February 2024 Book Club Recommendations

February 05, 2024

Our goal in the Foundation Worldview Book Club is to provide resources for you to have meaningful, literature-based worldview discussions with the children God has placed in your care. We work hard to choose books with insightful, truth-based themes. However, we know that our subscribers will have different convictions about the content they allow in their homes, churches, and classrooms. We encourage you to read the recommended books ahead of time, to ensure that the content fits within the framework you have already established in your ministry context. Please also note that by recommending a certain book, Foundation Worldview is not endorsing every work published by a particular author. Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, Foundation Worldview will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

Book for Adults

Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age

Rosaria Butterfield

Discerning truth from error is becoming increasingly difficult in our culture. Yet, it is vital for Christians to seek out what is true and cling to it. In this book, Rosaria Butterfield explores five lies that have crept into the church and exposes them as falsehoods by holding them up against the truth of Scripture.

Watch our webinar with author Rosaria Butterfield discussing her book Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age.

Book for Children Ages 8-12

North! Or Be Eaten: The Wingfeather Saga

Andrew Peterson

Now that Janner and his siblings know that they are the Jewels of Anniera, they have no choice but to flee into the Ice Prairies to avoid the wrath of the Fangs of Dang. Yet, with constant pursuit from the enemy, internal betrayals, and peril from their fellow Skreeans on every side, it seems impossible that they will ever find safety. If the remnant of the royal family is to survive, Janner, Tink, and Leeli must choose to stay together and protect each other– but the cost will be deadly.

Question 1 - Podo struggles with telling his grandchildren his past, including that he used to be a Strander and that he was a dragon hunter in his pirating days. What does the Bible reveal is the only way to deal with our sin?

Discussion Guide - Read 1 John 1:5-10. Discuss how we are commanded to confess and repent of our sin and we are promised that God, through the atoning work of Jesus, will forgive us of our sin.

Question 2 - When Janner was trapped in the Fork Factory, the one thing that kept him from despair was remembering his true identity - he was the son of Esben Wingfeather, the Throne Warden of Anniera. Why is it important that Christians remember our true identity?

Discussion Guide - Read Ephesians 1 and discuss the truths that chapter reveals about the Christian’s identity. Then, discuss how if we forget that we are children of God, we will forget our value and live as if we must create our own value and fleeting, temporary skills, relationships, or accomplishments.

Question 3 - Artham overcomes his shame by surrendering himself to the Maker in order to save Kalmar and become a brand new creation. How does this transformation reflect what Scripture says happens when we turn to Christ?

Discussion Guide - Read 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 and Romans 12:1-2. Discuss how when we repent of our sin and trust in Jesus, God doesn’t just make us clean, He transforms (regenerates) us. We are a new creation.

Book for Children Ages 4-7

Pooch and the Pearly Gates

J.D. Camorlinga

Pooch isn’t excited by the idea of going to even. Being in a winged creature that does nothing but sing and play harps sounds boring. Fortunately, James and Ruth are there to set Pooch straight, helping him understand the truths God’s word reveals about eternity.

Question 1 - What are some things that make James and Ruth excited about their forever home?

Discussion Guide - Discuss how James and Ruth are excited about no more sickness and death, enough food for everyone, no more tears, and no more sin.

Question 2 - What are some of the lies that Pooch believed about heaven?

Discussion Guide - Discuss how Pooch believed that we would spend eternity in heaven. He also believed that we would become angels and do nothing but sing and play harps. And he believed that we get to heaven by doing good things.

Question 3 - What truths did James and Ruth share with Pooch?

Discussion Guide - Discuss how James and Ruth shared that we will spend eternity on the new earth, which will be a beautiful place full of good food, unbreakable bodies, and Christian loved ones. The only way we can live forever in the new earth is through salvation through Jesus.

Bonus Question - If your children have gone through Foundation Biblical Worldview Curriculum, play the “True/Not True” game with the different statements made by James, Ruth, and Pooch throughout the book. For example, “Christians will live in heaven forever.” (Not true. After the resurrection, Christians will live forever on the new earth.)

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