5 Books Before Bed that Build Faith in Kids
If you’re family is like ours, then your bedtime routine includes storytime! Risen teamed up with ZonderKidz to curate five great books to read before bed that help build faith in kids. Our Editor-in-Chief, Kelli Gillespie, walks you through her family favorites.
The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible (Jan & Mike Berenstain)
Twenty-three Old and New Testament stories come alive in Berestain Bears style, whether you’re watching Noah build the ark, David defeat Goliath or Samson’s strength disappear, not only will you love the adventure but it will spark your love for the Bible while building character.
Little Jesus Little Me (Amy Warren Hilliker)
Written by Pastor Rick Warren’s daughter, Little Jesus Little Me is a darling book that showcases how Jesus was a child once too! It helps toddlers learn about God’s love and connect with Jesus at an early age.
Snuggle Time Psalms (Glenys Nellist)
If you’re looking to introduce your little ones to the poetry book of the Bible, Snuggle Time Psalms is perfect. It’s a collection of fifteen bedtime poems uses rhyming text and adorable art. These are the perfect words of reassurance before closing your eyes.
Bible Gems to Remember (Robin Schmitt)
Memorizing scripture is so important but can be hard at times, so Bible Gems to Remember takes children through 52 stories from the Bible (one for each week of the year) in small bites, these “gemstones” are concise statements of five words or less that hold great value, meaning, and power. This makes it fun and easier for kids to recall.
The Plans I Have For You (Amy Parker)
The Plans I Have for You inspires children to think about their unique talents. God has great plans for each and every one of us, and this book encourages kids to dream about their future.
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