September 2022 Book Club Recommendations

September 01, 2022

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.

Book for Adults

Faithfully Different: Regaining Biblical Clarity in a Secular World

Natasha Crain

Culture has shifted drastically over the past decade. What once seemed unthinkable has now become the new normal. How did this happen, and how can Christians faithfully navigate life in this secular culture? These questions and more are clearly addressed and answered in Faithfully Different?

Book for Children Ages 8-12

Little Pilgrim's Progress

Helen L. Taylor

Little Christian leaves behind the City of Destruction and starts a dangerous journey toward the Celestial City. Along the way, he encounters many different people, situations, and obstacles that hinder him on this journey. However, his faithful shepherd always supplies what he needs to continue the journey toward his true home, the Celestial City.

Discussion Points - This entire story is an allegory of the Christian life. We recommend you read this book out loud with your child. As different characters and situations are presented, we recommend you discuss with your children the direct connection with our lives, as Christians. For example, when little Christian and Faithful arrive in Vanity Fair, discuss some things in our world that distract Christians from leading a God-honoring life (mindless entertainment, gossip, excessive food, etc.). Or, when Christian and Hopeful find themselves locked in Doubting Castle with Giant Despair, discuss how it was the key of promise that helped them escape. Then ask your children what the key of promise is for us (God’s Word).

Book for Children Ages 4-7

What Am I?

Andy Steiger, Rachel MacKenzie

What does it mean to be human? Are we just a collection of parts? Or is there more to us than that? Join Amare, his little sister Nya, and their robot Bobo as they explore what they are made of and what they were made for.

Question 1 - Bobo knew what everything was made of, but he did not know what things were made for. Find an object in the room and talk about what the object is made of and what it is made for.

Discussion Guide - Make sure your child understands the difference between what something is made of and what it is made for. You can repeat this activity several times to solidify the concept.

Question 2 - Who gets to decide what something is made for? For example, who is it that got to decide that spoons are used for eating, not rowing boats?

Discussion Guide - Discuss how the person who designed or created an object is the one who gets to decide what it was made for (its purpose).

Question 3 - If it is the creator of something that gets to decide what that thing is for, who gets to decide what you and I were made for?

Discussion Guide - Discuss how God is the one who gets to decide our purpose because He is the one who created us. Then discuss ways you can fulfill that purpose of loving God and others.

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