Utilizing Great Books to Help Establish a Biblical Worldview In Our Children

What’s a worldview?

I think a great question to ask ourselves is, “Do I have a biblical worldview?” And for that matter, what even IS a biblical worldview? According to GotQuestions.com, a biblical or Christian Worldview “…is a comprehensive conception of the world from a Christian standpoint. An individual’s worldview is his “big picture,” a harmony of all his beliefs about the world. It is his way of understanding reality.”

How important is our worldview? Well, when we stop and think about it, it’s of paramount importance. If we don’t have a biblical worldview, the problems we are facing in the culture today will leave us confused and frustrated, at best. Without a biblical worldview, how can we define what is good, beautiful, and (most importantly), true? I would argue, it’s impossible. Big questions of the day, such as abortion, gender ideology, or critical race theory (to name a few) will leave us conflicted and not able to respond to the rhetoric directed at us in a way that honors the LORD.

We ALL have one

Whether or not we recognize it, each one of us has a worldview. However, what is clear is that in our world today, many of us do not share the same worldview. Which is what causes so much division, leaving even many fellow Believers supporting a plethora of beliefs that may not be supported in Scripture. Obviously, worldviews can be, and often are, completely at odds. We must be aware of not only what we believe but why we believe it.

I’m not saying that there isn’t ‘nuance’ in life. Obviously not everything is completely black and white. However, there are things that we know are objectively true or false. If we don’t have a solid foundation of objective Truth to stand on (i.e. a Biblical Worldview), we will be lost before we even start our journey through life. And as you can imagine, when we are leading our families, our influence has a big affect on that next generation. They too clearly need to know and understand what a biblical worldview is, and what that looks like in a person’s life. If we don’t have an appropriate worldview, how in the world can we expect our children to?

The foundation of a Biblical Worldview

Obviously, a biblical worldview needs to be established primarily using the Word of God. I’ve heard the bible described as many things. A guide or God’s love letter to us, for a couple of examples. But the best description I’ve heard is that it is God speaking to us about Who He is. What an incredible thought! God wants to have a relationship with us. So much so, He wrote a book to tell us all about Himself. Just so we can understand Who He is!

We can build our understanding of Who God is and who He calls us to be by being in His Word daily. That is how we can glorify Him according to His Word, so we can enjoy Him forever (Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 1). The bible is essentially like the framework and foundation to a home. Without those parts of a house being solid, it won’t matter the bells and whistles we decorate our homes with. The house will be unsteady and essentially useless, especially when challenges come (which they ALWAYS will).

How do we add to our foundation?

It wouldn’t be very practical to live in exclusively the frame of a house, however. And that’s where great books come in. Ones that share a biblical worldview, and accentuate the beauty of the “Home” they are built onto. And praise God, we have many books to choose from, from both Christian and secular authors.

At first glance, books written by secular authors would seem counterintuitive to include in a booklist of books having a Biblical Worldview. However, there are many books that fall into this category that present stories and concepts that are good, beautiful, and true. Especially considering that “truth and facts are stubborn things” (quote by John Adams), there are many books written by secular authors that align with a Biblical Worldview without the author’s acknowledgment and/or realization.

Indoctrinating our children to the glory of God

However, that’s where the rub is: it’s incredibly hard to know which books are the right ones for each of our children. Since we know (or we SHOULD know) that if we don’t indoctrinate and inoculate our children against the prevailing culture by establishing a Biblical Worldview, I know plenty of other people who would be more than happy to take on that role. Although many may be very well-intentioned, if these people who have influence over our children do not share a Biblical Worldview, they can do great harm. Besides the fact that ultimately, as parents and leaders, we are the ones that will be held responsible by the LORD someday. We must raise our children (and those under our authority or influence) according to a Biblical Worldview.

Thankfully, Mud Hen Mama was established to do just that: provide a variety of books to families and Believers that all have a biblical worldview. There are almost 1,400 book to choose from! Each carefully vetted for the benefit of our families and to the glory of God.

Good, beautiful, and true

MHM’s collection of books not only shares what is good, beautiful, and true, but also books that support our values as Believers. There are books that range from classics to Apologetics, to books that address some of the cultural issues we are facing today. Again, all from a biblical worldview.

And these books aren’t just for our benefit as parents and Believers. Obviously, these books are for children of all ages. Books that we can feel good about sharing with others, where they won’t be exposed to inappropriate things at too young of an age. Yet, books that will challenge them, and make them think. Books that will protect young minds against the prevailing culture. Books that align with our values. Literature that is engaging, fun, and interesting!

Check out the books on the site! Get some wonderful books for your children, for your neighbor, and for yourself! We at MHM pray that it will be a blessing – may it be for your good and His glory.

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