Billy Graham once said, “The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.”1
If God has blessed you with the honor and joy of being a grandparent, you have the unique opportunity to share God’s love with wisdom that only comes from years of walking with the Lord.
Gather your grandchildren close and plant seeds of faith in them by reading these sweet stories together:
God Gave Me Grandma by Pamela Kennedy
It’s no secret that children tend to have a special bond with their grandmothers. With humorous art and fun verses, this book celebrates that relationship and recognizes the many ways that grandmothers support, love, and empower their grandchildren.
God Gave Me Grandpa by Pamela Kennedy
It’s no secret that children tend to have a special bond with their grandfathers. With humorous art and fun verses, this book celebrates that relationship and recognizes the many ways that grandfathers support, love, and empower their grandchildren.
Don’t Forget to Remember by Ellie Holcomb
Sometimes remembering is hard to do! But in this lyrical tale, Ellie Holcomb celebrates creation’s reminders of God’s love, which surrounds us from sunrise to sunset, even on our most forgetful of days.
Indescribable for Little Ones by Louie Giglio
Indescribable for Little Ones introduces young children to God’s amazing creation. Kids will be in awe as they discover that everything, from the ants on the ground to the stars in the sky, was made by God. Interactive features, such as pull tabs and wheels, make the discovery extra fun!
There are Lions in This Book! by Dandi Daley Mackall
Children love to feel empowered—even while reading books! So, when a narrator of a book comes along to warn the child not to turn another page, what will they do? This is the kind of adventure that Dandi Daley Mackall invites her readers into in There’s a Lion in This Book!
In this clever take on the Daniel in the lions’ den story, a narrator mouse continually warns the reader not to turn the page, lest they find what Daniel eventually found—terrifying, hungry lions! As this exciting and engaging story unfolds, children ages 4 to 8 will learn what actually happened to Daniel in the Bible while being thoroughly entertained in the process.
Hush Little Baby by Flowerpot Press
The beloved nursery rhyme ‘Hush, Little Baby’ has been sung to children for generations by their parents and grandparents. In this book, beautiful illustrations have been paired with the charming text, which has been rewritten to include Christian content.
What do I do With Worry? by Dr. Josh Straub and Christi Straub
Do your what-ifs have you worried? New to the neighborhood, little Willow has some big “what-if” worries. What if the kids don’t like me? What if my new bedroom is scary? Thankfully, Grandma is ready with a plate of cookies and some wise words about how Willow can name her “worry birds” and give them to God. Authors Dr. Josh and Christi Straub know that today’s children have a lot of real “what-ifs”—about diseases and disasters, friendships and failures, and all-things-growing-up. Willow’s story offers practical lessons to help worry birds fly away.
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson
In the first installment of the Wingfeather Saga series from author Andrew Peterson, three siblings, and their trusty dog Nugget, will need all their gifts to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang, who has crossed the dark sea to rule the land with malice and pursues the Igibys for the secret to a lost legend and jewels.
What’s on your list?
1. Billy Graham, as quoted by Debbie Lord, “Billy Graham quotes: He made Christian principles accessible to millions,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 21, 2018, https://www.ajc.com/news/national/billy-graham-quotes-made-christian-principles-accessible-millions/vmeaUI4HGTKhI9kdimpn9J/.