For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. [O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!]
Foundation Builders 4 Bibliography
Alcorn, Randy. Money, Possessions, and Eternity. Wheaton: Tyndale House, 2003.
Alcorn, Randy. The Treasure Principle. Sisters, OR: Multnomah, 2001.
Andrews, Robert. The Family, God’s Weapon for Victory. Mukilteo, WA: WinePress, 1995.
Arthur, Kay and Janna Arndt. How to Study Your Bible for Kids (Discover 4 Yourself® Inductive Bible
Studies for Kids). Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2002.
Discover 4 Yourself® Inductive Bible Studies for Kids. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2002.
A series of individual inductive study books on different books of the Bible.
Burkett, Larry. Money Matters for Teens. Chicago: Moody, 2000.
Dobson, James. Bringing Up Boys. Wheaton: Tyndale House, 2001.
Dobson, James. Preparing for Adolescence. Santa Ana, CA: Vision House, 1999.
Dobson, James. Preparing for Adolescence – (cd set). Regal Books (Focus on the Family).
Durbin, Kara. Parenting With Scripture – A Topical Guide for Teachable Moments. Chicago: Moody,
Evans, Tony. Guiding Your Family in a Misguided World. Colorado Springs: Focus on the Family, 1991.
Farley, William P. Gospel-Powered Parenting: How the Gospel Shapes and Transforms Parenting.
Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing Company, 2009.
Foster, Pam. For Instruction in Righteousness. Gaston, OR: Doorposts, 2000.
Foster, Pam. Plants Grown Up. Gaston, OR: Doorposts, 1995.
Harris, Joshua. Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is). Sisters, OR: Multnomah Publishers, Inc., 2003.
Kimmel, Tim. Why Christian Kids Rebel: Trading Heartache for Hope. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson,
Lancaster, Phillip. Family Man, Family Leader. San Antonio, TX: Vision Forum, Inc., 2003, 2004
Line Upon Line: Genesis. Chattanooga, TN: Precept Ministries of Reach Out, 1986.
Ludy, Leslie. Set-Apart Femininity: God’s Sacred Intent for Every Young Woman. Eugene, OR: Harvest
House Publishers, 2008.
Mally, Sarah, Stephen, and Grace. Making Brothers and Sister Best Friends. Cedar Rapids, IA:
Tomorrow’s Forefathers, 2002.
Maxwell, Steven and Teri. Keeping Our Children’s Hearts. Communication Concepts, 2004.
Meade, Starr. Training Hearts, Teaching Minds: Family Devotions Based on the Shorter Catechism.
Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2000.
Nicolosi, Joseph and Linda Ames Nicolosi. A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality. Downer’s
Grove: InterVarsity, 2002.
Phillips, Benny and Sheree. Walking With the Wise: God’s Plan for Parents & Teens. LaVergne, TN:
Spring Arbor, 1994.
Prayer Guides in the tone of Valley of Vision:
Case, Andrew. Water of the Word (praying for your wife)
Case, Andrew. Prayers of an Excellent Wife (praying for your husband)
Case, Andrew. Setting Their Hope in God (praying for your children)
Priolo, Lou. Teach Them Diligently. Woodruff, SC: Timeless Texts, 2000.
Priolo, Lou. The Heart of Anger. Amityville. NY: Calvary, 1997.
Rosemond, John. A Family of Value. Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1995.
Rosemond, John. Ending the Homework Hassle. Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1990.
Sande, Ken. Peacemaking for Families. Wheaton: Tyndale House, 2002.
Seel, David John Jr. Parenting Without Perfection. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2000.
"[David Seels] helps you understand that Christian parenting doesn't mean raising flawless
kids-- it means learning to treat your children as God treats you, focusing on influencing your
children's beliefs rather than controlling their behavior. Parenting Without Perfection
presents 10 priorities that will help you introduce your children to genuine living in the Kingdom
Southerland, Janice. Sermon on the Mount – Part 1 – Pure in Heart. Oklahoma City: Children's
Inductive Bible Studies, 1998.
Southerland, Janice. Know and Grow in 2 Timothy – Guard the Gospel. Oklahoma City: Children's
Inductive Bible Studies, 1994.
Southerland, Janice. Know and Grow in Understanding God. Oklahoma City: Children's Inductive
Bible Studies, 1995.
Spurgeon, Charles H. Sermons on Family and Home. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1995.
The Wonder Devotional Book. Child Evangelism Fellowship, 2001.
365 devotionals-- each one based on a question-- i.e. Who is God? Are there many Gods? What is
prayer? Why should I pray? Each devotional answers the question posed, gives a scripture for
meditation, has a 3 line written response to an application question, and a prayer suggestion
Tripp, Paul David. Age of Opportunity. Philipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed, 1997.
Tripp, Ted and Margy. Instructing a Child’s Heart. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press, 2008.
Turansky, Scott and JoAnne Miller. Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining and Bad Attitudes in You
and Your Child. Colorado Springs: Waterbrook, 2000.
Turansky, Scott and JoAnne Miller. Good and Angry. Colorado Springs: Waterbrook, 2002.
White, Joe. Faith Training. Colorado Springs: Focus on the Family, 1994.
Wilson, Douglas. Future Men. Moscow, ID: Canon Press, 2001.
