There are so many books, aren’t there? There are so many good, worthy books to choose from. I will never read them all and neither will my children. I’ve thought long and hard for some time about the books that I especially desire my children to read and have come up with a very small list. Of course, we read many more books (especially historical fiction) but if this ALL that we could read, I’d be content.

Books that I want my children to read…one day…

Biographies ? lots of them. We try to read biographies of people who lived in the time period or the country or the subject that we are studying. Biographies of musician?s artists, scientists, missionaries, etc.

Seven Men Who Ruled the World from the Grave

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell

More than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell

The Jesus I Never Knew and The Bible Jesus Read by Philip Yancey

Mere Christianity/ Screwtape Letters/ by C.S. Lewis

What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? By Yancey

Walking the Bible by Bruce Feiler

Understanding the Times by David Noebel

Short Stories by Geoffrey Bingham

Imitation of Christ by Thomas A. Kempis

Mr. Pipes and the Hymns of the Reformation and other titles by Douglas Bond

Know Why You Believe by Paul Little

The Christian’s Secret to a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith

How to be Your Own Selfish Pig by Susan Schaeffer


Mary Jones and her Bible

Christy?s Old Organ by Mrs. O.F. Walton

Pilgrim?s Progress (two or three times) by Paul Bunyan

A Basket of Flowers by C. von Schmid

How the Bible Came to Us by Meryl Doney

Older/Youth Fiction

Atonement Child, Mark of the Lion Trilogy, Selected books by Francine Rivers

Israel, My Beloved by Elizabeth George

Hadassah: One Night with the King by Tommy Tenney

Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Best of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton


Either Heart of Wisdom schedule with Calvary Chapel curriculum or

The Greenleaf Guide to Old Testament History

And for catechism study, Training Hearts Teaching Minds: Family Devotions Based on the Shorter Catechism by Starr Meade

I’d be interested in hearing in others thoughts on this topic.