Christian homeschool parenting, homeschooling, character study, family devotionsWelcome to Character Building for Families, published by Full Gospel Family Publications. The Character Building for Families manuals are topical Bible / character education studies for Christian and homeschooling families.

We originally wrote them for our own homeschool family, because we weren’t sure the hit-and-miss character training we had been doing was enough. We sought God’s guidance for each lesson, and He always blessed us by bringing topics, Bible passages, and insights to mind.

Character Building for Families works great for family devotions, Bible curriculum, or a separate character study or “class.”

Lessons include:

  • Reading Bible passages together
  • Thought-provoking discussion
  • Bible memorization
  • Personal life application
  • Prayer


Christian character education for adults and teens

Need a character education study for adults or teens?
Check out our book, River Life: Entering into the Character of Jesus.

Character Building for Families is designed to be used in a family group setting. A unique feature of our character studies is that parents learn right along with their children.

Character Building for Families, Volume 1 covers 12 topics — Obedience, Orderliness, Diligence, Loyalty, Deference, Cheerfulness, Gentleness (Kindness), Contentment, Gratitude, Truthfulness, Servanthood, and Hospitality.  — 165 lessons, 104 pages.

Christian homeschool parenting, homeschooling, character study, family devotionsCharacter Building for Families, Volume 2 covers 5 topics — Stewardship (of money, time, speech, bodies, friends, and the gospel), Teachableness, Mercy, Patience, and Desire for Jesus.  — 135 lessons, 112 pages.

Whether you have been homeschooling for many years, or are just beginning, if building Christ-like character in your children is your priority,  Character Building for Families will help to get you there.

But, you don’t home school? Use Character Building for Families for family devotions! Lots of families do!

Struggling with discipline / parenting issues? Character Building for Families can help you there, too, as the lessons address the heart issues behind behavior problems.


Sample Lessons


Features which parents tell us they particularly like about Character Building for Families:

  • Sound Bible content
  • Easy-to-follow, to-the-point layout
  • No lengthy lesson preparation for parents
  • Children enjoy engaging discussion without the dread of workbook assignments
  • Flexibility — Do on your time schedule, using your favorite Bible translation
  • The positive changes parents are seeing in their families

Still have questions? Visit Our FAQ page.


Cost for Character Building for Families:

Volume 1   $16.00, postage paid (in U.S.)
Volume 2   $16.00, postage paid (in U.S.)
Volumes 1 & 2 (set)   $30.00, postage paid (in U.S.)

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Full Gospel Family Publications
419 E. Taft Avenue
Appleton, WI 54915

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4 thoughts on “

  1. Is it possible to see at least one page of the curriculum so I can see what it is like and how it is laid out?

  2. Does a family need both the teacher and student manual for the older kids character building book?

  3. Hi Karen,

    If your high schooler does well at working independently, all you need is the student edition of River Life.

    If you want to do family discussion with the materials, you will want the teacher edition, too. In group settings, we recommend that the class facilitator (or parent) goes through all the materials with the group as a class discussion, and then individuals in the group reinforce and review by doing the student workbook individually as “homework.”

    So, it is up to you, depending on how you teach. The student edition has an answer key, so it is fully stand-alone if you wish to use it that way.

    Thank you for asking about River Life!

    Blessings, Lee Ann

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