REVIEW : Words to Dream On Bedtime Bible Stories and Prayers
Words to Dream On Bedtime Bible Stories and Prayers
By Diane Stortz, illustrated Diane Le Feyer Published by Thomas Nelson
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.
About the Author
Diane Stortz is an author, freelance editor, and former editorial director whose heart's desire is to "tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord" (Psalm 78:4). Diane's books include The Sweetest Story Bible, Thankful for God's Blessings, and A Woman's Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year. Diane and her husband reside in Cincinnati, Ohio, and have two married daughters. Diane enjoys walking, gardening, and visiting her three young grandsons.
Diane Le Feyer is a French illustrator. Even as a child, she always knew that one day she would draw wonderful pictures for kids to enjoy! She also teaches students what she knows about illustration. Diane is very busy with her life as a teacher, artist, mother, Star Wars enthusiast, and bad cook. She has a darling daughter, a loving husband, and a pearlscale goldfish named Bubbles.
When I opened the box and saw this book I was so excited! The cover is so beautiful and the illustration is so well done for young children. Each bedtime story is about 3-4 pages long , the stories are perfect for children's imagination. The length of this book is 224 pages, and you have to remember these stories are based on the bible , this book is not a bible just stories .At the end of each story there is a bedtime prayer to go with the story you read. For example Jacob's Ladder
I have two daughters 9 and 6, they loved this book a lot, my 9 year old reads a story a night to her 6 year old sister. I want to thank