Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Love Letters from God: Bible Stories by Glenys Nellist and illustrated by Sophie Allsopp
From the publishers:
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.
I read the description of this book and thought that it would be a cute book. When I got the book itself I fell in love with it. This book is one of the best Christian children's books I've seen.
Each story is told in language that a child will understand but underneath the title of each story is where to find the story in the Bible. This is wonderful because as the children get older they and their parents can read both accounts and really discuss the story in depth. The illustrations are beautiful and draw you in. They are not "cartoon" figures but the illustrator has done a fantastic job of making the characters real and appealing for children.
Along with each story there is a special memory verse that highlights the reason for the story being told. This book could be something to use at church or school or at home to help children study a story and learn a verse in conjunction with it.
The letter that opens up as a flap for each story is a personalized letter from God. There are many things I love about this. One: I love that it is from God. As a Christian parent and teacher I want my child and students to know that GOD loves them. Each letter showcases that God is full of love for the child. Two: It is written to the child. If you have read Jesus Calling by Sarah Young or any of her books like it, you will find a similar style here that is personal and inviting.
I cannot say enough good things about this book. Go buy it. You won't regret it.
I received this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for my honest review.
Posted by Beth-Anne