About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Say and Pray Bible: First Words, Stories, and Prayers by Diane Stortz: Review & Giveaway


About the Book



Book:  Say & Pray Bible
Author: Diane Stortz
Genre:  Bible stories, board book
Release Date: 2015

Curl up together and experience the Bible in a fresh, new way. Young children will enjoy pointing to and naming objects on each page for early learning. Most important, they’ll discover favorite, age-appropriate Bible stories, with Scripture verses and short prayers that also hide God’s Word in young hearts.




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MY THOUGHTS.....


This is such a special book! The sturdy board cover makes it easy for little hands to hold and the board pages are easy for little fingers to turn. Filled with bright and colorful illustrations, this is a book that will immediately capture the attention of eager little eyes and the labels will help them name what they are seeing. The simple text is easy to understand and I especially like that a short Bible verse and a short prayer are included in each selection. My six year-old granddaughter enjoys reading it for herself but it is actually recommended for children ages 1-4, so this gives adults and children a time to bond as they read it together.

I'm always eager to find faith-filled children's books and author Diane Stortz has written a book that I will gladly share with others. This Say & Pray Bible would be a great addition to both personal and church libraries and I recommend it to anyone wanting to share God's Word with the children in their lives. I feel sure that it will become a favorite that will be read time and time again!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and Celebrate Lit. There was no obligation for a favorable review and these are my own opinions.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


About the Author



Diane Stortz is a multipublished author who writes to make God’s wonders known to the next generation. Her children’s releases include the best-selling Say & Pray Bible and I AM: 40 Reasons to Trust God, both from Tommy Nelson. Diane’s books for women, A Woman’s Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year and Encountering God’s Heart for You, both from Bethany House, encourage women to get to know God through His Word, the Bible. Diane and her husband have two married daughters and five grandchildren—all boys! Visit her at www.DianeStortz.com.

More from Diane


Once upon a time there was a little boy who loved his books. Long before he could talk, he loved turning pages, looking at the pictures, hearing his grandpa name the objects in the pictures, and pointing to those objects.

And once upon a time there was a grandma looking for a truly age-appropriate Bible storybook for that same little boy. And the best ones she found still contained too many words.
And she wondered . . .

Why not write a Bible storybook that could be designed especially for babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers? With the shortest stories you’ve ever seen, and with labeled objects and people in the illustrations that little ones could point to and name?

That’s how my book Say & Pray Bible began.

I wanted a book with age-appropriate, SHORT Bible stories. Babies and toddlers LOVE turning pages. Listening to long stories has to wait until they’re older.

I wanted short Bible verses and prayers to go with the very short stories.

And I wanted the illustrations to have lots of LABELED objects to encourage little ones to point and name.

Some days you might just read the stories. Another day, just the verses. Yet another reading, just the prayers. And some days, you might just talk about the pictures.

Most children begin to say single words with meaning, always nouns, at 12–18 months. This is the stage when children can point to—and eventually name—photos or illustrations of objects in their books.

Around 24 months, children begin to say two-word, noun plus verb sentences, such as “Cat run.” In time, sentences become longer and include adjectives and adverbs, but no function words: “Big cat run fast.” Last to develop is the use of function words (such as the and an) and more complex sound combinations and sentence forms.

Human beings seem to be hardwired to acquire language and learn to speak—evidence that, as the Bible says, we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139). But there’s a lot we can do to help little ones develop language skills and expose them to God’s Word at the same time!

Blog Stops

Through the Fire Blogs, May 25 (Author Interview)
A Baker’s Perspective, May 28 (Author Interview)
Simple Harvest Reads, June 2 (Author Interview)
Artistic Nobody, June 5 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Diane is giving away the grand prize package of a signed copy of the book, a signed copy of the companion book (Say & Pray Devotions), and a $10 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great book for the little ones.

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  2. This looks and sounds like a wonderful book.

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