Christian Parenting Books

Three great biblical parenting books you’ve never heard of:

Growing Up Whitney, Rick Whitney
Premeditated Parenting, Steve Nelson
The Values-Driven Family, Marc and Cynthia Carrier

Three good Christian parenting books you should have on your shelf:

Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp
The New Strong-Willed Child, Dr. James Dobson
The Blessing, Gary Smalley and John Trent

Kathleen’s additional favorites

The Shaping of a Christian Family, Elizabeth Elliot
Home Making, J.R. Miller, D.D.

Parenting books

Inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement. Some of these books have influenced us or our friends. Some of these are good, some are famous, and some are by popular authors or preachers. I do not agree with everything in every book. I simply wanted to provide a list of resources for families who are looking for more parenting input.

Age of Opportunity, David Tripp
Boundaries with Kids, Drs. H. Cloud and J. Townsend
Child Training Tips, Reb Bradley
Dare to Discipline, Dr. James Dobson
Family Driven Faith, Voddie T. Bauchman Jr.
Growing Kids God’s Way (GKGW), Gary Ezzo
Growing up God’s Way, John A. Stormer
Hide or Seek, Dr. James Dobson
How to Be the Parents of Happy and Obedient Children, Roy Lessin
In My Father’s House, Corrie ten Boom
Parenting by the Book, Dr. David Walls
Parenting Isn’t For Cowards, Dr. James C. Dobson
Raising Them Right, Focus on the Family
Real Family Values, Robert Lewis
Revolutionary Parenting, George Barna
Romancing Your Child’s Heart, Monte Swan
Spiritual Parenting, Charles Spurgeon
Standing on the Promises, Douglas Wilson
Stupid Things Parents Do to Mess up Their Kids, * Dr. Laura Schlessinger ( *not Christian, but interesting)
The Duties of Parents, J.C. Ryle
The Five Love Languages of Children, Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell
To Train up a Child, Michael and Debi Pearl
Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions by George Barna
Under Loving Command – Children Fun or Frenzy, Pat Fabrizio
What Is a Family? Edith Schaeffer
What the Bible Says about Child Training, J. Richard Fugate
What the Bible Says about Parenting, John MacArthur
You and Your Child, Charles Swindoll

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