Bedtime Devotions with Jesus: My Daily Devotional for Kids

Bedtime Devotions with Jesus: My Daily Devotional for Kids

by Johnny Hunt


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Trustworthy devotional moms and dads can use to make bedtime family time, faith time.

After the busyness of the day is done, before your child nods off to sleep, snuggle up to read God’s Word and daily reminders about how much He loves and takes care of us. Bedtime Devotions with Jesus is a collection of prayers and devotions written by pastors, pastor’s wives, children’s ministers, and other church leaders. In this book are valuable lessons on such topics as thankfulness, obedience, trusting God, being kind, loving others, and many more. God’s Word comes alive using simple language, and the devotions are featured with delightful illustrations of teddy bears. This book will teach children ages 4–8 the value and joy of spending time with God every day.

Each devotional includes a scripture, a brief devotional reading, a prayer, and a meaningful takeaway that helps children build a strong foundation of faith. This is the first children’s book in the hugely popular MyDaily™ Devotional line. Devotionals for adults in the MyDaily series have sold more than 173,000 copies.

Trim Size: 5.5 x 7.5

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780718036454
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 06/02/2015
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 144,704
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Johnny Hunt is the general editor of Grace, Hope, and Love, part of the MyDaily® Devotional series that has sold more than 700,000 copies. Hunt is the former president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor Johnny’s educational credits include a BA in religion from Gardner-Webb College. He continued on to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity in 1981. Southeastern honored Pastor Johnny in 1997 by naming The Chair of Biblical Preaching in his honor in 1997. He has also received several honorary doctorates over the years for his work in ministry. Hunt and his wife, Janet, enjoy their two daughters, Deanna Carswell and Hollie Hixson, and 4 grandchildren.

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Bedtime Devotions with Jesus

My Daily Devotional for Kids

By Tommy Nelson

Thomas Nelson

Copyright © 2014 Tommy Nelson
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-7180-3646-1


WEEK 1 Monday

Forgive Like Jesus

"If your brother sins, tell him he is wrong. But if he is sorry and stops sinning, forgive him." Luke 17:3

Is it wrong to be hurt and even mad when someone lies or takes your things or says something ugly to you? Of course not! Jesus says it is okay to tell someone that what she did was wrong. But He also says we should forgive that person when she says she is sorry. Jesus always forgives us, and so we should forgive too.

Dear Lord, You always forgive. Make me be more like You.

I want to forgive and be more like Jesus.

WEEK 1 Tuesday

Forgive Again

"You must forgive him even if he does wrong to you 70 times 7." Matthew 18:22

Your little sister has messed up your room ... again. She feels really really bad and says that she is sorry But you are mad and do not really want to forgive her again. It is hard, but Jesus says no matter how many times someone does something wrong, when they say they are sorry, we should forgive them. Jesus has forgiven us for so much because He loves us. Ask Jesus to remind you of His forgiveness when you have done something wrong. Ask Him to help you forgive others as He forgave you.

Jesus, thank You for forgiving me when I do something wrong. Help me forgive others when they hurt me.

I am forgiven because Jesus forgives.

WEEK 1 Wednesday

Love Forgives

Love forgives all wrongs. Proverbs 10:12

When someone hurts us, we have a decision to make: do we get mad at them or do we love them? What would Jesus want us to do? God is love, and He always chooses to love us. When we love Jesus, we can love others, even the people who are sometimes unlovable. Ask Jesus to help you love and forgive.

Jesus, thank You for loving me when I am good and when I am bad. Help me act more like You.

Jesus is love.

WEEK 1 Thursday

Choose Forgiveness

"Forgive other people, and you will be forgiven. Luke 6:37

When your little brother breaks your favorite toy, what do you do? You might want to break his favorite toy so that he knows how you feel. But that is not what Jesus would do. Jesus would forgive your brother, and that is what you need to do. Forgiving others helps us be more like Jesus. The next time someone does something that makes you angry, choose to forgive!

Jesus, please help me be more like You, so that I may love others the way You love me.

Love is a choice and so is forgiveness.

WEEK 1 Friday

Jesus Knows Us

Forgive the people and help them. Only you know what people are really thinking. 1 Kings 8:39

Jesus knows everything that you think and feel. You might be able to hide your feelings from your friends and family but you cannot hide them from Jesus. Jesus knows all about us. Each morning, ask Jesus to be with you and help you love Him. You can talk to Jesus about anything, and He will be with you.

