We own a lot of Christian parenting books. My husband, an avid reader, has read almost all of them. I still have plenty in my TBR pile. I’d love to share with you our favorite parenting Christian books. You can find them all on Amazon, of course. If you purchase any of these through my links, I will get small amount as an Amazon Affiliate.
Top Parenting Christian Books
Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul David Tripp
In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.
In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God―grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.
Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children’s hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy.
The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively by Gary Chapman
The #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages® has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building a love that lasts. Now discover how to speak your child’s love language in a way that he or she understands. Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell help you:
- Discover your child’s love language
- Assist your child in successful learning
- Use the love languages to correct and discipline more effectively
- Build a foundation of unconditional love for your child
- Plus: Find dozens of tips for practical ways to speak your child’s love language.
Discover your child’s primary language—then speak it—and you will be well on your way to a stronger relationship with your flourishing child.
Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses by Amber Lia
Do you believe your struggle with anger stems from the wrong behavior you see displayed in your children? The knee-jerk reactions and blow-ups you’re facing are often a result of a bigger set of “triggers.” Some of these are external, like a child’s disobedience, backtalk, or selective hearing, while others are internal, like an overflowing schedule, sleep-deprivation, or perhaps your own painful experiences from childhood.
Triggers: Exchanging Parent’s Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses examines common parenting issues that cause us to explode inappropriately at our children. Moving beyond simple parenting tips on how to change your child’s behavior, authors Amber Lia and Wendy Speake offer biblical insight and practical tools to equip and encourage you on the journey away from anger-filled reactions toward gentle, biblical responses.
Fearless Parenting: Raising Godly Kids in an Ungodly World by Sarah Blount
It’s difficult for those on the front lines of parenthood to not feel intimidated when we look at the world we are raising our kids in. The selfie-obsessed, sexually confused, entitled, morally bankrupt and far from God culture around us is causing many parents to retreat in fear. But fear is not of God, and it’s time to stop fixating on the darkness and start focusing on the light. Sheltering our kids from evil is not the goal. Instead, we must focus on consistently exposing them to our Jesus and all of His goodness, so they willingly follow after Him. Fearless Parenting is a Kingdom message that will: Renew your commitment to raising Godly kids in an ungodly world. Help you instill purpose and identity in your children. Show you how to open up and unpack Biblical Truth Gifts that God has given you to succeed as a parent. Inspire you to become a master at your craft. And equip you to raise a generation whose faith in God is real, tested, and unshakable. Parents, a new wind is coming- God is calling you up, it’s time to be fearless.
The Christian Parenting Handbook by Scott Turansky
Nuggets of parenting wisdom condensed into 50 short chapters, each one biblical, practical, and relevant for parents of children ages 2-18. Learn appropriate ways to correct, instruct, and set limits. Glean wisdom for dealing with emotions, conflict, and developing closeness in your family… and much more. These 50 strategies provide you with hands-on tools for parenting children of any age.
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All of these books truly are helping me get a clearer picture of my role as woman, wife, and mother. As a result, I can improve the atmosphere of my home.
Have there been any books that have changed your life?