June 2024 Book Club Recommendations

June 03, 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

Across the Kitchen Table: Talking About Trans with Your Teen

Sam Andreades

Not only is the secular world plagued with gender confusion, but such confusion has crept into the church. In the midst of this confusion, Across the Kitchen Table offers deeply biblical counsel for engaging with children and other loved ones who have been taken captive by the spirit of the age. This book is a must-read for any Christian desiring to think, speak, and act biblically in this cultural moment.

Book for Children Ages 8-12

The Truth About Poop

Susan E. Goodman

While we do not want our children to use “potty talk,” even the biological functions associated with such talk can reveal the goodness of God’s design. The many facts highlighted in The Truth About Poop reveal God’s amazing design for creation and how humans, as His image-bearers, reflect Him through our ability to invent and create.

Question 1 - What were two or three of your favorite facts in the “Birds Do It, Bees Do It” section? How do these facts point to the design of each creature?

Discussion Guide - Discuss how different creatures were designed with excretory systems that function differently to meet the needs of their species.

Question 2 - The “History of the Toilet” section outlined how humans have made improvements to bathrooms over the years. Why is it that humans are the only species that creates such simple inventions?

Discussion Guide - Read Genesis 1:26-28. Discuss how humans bear God's image and, thus, reflect His ability to create. Then, discuss how technological inventions, such as the toilet, fit into the command to “fill the earth and subdue it.”

Question 3 - What were two or three of your favorite facts in the “Useful Poop” section? How do these facts once again point to God’s design?

Discussion Guide - Discuss how the many uses of poop show both God’s creativity and His sustaining provision over creation.

Bonus Question - If your child has gone through Foundation Comparative Worldview Curriculum, ask, “How does the design found in poop point to God?”

Discussion Guide - Discuss how design always comes from an intelligent designer.

Book for Children Ages 4-7

The One O’Clock Miracle

Alison Mitchell

A father travels miles and miles to see Jesus. His son is sick, and he knows Jesus can help. But instead of accompanying the man home, Jesus simply says that his son will be well. This retelling of John 4 helps little ones see that Jesus’ miracles show that He is God.

Question 1 - Ask your child what miracle occurred at one o’clock.

Discussion Guide - Jesus healed the man’s son from twenty miles away.

Question 2 - Read John 4:46-54. Ask your child which parts of the story were exactly the same as the biblical account and which parts differed.

Discussion Guide - Discuss how almost everything is the same. The one differing detail is Jesus saying in John 4:48, “Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe.” Discuss how the man believed Jesus’ words even when he could not see with his eyes that his son was healed.

Question 3 - Read John 20:30-31. Ask your children why God had John record this miracle.

Discussion Guide - This miracle was meant to be evidence that Jesus is God and that by believing, we might have life in Him.

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