Jesus, help me remember today that You know the secrets of my heart.

Jesus knows my heart.

WEEK 1 Weekend

Friends Forgive

Whoever forgives someone's sin makes a friend. Proverbs 17:9

It feels really good when a friend forgives us after we have done something bad. We can be friends again and have fun together. When your friend asks you to forgive him, remember how good it feels to be forgiven, and forgive your friend. Jesus is our best Friend, and He always forgives us when we do something wrong. Forgive your friends, and you will be more like Jesus.

Jesus, please help me be more like You and to forgive my friends.

Friends forgive each other.

WEEK 2 Monday

Love Jesus

"Love the Lord your God. Love him with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength." Mark 12:30

Jesus wants us to love Him with our whole heart. He wants to be the most important thing in our lives. God has given us many wonderful things to enjoy. But the Bible tells us to love Jesus more than anything we have. Just like you can't have fun riding a bicycle if it only has one wheel, we can't love God the way He wants us to unless we love Him with all of our heart.

Jesus, I love You with all my heart. I want to love You more than anything You have given to me.

Jesus wants to be number one in my life.

WEEK 2 Tuesday

Live for Jesus

If we live, we are living for the Lord. Romans 14:8

It is not always easy to share. Sometimes we just do not want to. But that does not make Jesus happy. He wants us to do what is right and share what we have with others. As children of God, we should think of other people and not just think of ourselves. It makes Jesus happy when we are kind and loving. You are the most like Jesus when you are giving and sharing.

Jesus, thank You for teaching me to give to others. I want to make You happy by being kind and sharing what I have.

Sharing shows we love Jesus.

WEEK 2 Wednesday

Jesus Is Love

Lord, you are kind and forgiving. You kave great love for those who call to you.

Psalm 86:5

Have you ever done something you knew was wrong? Did you tell the person you hurt that you were sorry? Did they forgive you? We should also tell Jesus that we are sorry when we have said or done something unkind. He likes for us to talk to Him. The Bible says Jesus will forgive us because He loves us.

Jesus, thank You for letting me talk to You. Thank You for being kind and forgiving, when I do something wrong. Thank You for loving me.

Jesus is kind, forgiving, and loving.

WEEK 2 Thursday

Jesus Is Our Helper

Praise the Lord, day by day. God our Savior helps us. Psalm 68:19

Praising the Lord means telling Him how wonderful we think He is. We should praise Jesus and thank Him every day because He is always there for us. When we are scared, He is there. When we feel alone, He is there. When we feel sad, He is there. He never, ever leaves us. Sing a song to Jesus, and thank Him for being your helper whenever you need Him.

Jesus, thank You for always being there for me and for helping me when I need You most.

Sing songs of praise to Jesus, our helper.

WEEK 2 Friday

Jesus Leads the Way

God has made Jesus both Lord and Christ. Acts 2:36

Have you ever played "Follow the Leader"? One person is in charge, and whatever he does, you do it, too. Jesus is our leader. We should learn about Jesus and do what He does. The best way to know Jesus is to read God's Word, the Bible. Then you will know how to follow Him. The more you know about Jesus, the more you can be like Him.

Lord, help me read my Bible to know and do what is right so I can follow You.

Jesus will lead, and I will follow.

WEEK 2 Weekend

Do You Believe?

If you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from death, then you will be saved. Romans 10:9

When Jesus died on the cross, people thought He would never come back. But then a wonderful miracle happened! After lying dead for three days, Jesus got up and was alive again! All of Jesus' friends were so happy to see Him. Jesus is special because He is God's own Son. When you believe this in your heart, you can become part of God's family and live with Him in heaven some day.

Dear God, thank You for the miracle of Jesus being raised from the dead. Thank You that He is alive and can be a friend to us today.

Jesus is alive!

WEEK 3 Monday


You believers are like a building that God owns. ... Christ Jesus himself is the most important stone in that building. Ephesians 2:20

Do you like to build things? It is fun to see how tall you can make something with blocks or Legos. It is best to start building with the strongest and biggest pieces on the bottom. If you do not, your masterpiece will probably fall! The Bible tells us we should build our lives the same way. Make Jesus the most important part of your life. When Jesus comes first, everything you do will be better!

