Bedtime Devotions With Jesus
Bedtime Devotions with Jesus: My Daily Devotional for Kids is the first children's devotional in the bestselling MyDaily devotional line by Thomas Nelson. It's a beautiful full color, hardcover devotional book that even includes a ribbon marker so you never lose your spot. It includes an entire years' worth of devotions for children, divided by week. Each weeks' devotion is written by a different pastor or Christian worker. Each devotion includes a Bible verse, brief exposition of the verse/theme, a short prayer, and a takeaway bite size truth. The book description reads:
"Trustworthy devotional moms and dads can use to make bedtime family time, faith time.
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.
Each devotional includes a scripture, a brief devotional reading, a prayer, and a meaningful takeaway that helps children build a strong foundation of faith. This is the first children’s book in the hugely popular MyDaily™ Devotional line. Devotionals for adults in the MyDaily series have sold more than 173,000 copies.
Trim Size: 5.5 x 7.5"
I can't say enough good things about this wonderful book. The illustrations are gorgeous and engaging, the text is well written and easy for children to follow, and the lessons are perfectly geared toward children. I got this devotional to read with my 9, 7, and 5 year olds and it's easily accessible for each of them. The publisher recommends this book for ages 4-8, but I'd say any child ages 1-9 could benefit from this devotional. It's a sturdy, high quality hardcover and even includes a dedication page - it would make a perfect gift book for a baby dedication or birthday present. I know my children will enjoy using this devotional for the next year.
I only have two complaints about this book. One, the translation used for the devotions is the International Children's Bible (which I have never heard of). We prefer the King James Version, but it's easy to just grab my Bible and read the verse from there instead. I prefer to keep continuity with Bible versions just for ease of memorization and for less confusion. Also, there aren't separate devotions for Saturday and Sunday, just one "weekend" devotion, so I guess you have to read it on Saturday and then again on Sunday (maybe they figure you don't do the devotion on Sunday because you go to church instead? Not sure). Either way, those are two very minor issues and don't detract from the main point and features of the book. I highly recommend this book to all parents looking for a great devotional to share with their young child.
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