7 of the Best New Religion Books for Children Today

7 of the Best New Religion Books for Children Today

By Megan Habel , May 13th 2016

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These religion books were written specifically for young readers!

There's an endless supply of religion and spirituality books that help guide adults, but what about religion books for children? Reading and sharing books about spirituality with children is the perfect way to give them an introduction to the religion and theology. Check out some of the latest and greatest religion books for children that we’ve come across recently!

The 7 Best New Religion Books for Children Today:

1. The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids by Rick Warren
purpose driven life devotional for kids

Now the popular Purpose Driven Life series by Rick Warren is available for young readers looking to grow in their Christian faith! This children’s religious title includes 365 devotions inspired by Warren’s Purpose Driven Life, as well as thoughts and prayers for reflection each day and a ribbon marker to make sure readers don’t lose their place.


2. Jesus Calling Kids: 365 Devotions for Kids by Sarah Young
Jesus Calling for kids

Just like Rick Warren, Sarah Young created a children's adaptation of her bestselling book Jesus Calling. This devotional, written specifically for kids and tweens, is filled with 365 days of reflection and revelation drawn from what she has personally experienced by listening to God's voice.


3. Little One, God Loves You by Amy Warren Hilliker
little one, god loves you

This little board book offers the perfect story to make sure early readers and young children feel loved while also familiarizing them with God. The cute animals pictured in this book certainly make the lessons more sweet and engaging!


4. My First Passover by Tomie dePaola
my first passover

Passover is a significant and venerable holiday in the Jewish faith, so it’s important that young Jewish children learn what it’s all about. Use this children’s religion book (and maybe some matza) to help introduce little ones to this Jewish tradition.


5. Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
does my head look big in this?

This work of religious fiction gives humor and honesty to a significant tradition of the Islamic faith — the hijab. Intended for readers 12 to 17, Does My Head Look Big in This? follows 16-year-old Amal who decides to start wearing a hijab in her everyday life. Amal not only struggles with the way her family views her decision but with the comments and sneers she gets from her fellow students who can only recognize her as "different."


6. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
are you there god? it's me margaret

This classic work of religious fiction by award-winning and beloved author Judy Blume is both sincerely deep and very relatable. Eleven-year-old Margaret Simon moves to a new town, but luckily for her, she quickly finds friends who make her feel right at home. The only problem is, they can’t seem to understand why she doesn’t attend church or synagogue. What they don’t know is that Margaret doesn’t do religion the traditional way because she has her own special relationship with God.


7. Buddha at Bedtime by Dharmachari Nagaraja
buddha at bedtime

Bedtime is the perfect opportunity to read to children and leave them with a few nuggets of insight to dream about. Buddha at Bedtime provides parents with 20 Buddhist tales that are not only entertaining and easy to understand for young children but also have hidden lessons and important messages. The beautiful illustrations and exciting storylines will keep children hooked while also allowing them (and you!) to let go of the day's stress.

Looking for more religion books for children?

Browse our new Children's Devotionals category for more books on spirituality written for children.

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This post was written by Sydney Moorhead, the product specialist at BookPal. She is currently reading Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.

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