Children and family

In this section you will find a wide range of titles for one-to-one reading at home, children's Bibles for devotional time with children, activity books to help unpack different seasonsand festivals, as well as resources for parenting.

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Messy Parables

Messy Parables

25 retellings for all ages Martyn Payne £8.99

Creative ways to share the stories Jesus told. Jesus' parables intrigued, inspired, engaged and challenged the crowds, combining everyday imagery with surprising twists that prompted all ages to wonder and discover the treasures of the kingdom of heaven for themselves. Through 25 tried-and-tested retellings, together with sections on the importance of story, the power of parable, the challenge of all-age storytelling and becoming a Messy storyteller, this resource communicates the immediacy and relevance of Jesus' message for Messy congregations today.

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Messy Parables (PDF Download)

Messy Parables (PDF Download)

25 retellings for all ages Martyn Payne £8.99

Creative ways to share the stories Jesus told. Jesus' parables intrigued, inspired, engaged and challenged the crowds, combining everyday imagery with surprising twists that prompted all ages to wonder and discover the treasures of the kingdom of heaven for themselves. Through 25 tried-and-tested retellings, together with sections on the importance of story, the power of parable, the challenge of all-age storytelling and becoming a Messy storyteller, this resource communicates the immediacy and relevance of Jesus' message for Messy congregations today.

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Messy Church Does Science

Messy Church Does Science

David Gregory £9.99

Helping Messy Church leaders use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith. In popular culture there is a perceived conflict between science and faith, yet in many ways scientific understanding can enhance faith. This resource offers Messy Churches the tools to use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith; demonstrate that science and faith are complementary; and enable children and adults alike to appreciate the wonder of creation. 100 sizzling ideas from a range of contributors provide inspiration for the Bible-based activities element of Messy Church.

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Messy Church Does Science (PDF Download)

Helping Messy Church leaders use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith. In popular culture there is a perceived conflict between science and faith, yet in many ways scientific understanding can enhance faith. This resource offers Messy Churches the tools to use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith; demonstrate that science and faith are complementary; and enable children and adults alike to appreciate the wonder of creation. 100 sizzling ideas from a range of contributors provide inspiration for the Bible-based activities element of Messy Church.

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Tell It Together

Tell It Together

50 tell-together Bible stories to share Renita Boyle £8.99

Storytelling is a vital skill for everyone in ministry of any kind. Everything we are and everything we do revolves around the big story of God's love for us and how we respond to it. Tell It Together combines stories that have been written to read well aloud with tools for groups to share them effectively. The stories can be used on their own, to enhance a theme or Bible passage, or alongside other activities as the basis for clubs or creative worship gatherings and festivals.

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Comfort in the Darkness

Comfort in the Darkness

Helping children draw close to God through biblical stories of night-time and sleep Rachel Turner £7.99

Sleep, dreams and the night can be mysterious and sometimes troubling. Children can be afraid of the dark, have nightmares and night terrors, sleepwalk, or have insomnia. How do we deal with their concerns and fears and help them to draw close to God at night? This collection of Bible story retellings exploring God's character and promises will enable parents to help children grow in peace, confidence and understanding of who God is.

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A Prayer Journey into Parenthood

A Prayer Journey into Parenthood

Claire Daniel £9.99

Pregnancy and new parenthood are some of the most exciting and challenging times of life, and this book forms a gentle devotional guide for that journey. Providing undated Bible reflections and prayers, plus space for personal journaling, it makes an attractive gift for an expectant mother and also an easy-to-use resource for couples to use together as they prepare for parenthood.

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The Barnabas Family Bible

The Barnabas Family Bible

110 Bible stories for families to share Martyn Payne, Jane Butcher £9.99

The Barnabas Family Bible is designed to equip parents and carers to look at key Bible passages with their children in a structured way. Differing from a children's Bible in that it is written to promote an interactive family study time, it contains 110 key extracts, using the Contemporary English Version of the Bible text and spanning the whole Bible narrative.

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The Barnabas Book of Bible Questions

The Barnabas Book of Bible Questions

Sally Ann Wright £7.99

When did Peter jump out of the boat? Why was the tomb empty? Children aged 7-11 can find out the answers to all these questions and more in this beautifully illustrated book.

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The Barnabas Children's Bible

The Barnabas Children's Bible

Rhona Davies, illustrated by Marcin Piwowarski Currently out of stock £12.99

A beautiful hardback Bible for 7-11s, which won the CBC Children's Book of the Year 2009 award. Click on Bibles for more like this.

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