Rick has been involved in more than 200 publishing projects. Since there are too many to list here, we’ve selected a few of his newest books as well as some older favourites that he’s been honored to be involved in.
At Work Within
God saw you and determined to make you into His image and likeness long before you were born. His vision for you and your life is so amazing it’s beyond your imagining. What if you could be that person now? Well, you can be. God sent His Son to make you a new creation and to transform you into His own image. The Bible shows you how and Jesus will personally take you there. If you want more of God and His vision and plan for you, this book is for you.
Experiencing God at Home (day by day)
Experiencing God at Home and this hands-on day by day family devotional take a fresh path back to the rich roots of Henry Blackaby’s world-renowned Experiencing God writings to connect what happens in our homes to what happens in our churches.
Sammy Experiences God
Sammy Experiences God is a classically illustrated children’s book inspired by the Experiencing God teachings of Henry Blackaby. It will help kids begin to understand that God is not far off or hiding from them, and that they can experience his love and involvement in their lives as they follow him.
Sammy Experiences Jesus
Sammy remembers “asking Jesus into his heart” when he was very young. However, he’s often wondered what it means to have “Jesus inside his heart.” When Zack and Tina, Sammy’s good friends at school, ask him about this same phrase, he isn’t sure how exactly to answer their questions. So, Sammy decides to go on another adventure with his Grandpa Henry, this time to experience Jesus. Grandpa figures out what Sammy’s adventure is about and starts to teach him what it means to experience Jesus and have a real relationship with God’s Son.
A Perfect Pet for Peyton (The 5 Love Languages for Kids)
This wonderfully imaginative children’s hardcover book by bestselling authors Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne, featuring four-color illustrations (with hidden details!) by Wilson Williams, Jr., will help children learn the importance of love.
Based on Gary’s highly successful The 5 Love Languages®, A Perfect Pet for Peyton tells an entertaining and playful story of five children who each, with the help of Mr. Chapman and the unique pets at his special emporium, discover their own personal love language.
Parenting at the Speed of Life
Want to make the most of your parenting role? Parenting at the Speed of Life: 60 Ways to Capture Time with Your Kids helps parents connect with their kids in the ordinary moments of each day–without having to gather supplies or plan activities. Written by best-selling author and father of three Rick Osborne,Parenting at the Speed of Life is fresh, encouraging, and empowering. Life may be hectic, but dads and moms can learn how to bless their children in mere minutes. Start capitalizing on “hidden” minutes today so you can impact your kids’ lives for tomorrow!
What Mary & Joseph Knew about Parenting
Have you ever wondered why God chose Mary and Joseph to parent His only son? God created parenting and He has wonderfully filled the Bible—from Genesis to Revelation with parenting examples and principles that can help us raise children in the way He intended. God chose Mary and Joseph as great examples and prepared them for a mind-boggling task—just as He has chosen parents today to apply these same princinples in order to raise godly children.
The Spiritual Growth of Children
Passing on a heritage of faith to children is an incredible privilege God gives to parents. And now there’s a tool to help make it easy! Inside the Parents’ Guide to the Spiritual Growth of Children, you’ll find dozens of simple, practical ways to not only tell you children what you believe, but to show them how to make faith in God part of everyday life.
801 Questions Kids Ask About God
Parents know that kids ask amazing and often difficult questions about God, faith, heaven, and the Bible. Using the thoughtful answers in 801 Questions Kids Ask about God, parents will not be left at a loss for words. This resource from the Heritage Builders, a ministry of Focus on the Family, is a compilation of the best-selling 101 Questions Kids Ask series and includes key verses, notes, and an index of questions to guide parents in developing their answers. Includes playful illustrations children will enjoy.
The Boys Bible
Finally, a Bible just for boys! As part of the 2:52 series for boys, the 2:52 Boys’ Bible, NIV, is the ‘ultimate manual’ for boys ages 8 to 12. Based on Luke 2:52: ‘And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men,’ this Bible helps boys become more like Jesus mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially-smarter, stronger, deeper, and cooler. The 2:52 Track takes boys through the Bible. Each reading highlights people, stories, and Scriptures that help boys grow toward maturity and manhood. Additional features include the following: Make It Stick: Special entry spaces for everything from fun doodles and sketches to quick responses to the text; Get a Load of This: Interesting and sometimes humorous info about Bible facts, Bible times, and Bible characters; and Gross!: Gross and gory facts in the Bible.
Kid’s Quest Study Bible
The complete NIrV translation–the NIV for kids! Real Questions, Real Answers. Isn’t it exciting to discover the world, ask how things work, and learn about God and the Bible? Now, your questions can be answered in the NIrV Kid’s Quest Study Bible. This Bible includes over 500 real questions and real answers from real kids like you. You’ll also enjoy the book introductions, subject index, and dictionary making it easier to find important information about the Bible. With cartoons and a bright, colorful design, reading and using the Bible will be fun. General Editor Rick Osborne is a bestselling author and speaker committed to equipping parents and churches to reach and teach children. He was a key contributor in the development of the Luke 2:52 series and wrote The Legend of the Christmas Tree published by Zonderkidz.
The Legend of the Christmas Tree
On a visit to a tree lot, the Johnson family sees three beautifully decorated trees standing in the center of the lot. A mysterious silver gift-wrapped box is under one of the trees. The old lot owner notices their intrigue and what he tells them, not only marks the beginning of a new family tradition, but also brings meaning and understanding into their Christmas celebration. In The Legend of the Christmas Tree, children ages 4 to 8 will discover the wonderful story of how the evergreen tree first became a symbol of Christmas and a way to tell people about God.
The Legend of the Christmas Stocking
This wonderful Christmas tale, set in the late 1800s, shares the touching story of a young boy named Peter. He sells newspapers to help his family while his father is away at sea, and he’s been saving a bit of his earnings to buy a model schooner in the woodworker’s shop. But after Uncle Jim, the woodworker, tells him the story of St. Nicholas, Peter discovers the meaning behind the hanging and filling of Christmas stockings and learns a heartfelt lesson in kindness and generosity. Filled with the rich, realistic illustrations of Jim Griffin, children ages 4 to 8 will discover the depth of God’s love shown through others as they learn the Christian meaning revealed in The Legend of the Christmas Stocking.
Teaching Your Child How to Pray
How much do your children know? We teach our children academics. We give them instruction in the arts and physical fitness. We show them how to swim, skate, and ride a bike. But have we forgotten the most basic and necessary skill of all? Have we taught them to pray? Prayer is the foundation for communicating with God, growing as a person, and receiving help and wisdom for every other part of life. Teaching children to pray is one of the most important tasks parents have.
Give your children a real head start. Teach them to communicate with the Savior. It will make an eternal difference.
Talking To Your Children About God
Many of today’s parents remember their own childhood experiences with God and religion as abstract and confusing, leaving them with more questions than answers. It is with this in mind that Rick Osborne has created Talking to Your Children about God, an indispensable guide for parents who want to be prepared for those “hard-to-answer” questions about God. Full of helpful tips and suggestions, this book provides answers that will satisfy the inquisitive and persistent nature of kids.
I highly recommend Rick’s resources to every parent. [He] is one of God’s gifts to parents.”
–Josh McDowell, acclaimed Christian author and speaker.