From the Librarian’s Shelf: Six books in the church library on Parenting

From the Librarian’s Shelf: Six books in the church library on Parenting

Posted on 28 Apr 2023

For those of us who have been blessed to be parents, it is very likely a wonderful experience but at times also a challenging one. The church librarians have selected 6 books in our library collection that we hope will bless you and your family throughout your parenting journey.

1. The Parenting Book by Nicky and Sila Lee

Drawing on their own experience of bringing up four children and having talked to thousands of parents over the years on their parenting courses, Nicky and Sila Lee bring fresh insights and time-tested values to the task of parenting.

Full of valuable advice and practical tips, The Parenting Book is a tool to come back to again and again.

2. The Art of Parenting: Aiming Your Child’s Heart toward God by Dennis and Barbara Rainey

In The Art of Parenting, Dennis and Barbara Rainey will help you to experience God’s truth and apply his Word in your family by focusing your attention on four crucial elements in your children’s lives: Identity, Character, Relationships, Mission.

When you apply biblical truths in these four areas, you can feel confident your children will have a foundation they can build upon for the rest of their lives.

3. Bringing Up Boys by James Dobson

With so much confusion about the role of men in our society, it’s no wonder so many parents and teachers are asking questions about how to bring up boys. In Bringing Up Boys, Dr. Dobson draws from his experience as a child psychologist and family counselor, as well as extensive research, to offer advice and encouragement based on a firm foundation of biblical principles.

4. Bringing Up Girls: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Women by James Dobson

As a parent, how are you guiding your daughter on her journey to womanhood? Are you equipping her to make wise choices? Whether she’s still playing with dolls or in the midst of the often-turbulent teen years, is she truly secure in her identity as your valued and loved daughter? In Bringing Up Girls, Dr. James Dobson will help you face the challenges of raising your daughters to become strong, healthy, and confident women who excel in life.

5. Boundaries with Kids: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Yes, you can say no to your child and still be a loving parent. Join Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend and discover how setting biblical boundaries can make your parenting better today!

Using biblically backed principles, including respect, stewardship, and self-control, Drs. Cloud and Townsend share the lessons they’ve learned firsthand after decades of working with families across the country. The tools and support they provide in Boundaries with Kids will change the way you view healthy boundaries, no matter where you are in your parenting journey.

6. 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively by Gary Chapman, Ross Campbell

You know you love your child. But how can you make sure your child knows it? 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.

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.

Make your book reservations online or drop by our library on Sundays, 9.15am to 10am, at KKMC L2.

What books do KKMC librarians recommend? What are members of our community reading? Find out at From the Librarian’s Shelf, brought to you by the KKMC Library Ministry.