Item description for Bedtime Blessings 2 Volume Set (Focus on the Family) by John Trent...
Overview Begin to Bless Your Child Tonight! Bedtime can be the best time of the day with Bedtime Blessings and Bedtime Blessings, Volume 2. Together these books offer 200 simple, easy-to-follow ideas to bless you and your child. With games, songs, stories, experiments, conversations, and prayers, you can impart spiritual truths that will last a lifetime while building a close relationship with your son or daughter. It takes only a few minutes each night to send your child off to a peaceful sleep with a blessing. Make the most of those precious moments you have together with Bedtime Blessings.
Publishers Description In just a few minutes each night, "Bedtime Blessings" will help parents practice the biblical model of "blessing" and impart spiritual truths that will last a lifetime. Each bedtime activity is followed by a blessing prayer that will affirm a parent's love and deepen the child's relationship with God. Each book includes 100 easy-to-follow ideas for terrific tuck-ins, including Read-to-me stories Amazing experiments Intriguing puzzles Giggle-making games "Let's pretend" activities Blessing prayers
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.9" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2009
Series Focus on the Family
ISBN 1589975537 ISBN13 9781589975538 UPC 700001005539
Availability 0 units.
More About John Trent
Dr. John Trent is president of StrongFamilies.com and founder of The Institute for the Blessing at Barclay College. John is a sought-after speaker and an award-winning author of more than twenty books, including six books for children. He has been a featured guest on numerous radio and television programs across the country and leads The Blessing Challenge, a joint partnership with Focus on the Family and StrongFamilies.com. John and his wife, Cindy, have been married for more than thirty years and have two grown daughters, Kari and Laura. Annette Smith is a novelist, nurse, and a master storyteller. Her first book of short stories, The Whispers of Angels, sold more than 100,000 copies. Annette has written four additional volumes of original short stories, two parenting books, and five novels, all set in small towns. Her fourth novel, A Bigger Life, was named by Library Journal as one of the best novels of 2007 and was a finalist in the American Christian Fiction Book Awards. A life-long Texan, Annette lives in Tyler, Texas with Randy, her husband of thirty-one years, and an affectionate, shaggy mutt named Wally. Annette has worked as a registered nurse in a variety of settings. Her current home-hospice position gives her a unique position in the lives of relative strangers, and she often finds herself bearing solitary witness to intimate, behind-the-scenes situations full of grace and meaning."
John Trent currently resides in Phoenix Scottsdale. John Trent was born in 1952.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Bedtime Blessings Set?
Great way to create memories and build faith in young children! Jun 22, 2009
This is the nicest little book. It's full of wonderful activities that you can do with your child, usually in 30 minutes or less that will help to build their faith and bring you closer. Kids will love the prayers that you insert their name in. This is a book that will be used from one generation to the next. Some of my best memories are of bedtime stories and snuggling with my parents. This will just enhance that time you're spending together and create some wonderful memories.
I give this a 5/5 stars. This would be a great baby gift or for a birthday gift for a child.
Create Bedtime Blessings for Your Entire Family to Cherish! Apr 27, 2009
Perfect for : Personal Use, Gift, Church Toddler Group Use, great for parents AND grandparents use!
In a nutshell: Some of my fondest memories as a child were bedtime, when my parents would say prayers, read with me, and my mom would rub my back or brush my hair while she sang me to sleep. Author John Trent has written a book that will help create these lasting (and very impactful) memories with "Bedtime Blessings." Each of the two books contain 100 bedtime blessings, in the form of stories and activities (talk, sing, experiment, do a puzzle, write a letter, etc) that will help parents and children end the day on a positive, faith-centered note. Each activity is quick and easy, and is followed by a related prayer that is specialized for your child. A few of my favorite activities in these books: Let's Look at Nature: Night Sky (p. 32, Volume 1), Let's Look at Nature: Nutty Friends (p. 97, Volume 1), Let's Play a Game: Chewable Checkers (p. 168, Volume 1), Let's Play a Game: Treasure Hunt (p. 5, Volume 2), Let's Do an Experiment: Invisible Ink (p. 28, Volume 2), Let's Make a Wish: Learning to be Thankful, (p. 68, Volume 2). I'm having a hard time not adding to this list - there are so many great activities in these books! These books are a blessing to parents and children alike, as they help parents to bless their children by spending time and saying meaningful prayers together, and as they will help provide lasting memories of faith and family for your children.
Extended Review: Content: Volume 1: In the introduction, the author explains that Genesis 27 shows us the importance of a parent's blessings on their children, and then he shows us how to bless our children by doing "Bedtime Blessings" which include an activity and prayer. He goes on to help you create a Blessings Box (not required), or a box full of the things you can use for your nightly activities. The remainder of the book is full of 100 activities/prayers. There are a few pages at the back of the book that provide answers to a few of the activities.
Volume 2: The introduction of this book covers the importance of spending quality time with your child, and creating fun, meaningful memories. This book also has a section dedicated to the Blessing Box, again, this is not a requirement for the activities, and then has 100 activities/prayers, ending with a few pages of answers to a few of the activities.
Format: Each activity is short and simple, including all the instructions and dialogue needed to complete the "Bedtime Blessing," including a prayer that is easily personalized for you and your child.
Readability: Very easy and fun!
Overall: This is a wonderful set of books that will help you create memories that you and your child will cherish, as well as helping to talk about your day and reinforce prayer. I love these books and will continue to use them in my family. I also plan to share these books with other friends and family and think they will make great gifts.
Grandma Jules Apr 8, 2009
These books are great! The ideas are ones that are easily implemented, a nice variety, fun, and meaningful. The kids, my adult children, love to use them with their kids, my grandkids. The little ones love to hear their name in the prayers. Each prayer has a space to insert the name of the one(s) to be blessed. These books are a wonderful way to teach the faith at home.