May 2023 Book Club Recommendations

May 01, 2023

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

The Screwtape Letters

C. S. Lewis

We are often oblivious to the supernatural worldview portrayed in Scripture, mainly that we are in the midst of a spiritual battle. In this classic book, C.S. Lewis invites the reader into a private dialogue between a senior demon, Screwtape, and his protegee, Wormwood. In this series of letters, Lewis highlights the ways in which the enemy attempts to fool Christians into believing and desiring the ways of the world.

Book for Children Ages 8-12

Speak Truth In Your Heart

Sarah Mally Hancock

We know we must intentionally prepare our children to confront the lies of our culture. But are we also preparing them to confront the lies that arise in their own hearts? Speak Truth in Your Heart was originally written for girls. However, we think this book is a powerful resource for helping both girls and boys understand how to combat lies with Scripture. We highly recommend you read this book aloud with the children God has placed in your care.

Questions - After reading each chapter, we recommend you discuss the following questions:

  • What are one or two truths revealed in this chapter that you would like to remember?
  • What makes these truths so important?
  • What can you do to remember and live out these truths this week?

Register for Foundation Worldview's webinar with author Sarah Mally Hancock as we discuss Confronting Lies Within Kids' Hearts.

Book for Children Ages 4-7

The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross

Carl Laferton

The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross tells the story of how humans were separated from God because of their sin and the lengths to which God went to restore fellowship with us.

Question 1 - Why were Adam and Eve sent out of the Garden?

Discussion Guide - Discuss how sin separates us from God. Adam and Eve could no longer live in the Garden because of their sin.

Question 2 - Why was there a curtain around the most special place in the temple?

Discussion Guide - Discuss how people could not come into God’s presence because of their sin.

Question 3 - Why did the curtain tear when Jesus died?

Discussion Guide - Discuss how, on the cross, Jesus took all our sin upon Himself and bore God’s wrath toward our sin. Once our sins were paid for, humans could once again be in God’s presence.

Bonus Activity - If your child has gone through Foundation Early Childhood Worldview Curriculum, go through lessons 19 and 20 again, focusing on how all humans miss the mark and how Jesus hit the mark for us.

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