The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional is perfect for little cubs settling down for a good night’s sleep. Including a devotion for each day with a reflection, Scripture, and a Bear Prayer for the End of Day from Brother, Sister, and even Honey Bear, these 90 reflections on simple Christian truths such as God loves us, love one another, be courageous and kind, and much more are the peaceful way to end a busy day.
Bear Country friends will be featured throughout in simple artwork from the Living Lights brand.
|About the Contributor(s)||Mike Berenstain
Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bears books in 1962. Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents work together to write about and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too. Though Stan died in 2005 and Jan in 2012, Mike continues to create the delightful Bear adventures from his studio in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks much like the sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country.
|Publish Date||Oct 11, 2016|
|Series||Berenstain Bears/Living Lights|
- Review by Praises of a Wife and Mommy
The book is a hard cover book and each devotional is one page. It is geared for children 4-8 years old however I think older children will enjoy it just as much.
My favorite feature is how they end the devotional, a prayer from one of the characters from The Berenstain Bears! The prayers are very short and they always have a creative rhyme! The rhyming feature makes my kids want to repeat the prayer so it is easy to apply the prayers to ourselves. There are pictures scattered through out the book as well. (Posted on 10/16/2016)
- Review by The IE Mommy
My kids really look forward to reading every night and I try to make sure we read a devotional along with our books. To be honest, having a new devotional book helps us because we do like to change things up to keep it interesting, yet still having a routine. The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional is a good change up for us because most of our devotionals are short Bible stories along with a verse and a prayer. I like that the Berenstain Bear devotional is a short story about one of the bears, which we already know and love that ties into the lesson, Bible verse and a prayer.
The Table of Contents is great to look at especially if your child has had something specific going on. For example, my preschooler was talking about friends at school and remembered that on his first day he could not find anyone to play with. In the Table of Contents we found a section of devotions about friendship. We read one devotional about Honey Bear feeling happy that she was able to play with her siblings and their friends. We were able to talk about all those feelings of being sad without a friend to play with and then feeling happy because we were able to play with friends. It is good to know both those feelings so you can be a good friend to others. My preschooler found he could relate to this devotion.
I mentioned I like to change things up, so we will read this devotional for a while and go back and forth to other devotionals we have. We have some devotional books that are numbered for the whole year, which is great to have a whole years worth of devotional in one book, but I also like that the Berenstain Bear Bedtime Devotional is not numbered so we can bookmark it and continue as we choose. I can already see my kids really enjoy the Berenstain Bear Bedtime Devotional a lot so this may be a favorite for a while! (Posted on 10/8/2016)
- Review by Jalynn
A bedtime devotional is the perfect legacy to build with your children and grandchildren. It instills a love and gentleness in that relationship that will span generations. I have read to my children before they drift off to dream every night and my oldest has taken over with the youngest reading to him every night. My youngest says he feels loved more when we do this with him.
The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional, is a devotional that includes 90 devotions that are based on scripture. each devotion describe a scene that happened within the bear family and then the devotion of the day is further discussed in the small section called Carry On Cub. Short and sweet and perfect for ages preschool to 3 but I read it to my 6 year old and he loves it.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. (Posted on 9/20/2016)