As a child psychologist, I know the power that routines and ritual have over children. One of the first recommendations I often make when treating children is to encourage their parents to increase the number of routines and ritual in the child’s life. In fact, I am so convinced of the power of routines, I wrote Jaden Goes to Foster Care. So you can understand my excitement to received Diane Stortz ’s newest book Words to Dream On. Words to Dream On is a combination of a Bible storybook and book of prayers.
There are several things that make Words to Dream On the perfect book for your little ones bedtime. First Words to Dream On is a combined Children’s Bible and prayer book. Secondly, each story included a Bedtime Blessing (a short summary thought), Words to Dream On (a brief Bible verse), and a Sleepy-Time Prayer (a good-night prayer tied to the theme of the story). Finally, the illustrations in this book are AWESOME! If you don’t believe me, take a look for yourself by downloading a sample of the book here: http://www.dianestortz.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/WordsToDreamOnSampler2.pdf
Words to Dream On contains 26 stories from the Old Testament and 26 from the New Testament. The stories are presented to the order they occur in the Bible (i.e., starting with Creation and ending with “Forever with Jesus"). I also appreciate the way Stortz’s paraphrases the Bible in a soothing child-friendly manner that stays true to the Bible.
Well that is all for now, please continue to pray for me and know that I am praying for you.