Why am I Letting my Child Read This?!

An annotated booklist of children’s classics

By Christopher B. Warner

There is nothing quite so delightful as sitting down by a crackling fire in the living room with the entire family on a chilly evening and reading aloud a great story. It doesn’t have to be the Bible or the life of a saint, but you want it to be good. Christian leaders from the beginning understood the importance of reading secular literature when it is compatible with a Christian ethos. Clement, an early-third century bishop of Alexandria, Egypt, wrote that it is important to be familiar with the stories of secular literature, gleaning whatever is noble and beneficial for catechesis and human formation. . . (Find this full article and booklist on the Children's Literature tab above or click here.)

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