Since my kids were little, we’ve had bedtime story time. As they have gotten older, it’s been few and far between, but I like to think they have developed their own bedtime routine by reading on their own without Momma. I do, however, have a second grader who still loves to be read to and you can BELIEVE I will eat up every second of it. We’ve been reading Bible Stories from his Children’s Bible and prayers from Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers. It’s just one way I’m trying to instill the love of prayer for my kids.
Today, I’m introducing you guys to a new book by Diane Stortz called Words to Dream On.
About the book:
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:
1. An engaging title
2. A Bedtime Blessing (a short summary thought)
3. Words to Dream On (a brief Bible verse)
4. A Sleepy-Time Prayer (a good-night prayer tied to the theme of the story)
Here’s a few examples of the beautifully illustrated pages inside.
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. I wrote about ways to instill the love of prayer in your children a few weeks ago. You can check out 10 Ways My Family Instills Prayer in Our Children to get ideas as well.
You can by Words to Dream On on ThomasNelson.com for the suggested retail price of $14.99. DEAL ALERT: Find Words to Dream On: Bedtime Bible Stories and Prayers on Amazon.com for $12.32. Looking for more titles by Diane Stortz? We have QUITE a few favorites to recommend. Check them out below. Happy bedtime reading!
Sara Patterson has been blogging since 2007, but took a break for a couple years to tackle the world of news. She was the Social Media Director for a Houston based market 10 news station for over 2 years, but decided it was time to go back to her roots as a parenting blogger so she can spend more time with her family. Follow her personal Twitter account @SocialNewsSara, blogging account @Family_Appeal, or community involvement account @HFTexans.
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