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The Nest

Welcome to The Oak Church Family Resources Page.  We hope the information and resources you find here will inspire and grow you, your children and the wider community. You can filter which resources you can see using the buttons below.

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There are so many resources available for us to use to help our families grow in God together. Here are a few that we have found helpful.

Five Minute Bible Stories

This is a new book we are using in the Nest for our 'Easter', 'Christmas' and 'God's wonderful world' sessions. A perfect Bible for young children, filled with great retellings of Bible stories that everyone will love.

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Noah’s Ark

A fantastic book we are using in the Nest for our 'Noah's Ark' sessions. It is a bright and colourful retelling of this well known Bible story, which is very suitable for young children.

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My Very First Prayers

This book is designed to help teach young children how they can talk to God. With fun rhyming text and beautiful illustrations, it describes how, where, when and why we should pray.

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The Story of Easter

The story is told in rhyme and uses beautiful illustrations to engage and inspire little minds as they explore the story of Jesus' death and resurrection.

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This Is Easter (Our Daily Bread for Little Hearts)

Introduce your little ones to Jesus and the true meaning of Easter through colourful images and rhyming text. This captivating book draws you into the story of Jesus - from telling fishermen to "come and follow me!" to giving His life on the cross. Perfect for toddlers, this engaging little book shows how Easter is all about God's amazing love!

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God Knows All About Me

This is a new book we are using in the Nest for our 'God made me' sessions. Using fun, engaging rhyme, this book shows our little ones from an early age that God knows everything about them. It goes through the different parts of the body and feelings and reminds us that whatever happens 'God knows all about me'!

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God Loves Little Me

Another book we are using in the Nest for our 'God made me' sessions. This short board book reminds us of some of the things God loves about his creations, complete with actions for children to join in with.

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This Is Christmas (Our Daily Bread for Little Hearts)

With lovely pictures and rhyming text, this book helps toddlers learn the true meaning of Christmas. Based on Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem, this adorable book leads young children straight to Jesus - the best gift of all!

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God Made Me This Way

We loved naming all the animals in this book in our Nest sessions about creation. From a monkey's swing to a zebra's stripes, God made all of us just the way we are! Using adorable animals, this book explores how fearfully and wonderfully God has made all of His creations.

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Stories Jesus Told

We have used this book in the Nest and the stories are fantastic for young children. With delightful illustrations and easy to read text, these simple, short and often funny stories are great for sharing truth with our children.

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Diary of a Disciple: Luke’s Story

Dr Luke has a story to tell. It's a super incredible, massively, mind-boggling totally AMAZING, absolutely awesome, epically HUGE story. Luke wrote down everything that happened because he wanted everyone, everywhere in the whole world to hear what he had to say.Luke's story tells you who Jesus is, what he did, the people he met, all the super interesting things he had to say, and it has a pretty jaw-dropping twist right at the end...Diary of a disciple: Luke's story is a contemporary retelling of Luke's Gospel. Written in a quirky, contemporary, accessible style, Diary of a disciple offers a way into the Bible for the next generation.

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Diary of a Disciple: Peter and Paul’s Story

Sheep falling from the sky, bald heads, fiery heads and wrinkly noses, boys falling out of windows, people throwing rocks, storms and shipwrecks, prisons and fish biscuits?! How could all of this be part of just one story? Well. Dr Luke has a story to tell a story about a man called Peter and a man called Paul. It s a totally epic tale, a stunning super-saga, a page-turning, jaw-dropping dazzler of a yarn and it s all here, in one book, just waiting for you to get stuck in... Diary of a Disciple: Peter and Paul s story is a contemporary retelling of the book of Acts. Written in a quirky, contemporary, accessible style, Diary of a Disciple offers a way into the Bible for the next generation.

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The NCV Youth bible

The New Century Youth Bible, first published in 1993, has consistently been among the top three selling Bibles in the UK.  Contemporary and easy to read, with lots of great explanatory notes and 'extra' bits to help young people relate the word to school, home, relationship issues etc. Ideal for any young person from around the age of 11 years, through the teen years and beyond. Boys might prefer the alternative colour cover design available here.

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The Jesus Storybook Bible

This children's bible is told in 44 stories- 21 from the Old Testament and 23 from the New Testament and is a firm favorite here at The Oak.  Every story links to the ongoing plan of God's "Never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever love." It does this by linking every bible story to Jesus's death and resurrection.

"I like this Bible because the stories are long enough for a 9 or 10 year old not to feel patronized, but explanatory enough for a 5 year old to understand."

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Action Bible

This is a great bible for children and younger teens to enjoy the bible through the use of a comic strip.  It doesn’t mince its words and with 200 stories doesn’t shortcut some of the more difficult stories.

“We’ve found this to be so helpful for our boys, they’ve enjoyed it so much and have read the whole thing several times.” Chris & Lisa Mason

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