When I was a kid, I read bible stories re-written for younger readers all the time. I remember those stories to this day. I have looked for ways to introduce Bible stories to future generations, I think Words to Dream On by Diane Stortz steps up to the plate. I like the writing style and how the author integrates verses and blessings into the book. I am very happy to write an honest review in exchange for a sample copy of this book.
I adored the illustrations and the interactive quality of the book. I think this would be a great way to introduce kids to the Bible and to create a very nice bedtime bonding ritual with parents.
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.