Tools to help you succeed teaching kids about Jesus
Welcome to the Revelation for Kids Resources section. Below is a list of tools for giving kids a strong biblical foundation. I’ve also listed some books that have helped me in my quest for understanding the book of Revelation.
If you haven’t already, download the Introduction to Revelation Lessons for kids. These 3 lessons will give an overview of the main themes and structure of the book of Revelation. Click the picture below to download.
Books and Lessons for kids
Beautifully and realistically illustrated Bible story books for children ages 1-8. The five-volume set tells the story of creation, the fall, the flood, Baby Moses, Samuel, David and Goliath, Jesus birth, Zacchaeus, Jesus feeding the multitude and many more. These are stories kids will want to hear again and again. Also available in Spanish. Check on Amazon for used copies as well.
You’ve probably seen The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones in bookstores everywhere. I love it because it tells the Story beneath every story in the Bible. Every story points to Jesus upon whom everything depends. It captures the heart of what it means to find Christ in all the scriptures. A lovely audio CD and DVD is available with the deluxe edition.
Music and Stories
This 5 volume series covers all the major and many minor stories from Genesis to the beginning of the early Christian church. My kids LOVE these dramatized audio recordings for children of all ages. They have learned so much about obscure characters in the Bible as well as all the major stories. The first volumes are a bit dated, but the kids don’t care. They ask to listen to them over and over. Performed by professional actors, these are an excellent investment in building a strong foundation of Biblical knowledge.
A continuation of the above series, this volume of dramatized stories for children come from the New Testament. Includes Pentecost, Paul and his missionary journeys, and Peter, James and John.
The Lamb Wins (MP3 Album)
A musical journey through the book of Revelation by The Lesser Light Collective. This is my new favorite resource. It is an eclectic group of songs from many genres from folk to rap (but not too wild). If nothing else, it will spark questions from kids and will give them a great introduction to Revelation. You can’t help but want to study your Bible more after listening to this inspiring collection.
Online Bible Studies for kids
My Place With Jesus is a series of internet based interactive Bible studies just for kids ages 7-12. The lessons take kids through many of the basic themes of the Christian faith.
Books for Grown-ups
This book leads readers chapter by chapter, section by section through the world’s cosmic war found in Revelation. Jesus is plainly revealed as King of Kings and Lord of Lords who reigns with justice and love. It’s a small paperback but full of depth. If you read just this one book, you’ll be miles ahead of most of the Christian world in your understanding of the Jesus revealed in the book of Revelation. You’ll also be vastly more prepared to teach kids about Revelation.
Without reading this book, I would not have ever started the website ministry Revelation for Kids. For serious inquirers, this verse-by-verse commentary stays close to the biblical text and is Christ-centered throughout. Don’t let the size intimidate you. This book has a wealth of information and insight on the Revelation of Jesus.
A refreshing look at Revelation, this book makes Revelation accessible to everyone. It would be a great read for teens or youth Bible study. Highlighting many of the intriguing themes of Revelation and uncanny counterfeits of Satan using scripture alone, this is a fascinating look at the book of Revelation with a focus on Jesus.
A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays
Learning about the biblical holidays (especially Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles and the Sabbath) makes studying Revelation come even more alive. While this book does not cover the connections between the feasts of the Bible and Revelation, it gives good historical overviews and spiritual applications for each holiday along with creative ways to teach them to your children. (We did not use all the prophetic portions of the book – but it was very useful all the same).
Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, which means if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a small commission. This is at no additional cost to you. I recommend them because they have been a blessing to my family.