Book Review: The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional

Well-done children's devotional -- see review on sydneyelizabeth.blogWho doesn’t know (and love) the Berenstain Bears? Many of us have grown up with them and appreciate the feel-good atmosphere in the stories. So many books hold so many good lessons and visual examples of ways to live in light of God’s love.

I realize that when presented with options from publishers to review, I often choose the latest Berenstain Bear book (see Love One Another and Easter Blessing, for examples). And I believe that is because of their quality and goodness.

This devotional is geared toward children in perhaps the 4-8 age range. Each of the 90 devotionals starts out with a Bible verse. Then there is a little lesson with an example from the lives of the Berenstain Bears. It sometimes includes a [possibly rhetorical] question toward the children.

That is usually (not always) followed by a “Carry on Cub” paragraph which challenges the child to think more on a certain topic before they close their eyes — for example, how they can show God they are thankful for His love, how they can be helpful to their parents in the morning, etc.

At the end of each night’s devotional is a short prayer. Each is catchy and rhymes so it captures children’s attentions and can perhaps be used later that night when tucking them in.

This is a solid book. It’s a nice size and has a quality ribbon to keep your place. My husband and I are looking forward to using it in our nightly family Bible times when our children get older. For now, we are mostly just reading out of various Bible board books. 🙂

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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