Comfort in the Darkness – the book

4 July 2017

Helping children draw close to God through biblical stories of night-time and sleep.

Sleep, dreams and the night can be mysterious and sometimes troubling. Children can be afraid of the dark, have nightmares and night terrors, sleepwalk or have insomnia. How do we deal with their concerns and fears and help them to draw close to God at night?

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Written by Rachel Turner, this collection of Bible story retellings exploring God’s character and promises will enable parents to help children grow in peace, confidence and understanding of who God is.

From the book

So often, though, our children struggle in the night. They can be afraid of the dark, uncomfortable with being alone or terrified by nightmares, or they may find it difficult to settle their minds and hearts. So we give them night lights and read them Bible stories and insist that there are no monsters in the closet or ghosts in the hallway. For a while, our plasters may work, but they don’t change our children’s fears.

The night often remains a source of uncertainty, to be managed some times better than others. Our children need to learn how to think differently about the night.

They need to explore who God is in the night and what he does while they sleep and dream. They need to learn to see the night-time as being filled with the good things of God. This book aims to help you take your children on this journey of exploration.

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Technical details

ISBN: 9781841016078
Published: 2016
Publisher: The Bible Reading Fellowship
Pages: 144

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