A complimentary copy of this book was provided by BookLook Bloggers. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.Words to Dream On by Diana Stortz
Published by Thomas Nelson Incorporated on January 19th 2015
Genres: Christian, Devotional & Prayer, Juvenile Nonfiction, Religious
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Start a bedtime Bible story tradition with your little ones tonight!
Young children thrive on routine and rituals, and a Bible story at bedtime is one of the best routines to establish! A combination Bible storybook and book of prayers, "Words to Dream On "is the perfect bedtime storybook for young children, with a "once upon a time" voice that is also true to God's Word. Over 50 stories--from the Old and New Testaments--create an overview of the entire story arc of the Bible. Stories are selected and retold for young children with a focus on God's love, care, protection, trustworthiness, and power.
Each story includes an engaging title, a Bedtime Blessing (a short summary thought), Words to Dream On (a brief Bible verse), and a Sleepy-Time Prayer (a good-night prayer tied to the theme of the story). The book also includes a short letter to parents that includes tested ideas for establishing a good bedtime routine with young children and tips for reading aloud to children at bedtime.
This is a very sweet book with beautiful illustrations. There are over fifty stories from the Old and New Testament and there’s a bedtime prayer and words for children to ponder. This book is engaging and very durable. Even my 20 month old has enjoyed thumbing through the book and seemed to appreciate the illustrations. For me, not only were the stories engaging but the durability and the art made this one of the best children’s bedtime story books that my children have ever owned.
This book introduces parents and children to a bedtime routine based around the love of God. I would actually love to see a companion book to this that establishes a biblical start to a child’s day!