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  • Writer's pictureAmy L. Sullivan

Christian Biographies for Moms and Kids

Updated: Apr 15, 2020

Sometimes when my youngest is in just the right mood, she completes a running swan dive onto my bed, buries herself in my oversized white comforter, and yells for me to read her a book. When this happens, it means dinner will most likely include cereal, and homework will be delayed. Reading like this together is a reminder of days when snuggling in bed with a book wasn’t a rarity, but the norm.

I adore reading with my girl for an endless amount of reasons. Besides the obvious win of spending time together, I love learning and revisiting ideas I have long forgotten or facts I never learned.

My girl: Did you know North Carolina’s state dog is a Plott hound? Me: No. My girl: Did you know North Carolina’s red berry is the strawberry and the state’s blue berry is the blueberry? Me: Ah, no, but that makes sense. My girl: What about the state beverage? Did you know the state beverage is milk? Me: Again, no. The above questions involving over a dozen state symbols and songs continues and quickly falls into the category of things I never learned.

Christian Biographies for Moms and Kids

Lately, I’ve heard from parents who are reading biographies of great women and having their kiddos read child-friendly versions of the same biography, mamas like Ashley.

Corrie ten Boom, Betsie ten Boom, Gutsy Girls: Strong Christian Women Who Impacted the World

And maybe it’s because for the last five years I’ve been binging on stories of strong Christian women or maybe it’s because I love the idea of sharing literature together, but the whole idea of moms and kids reading and talking about the same women of faith makes me giddy.

Here’s a question I recently received:

What books would you recommend parents read to accompany each of the Gutsy Girls books ?

Seriously great question, thanks for asking! Here’s my list:

2.  Corrie and Betsie ten Boom, evangelists. Books for moms: The Hiding Place. Book for young readers: Gutsy Girls Book Two: Corrie ten Boom.

3. Fanny Crosby, hymn writer. Book for moms: Her Heart Can See: The Life and Hymns of Fanny J. Crosby. Book for young readers: Gutsy Girls Book Three: Fanny Crosby.

4. Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, scientist. Book for moms: God in the Lab. Book for young readers: Gutsy Girls Book Four: Dr. Jennifer Wiseman.

5. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Book for moms: Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol. Book for young readers: Gutsy Girls Book Five: Sojourner Truth.

Your turn. Do you have a favorite biography and book for young readers combo? Let’s hear it!


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