Although my son is still very young, that doesn’t stop me from wanting to teach him the importance of having a relationship with the Lord. That's why I really enjoy finding books that actually include the Word of God. He already has a wonderful collection of faith-based books, even a daily prayer and bible board book, so you can imagine how excited I was to have the recent opportunity to read Bedtime Devotions with Jesus: My Daily Devotional for Kids.
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
About the Book:
After the busyness of the day is done, before your child nods off to sleep, snuggle up to read God's Word and daily reminders about how much He loves and takes care of us. Bedtime Devotions with Jesus is a collection of prayers and devotions written by pastors, pastor's wives, children's ministers, and other church leaders. In this book are valuable lessons on such topics as thankfulness, obedience, trusting God, being kind, loving others, and many more. God's Word comes alive using simple language, and the devotions are featured with delightful illustrations of teddy bears. This book will teach children ages 4-8 the value and joy of spending time with God every day.
About the Author:
Dr. Johnny Hunt is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Georgia. He is a sought after speaker who holds conferences each year for men, senior adults, and youth. He is the president of Timothy Barnabas Ministry designed to encourage pastors and their wives. Devotionals by Johnny Hunt include The One Year Devotional Prayer Book, The One Year Devotional Prayer Book Vol. 2, Pathway to Discipleship, and Walk Through the Word.
Bedtime Devotions with Jesus is actually the very first children's book to be added to the family of MyDaily devotional books. This is my son’s first devotional, and from the moment that I saw it, I was amazed at how beautifully it was put together. The book is set up similar to other devotional books that you may already be familiar with. Each daily devotional contains a scripture, a teaching, a prayer, and a final thought of the day. The book is meant to cover an entire year with fifty-two weeks worth of devotionals included, five to include each weekday and one for each weekend.
Every devotional is written perfectly, using words and fitting examples that a young child could understand or relate to (being kind to siblings and friends or listening to parents, etc.). There is even a scripture index in the back of the book and an attached ribbon bookmark, so your child knows where he or she left off. The illustrations are adorable, and include vibrant and colorful drawings of little bears, balloons, stars, flowers, etc. The recommended reading age group is four to eight years old, but I personally feel that it's perfect for any young child. Since my little boy is still a toddler, I will continue to read it to him every night until he can do so on his own.
Honestly, I can’t say enough positive things about Bedtime Devotions with Jesus: My Daily Devotional for Kids. It is such a beautiful addition to my son’s library of children’s faith-based readings, and one that I know will be invaluable in his life for many years to come. If you are looking for a devotional book for young children, this is definitely the one to get.
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