Recommended Books and Media

Recommended Books and Media


James Stenson

Anchor: God’s Promises of Hope to Parents by James Stenson

If you wish to understand the sublime reality of your vocation from God, his mission to you as a parent, you may begin by doing this: Return to the time of your childhood, that age when this world filled you with wonder, and look at the nighttime sky the way you did as a child.

Lifeline by James Stenson

This extraordinary book is full of practical wisdom that you can use right away to become a better parent! Experienced educator James Stenson here summarizes the proven methods and techniques of effective Christian parents today. He shows you simple ways that you can raise honorable, conscientious children. He helps you clarify your mission as a parent, exercise confident leadership, set appropriate rules and standards for your children, and much more. Above all, he shows you how you can instill in your children an abiding love for Jesus Christ.

Upbringing by James Stenson

James Stenson says that there’s no magic formula that will turn you into a good parent, but that you can learn from other parents — and avoid many pitfalls by planning ahead for parental challenges that are sure to come. Here he gives you a framework for discussing important issues about childrearing with other parents, plus a thought-provoking set of questions and observations for individual reading. Using this book, you’ll be able to develop effective strategies to help your children become the kind of adults you would like them to be.

Compass by James Stenson

Compass summarizes the lessons and experiences of parents to help them succeed as leaders for their children. How they did it and why they did it are the focus of this book: forming character, countering the consumer culture, understanding discipline and dealing with the influence of mass media. In Compass, he shares his insights about leadership in family life and how this parental guidance is vitally important.

Preparing for Peer Pressure by James Stenson

The author provides a framework for guidance and discipline for young parents with children under 12. Anyone interested in cooping with the forces of consumerism has to begin well before the onset of puberty.

Preparing for Adolescence: A Planning Guide for Parents by James Stenson

“Why don’t you trust me?” “Why do you tell me what I can’t wear?” “Why do you always correct my manners?” If you’re hearing those kinds of questions from your children — or if you know that you’re going to — you need this informative guide. Educator James Stenson explains here how you can keep your children’s adolescence from being dominated by rebellion and conflict, and how to give your children clear moral direction. He even includes a question-and-answer section to help you plan for troubles before they arise.

Father, The Family Protector by James Stenson

This wisdom of Fatherhood is what this book is all about. It explains the main obstacles in today’s society that undercut a Father’s teaching role, and tells men what they could do to overcome them. Then within this framework, James Stenson spells out how successful Fathers deal with their children in the more crucial areas: family rules, discipline, schooling, sports, recreation, the media, and ongoing teamwork with one’s wife. In short, this book provides the guidance that will help any Father to carry out a serious responsibility - that of protector of his family.

Ray Guarendi

Back to the Family by Ray Guarendi

America’s quiet experts on the family are finally speaking out. Selected by the National-State Teachers of the Year, one hundred outstanding families share their wisdom and experience to help your family life become happier and more fulfilling.

You’re a Better Parent Than You Think by Ray Guarendi

America’s quiet experts on the family are finally speaking out. Selected by the National-State Teachers of the Year, one hundred outstanding families share their wisdom and experience to help your family life become happier and more fulfilling.

Discipline That Lasts a Lifetime by Ray Guarendi

Author, counselor, broadcaster and dad, Dr. Ray Guarendi, offers parents fresh and practical advice about disciplining children. Although contemporary culture has given discipline a spanking, says the author, it remains an important, God-given tool for parents to form their children’s character and to teach them the basics of living, moral responsibility, and respect.

Family Collection Series

Bringing Up Children Today by Fernando Corominas

The purpose of Dr. Fernando Corominas believes the task of bringing up children is socially and morally the responsibility of the parents, and is both an art and a science. As an art, there are no fix rules, as each case is different; but as a science, it’s principles have to be known and studied, and it requires hours of work to be put into it…a task clearly worthwhile.

Your Children from the Ages of 3 to 6 by Manoli Manso & Blanca Jordan

Your child is between 3 to 6 years old, a marvellous stage in the life of children and a very important one in their upbringing. This book is the result of both research and experience, and is full of practical advice to help you to bring up your 3 to 6 year olds.

Human Virtues by Fernando Corominas & Jose Antonio Alcazar

In their total extension, values or virtues deeply build our children’s personalities. They are not a mere varnish, but a fundamental element of education.

Making Demands in Bringing Up Children by Eusebio Ferrer

Here is a series of topics for reflection which can help parents equip their children better, so that they learn to stand on their own two feet in the future fully equip with good judgement and character.

Raise Happy Children Series

Raise Happy Children…Teach Them Virtues by Mary Ann Budnik

This book tells step-by step how to raise virtuous, responsible children. Virtues covered in this book are the 12 foundational virtues: obedience, sincerity, order, fortitude, perseverance, patience, industriousness, generosity, freedom, responsibility, justice, and charity. As you teach your children virtues, you will grow in virtue as well.

Raise Happy Children…Teach Them Joy by Mary Ann Budnik

The last in the series, deals with the challenging teen years (ages thirteen to eighteen) as well as the goal of joy and happiness in your family. The twenty virtues covered are: temperance, moderation, modesty, chastity, sociability, hospitality, friendship, respect for others, tact, courtesy, simplicity, patriotism, prudence, flexibility, understanding, loyalty, audacity, humility, optimism and cheerfulness.

Raise Happy Children…Raise Them Saints! by Mary Ann Budnik

This book explains step-by-step how to raise your children saints.

Raise Happy Children Through A Happier Marriage by Mary Ann Budnik

This book describes how to enrich, grow in holiness and bring more joy to your marriage as you raise happier, more responsible children.