5-Minute Nighttime Bible Stories- a book review

Reading to my children has become a cherished pastime each and every night.  As a family we take turns reading together and acting out the scenes in the book.  It has become my favorite part of our bedtime ritual.  Our ritual begins in prayer, followed with a bible story; then we read a few books selected by my kids, lastly, one of my children will lead us in a bedtime family prayer.  _240_360_Book.1928.coverThe 5-Minute Nighttime Bible Stories, as retold by Charlotte Thoroeby is a book that gets selected every night by my son.  He loves to read about Jesus and your child will too!  In this book your child will enjoy reading 26 short stories from the Creation to Jesus’ Birth and many more!  Pages are full of brightly colored illustrations and large format; making this book easy and enjoyable to read by kids of all ages.  I love that the short stories are set up as mini devotions (a great introduction for your littlest human) with a question, a small prayer, and even a scripture verse.  You will also find additives in the back of the book including: The Lord’s Prayer, The Ten Commandments, Psalm 23, a listing of all the books in the Bible, and words to Anna B Warner’s Jesus Loves Me.  This is a great way to share the stories of Jesus with your little one and is guaranteed to be a family favorite that can be read at anytime of day!

 

 

The BookLook Bloggers book review program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

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Thank You, Lord, for Everything- a book review

thankyoueverythingThis book is absolutely adorable and fun to read with even the littlest of ears.  Using upbeat rhymes and cheerful illustrations your child will be reminded just how precious it is to count our blessings and Give thanks to the Lord for EVERYTHING!

A comfortable and relaxing rhyme tells the story of God’s great blessings in this padded cover board book. P.J. Lyons’ engaging text and Tim Warnes’ playful illustrations remind readers how much they have to be thankful for.
Love surrounds you, beauty, too. Notice how God blesses you! Clap your hands, shout and sing: Thank you, Lord, for everything.
The sweet and gentle rhyme makes this a perfect bedtime, quiet time, and anytime in between book.  Your child will be engaged as he excitedly shouts out,”Thank you, Lord, for Everything!”  After reading the story you can continue the fun by making a list of blessings with your child and saying a prayer of thanks unto the Lord together.
Purchase your copy of Thank you, Lord, for Everything by P.J. Lyons here!
Thank you to ZonderVan and Book Look Bloggers for the complimentary book copy and the opportunity to share my personal thoughts about this children’s book.

Share the promise of Easter through storytime

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with this adorable book by Kathleen Long Bostrom.   Easter Stories and Prayers, a Special Easter edition is four books in one!  Through story you and your child will celebrate the real meaning of Easter with this special collection.    Easter Stories and Prayers is a children’s book included within the “Little Blessings” series of books. This particular book in the series focuses on the cross and what it means, who Jesus was and why he came to earth as one of us, what is prayer and how to pray, and where and what is heaven. By including all of these subjects in one book it provides a well-rounded view of Jesus and what the Easter event means.

Majority of the pages are written in a rhyming and lyrical style that will engage your child and will develop their reading and cognitive skills.  The words are simple to read and understand for early and young readers. Sections include beautiful illustrations by Elna Kucharik that resemble Precious Moments and questions for children to contemplate during the reading.

Easter Stories and Prayers is a beautiful collection of stories that explain why the cross, who is Jesus, what is prayer, and what about heaven.   I recommend Easter Stories and Prayers to all young readers and parents of future young readers.

I have received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes from Tyndale House in exchange for an honest review.

It Will Be Okay- a book review

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It Will Be Okay is the perfect book for children between the ages 4 and 8.  With adorable illustrations and a sweet story of a farmer and a little seed, children learn to trust God and that he is always with us.  What a sweet message for your youngin’ to learn and understand at an early age.  Through out the story little seed expresses over and over again his fear of leaving the comfort of the seed packet in the farmer’s shed.  Little Seed is reminded that the farmer is kind and gentle and always watching over him.  It is so easy for fear to consume us, but it is even easier to place out trust in God.  With repetition the message of the story is, “trust in God.” “God is with us.”

The first page of the book is a list of 10 scriptures to memorize and explore with your child.  These scriptures share the promise of God’s word that will conquer the fear in your child’s heart (and your own)!

This story is incredibly sweet and easy for your child to connect with the characters.  They will enjoy reading about the friendship shared between Little Seed and Little Fox.  My children ages 5 and 10 were very much engaged through the whole story and have started memorizing the bible verses.   My children feel more content and are becoming more fearless as they are reminded of God’s presence in their lives.

Lysa TerKeurst (the author) has written a beautiful story with a promising message that it is OK to be afraid, but to always remember that God is there, loving us and watching over us, and that it really will be OK.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from booklook bloggers and the review is of my own honest opinion.