Baby Bible stories may seem a little silly, but these youngest kiddos are sponges! And Baby’s first Bible stories are precious gifts. When my first baby was born, I just read whatever book I was reading out loud. Got a lot of reading done while he was nursing and playing. But with my second, that wasn’t going to work. So I started being more intentional.
And reading today’s tour book, I must say it was a great experience. I have several toddler storybook Bibles, but had’t really ventured into “Baby’s First Bible Stories” kind of books. Until Now…
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Say and Pray: Baby’s First Bible Stories
Today’s tour was a lot of fun to participate in!
My Thoughts on These Baby Bible Stories
This set of Baby Bible stories for little ones is so cool! I will admit that at first I thought it was oversimplified. I was skeptical, and if I needed to actually buy a copy at full price, I probably wouldn’t have, before actually having hands-on time with these Baby Bible stories. But my 2-year-old son LOVED IT. He sat with me for 12 stories (of the 20) and would have continued if his big brother hadn’t walked in and started playing, distracting him…
It’s a sturdy board book with simple illustrations and easy font. I would say anyone able to read level 2 beginning readers could handle reading this with their younger siblings, if they chose to.
There’s only a sentence or two of the story, keeping things brief and simple. Various items on the page are labeled, which prompts the reader to engage with the pictures and the child you’re reading to. The ‘Say and Pray’ part is a Bible verse that applies well, often from a different part of the Bible than the story. That’s cool, because it reminds us that God’s word is consistent and He keeps His promises. And I like the one-sentence prayer the page closes with. It really makes the baby’s first Bible stories extra special.
It’s a great start for hiding God’s Word, and His truths in the hearts of the very young. I would definitely recommend this collection of Baby’s First Bible Stories! I would buy it myself, if I hadn’t received it for the tour.
I did receive a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit, and choose to review it here. All thoughts are my own.
About These Baby Bible Stories: The Say & Pray Bible
Book: Say & Pray Bible
Author: Diane Stortz
Genre: Bible stories, board book
Release Date: 2015
Curl up together and experience the Bible in a fresh, new way. Young children will enjoy pointing to and naming objects on each page for early learning. Most important, they’ll discover favorite, age-appropriate Bible stories, with Scripture verses and short prayers that also hide God’s Word in young hearts.
Click here to get your copy!
About the Author
Diane Stortz is a multipublished author who writes to make God’s wonders known to the next generation. Her children’s releases include the best-selling Say & Pray Bible and I AM: 40 Reasons to Trust God, both from Tommy Nelson. Diane’s books for women, A Woman’s Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year and Encountering God’s Heart for You, both from Bethany House, encourage women to get to know God through His Word, the Bible. Diane and her husband have two married daughters and five grandchildren—all boys! Visit her at www.DianeStortz.com.
What’s Your Favorite Collection of Baby’s First Bible Stories?
Baby’s first Bible stories can be a great experience, from birth on, since most babies love being talked to, and once they’re a little older, they usually love to be read to. And what’s better to read than baby Bible stories?
So tell me, do you have a favorite set of Baby Bible stories, or are you going to grab a copy of the Say and Pray Bible?
Until Next Time, Love God, Love Books, Shine The Light!!