Candle Bedtime Bible: Three, Five and Ten-Minute Stories

Candle Bedtime Bible: Three, Five and Ten-Minute Stories

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There’s always time for a story with the Candle Bedtime Bible! Coded for easy reference, forty favorite Bible stories are each timed to be told in three, five, or ten minutes. With plain language and gentle illustrations, this Bible is perfect for a peaceful story time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781859859551
Publisher: Lion Hudson
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Edition description: New edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Karen Williamson worked as a London primary school teacher and publisher’s editor before launching a successful career as a full-time writer. With three children of her own, she specializes in Bible stories for young readers.

Christine Tappin is a children's illustrator; she's only ever wanted to be an artist and she thinks she has the best job in the world! Christine studied fine art, painting, and printmaking at college, and lives in the historic cathedral town of Canterbury, Kent, England.

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Candle Bedtime Bible: Three, Five and Ten-Minute Stories 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Shopgirl152ny1 More than 1 year ago
This is a cute storybook with a unique concept. Each story has a time at the beginning so you know how long it will take to read it. There are three, five, and ten minute stories. The book starts with creation and ends with Jesus being taken into heaven. It has colorful artwork and a nice hard cover. I really like that it has the Scripture references so you can find the story in a regular Bible. There is a little bit of embellishment in some of the stories, like the story of the Good Samaritan says it was getting dark when the Bible doesn't actually say that, but overall it sticks pretty close to the Bible. It also adds in how people might have been feeling, which will help children with understanding the story and identifying with it. I would recommend this if you read aloud to children or for a child who reads chapter books. I received this book free from Kregel Publications in exchange for an honest review.
ChatWithVera More than 1 year ago
When selecting a story book for children, a parent or guard must first of all decide the purpose of the book. Is it to entertain or to educate? Is it to excite or ready for relaxation? What time of the day will it be read to or read by the child? That last thought brings us to this review of Candle Bedtime Bible which is a compilation of Bible stories or retelling of events recorded in the Bible in language and terminology and length and depth of understanding for the young child. Based on that, the stories should not be educational to the extent that they involve discussion and depth of understanding. Bedtime stories are to prepare the child for sleep and relaxation. They can plant seeds of knowledge in the mind and heart of the child, but should not overly excite the emotions or thoughts of the child. I found that Candle Bedtime Bible is pretty well written and on levels of understanding that the young child can comprehend to the extent of their own vocabulary development, though not on such an immature, childish level as to not allow for growth and development. The illustrations are cute. The colors and style of the illustrations are soft and soothing yet capture the essence of each story. The print size is suitable for the young reader to be able to read without difficulty. The length of the stories varies where parents can choose the shorter or longer stories according to time allotment. I especially liked that the book did not actually become a text book with guidelines for the parents. I believe that the parent should guide the child in matters Biblical and the interpretation of Bible and events should be under the direction of the parent. The entire book is devoted to give a brief, child-level, read through from Genesis to Revelation. At the end of each 3-, 5-, and 10-minute story the Scripture reference is given. This will sufficiently provide adequate cross reference for further study or clarification. However, as I said earlier, a BEDTIME story book should not be about challenging the mind or deeply implanting facts in the mind. A gentle planting of a seed or reinforcement of a story is all that is needed just prior to the child's evening of rest. DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by Kregel Publications on behalf of Lion Hudson in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. No compensation was received for this review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of CANDLE BEDTIME BIBLE: THREE, FIVE, AND TEN-MINUTE STORIES by Karen Williamson from Candle Books via Kregel. Christine Tappin is the illustrator. This is a children’s Bible, but colorful pictures and simple, yet engaging, retellings of Bible stories. Each story has sheep image at the top with the amount of time it takes to read the tale – three, five, or ten minutes. That’s perfect for when you don’t have a lot of time, but still want to fit in one more. I especially like this from a teacher’s standpoint. Children can build their reading self-esteem by working up to the more complex stories. Reading the shorter ones won’t feel so overwhelming. From a more religious standpoint, the Bible stories written for children will help them to understand what they heard in Church. They can go home and read what was just covered, and comprehend the material on their own level. I highly recommend this to instructors and parents. With the colorful cover, this makes an excellent gift, and can bring children and adults together for hours of Biblical, literary enjoyment. My family and I read this together, for we enjoy comparing and contrasting different Bibles. I will be passing it on to a friend and coworker, who has a seven-year-old son. I gave him a different children’s Bible and he found great pleasure in reading from it before bed. Hopefully he will enjoy this one as much if not more.
Deal_Sharing_Aunt More than 1 year ago
This was a great resource to have for my niece and nephew. They are home schooled and my sister reads them the Bible, and they also read the Bible during Catechism. However these are 3, 5, or 10 minute stories that we can read to them at bedtime to reinforce what we read during the day. The illustrations are beautiful and peaceful. I thought that this would also be great for a beginner reader because the chapters are short. This is definitely a great book to keep in any child's bedroom. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review from Kregel, however all opinions are my own.