It’s no secret that out family loves the Berenstain Bears. RJ and I (Kari) grew up reading their stories and now we love sharing them with G. When I was a girl there really weren’t faith-based Berenstain Bears books and I really enjoy that they now exist. We really enjoyed the previous Berenstain Bear bedtime storybook (as evident by it’s battered and torn cover) and were excited to read The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional by Mike Berenstain (published by Zonderkidz).
I love that The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional features 90 devotions. Sometimes devotional books for young ones feature a small number of stories that can quickly become boring, but this book is chock full of enough to keep you going for several months. It features nine different sections that are devoted to various topics from courage to thankfulness. Each devotion begins with a Bible verse, then contains a short devotion featuring characters, illustrations and situations featuring the Berenstain Bears. Sometimes they also include a simple activity or even a prayer from Brother, Sister or Honey.
This book is definitely what we call a “big bookshelf book” in our house. It’s a hardcover book with paper pages and not a board book. I actually really like that because it gives me a chance to spend time with G, learning about God and being gentle with pages. G loves the attached beautiful blue ribbon bookmark and I love that it helps us keep our place. Reading these devotions is always a special part of our day.
Life is so hectic sometimes, and there are so many parenting choices to research about and make. It’s nice when you can find a great simple solution to any problem. If you’re looking for a great way to share God’s Word and character development with your little ones, then I highly recommend The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional. It would make for a great gift for a cub for little cub or your whole bear den. I’ve been blessed reading this book and I hope you will be too.
Kari Liked: I love The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional so it’s hard to pick one thing. But, I do really enjoy that the book features a verse in every devotion.
Kari Didn’t Like: I really enjoy this book and can’t think of a complaint about it.
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