365 Read-Aloud Bedtime Bible Stories

365 Read-Aloud Bedtime Bible Stories

I remember my mom reading me stories from a children's Bible when I was young. I'd sit on her lap as she read the stories aloud and then we'd talk about what it meant and how it applied to us. I always loved this time with her and I truly believe that it was this time, in conjunction with my Sundays at church that really instilled a deep appreciation for my faith. Moms know everything.

 

As I got older and graduated to the Good Book itself, I still kept my children's Bible for reference. I found that it really helped me understand what I was reading when I got stuck, kind of like a version of Cliffs Notes.

When I became a father in 2005, one of the first gifts my son received was 365 Read-Aloud Bedtime Bible Stories by Daniel Partner from his godfather. As I thumbed through the short stories, beginning with Genesis straight on through to Revelations, it took me back to those days on mom's knee. I was excited to read it little by little with my son while he was an infant, and now that he can read it himself, he'll occasionally sit on my knee and read it back to me.

 

The book is much simpler to comprehend than the Holy Bible, but it is written in language that isn't easy for a young child to understand on his own. But with my help and guidance my boys can easily digest the material. It makes me feel good to pass on the Bible story tradition with my children that my mom started with me.