Aslan Academy - 4. Overview of Aslan Academy Resources

Overview of Aslan Academy Resources

The Aslan Academy uses a variety of resources to assist in the discipleship process. The articles, Bible Studies and Issues to Ponder are provided. Each section also includes a limited number of books that you’ll need to acquire. Note that in many cases we encourage you to select one of two book options for a particular topic.  Follow the Seven Step Plan for when to introduce these resources


•    Overview article describing the particular topic
•    Bible study on the topic
•    Book(s) on the topic
•    Issues to ponder

Reviewing the Fundamentals


•    Basic Christianity – John Stott


•    Christianity 101 – Gilbert Bilezikian and Bill Hybels


•    The Big Story – How the Bible Makes Sense Out of Life – Justin Buzzard

Understanding and Encouraging Heart Change


•    Parenting Is Heart Work – Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller


•    Shepherding a Child’s Heart – Tedd Tripp



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


•    Gospel-Centered Family – Ed Moll and Tim Chester


Developing Character and Faith that Lasts

•    Character Matters! Raising Kids with Character That Lasts – John Yates and Susan Alexander
     Yates (Note: this book has also been published under the name Raising Kids With Character
     That Lasts!)


•    Sticky Faith – Dr. Kara E. Powell and Dr. Chap Clark


•    Faith Begins at Home – Mark Holmen



•    The Power of Teachable Moments – Jim Weidmann and Marianne Hering


•    Small Group study for adolescents: Building Character: A Study Guide for Adolescents
      and Teens –
Developed by Mona Lindeman and Susan Ward (available as free download)

Teaching the Bible to Your Children
Choose an age-appropriate Bible from the following:


•    Jesus Storybook Bible – Sally Lloyd-Jones (preschool through early middle school)



•    The Word & Song Bible – Stephen Elkins (preschool and early elementary)



•    Apologetics Study Bible for Students – Sean McDowell, editor (for teens, college students,
      and young adults)



•    What the Bible is All about Bible Handbook for Kids – Henrietta Mears (through middle school)

Introducing Spiritual Disciplines to Your Children

•    Habits of a Child's Heart: Raising Your Kids with the Spiritual Disciplines
      (Experiencing God) – Valerie E. Hess


•    Spiritual Disciplines for Children: A Guide to a Deeper Spiritual Life for You and Your
– Vernie Schorr Love



CD’s or MP3 Downloads:

•    Hide ‘Em in Your Heart – Steve Green (preschool and early elementary)

•    Seeds Family Worship  (older elementary through middle school)

Helping Children Understand and Explain Their Faith
Choose an age-appropriate book from the following:


•    Big Truths for Little Kids – Susan Hunt and Richie Hunt (preschoolers)



•    The Awesome Book of Bible Answers for Kids – Josh McDowell and Kevin Johnson
      (elementary grades)


•    If I Could Ask God Anything: Awesome Bible Answers for Curious Kids – Kathry 
     Slattery (middle schoolers)



•    The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask – Mark Mittenberg (for teens)



•    Apologetics Study Bible for Students – Sean McDowell, editor (for teenagers, college students,
     and young adults)



•    How to Stay Christian in College – J. Budziszewski (for high school students anticipating going
     to college, college students, and  parents of high school/college students)

Family Read-Alouds – For Inspiration and Discussion
Choose a variety of books to read to the children from the following:


•    The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis


•    Companion Study Guide: Aslan in Our World: A Companion to the Lion, the Witch,
      and the Wardrobe
– Cate McDermott



•    Christian Heroes Then and Now (Series)– Janet and Geoff Benge



•    The Trailblazer Series

Listen and Learn on Their Own
Choose a variety of the following books for children to read on their own:

•     The Chronicles of Narnia Radio Theatre – from writings of C.S. Lewis


•     G.T. and the Halo Express



•     Sir Bernard the Good King


•      Adventures in Odyssey

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