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.
Trim Size: 6.875 x 8
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Diane Stortz is an author 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 Words to Dream On, The Sweetest Story Bible, I Am, I Am Devotional, Say & Pray Bible, Say & Pray Devotions, 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 four young grandsons.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was given the opportunity to pre-view this new book and saved it until our grandchildren were with us - they loved it! And after reading two stories they put their names in the front cover and claimed it as their own. It provided a meaningful time reading and praying together in the morning; it is actually a bed time storybook with prayers which is a habit of their parents so their parents will carry this on in the evening hereon. I received a hearty thumbs up from both our 7 year old and 4 year old grandchildren and thus recommend it with pleasure.
Words to Dream on by Diane Stortz and illustrated by Diane Le Feyer , is a new bedtime themed book of short bible stories written especially for young children. Vibrant, colorful art, featuring well known bible characters and heroes such as King David, Daniel, Noah, Paul and Jesus, reinforce bible themes in a bedtime story setting. The bright luminescent illustrations of Le Feyer bring this book to life, and the cozy nighttime theme will appeal to young children and are perfectly suited for a bedtime storybook. This small sized book, with its short, comforting and happy stories are the perfect bedtime story for young boys and girls, preschool aged and younger. Unlike a typical bible storybook, the purpose of these stories is not necessarily to convey biblical truth but rather to introduce well known bible characters in a simplified story. There are biblical references provided for each story as well as key scripture verses . This ties in the book to the actual bible- grounding parents and children alike with the true source- the bible. This book would make a good first introduction to popular bible stories for children unfamiliar with the bible. Within the text of the stories, the author provides explanatory information to educate children concerning bible concepts and themes, such as a scribe and Hebrews. The particular stories in this book are simplified This is a good choice for a casual, lighthearted bedtime book. But for fundamentalist parents looking for a true book of bible stories, this is not the best choice as I believe parents looking for actual bible stories will be disappointed. These bible stories are overly simplified and far removed from their actual bible counterparts. Parents who are avid bible readers are most likely to focus more on what is missing from these stories and how they differ from the bible account. These simple stories could also be used as a springboard for a discussion of the bible account. I can imagine the lively discussions that could be started with older children contrasting the actual bible accounts with these stories. As a blogger for Booklook bloggers I received this book published by Tommy Nelson for the purpose of writing this review.