If you are a parent (and even if you’re not), Aslan’s Library will nourish your soul and the soul of the children in your life. I went to school with, and had the great privilege of serving in youth ministry alongside with, one of the blog’s co-authors. Here’s from the Library’s introductory post:
When we became parents and started thinking about how we wanted to raise our children, meaningful interaction with great literature was a top priority for each of us. Wonderful children’s books are available in abundance, and we have delighted in exploring the world of kids lit.
However, when we began to search for Christian children’s books that were on the same par as our favorite nonreligious titles, we were disheartened. More often than not, the Christian books we encountered were theologically sloppy or artistically mediocre – or both. Since such books don’t do justice to the beauty and truth of Christianity, we were unwilling to share them with our young ones.
We believe that the literary and artistic qualities of all types of childrens’ books matter – and we believe that the quality of Christian books matters even more because those books attempt to reflect God to their young readers. Children’s ideas about God’s character, his creation, and the story of redemption are important, so we care about how those stories unfold in literature. The religious books our children read will deeply impact their spiritual imaginations: what could be more important?
Check out their children’s book list, which I especially appreciate for its focus on Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter. And let this recent post restore you–“When Advent is Neither Quiet Nor Still.”
There is much to explore at Aslan’s Library; it’s a site to refer to often.