Several months ago Lucas came across a Bible Stories for kids book and asked if I would buy it. He seemed really excited about the book and it was easy enough for him to read, so I said yes. It quickly became one of his favorite books; but it only has a handful of stories.
So when the Tyndale Blog Network was offering a book called Bible Stories that End with a Hug by Stephen Elkins to review I thought Lucas would enjoy this book as well ... and it has 75 easy-to-understand Bible stories.
This hard cover book is a great way to introduce younger kids to the stories in the Bible. It has charming illustrations and short descriptions of the stories that will keep a child's attention. Each page also contains a Bible verse, lessons on how to apply the story to your child's daily life, and a special 'hug time' at the end of each story. For example: the story on Love, Listen, and Obey features the verse from Exodus 20:12: Honor your father and mother. Then the lesson talks about honoring your parents by loving them, listening to them, and obeying them. Then it is Hug Time! "Give the one who honors their father and mother a great big hug."
It's a great way to end the night with a bedtime story followed by a great big hug.