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Are you a new Christian? Looking to strengthen your faith while homeschooling? | Homeschool Resources for New Christians

Are you a new Christian? Looking to strengthen your faith while homeschooling? | Homeschool Resources for New Christians

Are you a new Christian? Or maybe you grew up going to church but you’re ready to get serious about your faith. Amen and praise the Lord! We’re so glad that you’ve made this eternal commitment.

Whether you’re new to the faith or coming back to it, it can be overwhelming, and adding homeschooling into it just adds another layer of complexity!

If you’re looking to grow your knowledge about God and Christianity and give your children a great foundation, we have some resources that are sure to help you in this journey.

Resources for the whole family

A great first place to start is by taking a few moments each morning or evening with your whole family to read a section of the Westminister Catechism. The Westminister Shorter Catechism is is a catechism written in 1646 and 1647 by the Westminster Assembly, a council of English and Scottish theologians and laymen intended to bring the Church of England into greater conformity with the Church of Scotland. The assembly also produced the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Westminster Larger Catechism.

So the Westminster Shorter Catechism is a great place to explore key principles taught in the Bible and learn where in scripture to find them. The Heidelberg Catechism is a similar and equally valuable resource for this type of learning.

Another favorite family Bible study tool is Journey Through the Bible by Veritas Press. It is filled with both pictures and informational essays to help you and your family understand the historical context for what you will read in the Bible. If you choose to have your student do any Veritas Bible courses, this book will double as a textbook for their education!

Resources for you (and your teenagers!)

If you’re a parent of teens, no doubt you want them to join you on this journey of understanding the Bible and deepening their Christian faith. While our Omnibus courses are richly steeped in biblical theology and history, you might wish to start off at a less intense pace by simply going through a book or two with them. The Handbook of Christian Apologetics is one of the best places to start, especially if you or your teen are surrounded by the questions and doubts of friends, relatives, or even your own uncertainties. Sensible and concise, witty and wise, this is the guidebook for anybody looking for answers or seeking to articulate answers to questions of faith and reason from a Christian perspective. The authors provide clear and cogent arguments on the topics of creation and evolution, God's nature, miracles, the problem of evil, the reliability of Scripture, objective truth, heaven and hell, and more.

Another book that we would like to point you towards is Born Again. This tells the riveting story of Charles Colson while he was serving time in prison for his part in the Watergate scandal. As he walked through those days of disgrace, he realized that purpose and meaning in his life weren’t something he could create, but rather could only be realized through a relationship with Christ.

Resources for your young children (and you!)

Do you have a young one (or several) in your home? There are so many fun ways to introduce them to the characters and concepts found in the Bible! A favorite place to begin is with read-aloud storybooks that highlight biblical characters. The read-aloud Old Testament and New Testament series are great for incorporating into your childrens’ morning or bedtime routines.

Need some songs for car trips or to play while doing activities? The Westminster Shorter Catechism Songs Collection is a catchy way to connect your children to core biblical principles.

Would you like to help your child really feel special? Gift them their very first Bible - The One Year Bible for Children is perfectly geared for children to understand and love!

If you’d like to talk to someone about your unique background and what theological books would be helpful to you, don’t hesitate to email at info@veritaspress.com.