Product Review

Children’s Bible Stories for Bedtime: To Grow in Faith and Love

Julie Lavender

*I received a copy of this product from the publisher for review. All opinions are my own.

 Bedtime is one of the most precious times we have with our children each day. It’s an opportunity to slow down and focus all our attention on connecting heart-to-heart with our kids.

Cuddles and bedtime stories create beautiful memories. It’s also a time to help our kids connect their hearts to their Heavenly Father. 

I was excited to get my hands on a copy of Julie Lavender’s new book: Children’s Bible Stories for Bedtime: To Grow in Faith & Love. It has biblically accurate stories from the Old and New Testaments along with classic illustrations by Shahar Kober. 


About the Book

  • It’s 320 pages long.
  • There are 34 stories from the Old Testament and 18 stories from the New Testament. 
  • There’s an illustration for each story.
  • At the end of every section, you’ll find brief reflections and prayers. 

What I Loved

I appreciated the attention to biblical accuracy that is not always present in Bible stories for kids. 

It was the simple things, like pointing out how Noah sent a raven first, then a dove to check for land. Throughout the book, the stories dove deeper into scripture than other children’s versions I have read. Each story also includes the appropriate scripture references. 

Julie writes in a relatable way for kids, which kept my young readers engaged. I personally liked the color palette of the book, though my 8-year-old daughter said she preferred brightly colored pictures better. The illustrations were serene and perfect for bedtime. 


Other Thoughts:

 The stories are definitely longer than many Bible stories for ages 4-8, and the text is not broken up by pictures; each story includes only one illustration. My 6-year-old son got a bit distracted at times, but my 8-year-old daughter really enjoyed it. 

Overall, the book is wonderful. It’s filled with high quality stories and illustrations and is a great bedtime companion for your family. Grab a copy today!


About the Author

Julie Lavender is an author, journalist, and former homeschooling mom of 25 years. She holds a master’s degree in early childhood education. She is the author of 365 Ways to Love Your Child: Turning Little Moments into Lasting Memories and her work has been featured in Guideposts. She enjoys baking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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