Blue Valley Baptist Church Library

We have excellent libraries on both the Ridgeview and Antioch Campuses.  Please feel free to visit the library on Sunday mornings and evenings to find great books and videos for all ages.  Use the link below to search the library catalog.

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Recommended Reading

Transforming Children Into Spiritual Champions
by George Barna

No one can deny our culture is opposed to Christian values, and the influences bombarding our children's moral development are difficult to contend with. But few parents and church leaders realize that a child's moral development is set by the age of nine. It is therefore critical to start developing a child's biblical worldview from the very earliest years of life.

The problem is complex: parents who themselves did not receive early spiritual training leave their children's training to the church. Yet the church often focuses on older children. The answer is for churches to come alongside parents to provide them biblical worldview training, parenting information, and counseling that will equip them to help their children become the spiritually mature church of tomorrow. This helpful and hopeful book unpacks just how to develop this kind of dynamic church/parent relationship and includes profiles of churches that are effectively ministering to children and winning the war for their hearts and minds.


Effective Parenting in a Defective World
by Chip Ingram

A parent's greatest desire is to raise a child who can face anything with wisdom and confidence. But in a world of over-extended schedules, amoral messages, and incessant peer-pressure, how can you raise a confident child that follows God's will, not the world's? Chip Ingram's practical tips for modeling right living, building strong bonds, and disciplining effectively will help parents bringing up Christ-centered kids who feel secure and significant no matter what comes their way. The book features practical, age-appropriate parenting tips, charts/diagrams, and action steps.

How Am I Smart?
by Dr. Kathy Koch

At one time or another, most kids will ask (or secretly wonder), "Am I smart?" But a better question is, "In what way am I smart?" Dr. Kathy Koch’s down-to-earth and practical guide to the theory of multiple intelligences helps parents and teachers discern and develop their children’s unique wiring.

How Am I Smart? will help you:

  • Identify how your child can best learn and study
  • Explore your child’s characteristic spiritual struggles and his or her ways of connecting to God
  • Learn how you can awaken and nurture your child’s weaker intelligences
  • Uncover how your behavior can paralyze your child’s smarts, and what to do about it
  • Recognize how your child’s misbehavior may be connected to his or her strengths
  • Discover creative teaching methods and potential careers that are ideal for each intelligence

Every child is some combination of the following smarts: word, logic, picture, music, body, nature, people, and self. The sooner you and your child discover his or her best smarts, the sooner you can nurture their potential and help them to flourish and use their gifts for God and others. 

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