Growing up, books were my best friends. For as early back as I can remember, my parents read to me. And I know I was reading on my own before I entered the school system.
So, I guess it’s no surprise that I love books to this day. And it’s not surprising that I consider books essential for kids.
In this post, I look at five great books to help your kids understand spirituality and spiritual concepts.
Each one is a great story on its own. And each one has many lessons.
Let me know which one your kid(s) like the best!
The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado
Each and every one of us is a miracle. Each and every one of us is here for a special, unique purpose.
Too often kids are teased when the don’t fit in. And just as often schools and other well-meaning adults try to push kids into a box.
The Oak Inside the Acorn helps kids embrace their own uniqueness and stand strong in the face of people who want them to be different.
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Full of magic, adventure, and hope The Girl Who Drank the Moon helps children learn to face their fears.
As a Newbery Medal winner, this book is a must read for anyone who love children’s literature.
A Pebble for Your Pocket by Tich Nhat Hanh
The renown Buddhist author presents the basic tenets of Buddhism in a kid-friendly way.
Even better, Hanh provides practical, concrete advise for handling difficult emotions – like anger.
The book is free from jargon and uses an engaging writing style, making it a fun read that’s perfect for bed time or any time.
Just In Case You Ever Wondered by Max Lucado
This beautiful story telling of a father’s love for his child is a great way to bond with your kid while sharing a story.
While some see it as an allegory for Christian beliefs, I see it as a tale about how the Universe is always protecting each of us and is always available to comfort us.
No matter how you interpret it, Just In Case You Ever Wondered is a touching, heart-warming must read!
Adri’s Big Dream by Sarah Woodard
Yes, it’s shameless self-promotion time! And though I do say so myself, I believe Adri’s Big Dream is worthy of being on this list of big hitters.
It presents the concepts of transformation and self-acceptance in a child-friendly and fun way.
Currently, Adri is being used by therapists and guidance counselor’s as part of their work to help children feel more at peace.
Check out this touching folktale yourself. Your kids will thank you!