’s Word and be better able to visualize what they are reading.
An insightful look at the beliefs, history and customs of the major world religions. With over 70 flaps to lift, readers can discover key facts about each religion, differing ideas about God, worship and prayer and colourful festivals and celebrations. Includes internet links to websites with video clips that bring each religion to life.
Prepare (if you can) to solve perplexing puzzles, masterfully crafted mazes, translate Bible verses into emojis, muster up ad-libs, craft new creations, doodle, write, search, find, experiment, plus a lot more! "More?!," you ask, in understandable shock. Well, we didn't want to crazily un-craze the craze-mazing content contained between covers. (Seriously.spoilers!) Learning and fun in one! It doesn't matter where you start.
By Carla Barnhill and Marc Olson, this big book of lists highlights the weird and wacky stuff found in the Bible and invites kids to get curious and engage with the Bible in a whole new way.
The Bible, scripture, the Book of books: from Genesis to Revelation, it is God’s Word to humanity, telling us everything we need to know for life! You’ll discover the Bible in a new way in this illustrated adventure for 8-to-12 year-old kids!
As you peruse this brand-new addition to the Bible Infographics for Kids series and reassemble the pieces of your blown mind (again, figuratively), you’ll investigate the incredible historical evidence of Jesus’s life, examine His mind-blowing miracles and triumphant teachings, cruise His culture, and explore His death, resurrection, and beyond.
These simple questions, drawn from the lives of all the main characters in the Bible, and covering all the main events, will delight, challenge and amuse. All the best-loved Bible stories are here, brought to life.
Women of Fearless Faith Meet women who have used their God-given talents to live out their faith to the fullest. They come from a variety of backgrounds, eras, and ethnicities, but each one has answered the Lord's call on their life in bold and innovative ways. These and the 45 other female spiritual role models featured in this book have made a profound impact on the world around them, and in many cases changed the course of history.
More Resource Books for Teachers
With quirky illustrations perfect for colouring in throughout, Planet Protectors is an ideal book for 7- to 9-year-old children beginning to read independently. It is also a brilliant resource for parents and guardians to open up conversations with children about environmental sustainability, and for primary schools, Sunday schools and youth workers teaching about the environment. In a lively, entertaining style with 52 fantastic ideas for looking after the world.
Perfect for a variety of sized groups as well as individuals, this guide brilliantly highlights the overview of the Bible when it comes to wellbeing, looking at: Perfect Wellbeing (the first human beings made in the image of God); Lost Wellbeing (humanity turning their backs on God);Promised Wellbeing (new covenants between God and His people);Restored Wellbeing (Jesus' birth, death and resurrection); Increasing Wellbeing (the Holy Spirit's invitation); Complete Wellbeing (on Jesus' return).
A-Z of Wellbeing is an accessible introduction to help you attend to your own wellbeing and live out your own alphabet of peace. It presents twenty-six words of wellness to help you discover new practices, connect with God, and share wellbeing with others. A perfect guide to help teachers guide young minds to find their own sense of wellbeing.
Drawing on insights from his own experience of coming to Christianity from atheism, this exhilarating and enlightening volume reveals how theology offers a gateway to discovery: it helps us grow in wisdom; it contributes to our wellbeing; it sparks our innate sense of wonder. Above all, theology help us to grow in faith and love as we draw ever closer to the divine.
A series of Bible passages unpacked to show the Bible’s relevance to environmentalism, and how we can all play our part in limiting the negative effects of climate change. The climate crisis is one of the most important issues of our time, threatening lives and livelihoods. The Bible teaches us that God the creator put humans on the Earth to take care of it; to show love to all, and to care for the poor and vulnerable. This workbook shows how the Bible is relevant to environmentalism.
In most churches, Christian education for children is run by enthusiastic volunteers from the worshipping community. But how much support and training do they receive? Do they get the opportunity to explore and apply principles of child development or current theories of faith development? There are tips for ministers and educators on how this precious teaching and nurturing resource can be sustained and used to work with children in a more effective manner.
At the heart of good governance are good relationships: with one another, the head teacher, staff parents, the community and children. In these relationships the role of school governors has been widely described as that of the "critical friend".
This resource offers a treasure trove of ideas for opening up a Bible story (the way in), telling the story (the way through) and exploring the meaning of the story (the way out), including suggestions for reflecting on how to apply the story to our lives today. Also included are over 30 key words and phrases providing ways in which connecting threads might be explored, and a suggested year's programme using the Bible stories explored in the book.
In Café Theology, Michael Lloyd invites us to travel on a journey from Creation to New Creation, visiting the Fall, the Incarnation, Resurrection and Ascension, and stopping off at the Trinity and the Church. Michael's inimitable gift for mixing insightful theology with unflinching honesty and a fantastic sense of humour offers an enriching view of life and the Life-Giver. Helps with big issues, such as incarnation, Kingdom of God, Creation and Fall.
Do you want to raise anti-racist children? Do you long to learn but are too scared of saying or doing the wrong thing? Then Talking to Children about Race is for you. But before we start talking to our children, we must start chatting honestly with one another. Broadcaster Loretta Andrews and the educator Ruth Hill had been friends for years before the shocking death of George Floyd made it impossible not to dig deeper into the topic of race and how to explain racism to their children.