Dear Jesus, thank You for loving me, and help me always keep You as the most important part of my life.

Jesus should always be first in you heart.

WEEK 3 Tuesday

The Maker of All

[Christ] is the head of the body. (The body is the church.) Everything comes from him.

Colossians 1:18

You cannot see inside your head, but your brain is working all the time. The brain is very important and controls your body. We cannot see God, but He controls the entire universe! God created the world and every living thing. God is the ruler over all. We should thank God every day for making us and the world we live in.

Dear God, I love the world You created. Thank You for making me. Help me follow You.

God is in charge of the whole world.

WEEK 3 Wednesday

Be a Helper

I became a servant of the church because God gave me a special work to do that helps you. Colossians 1:25

Have you thought about what you want to be when you grow up? Maybe you will be a police officer or a school teacher. You may even become a pastor or a missionary in a country far away. No matter what you decide to be, God has a special job for you. He wants you to tell others about Jesus and how much He loves them. Even now, you can help others and share Jesus' love with your friends and family.

Dear Jesus, thank You for my family and friends. Help me show Your love every clay.

I can tell others about Jesus.

WEEK 3 Thursday

Praise the Lord

To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus for all time, forever and ever. Ephesians 3:21

Have you ever had to go to a different school or move to a new house? Change is hard, and sometimes it is kind of scary. But one thing never changes: Jesus. He is always with us, and He will never leave us. Anytime of the day and anywhere we are, we can talk to God. We can pray to thank God for always being there, for taking care of us, and for loving us. We can sing songs that bring glory and praise to Jesus!

Dear Jesus, I love You. Thank You for loving me. I never want to forget to praise You.

Jesus will never stop loving you.

WEEK 3 Friday

Grow Strong

No person ever hates his own body, but feeds and takes care of it. And that is what Christ does for the church. Ephesians 5:29

Food is good for you. And it can taste very yummy! We need food to help our bodies grow and stay healthy. We need Jesus the same way. The Bible teaches us about Jesus and tells us how we should live. Learning about God's Word will make you wise and help you grow strong in Jesus.

Dear Jesus, thank You for the Bible. Help me grow big and strong and love You more every day.

Jesus takes care of you.

WEEK 3 Weekend

Show Gratitude

Now, brothers, we ask you to respect those people who work hard with you, who lead you in the Lord and teach you. 1 Thessalonians 5:12

Do you have a favorite teacher? Can you think of someone who helps you and is always kind? It might be a person at school, church, in your neighborhood, or in your family. Think of a way you can tell them or show them how thankful you are for them. Jesus puts special people in our lives to take care of us and teach us how to make good choices. Thank those special people for showing you God's love.

Dear Jesus, thank You for the special people You have put in my life who love me. Thank You for my family and friends. Help me follow You.

Jesus will show you how to follow Him.

WEEK 4 Monday

Head, Heart, and Hands

Serve only the Lord your God. Respect him. Keep his commands and obey him. Serve him and be loyal to him. Deuteronomy 13:4

God made every part of you! Look at your hands. What nice thing can you do for someone today? God gave you a brain to think. Who can you pray for today? God made your heart. Who can you show God's love to today? God gave you all of these parts to serve Him. Imagine all the things you can do with God and for God.

Dear Jesus, thank You for making me. Show me fun ways to serve you with my head, heart, and hands.

Serve God with your head, heart, and hands today!

WEEK 4 Tuesday

Better Than Any "Thing"

"You cannot serve God and money at the same time." Matthew 6:24

What is your favorite toy? Are you careful so you don't break it? Do you keep it in a safe place? You probably take great care of it because you love it! Do you remember who gave you your special toy? Sometimes we let our things become more important than the one who gave them to us. God loves to give to us, but let's remember to love Him more than our things.

Thank You, Jesus, for giving me everything I need. Please help me not make anything more important than You.

Make God your favorite, and thank Him for every "thing" you have been given!

WEEK 4 Wednesday

Love Jesus

That law is to love the Lord your God and obey his commands. Continue to follow him and serve him the very best you can. Joshua 22:5

Have you ever disobeyed your parents? Your parents love you very much, and they want you to do what they say because they know what is best for you. Jesus wants us to obey Him too. He loves you more than you can imagine, and He always knows the right thing to do. We should obey Jesus and love Him because of His super-great love for us.

