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Spiritual Growth

Here are some “toolkit” items that I recommend, for a meaningful devotional time.

  • A Bible: The number one help is a good Bible! I love the She Reads Truth CSB Bibles. This is a clear and readable translation and the layout of this Bible is beautiful and includes devotionals, space for journaling, timelines and more.
  • Journal: Get a fun journal (I love the look of this genuine leather Ps. 46:10 journal!) where you can jot down thoughts, prayers, and questions.  
  • Plan: The Christian Planner is a great option for a day planner. This planner not only maps out your days and months, but also provides sections such as habit tracking, goal setting, and other special sections to help you purposefully pursue Christ each day.
  • Prayer: Have a plan to list out your prayers. This is a beautiful prayer journal that will help you remember and focus on the people and things that are most important to you.
  • Fun: Make it fun, with cute bookmarks, colored pencils, highlighters, and more. (If you want to highlight in your Bible, make sure you use no-bleed Bible highlighters, like these.) 
  • Learn: There are some great commentaries out there, which can help you better understand what’s going on when you read the Bible. I personally use the ESV Study Bible for helpful notes and background information with the Scripture right there. When I was newer to reading the Bible, the Matthew Henry Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible was a helpful starting point.

One last reminder on your toolkit… having the “perfect” tools will never give you the perfect devotional time. What really matters is showing up and inviting God in. He’s there. He’s speaking. He’s with you.

Spiritual Growth Books

The Cost of Discipleship
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
an old classic that was very influential in my early Christian walk

The New City Catechism Devotional: God’s Truth for Our Hearts and Minds
this devotional goes along with The New City Catechism, which also has a great Kids edition that we use with our children

Another great resource for growing your Christian worldview is:

  • WORLD News Group – This is a Christian current event news group, providing sound journalism from a biblical worldview. You can sign up for free daily emails on various topics that interest you and they also offer a print-issue weekly magazine.

Parenting & Kids

Parenting Books

Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments
by Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler

The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment
by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Lisa Qualls
*Note: Not a Christian-specific resource, but it is especially helpful if your child is adopted or has a trauma background.

Play and Activities

  • Play Therapy Supply – Play is one of the most therapeutic and educational ways to help and love your children. This website has thousands of toys, books, sensory products, games, and art supplies that will equip you to play well with your child. There are resources for professionals, but plenty of resources for Mom and Dad to use at home. These products help children explore their world in a way that feels safe, secure, and fun. You can filter products by grade or by topic area to find exactly what your child needs.
  • Kidstir – You’ve probably heard the advice to have regularly family meals together. Kidstir is a great way to build even more quality time into dinnertime. They are a monthly subscription service that delivers hands-on cooking kits for children. You can add diet restrictions, find homeschool materials, please picky eaters, and have fun doing it. Each creation is tested with real families and there is a fun theme each month.

Training Your Kids in Faith

  • Answers in Genesis (Kids Answers) – Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians learn about and defend their faith. They have a special Kids Answers ministry, including online books, videos, activities, and a Kids Answers Magazine. Their ministry focuses on providing answers to questions about the Bible, especially issues regarding creation, evolution, and science. In fact, Answers in Genesis is the ministry behind the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter. (As with any theology-focused training, it may be helpful to review their Statement of Faith before purchasing any resources.)
  • WORLDKids  and WORLDTeen – These are Christian current event programs designed for children ages 7-10 (WORLDkids) and pre-teens and teens ages 11-14 (WORLDteen). Each provides a print magazine every other month as well as a website featuring current events and interactive content. Story by story, children and teens learn to read news accounts and other information critically, to sift for the truth and to relate knowledge and biblical wisdom to daily life. Online quizzes allow testing for reading comprehension, and homeschooling support is available. 
  • The Gospel Project –  These Christ-centered, chronological Bible studies are available for all age groups, preschool through adult. Their print resources are intended for churches (Sunday school, etc) but their website offers a podcast, articles, and other helps that parents can use at home. 

Reading Resources for Kids

  • Bible Belles – Take your daughter on an adventure through the Bible. This collection of books is all about teaching our young women to find their worth, their courage, and their peace from God. Each book focuses on the female characters of the Bible, showing our daughters that their worth is not measured by popularity, looks, or romance, but by the King who loves them.
  • KidArtLit – This monthly subscription service provides new, boutique books each month along with art activities and hands-on projects your children will love. Each kit is designed by teachers to meet the developmental needs of children 3-8 years old. Note: This is not a Christian-specific resource.


Books about marriage

Boundaries in Marriage
by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend
with accompanying workbook available

How To Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It
by Patricia Love and Steven Stosny
*Note: not a Christian resource

Books for Dating and Engagement

Resources for Physical Intimacy

→ Shiela Gregorie is a Christian wife, mom, speaker, and teacher who specializes in physical intimacy within the Christian marriage. She offers several helpful resources: 

Home & Family Life

Books for Home/Family

Home Decoration

3-piece Framed Canvas Wall Art: Faith-Hope-Love (Hebrews 11)
This framed wall art is a beautiful way to bring Scripture into your home. Whether you hang it in the living room, office, outdoor patio, or in the bedroom, you’ll find yourself blessed and encouraged whenever you look up and enjoy a moment of God’s Word.

Shelf Wall Home Decor with Scripture
This practical shelf has hooks to hang your keys, pet leashes, and more. Make Scripture the starting point in your home, the first thing you see as you walk through the door.

Garden Flag with Proverbs 3:5-6
Encourage your neighbors (and yourself!) with this fun garden flag sharing the truths of Proverbs 3:5-6.

Hand of Jesus Under Water 3-piece Wall Art
This beautiful artwork evokes emotion, awe, and questions. The image of Jesus reaching in to pull us out, to rescue us, is a beautiful reminder of the goodness of God.

Matthew 19:26 Real Wood Wall Art
Enjoy a simple, classic reminder of God’s Word and of his promises. This piece is real wood, handmade in the USA.

Self Care & Identity


Search for Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God’s Eyes
by Robert McGee
the newest edition now includes the personal workbook in it!

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life 
by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
there is a personal workbook available as well

Emotions & Conflict

Some “toolkit” items that I recommend, to help you grow in managing your emotions:

  • The Holy Spirit is our best source of peace, patience, and emotional control. We cannot change without his power.
  • Find a journal that you like and write out your emotions and struggles
  • Use a Fit Bit or whatever similar technology you have to provide prompts to help you use deep breathing techniques to calm down
  • Adult coloring books (with some colored pencils) can be helpful for calming ourselves
  • Candles, bubble baths, and other relaxing and enjoyable activities can help to calm our emotions
  • Make sure you have a comfortable mattress to help with a good night’s sleep

Anger & Conflict Books

Anxiety & Depression Books

General/Other Emotion Books

True Feelings: God’s Gracious and Glorious Purpose for Our Emotions
by Carolyn Mahaney and Nichole Mahaney Whitacre


Books about Friendship

Church & Community

Church/Community Books

Holiday Gift Ideas