23 Christian Parenting Books to Prepare You for the Road Ahead

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17. Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul David Tripp

If you get lost in between daily tasks like folding laundry, carpooling your kids, and making dinner, this book is for you. Instead of a to-do list, the author presents the big picture of God’s blueprint for being parents. He outlines fourteen foundational principles that focus on the gospel, which is better than any latest parenting technique, and also talks about how all parents need God’s grace.

18. Fearless Parenting: Raising Godly Kids in an Ungodly World by Sarah Blount

We live in an evil, confusing world to raise our kids in, and it’s easy for parents to be scared. However, God did not give us a spirit of fear but of love, peace, and a sound mind. Instead of trying to protect our kids, we should expose them to more of Jesus so they have a heart for him and follow him. This book will inspire you to renew your commitment to raising Godly kids, help you instill identity and purpose in your kids, and show you Biblical truths to succeed as a parent.

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

Like adults, kids have love languages, too. This book will teach you how to discover your child’s love language, how to assist your child in learning, using a child’s love language for correction, etc.

20. Grace-Based Discipline: How to Be at Your Best When Your Kids Are At Their Worst by Karis Kimmel Murray

Discipline is one of the hardest things that parents face. You will learn how to stay calm, customize your discipline, set rules, and give consequences that work.

21. Parenting: Getting It Right by Andy Stanley and Sandra Stanley

In your parenting journey, you are bound to think, am I doing this right? This could be when your child is at any age, from newborn to teenager. Authors Andy and Sandra combine their experience and wisdom to help readers live by solid parenting principles. You will learn the four distinct stages of parenting, deciding on a small list of non-negotiables, how to stick with it, and how to adapt your approach to your child’s personality.

22. The Christian Parenting Handbook: 50 Heart-Based Strategies for All the Stages of Your Child’s Life by Scott Turansky and JoAnne Miller RN

If you are a parent of a child ages 2-18 and are looking for biblical, practical, and relevant wisdom, this is your book. You will find nuggets of wisdom broken down into 50 brief chapters and will learn things like identifying character qualities to address problems, avoiding having a “boxing match,” and how to envision a positive future.

23. The Ultimate Guide to Daycare: A Parent’s Roadmap by Carrie Lowrance

One of the most overwhelming experiences a parent will have is when it’s time to think about daycare. There are so many questions that go through your head, and sometimes you don’t even know what to ask. This book will help both answer your questions and help you with specific questions to ask each childcare facility. You will learn things like how to find the right daycare, tips for the first day of daycare, how to navigate food allergies, sick days, and more. Written by a former daycare teacher with eight years of experience, this guide will help you with the clarity you need to find the best daycare for your child and beyond.

As a parent, you will have so many questions at all stages of your parenting journey. These books will help you navigate raising your child with clarity and confidence.

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