Dear Jesus, thank You for loving me. Please help me obey my parents and obey what the Bible teaches me.

Obeying my parents is one way I can show my love for God.

WEEK 4 Thursday

Happy Heart

Serve the Lord with joy. Come before him with singing. Psalm 100:2

Do you like to sing? It is fun to sing songs that tell Jesus how much we love Him. He loves it when we share our happy heart with Him. So the next time you have a happy heart, sing a song and thank Jesus! That is serving God with joy. You can serve God with joy every day!

Dear Jesus, thank You for loving me and making my heart happy.

It makes Jesus happy when we sing a song of praise to Him.

WEEK 4 Friday

God Never Changes

Remember that you will receive your reward from the Lord, which he promised to his people. Colossians 3:24

God keeps His promises, and He promises that He will always love you. No matter what you do, His love for you will never change. Isn't that awesome! Today, thank God for always loving you, and think of some ways that you can show God how much you love Him too!

Dear Jesus, thank You for loving me. I love You.

I get to love God because He loves me!

WEEK 4 Weekend

All the Pieces

Serve the Lord with all your heart. 1 Samuel 12:20

What if someone gave you a puzzle but it didn't have all the pieces? You wouldn't be able to put the whole picture together. Sometimes we let other things be more important than God. But God wants us to love Him with all of our heart. He wants to be the most important person in our life. Pray to God today and ask Him to help you always put Him first.

Dear Jesus, please help me love You with all of my heart today.

Love God with all your heart.

WEEK 5 Monday

The Greatest Gift

"For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son. God gave his Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life." John 3:16

Do you know how much God loves you? He loves you so much that He gave you a very important gift. God sent His Son to die for your sins on the cross. He is willing to forgive every bad thing you do if you will believe in Him. Thank God for the best gift you will ever get, and love God with all your heart.

Jesus, thank You for sending Your Son to earth to show me how much You love me. I believe in You and will live my life for You.

There is no greater gift than Jesus.

WEEK 5 Tuesday

When You Make Mistakes

But Christ died for us while we were still sinners. In this way God shows his great love for us. Romans 5:8

The Bible calls the bad things we do, like disobeying our parents, telling a lie, or saying mean things, sins. The good news is that God loves us even when we make bad choices. Nothing you do, no matter how bad, will ever change how much Jesus loves you. He died on the cross for your sins and wants to forgive you.

Jesus, thank You for loving me even when I misbehave. Please forgive me for disobeying You. I love You.

Jesus loves me so much that He died for me.

WEEK 5 Wednesday

God's Special Promise for You

I love those who love me. Those who want me find me. Proverbs 8:17

What is wisdom and why do you need it? Wisdom is understanding the world the way God wants you to. When you look for God and want His wisdom, He promises to give it to you. That is why reading your Bible, going to church, and learning about God from others is so important. God loves when people want to know Him and what He says. If you ask God to help you learn more about Him each day, He promises to answer.

Jesus, I want to be wise. Help me love You enough to learn all I need to know.

God promises to teach me how to live.

WEEK 5 Thursday

Showing God's Love to Others

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God lives in him. 1 John 4:16

Do you want to be like God? Do you want people to know that you love Him? If you do, becoming a person who loves others is very important. God is so loving that the Bible says He is love. Loving others shows them what God is like. It also shows that God is with us and that we belong to Him. What are some things you can do to love people the way God does?

Jesus, help me love others the way You want me to. Help others feel Your love because of the way I treat them.

God loves people through me.


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Table of Contents


Week 1 Dr. Johnny Hunt First Baptist Woodstock, Woodstock, GA, 2,
Week 2 Mrs. Janet Hunt First Baptist Woodstock, Woodstock, GA, 8,
Week 3 Deanna Hunt Carswell First Baptist Woodstock, Woodstock, GA, 14,
Week 4 Hollie Hixson Vinings Lake Church, Mableton, GA, 20,
Week 5 Dr. Adam Dooley Sunnyvale First Baptist Church, Sunnyvale, TX, 26,
Week 6 Dr. Alex Himaya, Tulsa, OK, 32,
Week 7 Dan & Debbie Kubish NewSpring Church, Wichita, KS, 38,
Week 8 Anne Chenault First Baptist Church, Chipley, FL, 44,
Week 9 Dr. Mike Whitson First Baptist Church, Indian Trail, NC, 50,
Week 10 Paul and Kimberly Purvis First Baptist Church Temple Terrace, Temple Terrace, FL, 56,
Week 11 Ryan Hartzell Hawk Creek Church, London, KY, 62,
Week 12 Dr. Michael Cloer Englewood Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, NC, 68,
Week 13 Pam Mercer First Baptist Oviedo, Oviedo, FL, 74,
Week 14 Dr. Melissa Ewing First Baptist Church McKinney, McKinney, TX, 80,
Week 15 DR. RONNIE FLOYD Cross Church, Northwest Arkansas, 86,
Week 16 April Mack Grace Fellowship Church, Warren, OH , 92,
Week 17 Michele Rummage Bell Shoals Baptist Church, Brandon, FL , 98,
Week 18 Dr. Mary Dighton Lenexa Baptist Church, Lenexa, KS, 104,
Week 19 Caz McCaslin Upward Sports, Spartanburg, SC, 110,
Week 20 Amy Dixon Liberty Baptist Church, Dublin, GA, 116,
Week 21 Dr. Clayton Cloer First Baptist Church of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 122,
Week 22 Bob McCartney First Baptist Church, Wichita Falls, TX, 128,
Week 23 Michelle Bowen Heritage Church, Moultrie, GA, 134,
Week 24 Dr. Grant Ethridge Liberty Baptist Church, Hampton, VA / Suffolk, VA, 140,
Week 25 Dr. James Merritt Cross Pointe Church, Duluth, GA, 146,
Week 26 Pastor Jeff Crook Blackshear Place Baptist Church, Flowery Branch, GA, 152,
Week 27 Macey Fossett Fossett Evangelistic Ministries, Dalton, GA, 158,
Week 28 Dr. J. Kie Bowman Hyde Park Baptist Church, Austin, TX, 164,
Week 29 Dr. Larry Thompson First Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 170,
Week 30 Derek Jones The People's Church, Franklin, TN, 176,
Week 31 Dr. Rob Zinn Immanuel Baptist Church, Highland, CA, 182,
Week 32 Tim Anderson Clements Baptist Church, Athens, AL, 188,
Week 33 Tim DeTellis New Missions, Orlando, FL, 194,
Week 34 Pastor Scott and Leslie Yirka Hibernia Baptist Church, Fleming Island, FL, 200,
Week 35 Judy Lee There's Hope America Ministries, Atlanta, GA, 206,
Week 36 Dr. Zach Zettler First Baptist Jackson, Jackson, MS, 212,
Week 37 Pastor Steve Flockhart New Season Church, Hiram, GA, 218,
Week 38 Dr. Ted Traylor Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL, 224,
Week 39 Kim Williams First Baptist Woodstock, Woodstock, GA, 230,
Week 40 Analisa Hood & Suzanne Walker Mobberly Baptist Church, Longview, TX]TC1 TC1[236,
Week 41 Rev. Aaron Holloway Burnt Hickory Baptist Church, Powder Springs, GA]TC1 TC1[242,
Week 42 Vance Pitman with Daniel Grothman, Wes Hodges, and Mike Mead; Hope Church, Las Vegas, NV, 248,
Week 43 Phil Waldrep Phil Waldrep Ministries, Decatur, AL, 254,
Week 44 David Edwards David Edwards Productions, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK, 260,
Week 45 Dr. Don Wilton First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC, 266,
Week 46 Stephanie Perdue Second Baptist Church, Warner Robins, GA, 272,
Week 47 Rev. Jeremy Morton Cartersville First Baptist Church, Cartersville, GA, 278,
Week 48 Dennis Nunn Every Believer a Witness Ministries, Dallas, GA, 284,
Week 49 Debbie Schreve First Baptist Church Texarkana, Texarkana, TX, 290,
Week 50 Dr. Lee Sheppard Mabel White Baptist Church, Macon, GA, 296,
Week 51 Pastor Dusty & Mrs. Patsy McLemore Lindsay Lane Baptist Church, Athens, AL, 302,
Week 52 Rev. Chuck Allen Sugar Hill Church, Sugar Hill, GA, 308,
Contributors, 314,
Scripture Index, 318,

