Review: Words To Dream On by Diane Stortz

Words To Dream On: Diane Stortz

I have had the wonderful opportunity to review many great Christian storybooks, Bible's and devotionals for children over the years.

But I must say, this one is perfect!
Words to Dream On: Bedtime Bible Stories and Prayers

Book Description

Start a bedtime Bible story tradition with your little ones tonight!
Young children thrive on routine and rituals, and a Bible story at bedtime is one of the best routines to establish! A combination Bible storybook and book of prayers, Words to Dream On is the perfect bedtime storybook for young children, with a “once upon a time” voice that is also true to God’s Word. Over 50 stories—from the Old and New Testaments—create an overview of the entire story arc of the Bible. Stories are selected and retold for young children with a focus on God’s love, care, protection, trustworthiness, and power.
Each story includes an engaging title, a Bedtime Blessing (a short summary thought), Words to Dream On (a brief Bible verse), and a Sleepy-Time Prayer (a good-night prayer tied to the theme of the story). The book also includes a short letter to parents that includes tested ideas for establishing a good bedtime routine with young children and tips for reading aloud to children at bedtime.

Friday #56

"Then frogs swarmed everywhere in the houses of the Egyptians - even in their beds and baking bowls!" -- Diane Stortz
Favorite Snippets:

Sleepy-Time Prayer
Dear God, thank You for making everything new. Thank You for making a place where we can live Forever with You. Good night, God! Amen

Bedtime Blessing
Living forever with Jesus will be wonderful.


If I could give a book 10 stars, it would be this one! The beautiful illustrations complement many wonderful Bible stories perfectly. The author has brought a fresh approach to Bible reading. Each page gives lots of opportunities for children to engage with their parents. My grandson is 7 and could easily read the stories aloud. I was delighted to see him want to discuss the exciting adventures found within the pages of the gorgeous hardcover book. What I found so complete and comforting is that you'll find the Bedtime Blessing, along with the Sleepy-Time Prayer, a perfect way to end your bedtime routine with your precious little ones. Pouring God's love into their hearts and minds is a marvelous legacy for anyone, especially grandparents. My family loves the book and I highly recommend to friends.

5/5 stars! Great for home and church library.

BookLook Bloggers has provided LadyD Books with a complimentary copy of this book.
About the Author
Diane Stortz is an author, freelance editor, and former editorial director whose heart's desire is to "tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord" (Psalm 78:4). Diane's books include The Sweetest Story Bible, Thankful for God's Blessings, and A Woman's Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year. Diane and her husband reside in Cincinnati, Ohio, and have two married daughters. Diane enjoys walking, gardening, and visiting her three young grandsons.
Diane Le Feyer is a French illustrator. Even as a child, she always knew that one day she would draw wonderful pictures for kids to enjoy! She also teaches students what she knows about illustration. Diane is very busy with her life as a teacher, artist, mother, Star Wars enthusiast, and bad cook. She has a darling daughter, a loving husband, and a pearlscale goldfish named Bubbles.

Words to Dream On: Bedtime Bible Stories and Prayers.

Happy reading!


 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis