12 Best parenting books for Christians

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12 Parenting Books for Christians

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As you know well, parenting is tough, and we need a guide to raise our kids well. For Christian parents, we have an additional responsibility according to scripture.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Here are 12 of the Best Christian Parenting Books


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14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family

If you are a busy parent (carpooling, sports, school, playdates, work), it can be easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents.

In this vision-centered book, Paul Tripp offers parents more than just a parental to-do list. He presents us with a bird’s eye view of God’s plan for us as parents. This book is founded on the Gospel and gives parents the vision to parent their children for Christ..

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The 5 Love Languages of Children – The Secret to Loving Children Effectively

This is a best seller for child rearing for a reason. In your daily life, there are times that communication with your child sometimes reaches a dead end.

This book helps you understand the heart and needs of loving your kids.

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Shepherding a Child’s Heart

As far as Christian parenting books go, Shepherding a Child’s Heart is a classic that has helped thousands of parents. Dive into this book to get fresh biblical perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child’s heart into the paths of life.

This is a book for parents of children of all ages.

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Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World

If your kids have ever said “But everyone else has it” or “If you loved me, you’d get it for me!”, this is the book for you. In this book, Kristen Welch shares the long-term risk of giving your kids everything they want and how to bring contentment to your family. 

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Boundaries with Kids: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, to Help Your Children Gain Control of Their Lives

Have you ever thought  ”how can I help my children form healthy boundaries that lead them to live well-rounded and successful adult lives?”

Boundaries with Kids helps parents apply the Ten Laws of Boundaries (first described in Boundaries) to the challenges of raising children. 

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Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms

Motherhood is easily one of the hardest jobs in the books, and it can be hard to recenter on Christ when your life is hectic. This is an encouraging book for moms that re-establishes our joy of motherhood and will help you treasure Christ no matter how busy life gets.

Raising Sons

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Wild Things – The Art of Nurturing Boys

Raising boys might seem like a challenge in today’s world. Wild Things is an encouraging and practical guide for raising boys into healthy manhood. The authors are therapists who work with boys and are also fathers of sons.

This book will help you address the physical, emotional, and spiritual parts of raising young men in a Godly way.

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Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons

Boys will always be boys, building forts, living with adventure, and playing with curiosity. Unfortunately, today our sons face an increasingly hostile world that doesn’t value the spirited nature of boys.

Read this and help raise your son to become the mature, confident, and thoughtful men of tomorrow.

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Strong Mothers, Strong Sons

If you’re a mother raising sons, this book will help you learn the lessons to help parent your sons into strong men. Our kids today face unique challenges and young boys have specific challenges.

Raising boys can feel overwhelming but this book offers a road map to help moms find their strength to raise extraordinary sons.

Raising Daughters

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Raising a Daughter After God’s Own Heart

A mother raising daughters has both unique challenges and opportunities before her. Raising a Daughter After God’s Own Heart, by bestselling author, Elizabeth George, is a book to help mothers understand these challenges and opportunities.

It is an inspirational resource for moms who want to lead their daughters in a Godly life through example, encouragement, scripture, and prayer.

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Bringing Up Girls

Peer pressure, decisions about romance, and demand on academics are just a few of the challenges girls consistently face. The age at which they experience challenge is getting younger.

This book acts as a guide to equip you to guide your daughter on her journey to womanhood. Dr. James Dobson will help you raise your daughter in a way that will strengthen her true identity.

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52 Things Daughters Need From Their Dads

The relationship between a father and daughter is special, and you should have all the tools to love your daughter well. The resources of this book will help you bond with your daughter and encourage him into the woman of God she is meant to be.

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