God Bless You & Good Night Book Review

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It’s a Tommy Nelson Day! I love being a Tommy Nelson Mommy for many reasons, but one definite reason is the wonderful Christian resources our family is privileged to review. This God Bless You & Good Night book review was a sweet, snuggling experience for my kiddos, as the youngest three gathered with Mom to read the book for the first time.

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My two year old was interested in the baby animal artistry immediately. She loves babies and will probably be the one of my bunch to grow up and have a zillion kids. Ok, maybe not a zillion, but you know. The artwork is truly precious!

As the animals in the story snuggle down and prepare for bed throughout the pages of the book, the rhyming words carry a sweet sound to whisper just before little eyes drift off to sleep. The book is designed for ages 1-4 and I believe that is just the perfect age range for this sweet little book.

Several pages in this book hold a starry night sky in the illustrations, so our family thought it would be fun to use the Night Sky app on the ipad just before we read the book together next time.

The book also mentions a night-light glow so another option might be to read the book by flashlight or a lower light setting to enhance the snuggling mood.

I can see this sweet book being a favorite just before bedtime and one that is requested over and over again. But I’m sure none of you ever read the same book more than once.

If you’d like to order the book, you can do so here:God Bless You and Good Night.

I’m so pleased to offer God Bless You & Good Night as a giveaway on the blog today. One reader will win a beautiful copy of this book; just follow the rafflecopter to enter and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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Prayer Books for Children Review &Giveaway

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Yesterday’s post, 7 Ways to Pray for Your Children for 7 Days, acts as a wonderful prelude to the sweet books I’m reviewing for you today! The prayer books for children, Prayers for Boys and Prayers for Girls, are two awesome books that will help you as a parent teach your child to pray.  As mentioned in one of the comments yesterday, when we begin at an early age to mold their hearts into seeking Jesus, our children will recall what they have learned at older ages.

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My sweet girl was loving these books, as you can see. Even though I told her one of them was for boys, she latched on to both. ;)

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Though this really has nothing to do with the books and this article is supposed to be a book review (I’m owning up to my rabbit trail here…), I just have to tell you how very sweet this picture is to me. You see, Tarah is the baby our family prayed for. I can’t believe she is almost 4 years old!

If you’d like to read the story, you can find it in my ebook, The Sensational Scent of Prayer.

But there’s nothing much sweeter than having the prayed-for baby hold two little books on prayer that will teach her how to pray. Whew, I wish you guys would stop- you’re making me cry!

Alright, so the books are darling- blue and pink accordingly for the gender and with the perfect little handle on the spine, they are great for toddlers and preschoolers to tote around the house.

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I thought you might enjoy seeing a preview of the girls’ selection here:

And you can order the Prayer for Girls HERE or the Prayer for Boys HERE.
But if you’d like to enter to win a copy of both, then just follow the Rafflecopter and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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7 Devotionals Kids Will Love

bible reading challenge day 81 Hey Bible Challenge Readers! We made it to Friday. Hope you’ll comment so we can be encouraged together!

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After reviewing the Shine Your Light Devotional on Tuesday, I thought it would be cool to have a list of devotionals kids will love and share it with you. To encourage my children to have their own individual quiet times, I’ve found devotionals really provide guidance and focus for talking and listening time with God. In no particular order, here are 7 devotionals my kids love. Enjoy!

1. Grace for the Moment: 365 Devotions for Kidsby Max Lucado

This beautiful devotional is bright and fun in color and content. My 9 yr old is reading it at bedtime and she often reads more than one because: “I’m learning a lot.” Grace is a beautiful concept for children to discover and this devotional contains a practical activity with each devo, as well as Scripture, for hands-on guidance. I love that this is truly a full year devotional and that alone teaches consistency in quiet time.

2. Hide and Seek Devotional by Stephen Elkins

My son read through this devotional when he was 7 years old and he truly loved it. Providing 26 verse from the Old Testament and 26 verses from the New Testament, this book is fun and energetic while applying sensory learning. By listening to the audio CD, singing the songs, reading the devotionals, and praying the prayers, my kiddos learned that God is active and living- quiet time doesn’t always have to be, well, completely quiet. :) For a 7 year old boy, this is good news. :)

3. Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids by Sarah Young

Our family loves this devotional- this is our third year reading it through in the mornings. While I have to admit we’ve been a bit lax recently, I’m determined to get back on track with this morning reading. Such a great way to begin the day! We typically look up the verses on the Bible app and take turns reading it from there. Another FAVORITE- especially since it is a full 365 devotional.

4. My First Devotional (My First Study Bible) by Andy Holmes

I don’t have anyone in my house reading this devotional currently, but two of my children have completed it. With 65 entries, each devotion includes a Bible story told by the character, a key Bible verse, a few fun facts and mysteries, and a suggestion for applying the devotion in your life. Suggested for ages 5 to 10, an older child could do it on their own; five and six year olds will most likely need assistance. :)

5. Read and Share Bedtime Bible and Devotional by Gwen Ellis

I personally think my name for this devotional is much better than the actual title. I call it the “Big Whopper” Devo. :)This book contains more than 200 Bible stories and 50 devotionals. Jam packed full of Bible goodness, I love this devo and so do the kiddos. The illustrations in this book capture the attention of children because they are bold and bright. I think my favorite part of this book is the “Read and Share Together” section. The questions in this section really stimulate conversation between the kiddos and me.

6. God’s Little Angel: Shine Your Light Devotional by Sheila Walsh

You can find the full review for this devotional here, but my girlie girl really loves this devotional. Pink, purple, and sparkle- what’s not to love? And I love that God’s Word is shining light into her life as she is learning to reflect it to others, gradually, day by day.

7. 100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs (Read & Sing) by Stephen Elkins

If you have a singer in the family, this devotional is sure to be a winner! Two CD’s with 100 Bible songs accompany this sweet devotional. Singing God’s Word is an easy and wonderful way for children to begin memorizing. Each devotional includes Bible teaching, memory verses, prayer and devotional thoughts. This devotional is an excellent beginning resource to establish family devotions.

What devotionals do you and your children read? I’d love to read about them in the comments below!

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