Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Review: Love Letters from God:Bible Stories by:Glenys Nellist
About the Book:
What child does not love to receive mail? What if that child could receive, open and read his or her own personal mail from God? The Love Letters from God will invite them to do just that! Accompanying each story in this unique children s Bible is a very special and encouraging letter, each tucked away in its own lift-the-flap envelope, just for them. Written for children ages four to eight, the Love Letters from God includes eighteen of the most popular Bible stories nine from the Old Testament and nine from the New Testament.
Following each story the child will find his or her own letter from God. Children will love the excitement of opening the letters and parents will love how each letter elaborates on the Bible story being told. A very special Bible verse, entitled God s Wonderful Words To You will accompany each story and letter. Much more than a mere memory verse, each carefully chosen promise will be God s very own personal words of love, encouragement, and hope. This book will culminate in an invitation for the children to write their own RSVP to God."
About the Author:
Glenys Nellist was born and raised in a little village in northern England. Her stories and poems have been published in children's magazines where her writing reflects a deep passion for bringing the Bible to life for young children. Glenys lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her husband, David.
First of all, I love the premise of this book! This book is a collection of 18 Bible stories that illuminate God's word and creates a sensation in young children to know their Father more intimately. Included with each story is a love letter from God written to each child that is reading the book. There is a place in the letter for the parent to fill in the child's name, so the child will feel even more special.
My favorite story in the book was that of Samuel's call. It is the epitome of the verse, "I will send for you by name. You belong to me." Isaiah 43:1. The love letter that accompanies this story is such a sweet reminder to the child that God will call to them one day as well. It's just a sweet sentiment that will bring each child who reads from the book or that is read to that they are truly unique and special in God's eyes and that, that will never change. To top it all off there is an invitation to the child from God in the back of the book and a place for the child to write a love letter to God as well.
The author has written such a sweet book to help any child from the ages of 4-8 very loved! I loved the book and you will too! If you would like to purchase the book you can at this link.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher.