PJ Time: 100 Devotions to Light Up the Night! illustrated by Ela Smietanka from Thomas Nelson is a delightful read for children ages four to eight years old that is a great read before drifting off to sleep.
In this devotional there are 100 bedtime devotions for both boys and girls that are specifically themed around bedtime. Examples of the devotions include the moon’s glow, sleeping otters, favorite bedtime smells ( like bath-time soaps, lotions, etc), lullabies, star maps and more.
Each of the devotions feature a title, the number it is, adorable themed illustration, Bible verse ( NIV), devotional text ( no more than 5 minute read), short prayer, and questions/applications and sometimes an activity or example of something to do pertaining to what was read.
I like the uniqueness of the book and how it is themed around bedtime. Children are encouraged to talk to God about joys, struggles, thanks, and more. They will learn about being helpful, ways they can worship, how to be strong and so forth. These devotions are great conversation starters about questions they may have about God or life.
The illustrations are very colorful. The character children all wear different types of PJ’s in the book. Our favorites are the hooded animal themed pajamas. I like the devotional has a ribbon bookmark attached so its easy to keep our place until the next reading.
I feel the applications aren’t difficult for children to comprehend or do. Things suggested are helping others grow by suggesting a favorite Bible story to a friend, making others feel welcome by including them, thinking of ways to wait when its difficult to do so, asking God to help you forgive someone that has upset you and more. Some of the devotions have activities like drawing a picture or writing a verse out for example.
This devotional has a lot going on. It’s a refreshing selection and I am enjoying using it with my little one. Highly recommended!
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