Bedtime is an EVENT around here. Snack, Teeth, Books, One more drink of water…
I’m always on the lookout for another great bedtime Bible stories book to read with the boys. So when Celebrate Lit offered a couple on tour, I signed up! (I can’t wait to share the other one with you, but I agreed to wait until next month, so be on the lookout!)
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I did receive a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit, and choose to review it here. All thoughts are my own.
Why I Like This Bedtime Bible Stories Book
The illustrations are beautiful, the stories short enough to keep kids focused, and each story has a blessing, a prayer, and a scripture. The verse may or may not come directly from the story, but it applies well, reminding us that God’s word confirms itself.
I really like that the stories don’t always focus on the most common aspects. Like with Isaac and Rebekah, the focus is on the servant’s trust that God will guide him. Also, it’s not just the same top 20 Bible stories. Like When God provided for Elijah both at the river (fed by ravens) and by the widow of Zaraphath.
It shows how the Disciples were a lot like us, arguing over Who is Greatest…and ties a few stories together that we might not think of.
And the Bedtime Routine and Reading Tips sections in the back are great! Simple, maybe, but helpful, tried and true.
I received a PDF of this book, because my hard copy got lost in the mail somewhere. I believe I will have to purchase my own hardcopy because from reading a couple of chapters on my laptop, my boys will love it.
About this Bedtime Bible Stories Book
Book: God’s Words to Dream On
Author: Diane Stortz
Genre: Children’s Bible storybook/Non-fiction
Release Date: March 2019
Start a Bedtime Bible Story Tradition Tonight!
What better way to spend the last few minutes of the day than snuggled up with your children, pouring God’s love into their hearts?
God’s Words to Dream On calms, quiets, and opens hearts to hear faith-building Bible stories and prayers. Over 50 stories—from the Old and New Testaments—create an overview of the Bible with a focus on God’s love, care, protection, trustworthiness, and power.
Each Night, You’ll Enjoy:* A Bible Story—stories of Gods power and protection* A Bedtime Blessing—how this story will bless your child’s life* God’s Words to Dream On—a Bible verse to hide God’s Word in little hearts* A Sleepy-Time Prayer—a good-night prayer tied to the theme of the story.
Dreams are sweeter when we dream of the Lord.
Click here to get your copy!
About the Author
Diane Stortz is a multi-published 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.
More from Diane
A happy bedtime contributes so much to a child’s welfare. Perhaps a warm bath, a story, some cuddles with mom or dad, and a prayer equal a time-tested bedtime routine. These last moments of the day, done right, create a wonderful sense of family security and love for children as they fall asleep.
Bedtime also gives us a wonderful opportunity to help children grow secure in God’s love. I wrote God’s Words to Dream On for just that reason. The stories not only create an overview of the Bible’s big story, but they focus on God’s love and care—the ways He shows us His power and protection and the reasons we can trust Him. Each story includes a simple Bible verse to remember, a simple prayer, and a bedtime blessing for your child.
Young children thrive on routine, and I think a Bible story at bedtime might be one of the best!
Bedtime Bible Blog Stops
For Him and My Family, April 25
Texas Book-aholic, April 26
Mary Hake, April 26
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 27
Inklings and notions, April 28
deb’s Book Review, April 29
Spoken from the Heart, April 30
Holly Jo Morris, April 30
Remembrancy, May 1
Older & Smarter?, May 2
Splashes of Joy , May 4
Artistic Nobody, May 5 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)
Aryn The Libraryan, May 6
Becka Jiménez’s FB, May 6
Vicky Sluiter, May 8
Bookishly Beverly, May 8
To celebrate her tour, Diane is giving away the grand prize package of a Scripture Lullabies CD, a bottle of Honest Company Truly Calming Bubble Bath, and a bath poof!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.
What’s Your Favorite Bedtime Bible Stories Book?
What are the must have features of your favorite bedtime Bible stories book?
Which Bedtime Bible do you prefer?
I know there are a ton to choose from, but if you’re still stuck on ideas, here are 12 more wonderful Bible storybooks to choose from.
Until Next Time, Love God, Love Books, Shine The Light!!