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.
Bedtime Devotions with Jesus is a yearly devotional to be read each day of the week. There are no preset dates so this book can be picked up at anytime and read. The book has a page to write who it is to, from, and the date. There is a written area to parents that encourages instilling a habit of reading the word, praying, and applying God’s truth in the lives of our children.
The devotions are written by more than one author and each feature a Bible verse, devotion, prayer, and application. The devotions are pretty short and can be read in 2-3 minutes. The format is simple and the reading easy to understand. These devotions can open the door to further discussion on the topic mentioned. The illustrations throughout feature a sweet little bear. There is a ribbon bookmark that helpfully keeps ones place till the next reading.
Age recommendations for this title is 4-8 years old but I feel it would best be suited for children ages 2-5 years old. It’s a bit too simple for my seven year old. My four year old son seemed to take to this devotional far better. I love that he’s learning to pray, taking truths to heart, and instilling a healthy habit of receiving the word of God each day.
This book would be a wonderful gift and a perfect devotional for both young boys and girls starting out in their faith of God and are eager to learn more.
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.
Required Federal Trade Commission disclaimer: I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the BookLook blogger review program in exchange for an honest review.