Most kids get a thrill out of a lively competition. The book The God Contest: The True Story of Elijah, Jesus, and the Greatest Victory invites young school-age children to learn about the prophet Elijah and his contest with the prophets of Baal—which ended in victory. The author uses this engaging story to fast-forward to another victory—Jesus’ victory over sin and death on the cross. Young children will enjoy the bright, colorful illustrations and the charming, energetic characters that bring this ancient story (from 1 Kings 18:16-40) to life. Using language kids will easily understand, the author tells how Team…

With 4 million children in poverty and a wobbly government response to hunger during the pandemic, citizens have rallied to address the need.

It was on a quiet, quarantine morning when I saw them. Maybe it was the consecutive days of social distance that prepared me for this encounter. Perhaps it was the loneliness of isolation that humbled me for this moment. Surely it was the Lord’s nearness, through His Word and by His Spirit, that opened my eyes to see six words leaping right off the page of my Bible. There they were in the text of Mark 10:16, familiar and at-once brand-new. “He took them in his arms.” What was it about this simple sentence that captured my attention and tugged…

A children’s author shares 7 tips that can help your child during this difficult time.

The Cross secured our salvation. But Jesus’ fate still breaks the Father’s heart. After I gave a lecture on the Old Testament, one of my students came up to me and asked, “Do you think it was more than a test of Abraham’s faith?” We had been discussing the story of God calling Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son, Isaac. “Maybe,” he continued, “if God knew he was going to give up his own son, Jesus, later on, then … what if he wanted to see how Abraham would react to this difficult plan?” I don’t remember how I responded…

In good news this week: U.S. foster children are being adopted at all-time highs, the Irrawaddy river dolphin is making a comeback in Asia, and more.

Continuing its deterrence strategy at the southern border, the White House moved to end limits on the length of child detention in border facilities. 

Nanfu Wang began “One Child Nation” as a way to rediscover her past. Ultimately, she documents the harrowing effects of the former Chinese policy. 

Signs of malnutrition in children under the age of 5 declined by 36% between 2001 and 2012, and meal programs are reaching more people in need.

By Nathan Johnson What does this mean in everyday life? How are we to accomplish this task that carries eternal significance? The Bible commands parents to “Train up a child in the way he should go;… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]