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Berenstain Bears: The Very First Christmas | Jan & Mike Berenstain

 

 

Today I am reviewing The Berenstain Bears: The Very First Christmas, a Living Lights faith-based story, by Jan & Mike Berenstain.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Join the Bear cubs as they learn all about Jesus’ holy birth.

From the angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary to the visit from the three wise men, join Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey as they discover the story of the very first Christmas.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
~Luke 2:11-12

My family was delighted to discover that the Berenstain Bear stories are a way of introducing – and encouraging – good character qualities. And in today’s world, good character qualities are unfortunately not the norm.

As a Christian family, we have a special appreciation for the Christian faith-based stories in the Living Lights series.

The Very First Christmas shares how God sent an angel to Mary, to give her the wonderful news that she had been chosen to be the mother of Jesus!

Most of us have already read the story of Jesus’ birth. Jan and Mike Berenstain use their wonderful Berenstain Bears to tell the story again – to their dear, little readers.

It will be a great addition to your family library. Be sure to pick up a copy soon for your family . . . and get a few extra copies to give as gifts.

This book will most definitely be a blessing to children (and parents) everywhere!

God bless you!

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Merry Christmas!

God Bless You!

 

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

 

Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel | Mike Berenstain

 

 

Today I am reviewing The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel, a Living Lights faith-based story, by Mike Berenstain.

Here is a brief synopsis:

In the newest Berenstain Bears Living Lights book, The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel, the cubs discover there’s more to angels than wings and flowing white robes!

It is almost Christmas and there is finally snow in Bear Country. Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear are ready for some winter fun! But when they can’t decide what kind of snowbear to build, Honey Bear’s snow angel gives the older cubs a great idea.

Soon the cubs have built a Christmas snow angel. Later, as they warm up with some hot cocoa, Mama and Papa give the cubs a little lesson about some very special angels and the work they do for God.

 

Don’t miss the newest Living Lights faith story about a Christmas Angel — by Mike Berenstain – Tweet this!

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”
~Psalm 91:11

My family was thrilled to discover a new Christmas story to add to the other stories we have. Living Lights Berenstain Bear books are a way of introducing – and encouraging – good character qualities. And in today’s world, good character qualities are unfortunately not the norm.

As a Christian family, we have a special appreciation for Christian faith-based stories in the Living Lights series.

The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel shares how God sent an angel to Mary, to give her the wonderful news that she had been chosen to be the mother of Jesus! He also sent angels to spread the good news to the shepherd in the fields — and to Joseph to warn him to flee to Egypt with Mary and Baby Jesus.

The story imparts some great news . . . that angels are sent to us to share good news, warn us of bad things coming, and for guidance and protection.

It will be a great addition to your family library. Be sure to pick up a copy soon for your family . . . and get a few extra copies to give as Christmas gifts.

This book will most definitely be a blessing to children (and parents) everywhere!

Happy Reading!

 

Join the Bear cubs as they learn about angels in The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel – Tweet this!

 

Merry Christmas!

God Bless You!

 

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional | Mike Berenstain

 

 

Today I am reviewing The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional, a Living Lights faith-based story, by Mike Berenstain.

Here is a brief synopsis:

The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional is perfect for little cubs settling down for a good night’s sleep. Including a devotion for each day with a reflection, Scripture, and a Bear Prayer for the End of Day from Brother, Sister, and even Honey Bear, these 90 reflections on simple Christian truths such as God loves us, love one another, be courageous and kind, and much more are the peaceful way to end a busy day.

Bear Country friends will be featured throughout in simple artwork from the Living Lights brand..

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

My grandchildren were delighted to view the new Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional . . . it’s the perfect addition to our family library — and a perfect choice for my granddaughter to read from each evening before she hops into bed (like brother and sister bear).

As a Christian family, we have a special appreciation for Christian faith-based stories in the Living Lights series.

The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional shares many wonderful bedtime devotionals — 90 to be exact — enough for an entire season. We’ll be starting it for the winter season and we’re looking forward to our evening devotions, especially my granddaughter, who loves to read.

This is a great addition to your family library. Be sure to pick up a copy soon for your family . . . and get a few extra copies to give as Christmas gifts.

This book will most definitely be a blessing to children (and parents) everywhere!

Happy Reading!

 

 

God Bless You!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

 

Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel | Mike Berenstain

 

 

Today I am reviewing The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel, a Living Lights faith-based story, by Mike Berenstain.

Here is a brief synopsis:

In the newest Berenstain Bears Living Lights book, The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel, the cubs discover there’s more to angels than wings and flowing white robes!

