RL: Rufus and Ryan Go To Church

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the sole purpose of this review. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.

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If you are looking for a cute children’s storybook that teaches about church and how you should behave then boy do I have a book for you, Rufus and Ryan Go To Church by Kathleen Long Bostrom.



Just read the summary.

Ryan loves going to church, and he loves taking Rufus with him. Ryan guides Rufus, and young readers through the service, the singing, the Bible stories and the prayers. This charming duo will take the mystery out of church and encourage children to talk about the experience.


First let me begin by saying that this book made me a little sad because it reminded me of when Gracie would carry Beary, her stuffed teddy bear, around with her everywhere she went. Now Beary is lucky to even be taken out of Gracie’s bedroom. But in another way, it made me remember all those sweet times Gracie had with Beary.


I loved how this book is a board book, that way parents can start teaching their children at an early age how to behave not only in church but in other social situations as well.

I loved how Ryan carries Rufus, his stuffed monkey around with him and that he shares all of his experiences with him.

All in all it is just a cute children’s story that any kid would love to read or listen to whether they attend church or not.


Kathleen Long Bostrom (kathleenlongbostrom.com) is a published children’s author in both the Christian and trade markets. An experienced preschool educator who has worked in children’s ministry for many years, Kathy has a master’s degree in Christian Education and a Doctorate of Ministry in preaching. Kathy and her husband, Greg, have three grown children and live in Illinois.

Who illustrated the books?

Rebecca Thornburgh (rebeccathornburgh.com) began illustrating children’s books full-time in 1996 and today has almost 100 books to her name. Rebecca’s vibrant watercolors have been showcased in previous Ideals titles, including the new edition of The Story of Christmas. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two daughters. 


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