Day 7: The Door in the Wall

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli is one of our favorites.  This book is a Newbery Winner and certaintly deserves one, it is one that captures your heart pretty quickly and you can't wait to read the next chapter.  I enjoyed reading this to my son so much and it became one of his favorites too. When this book starts off you have one spoiled child who is used to a life of privilege … [Read more...]

Day 6: The Chronicles of Narnia

There is just something beautiful about that special place Narnia that captures our hearts and mind in The Chronicles of Narnia.  I LOVE reading CS Lewis and I know this one is probably on most of your shelves already. However I couldn't do a character building series without speaking of Narnia.  There are way too many character lessons for me to mention in this post but you will see these … [Read more...]

Day 5: Dangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress

There are just some books that are so classic and SO good, everyone should have them on their shelves.  Pilgrims Progress on one of them.  It is beautiful allegory about a man who is headed to the Celestrial City, the place he feels called to go but along the way there are many obstacles.  Some believe it is the second only to the Bible itself in the number of copies sold worldwide. First … [Read more...]

Day 4: The Book of Virtues and More

If you are not familiar  with William Bennetts'  books, there are a few you have to check out for your character building library.   He has three that I think are wonderful! This is what the book description says and I couldn't say it any better.  The 1st one is The Book of Virtues William J. Bennett has collected hundreds of stories in The Book of Virtues, an instructive and inspiring … [Read more...]

Day 3: Lamplighter Publishing

I could NOT have a character building book series with mentioning Lamplighter Publishing.  Their motto: Building Character One Story At A time Mark Hamby has a passion inside of him like none other I have ever seen to help families build character in children.  If you have never heard Mark Hamby speak, it is a MUST!  He is one of the greatest speakers on parenting I have ever heard, I will have … [Read more...]

Day 2 : The Kingdom Series by Chuck Black

kingdom series

Do you have boys?  They will love The Kingdom Series!  This is a must have for your character collection.  I'm reading this to my oldest son right now (13) but any age and really even girls will love it.  Honestly, I am in book 2 and I have a hard time putting the book down at read aloud time, it is Fabulous! These are stories that represent Biblical truth into allegorical form. Dave … [Read more...]

Day 1: God’s Word

31 Days

I couldn't start off my 31 Series of Character Building Books without starting with God's Word.  It is the ultimate book to teach character.  God gives us a clear path to have a life of wisdom and good character.  Throughout the Bible you will read about men and women who had it and ones who didn't.  You will see the story of Grace and the story of Redemption.  There is no better book to be … [Read more...]

Strong Willed Series

strong willed series

My strong willed series post are here 1. Draw them Closer, don't push them away 2. Say Yes when you can 3. God gave your child the will 4. Saying your sorry to the strong willed child … [Read more...]

NIV Boys Bible

NIV Boys Bible Published at Zondervan About the product The NIV Boys Bible was created especially for boys ages 9 to 12 and helps them grow into the young men God wants them to be. Fun in-text features help boys dig deep into the Word and learn about amazing people, facts, and stories of the Bible. Grow into the young man God wants you to be Dig deep into God’s Word and learn amazing new … [Read more...]

NIV Faithgirlz! Bible

NIV Faithgirlz! Bible Published at Zondervan Discover the Beauty of Believing with the Faithgirlz! Bible Contributor Nancy Rue guides girls to discover a personal relationship with God. Packed with exciting features that help tween girls better understand themselves and Scripture, the Faithgirlz Bible teaches girls that the Bible is real, relevant, and, best of all, that the story of God … [Read more...]