God and Goodnight Moon | Finding Spirituality in Storybooks for Children


For children, every book opens a window to another world. Show them the world God would like them to see.

God and Goodnight Moon: Finding Spirituality in Storybooks for Children explores spiritual themes found in popular storybooks for preschool and elementary-aged children.

Some of the books include: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles, The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy, The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, God’s Paintbrush by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, and This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen.

A brief synopsis of each book is provided, as well as an exploration of the story’s scriptural themes and applications. There’s also a spiritual reflection and an easy-to-prepare activity children are sure to enjoy.

Through these storybooks, children will discover what it means to live in today’s world—a beautiful, richly diverse place where everyone is special, regardless of skin color, religion, physical abilities, economic status, or other differences.

Use God and Goodnight Moon to transform Sunday school lessons, children’s sermons, and bedtime stories into meaningful moments that will last a lifetime.