Book Reviews of Bible Devotions for Bedtime

Bible Devotions for Bedtime
Bible Devotions for Bedtime
Author: Daniel Partner, Richard Hoit (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9781593103583
ISBN-10: 1593103581
Publication Date: 9/1/2004
Pages: 256
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Rating:
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4.5 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a neat little paperback devotional intended for parents to share with their children, though it could be read by the child alone. While the title indicates that these are bedtime devotionals, I think they would work well at any time of day, as the content is not tuck-in specific. The devotions take the reader through the Bible book by book, beginning with creation in Genesis and working through to Revelation. Of course, not every chapter is covered but there are over 250 pages of Bible stories.



Each devotion is approximately 4 pages long. The first page features the illustration that accompanies the story plus a brief portion of the Bible verse. For instance, the Genesis 2 illustration is of a child reclining in a hammock with the words God rested, underneath. The opposing page contains the full verse that the devotion addresses plus the beginning of the devotion. The devotions explain the applicable verse in simple language and ask questions to encourage the child to think about what he has just read. Another small illustration is included on the 2nd page of the devotion. The 4th page contains a prayer starting with Dear God, again with a small illustration. A colorful border further surrounds each page.



I liked the devotions in this book, especially the way that it takes the reader through the entirety of the Bible. These are not recitations of the Bible stories exactly but refer to them and offer insights for the reader. Reading through this would make a good review of already covered Bible stories or a nice introduction to ones not yet read. The verses are clearly related to the devotion and the language used is appealing. I was not particularly captivated by the illustrations, but they are colorful and Im sure my son will like them. The page borders I assume are intended to provide more visual interest for the child reader. Because the book is a small paperback it might not be easy for you to share the pictures while reading the devotion, but that is a minor drawback. Im sure the price I paid was much less than it would have been for a full sized hardcover picture book. So I can deal with small pages.