I grew up reading all of the Berenstain Bear books. It is so great that more books are still being written; this time with a focus on God. The Berenstain Bears 5-Minute Inspirational Stories by Stan and Jan Berenstain with Mike Berenstain contains twelve books that teach different important Christian lessons. In this book, the bears learn lessons about the importance of praying (Say Their Prayers), accepting people that are different (Love Their Neighbors), helping people in times of need (Get Involved), and standing up for yourself even in difficult times (Gift of Courage), just to name a few.
I definitely recommend this book to all young children. With twelve stories, this book will keep kids busy reading about the loveable bears. The messages in each story are very clear and cover topics such as praying, loving others, forgiveness, helping, and standing up for yourself. The characters make several references to the Bible by reciting different verses that relate to the messages and then give explanations about what each of the verses mean. This is a must-read for all young Christians. They will absolutely fall in love with the pictures and the interesting plots.
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The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional by Mike Berenstain contains ninety short devotionals that can be read with parents shortly before bedtime to have children reflect on their behavior towards others and to build a relationship with God. Each devotion begins with a short Bible verse. Then, there are a few sentences that give a short story about Brother, Sister, and little baby Honey. After some of the devotions, there is a Carry on, Cub passage that has the young readers focus on the story’s theme and apply it to their own personal lives. All lessons end with a with a short little prayer led by Brother, Sister, or Honey.
As a child, I grew up reading The Berenstain Bear books. Even as an adult, if I see a book I haven’t read at the library, I will check it out. I especially like how the books have a focus on God now. I would have loved this devotional book as a child between the ages of four to ten. The pictures are just the same from the older books. The messages are also great. They focus on being a great friend, forgiving, thankfulness, and so much more. I definitely recommend this book!
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