Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Book review of "Bible Stories that end with a Hug" by Stephen Elkins

I was super excited to do this review for a few different reasons! While I love to read as a hobby of my own, I also love to read to my girls. But finding a children's devotional/Bible that both of them can enjoy is understandably difficult since they are 6 and 1 years old....a bit of an age difference as you can see.

"Bible stories that end with a Hug" has a wide variety of Bible stories that aren't always included in the everyday children's Bible. It includes: "Blessed to be a Blessing", the story of Baalam and the talking donkey; "An Answered Prayer", a story about Jabez;  and classics such as Noah's Ark, David and Goliath, and Jesus' birth! The book contains 75 stories in all.

This book included adorable and colorful illustrations that both of my girls thoroughly enjoyed. The stories were simple yet descriptive, and seemed to be just the right length for a 2-6 year old to be able to sit through and then talk about it afterwards. My 1 year old enjoyed looking at the pictures and managed to sit through most of the story. ;)

I would rate this book as 5 stars and would not hesitate to recommend it to my friends with 1-6 year old children.

**I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers to give my honest unbiased review.**


  1. This sounds like an cute book. Thanks for your thoughts and the review.

    BTW-I have 7 giveaways going on at my site if you want to pop over. Happy New Year!

    Diane :O)

    1. Thank you! I will be sure to check out your site as well!