Additional Aslan Academy Resources

 


 

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Keeping the Faith Guidebook

The Keeping the Faith guidebook is the backbone of the program and the heart of the Aslan Academy small group experience. With the help of the Bible studies, articles, group discussions, prayer, practical suggestions and family activities outlined in this thoughtful resource, your Aslan Academy group will enjoy the fellowship and collective wisdom of many godly scholars and counselors. Order a copy for each group member of your group and start your journey together
 

Bibles

If you do not already have a study Bible, consider purchasing one. Additionally, each child should have their own age appropriate Bible and notebook or journal. Because the volume of products on the market can feel bewildering, we have listed some of our favorites for your consideration.
 

Family Read-Alouds

If reading together is a new concept for your family, break the ice with some funny poetry, inspiring biographies or suspenseful classics. 
 

Children's Music and Audio Books

Add these fun, faith-based stories and music to your family’s audio repertoire. Use these recorded resources to entertain, educate, boost scripture memorization and spur great conversations about things that matter at home or on the road.
 

Understanding the Bible - Resources for Children and Teens

Although these books are written to appeal to a younger audience, adults might be surprised at how much they also learn as they share them with their young people. Mine the gems of solid Bible knowledge together using trustworthy, quality texts like these.
 

Apologetics Resources for Children and Youth

Questions and doubts about the Christian faith can be the perfect place to begin authentic, transformative conversations about God, life and ourselves. These thoughtful books address today’s issues with clarity and grace. Perhaps even more importantly, they teach us to view our doubt as a gateway to knowing God more deeply, rather than a danger to avoid. 
 

Bible Games

Don’t let faith formation be reduced to a grind. Games are a great way to include Bible knowledge in your family fun as well.
 

Catechism (for all ages)

The formal teachings of your family’s chosen Christian denomination can offer a time-tested, well-rounded approach to living out your faith daily. 
 

Other Learning and Small Group Resources

The C. S. Lewis Institute offers a wealth of print, audio and video resources on Christian living, worldview, scholarship and apologetics. Start with this list, then explore our website for much, much more.
 

Information about Popular Movies, Videos, Music, TV, Games and Books

Be an educated consumer of media. Before you expose your family to entertainment media, do your homework on content and graphics.
 

Going Deeper: For Further Reading by Theme

Because the Keeping the Faith experience is about a way life centered on a life long relationship with Jesus, and because we loved so many books that we could not include them all, your learning will continue beyond the material in the guidebook. Find more great sources on Christian parenting and living related to the themes identified in the guidebook in this list.
 

Keeping the Faith Conference Speakers

Learn why we love them so much! The first Keeping the Faith family discipleship conference in 2019 featured an exciting lineup of challenging and inspiring speakers. Dig deeper into these works by our friends and colleagues.
 

A Pastor's Favorites The following parenting books were recommended to us by pastor and theater professional Josh Baker, a featured speaker at the 2019 Keeping the Faith conference. This list reflects the depth of his passion and breadth of his wisdom, developed over 20+ years of service to Christian families.
 

Communication

 

Obedience

 

Personality Study/Why Your Kid Is The Way They Are

 

Technology/Entertainment

 

Teens

 

Value/Worth

I’m Beautiful? Why Can’t I See It? By Kimberly Davidson

True Beauty: Finding Your Identity in Jesus (DVD) by Lisa Chan

 

Marriage/Dating

 

Grief/Loss

 

Tough Topics

 

Divorce

 

First Time Parents

 

Spiritual Upbringing/Raising Godly Children

Adventures in Odyssey (Audio Series) www.whitsend.org or Focus on the Family

A Practical Guide to Culture by John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle

Baptism: A Bible Study Workbook for Kids by Richard E. Todd

Brave Girls Faithful Friends by Jennifer Gerelds

Citizen magazine (online articles now only) www.focusonthefamily.com

Clubhouse magazine (clubhousemagazine.com)

Focus on the Family website (www.focusonthefamily.com)

Giving: A Bible Study Workbook for Kids by Richard E. Todd

Home Front magazine (homefrontmag.com)

Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God and Science by Louie Giglio

Meditations for New Parents by Gerald and Sara Shenk

National Center for Biblical Parenting (www.biblicalparenting.org)

Parenting in the Pew: Guiding Your Children into the Joy of Worship by Robbie Castleman

Playing for Keeps by Reggie Joiner

Pray for Me Prayer Guide by Tony Souder

Raising Kids to Love Jesus by H. Norman Wright and Gary J. Oliver

Revolutionary Parenting by George Barna

Rock Solid Kids by Larry Fowler

Someday Heaven by Larry Libby

Spiritual Parenting by Michelle Anthony

Sprout Box Kids (family devotional activity kits) www.sproutboxkids.com

Streams in the Desert for Kids (devotional) by L.B. Cowman

Sticky Situations: 365 Devotions for Kids and Families by Betsy Schmitt

Superbook (DVD Series)

The Case for Christ for Kids by Lee Strobel

The Wonder Devotional Book by CEF Press (CEF Mailbox Club)

What’s In The Bible? By Phil Vischer (DVD Series)

 

General Parenting

 

Single Parenting

 

General Reading/Good Books To Read To Children

 

Holidays Explained

Easter Bunny Are You For Real? By Harold Myra

Halloween How Can I Celebrate? (Vision Video DVD)

Halloween Is It For Real? By Harold Myra

Halloween, Paganism, and the Bible by Bodie Hodge (DVD)

Halloween Trick or Treat? (Whitaker Entertainment DVD)

Santa Are You For Real? By Harold Myra

Thanksgiving What Makes It Special? by Harold Myra

Mommy, Why Don’t We Celebrate Halloween? By Linda Hacon Winwood

Redeeming Halloween by Kim Wier and Pam McCune

The First Christmas by Paul L. Maier

The First Christmas Town (DVD) by Answers in Genesis

The Legend of the Christmas Tree by Rick Osborne

The Legend of St. Nicholas by Dandi Daley Mackall

The Legend of the Christmas Stocking by Rick Osborne

The Legend of the Valentine by Katherine Grace Bond

The Story of St. Patrick: More Than Shamrocks and Leprechauns by The Voice of the Martyrs

The Story of St. Valentine: More Than Cards and Candied Hearts by The Voice of the Martyrs

The True Easter Story by Ray Vander Laan (That The World May Know)(DVD)

What is Easter?  By Phil Vischer (What’s In the Bible?)

Why Do We Call It Christmas? By Phil Vischer (What’s In the Bible?) (in book and DVD format)

 

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