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LivingaFitandFulllife More than 1 year ago
Bedtime Devotions with Jesus by Johnny Hunt is a lovely way to end yours and your child's day. I love that each night includes a scripture, teaching, prayer and a thought for the day. There are fifty-two weeks of devotionals making this a great one year devotional for young children. The book is meant for children 4-8 but I think it would be great for any young children as my 2 year old enjoyed it as well as my 5 and 7 year old. The scripture index at the back of the book is wonderful and the ribbon bookmark makes it easy to find your place the next night. My kids and I absolutely love the cute illustrations and including God in our nightly reading time. This is a great way to end the day.Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.
FollowingThePath More than 1 year ago
I was given a free copy of the book Bedtime Devotions with Jesus: My Daily Devotional for Kids by Johnny Hunt through the Book Look Bloggers program in exchange for my honest review. This book is great for young children. My 8-year-old daughter likes to read it with us each night. We haven't really discussed the versus a lot each time, but sometimes she and I will have discussions about what they mean in her life. Her little brothers saw that we were reading this book with her and wanted to join in as well. There are colorful illustrations on the pages that capture the interest of your children and each day's devotional is short so it's easy to fit it in before bedtime. As my daughter gets older, I think we will incorporate more into it. For example, we may actually go to her Bible and read the versus surrounding that devotional verse to put it more into context. We may encourage her to share her thoughts on the verse and how it applies to her life. We may also share our thoughts about how it applies to our lives. She also could memorize some of the verses that are discussed in the devotional as they are generally only a sentence or two long. There are so many different things you can do with this devotional for kids. It is a great conversation starter and a great way to introduce application of the Bible to the lives of children. If you are looking to expand your children's knowledge and application of the Bible, this is a great start.
PJtheEMT4 More than 1 year ago
This hardcover book, with its kid- friendly size and bright bold colors is the perfect accompaniment to go along with bedtime for any young child.  Unlike a storybook, this book has devotionals, based on biblical themes and passages - one for each night.  Instead of telling stories, this book introduces young preschool children to concepts such as faith, the Holy Spirit, sacrifice and honesty. With the depiction of a sleepy teddy on a cloud with a moonlit, starry sky, this book would be at home in  any nursery, or to compliment any children's home décor or book shelf.   Pastel, and softly colored pages and bright teddy bear graphics add visual appeal to this book for young children to follow as an adult reads.  Each day's devotion is quick, and to the point as well as easy to understand for young minds.  The simplicity of this book is its strong point as the text is short enough to allow even the youngest of children to grasp the meaning.  The problem with many children's devotional books is that they can sometimes be too lengthy, losing the interest of the child for which they are intended. While a wordy devotional passage may capture the approval of the parent, it is often not a good fit for younger readers and what winds up happening is that the parent has to sum up and interpret the passage for the child. Overall the colorful friendly teddy bear graphics will keep the young child's eyes on the page long enough for the adult to share the quick message.  What is ambiguous is that the cute little graphics are not specifically Christian or biblical.  Other than the word "Devotional" and "Jesus" on the cover gives clues as to the nature of this book.  Nevertheless the illustrations are general and not religious or spiritual in  nature. This is not a problem, in fact many bible families will appreciate this as many illustrations in religious books are not handled in an appropriate style, such as a blonde haired Jesus, or an illustration of an Judas that looks like a villain from the 1990s Power Puff Girls cartoon-  often causing offense to at least some one some where. Since cute teddies have nothing to do with faith or the bible, no one will become offended if their likeness does not accurately depict what they imagine. The choices of bible verses are perfectly suited for young listeners.  They are relevant and applicable.  Not only do I feel this book is a perfect introduction to the bible for young children, it is the perfect parent aid to teaching a child about the bible.  The Teddy bear theme may seem cliché and often overused, but it is popular nonetheless. This book would make a good choice when introducing a young child to the bible and God.  I look forward to sharing this with my toddler- who picked it right up and started turning to the pages. As a blogger for BooklookI received this book published by Tommy Nelson, an imprint of Thomas Nelson publishers,  for the purpose of writing this review.