Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories by Bonnie Rickner Jensen is a colorfully illustrated collection of bible stories that is perfect for children as young as three years old. There are over 90 bible stories, beginning in the Old Testament with the creation story and going through the New Testament, ending with Revelations. Each bible story rendition is accompanied by the book and verse which it references. Additionally, each bible story features a short, one-sentence prayer that relates to the story's teaching.
My initial reaction after picking up the book was, "What a value!" The hardbound book is substantial with over 200 pages and it's only $16.99 (last time I checked it was even cheaper on Amazon, here). After reading 4-5 different stories I actually ordered a couple additional copies for a neighbor and my nephew. There's a page in the front that allows you to write to whom the book is gifted, to whom it is from - which I personally really appreciate - especially with Christmas right around the corner. The flow of each story is different but they are all true to the original bible stories in terms of context. This book has made many, otherwise complicated bible stories, easy to digest for kids and it sensitively addresses scary or difficult topics. My three-year-old loves reading it each night and always asks for one more story before bedtime. I highly recommend Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories by Bonnie Rickner Jensen if you know a little one who's beginning to learn about their Christian faith.
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