It is almost Christmas and there is finally snow in Bear Country. Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear are ready for some winter fun! But when they can’t decide what kind of snowbear to build, Honey Bear’s snow angel gives the older cubs a great idea.

Soon the cubs have built a Christmas snow angel. Later, as they warm up with some hot cocoa, Mama and Papa give the cubs a little lesson about some very special angels and the work they do for God.

 

Don’t miss the newest Living Lights faith story about a Christmas Angel — by Mike Berenstain – Tweet this!

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”
~Psalm 91:11

My family was thrilled to discover a new Christmas story to add to the other stories we have. Living Lights Berenstain Bear books are a way of introducing – and encouraging – good character qualities. And in today’s world, good character qualities are unfortunately not the norm.

As a Christian family, we have a special appreciation for Christian faith-based stories in the Living Lights series.

The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel shares how God sent an angel to Mary, to give her the wonderful news that she had been chosen to be the mother of Jesus! He also sent angels to spread the good news to the shepherd in the fields — and to Joseph to warn him to flee to Egypt with Mary and Baby Jesus.

The story imparts some great news . . . that angels are sent to us to share good news, warn us of bad things coming, and for guidance and protection.

It will be a great addition to your family library. Be sure to pick up a copy soon for your family . . . and get a few extra copies to give as Christmas gifts.

This book will most definitely be a blessing to children (and parents) everywhere!

Happy Reading!

 

Join the Bear cubs as they learn about angels in The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel – Tweet this!

 

Merry Christmas!

God Bless You!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

 

Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones | Jan and Mike Berenstain

 

Today I am reviewing The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones by Jan and Mike Berenstain.

Here is a brief synopsis:

The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones is perfect for young children.

Now toddlers have a padded board book edition designed just for them, with simple text, bright art, and a padded cover.

This cute and durable edition provides an overview of the Bible with ten stories from the Old and New Testaments that follow the Bear family as they explore Scripture.

The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Toddlers is fun and enlightening for kids and a great resource for parents and educators.

 
MY THOUGHTS:

I love the Berenstain Bears books — especially the Living Lights books. Mike Berenstain does a tremendous job of teaching good habits in his Living Lights books.

This book is especially for little ones… with specially-chosen stories from the Bible, including the Creation, Noah and the Ark, David and the Giant… and several stories about Jesus.

This is a perfect book for reading to your little ones at bedtime, but it’s sturdy enough for little hands to turn the pages and enjoy all on their own.

Be sure to pick up a copy for the little ones in your life…

 
Young children will LOVE the Berenstain Bears… especially the LIVING LIGHTS faith stories! Tweet this!
 

God bless you!

Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

 

Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag | Mike Berenstain

Today I am reviewing The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag, a living lights story by Mike Berenstain.

Here is a brief synopsis from Goodreads:

In this newest Berenstain Bears Living Lights 8×8 book, The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag, Grizzly Gramps teaches Brother and Sister a valuable lesson about bragging and boasting.

When he happens to overhear the cubs bickering about who can see the most unusual cloud formations, Gramps puts a stop to the argument.

He reminds them that being proud of a special talent from God is one thing, but bragging about it is foolish.

“Pride goeth before a fall!”

MY THOUGHTS:

Title: The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag
Series: The Berenstain Bears Living Lights
Author: Mike Berenstain
Publisher: Zonderkidz – December 2014
Genre: Children
Format: Paperback / e-book

Grizzly Gramps teaches Brother and Sister a valuable lesson about bragging and boasting in this narrative of The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag.

When Gramps happens to overhear the cubs bickering about who can see the most unusual cloud formations, he puts a stop to the argument by reminding them that being proud of a special talent from God is one thing, but bragging about it is just plain foolish.

“Pride goeth before a fall!”

This story is perfect for early readers, including my granddaughter — and it’s a good lesson for children who get caught up in a “bragging contest” when they start bragging about what they can do and try to outdo others in their bragging.

I love how the story doesn’t make the reading too simple, yet is easy for a new reader. The pictures are delightful and entertaining, while the message is always a good one to learn. When my own children were growing up, they read the stories by Stan and Jan Berenstain while growing up… now my grandchildren are reading the stories by their son, Mike. The biblical aspect is one I really appreciate, too!

Even better… now activities and questions are included on the last page!

You can read more reviews and more about this story on Goodreads HERE

You can find more about Mike BerenstainHERE

God bless you!

 

I received this book free from the BookLook Bloggers program.

© Donna J. Mynatt 2014

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