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I’ve always been a sucker for a children’s book, but my youngest is 8 now so I can’t often justify reviewing them. But, there was something about the description of this particular book from Zonderkidz that caught my eye. Now that I’ve had opportunity to see in up close and personal, I want to share it with you.
About Love Letters from God
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.
The book is illustrated by Sophie Allsopp, who grew up in a small English village in Hong Kong, where she particularly enjoyed living in a hotel and going to school on a tram. After studying for her illustration degree, Sophie won several awards and has now been illustrating for over 20 years. She lives in England with her husband, son, and a cat called Sadie.
Heidi Says . . .
I really love this book. Not only is a gorgeous hard-back book filled with eye-appealing graphics, but it’s such a special book! We’ve had a TON of childen’s Bibles and Bible storybooks cross our paths over the years. I’ve appreciated them all for various reasons. But, THIS BOOK is different. The addition of the Love Letters makes these Bible stories PERSONAL. And personal is important. What a precious way to share with your child that they can have a personal relationship with God through Jesus.
Ian might be 8, but we’re going to be enjoying this storybook together!
I would HIGHLY recommend adding this book to your gift list for any young child in your life. What a treasure!
Honestly, I think many adults need to be reminded of God’s feelings for them, and these love letters are a great reminder.
This book is available through Zondervan.
***This post made possible by Zonderkidz.***