Are you looking for a good way to introduce your little one to a nightly prayer routine? Bedtime Prayers That End With A Hug! is a wonderful resource to achieve that goal. It is filled with 52 nightly prayers that address a different topic each night. The language is simple so your preschooler will easily understand the topic that is being taught.
The illustrations by Ruth Zeglin are beautiful and calming, just the thing for a wind down at the end of the day. Each day's prayer is broken down into segments titled Snuggle Time, Bedtime Bible Thought, My Hug-a-Bye Prayer and then it ends with a nighty night hug time! You are instructed to "give the one who seeks the Lord a great big hug!"
I'm looking forward to sharing this with my little ones each night! What a beautiful habit to get your little ones into.
I received a copy of this book in order to facilitate my review.
Bedtime Prayers That End with a Hug!, by Stephen Elkins, is a wonderful book. Designed for children ages three through five, it not only defines prayer, but also to whom we are praying and what kinds of things we should pray about. It encourages parents and children to read each night before bedtime and pray together. Then, in closing, it emphasizes the importance of regular family prayers and affection by ending each session with a hug.
This hardcover book has a padded front cover. Each day includes snuggle time, bedtime Bible thought, my hug-a-bye prayer, and hug time. Topics include praising God, fears, remembering God's Word, loving others, and many more. In addition, Ruth Zeglin has created beautiful illustrations that capture one's attention and complete the comprehension for young children.
I enjoyed this book for both its incredible illustrations and its content. I would recommend it to anyone who has young children or grandchildren. It is difficult in this day and age to bring children up in the ways of the Lord, and this book is a great assistance to any family.
I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.
Cassandra's Review- Bedtime Prayers That End with a Hug! Is ingeniously written for all age groups but the target audience would in my opinion would be younger children. My children range in ages and each one loved this book. I like that the faith message is strong and the stories are filled with heart and promise. I would highly recommend it for bedtime and anytime.
Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book
Prayers that end with a hug!" created by Stephen Elkins and illustrated by Ruth Zeglin
This is a beautifully illustrated children's book! Each 3 page section has a theme, Bible verse, short story about the theme, prayer and hug time suggestions. The words are simple for preschool children to understand, and the illustrations lend to discussion and observation. This would be a precious gift for a Baby shower, 1st birthday or other gift giving opportunity for a preschool age child. With 52 themed sections, this would almost 2 months if used nightly, enough time to really get in the habit of reading the Bible and praying with your child.
Disclaimer: I received this book from Tyndale House. All opinions expressed are my own.