Books for Girls to Read
Andreola, Karen. Beautiful Girlhood. Eugene, OR: Great Expectations Book, 1993.
Note: This is probably most useful as a mother-daughter read aloud. The chapter topics are
good discussion springboards.
Hurnard, Hannah. Hind’s Feet in High Places. (sequel: Mountain of Spices). Wheaton: Tyndale
Prentiss, Elizabeth. Stepping Heavenward. Amityville, NY (1-800-789-8175): Calvary, 1993.
Books for Boys to Read
Black, Chuck. Kingdom Series (Kingdom’s Dawn (Book 1), Kingdom’s Hope (Book 2), Kingdom’s Edge
(Book 3), Kingdom’s Call (Book 4), Kingdom’s Quest (Book 5), Kingdom’s Reign (Book 6)).
Sisters, OR: Multnomah Publishers, Inc., 2001, 2006.
Schultz, Bob. Created for Work: Practical Insights for Young Men. Eugene, Oregon: Great
Expectations Book Co., 2006.
Resources for Children
Children’s Bible-English Standard Version. Wheaton: Crossway, 2005.
Eareckson Tada, Joni and John MacArthur and Robert and Bobbie Wolgemuth. O Come, All Ye
Faithful. Wheaton: Crossway, 2001.
Eareckson Tada, Joni and John MacArthur and Robert and Bobbie Wolgemuth. O Worship the
King. Wheaton: Crossway, 2000.
Eareckson Tada, Joni and John MacArthur and Robert and Bobbie Wolgemuth. What Wondrous
Love is This. Wheaton: Crossway, 2002.
Eareckson Tada, Joni and John MacArthur and Robert and Bobbie Wolgemuth. When Morning
Guilds the Sky. Wheaton: Crossway, 2002.
Woodbridge, John D. Ambassadors for Christ – Distinguied Representatives of the Message
Throughout the World. Chicago: Moody, 1994.
Woodbridge, John D. More than Conquerors – Portraits of Believers from All Walks of Life.
Chicago: Moody, 1992.
Manhood/Womanhood Resources, Courtship, and Purity Resources
Note: It may seem premature to be reading these books, but parents need an idea of where to point their
children. If you have an idea of the goal for which you are aiming, it will help set your child on the
appropriate trajectory. Some of the following books are also books your child should read or that you
will want to read together with your child and discuss. Becoming familiar with the content of these
books will help you determine the appropriate time to introduce them to your child.
Anderson, Neil T. and Dave Park. Purity Under Pressure. Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1995.
Chediak, Alex (editor). 5 Paths to the Love of Your Life. Colorado Springs: TH1NK, 2005.
Elliot, Elizabeth. Passion and Purity. Grand Rapids: Fleming H. Revell, 2002.
Elliot, Elizabeth. Quest for Love. Grand Rapids: Fleming H. Revell, 2002.
Ezzo, Gary. Reflections of Moral Innocence. (tape set). Growing Families International, 1995.
Harris, Joshua. Boy Meets Girl. Multnomah Pub: Sisters, OR, 2000.
Harris, Joshua. I Kissed Dating Goodbye. Eugene, OR: Multnomah Books, 1997.
Holzmann, John. Dating with Integrity. Dallas: Word, 1990.
Hunt, Susan. The True Woman. Atlanta: Christian Education and Publications, 1997.
Hughes, R.K. Disciplines of a Godly Man. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2001.
Jehle, Paul. Dating vs. Courtship. Marlborough, NH: Plymouth Rock Foundation, 1997.
Lewis, Robert. Raising a Modern-Day Knight—A Father’s Role in Guiding His Son to Authentic
Manhood. Colorado Springs: Focus on the Family, 1997.
Myers, Jeff and Danielle. Of Knights and Fair Maidens. Colorado Springs: Heartland Educational,
Nicolosi, Joseph and Linda. A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality. Downers Grove:
Note: We have not read this book, but it comes recommended by Outpost Ministries.
Piper, John and Wayne Grudem. Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Wheaton: Crossway
Ryle, J.C. Thoughts for Young Men. Amityville. NY: Calvary, 1996.
Trobisch, Walter. I Loved a Girl. New York: Harper and Row, 2001.
Wakefield, Norm. Equipping Men. (tape set)—Elijah Ministries:
31017 Wildcat Dr., Bulverde, TX 78163 (Phone: 830-980-5606)
Note: Especially tapes 2 and 3: The Calling Out of Sons
Watson,Thomas. The Godly Man’s Picture. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1992.
West, Jim. Christian Courtship Versus the Dating Game. Palo Cedro, CA: Christian Worldview
Wilson, Doug. Her Hand in Marriage. Moscow, ID: Canon, 1997.
Wilson, Doug. Reforming Marriage. Moscow, ID: Canon, 1995.
Wilson, Nancy. The Fruit of Her Hands. Moscow, ID: Canon, 1997.
These are books we highly recommend -- Perhaps they can be found through church libraries, interlibrary loan system, or
the web (we recommend trying amazon.com, half.com, or bookfinder.com).
James, John Angell. The Christian Father’s Present to His Children. Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria,
NOTE: Many books can be found in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Bookstore.
Please check to see if they are in stock or could be ordered.