Review: Corrie ten Boom – The Courageous Woman and The Secret Room

Title: Corrie ten Boom – the courageous woman and the secret room From the Do Great Things for God series Author: Laura Caputo-Wickham Illustrator: Isabel Munoz Price: RRP £6.99 but available for £5.94 from The Good Book Company Good for: children age 3-7 years old Best bit: a short, simple version of Corrie’s story, a good … Read more

Review: A Smashing Day

Title: A smashing day – Jack and Bea’s survival guide to church Author: Emma Browne and David Painting Illustrator: Diane Notman Available on Amazon Price: RRP £4.99 Good for: Anyone who’s been to Sunday School and it wasn’t all that great. Also, people who like funny books. Best bit: Humour and honesty of the voice … Read more

Review: Mother God

Title: Mother God Author: Teresa Kim Pecinovsky Illustrator: Khoa Le Published by: Beaming Books Price: Available from Blackwells from £12.34 (July 5, 2022) Good for: The pages are majority illustrations with small sections of text, so great for children aged 3 to 7, but I will be reading this with my children who are 9 … Read more

Review: Welcome to Bible World

Title: Welcome to Bible World Author: Mike Nappa Illustrator: Emiliano Migliardo Published by: The Good Book Company Price: Available from Eden for £7.99 (July 5, 2022) Good for: 4-10s who know a bit about the Bible and are ready to find out more. Best bit: It’s a child-friendly introduction to the different types of books in … Read more

Review: The Prisoners, The Earthquake and The Midnight Song

Title: The Prisoners, the earthquake and the midnight song Author: Bob Hartman Illustrator: Catalina Echeverri Published by: The Good Book Company Price: RRP £8.99 Only £5.85 at Eden at the time of writing Good for: Children aged 2-8 years Best bit: It’s a hard call between Bob’s excellent storytelling and Catalina’s awesome pictures! Both are wonderful. Worst bit: … Read more

Review: How to Pray – A Guide for Young Explorers

Title: How to pray – a guide for young explorers Author: Pete Greig and Gemma Hunt Illustrator: Patrick Laurent Published by: Hodder Price: RRP £10.99 available from Eden for £8.36 Good for: Children, young people and adults age 7+ especially those who like visually interesting books and not big blocks of text Best bit: Brilliant internal design … Read more

Review: Breathe – child’s guide to Ascension, Pentecost and the growing time

Title: Breathe – child’s guide to Ascension, Pentecost and the growing time Author: Laura Alary Illustrator: Cathrin Peterslund Published by: Paraclete Price: RRP $16.99 Good for: Families with children age 4-11 years wanting to explain and connect with the stories of Ascension (Jesus returning to heaven) and Pentecost (the Holy Spirit comes to Jesus’ friends) in a … Read more

Review of Comfort in uncertain times

Title: Comfort in uncertain times Author: Rachel Turner Cover illustrator: Rebecca J Hall Published by: BRF Price: RRP £8.99 Kindle edition also available Good for: parents of children age 3-12 years Best bit: I love Rachel’s re-tellings of these 15 Bible stories – you can hear her voice as you read them Worst bit: Because of … Read more

Review My Easter Egg hunt

Title: My Easter Egg hunt Author and illustrator: Cathy Porter Published by: Amazon Price: £4.57 Good for: children age 3-10 years Best bit: brilliant relatable story telling working through the meaning of Easter for a child in a Christian family Worst bit: As always, I would have liked more pictures, but even when they were … Read more

Review: Faithful Families for Lent, Easter and Resurrection

Title: Faithful Families for Lent, Easter and Resurrection Author: Traci Smith Published by: Chalice Press Price: £9.59 Best for: families looking for simple, spiritual ways to mark Lent and Easter together Best bit: by focusing on spiritual practice, Traci gives us a great range of options to try, while encouraging us to choose only a few … Read more

Review: How to include autistic children and young people in church

Title: How to include autistic children and young people in church – Creating a place of belonging and spiritual development for all Author: Mark Arnold Published by: Grove Youth series Price: £3.95 Good for: anyone involved in church, especially church and group leaders Best bit: Simple, quick to read with immediate take aways Worst bit: … Read more

36 of the best Faith at home ideas for Lent and Easter

Lent can be intimidating. What can I do? Where do I start? Some people seem to get it together and use it as a time to grow in their faith. But if you’re more like me, excited by all the lovely ideas, but aware I may not get past day 2 on any of them, … Read more