Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Love Letters from God; Bible Stories for a Girl's Heart by Glenys Nellist & illustrated by Rachel Clowes [Review & Giveaway]

My thoughts:  I have often sat in worship service or at Bible study and heard the comment, "The Bible is God's love letter to you." And that is very true but we tend to relegate that choice phrase to the background of our memories and read the Bible without completely realizing that it is, in fact, God's love letter to us. To you. To me. To each and every man, woman, child.

The author has carried that thought to fruition in an absolutely lovely book for girls. She has taken the stories of 14 women or girls in the Bible and shown how God loves (loved) them. Then an application is make where the young girls reading the stories can see how God loves them and has show this love in His love letter to them.

In the very first story which is about the very first girl, the reader learns about Eve who sinned when she chose the forbidden fruit and ate thereof. But that is not the end of the story. No, God covers Eve, forgives her, allows her to live. The application - tucked away in the little "lift the flap" love letter to the reader - is that even though the reader might sin, God forgives and God covers that sin.

This concept of story, God's love, and application is repeated in each of the stories. A Bible verse appropriate to the lesson and story is included with each. The illustrations are charming, softly colored, and will engage the interest of the reader.

I highly recommend this book to first be used as a read-aloud devotional and discussion with young girls and parents. Then to be read, and re-read. This is a great opportunity to sprinkle in and elaborate on deeper theological ideas.

About the book: In this heart-warming picture book designed for girls, author Glenys Nellist tells the inspiring stories of incredible women in the Bible. With beautiful illustrations by Rachel Clowes and sweet lift-the-flap envelopes, each story delivers a special message for children to open as they read their own personal love letters from God. Full of warmth and love, this picture book will fill girls’ hearts with the wonder of the Lord. The stories of Eve, Miriam, Rahab, Mary, and many more will delight children and remind them of the bond they can share with God, just like the women of the Bible.
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by Handlebar Publicity on behalf of ZonderKidz and the author to facilitate a review. Opinions are my own and are freely given. Winner's copy is provided by ZonderKidz via Handlebar Publicity directly to the winner.

13 comments:

  1. I like the huge variety of books. Everything from Study books to Children's bibles.

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  2. I really like that this is speaking to girls about God's love to them thru these stories. Life is hard enough for children. It is good to reinforce that they are loved by our Lord.

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  3. This looks like a wonderful book to share with my daughters.

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  4. I like that the books have colorful covers, they make me want to read them.

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  5. Thank you, Vera, for the wonderful review! It touched my heart. If you might be willing to copy and paste it onto Amazon at this link, I would be so grateful!https://www.amazon.com/Letters-Bible-Stories-Girls-Heart/dp/0310753287/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

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    1. Glenys - I just did. Thanks for the link to make it easier. :)

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  6. I'd love to share this very special book with my girls. I love that it teaches them about some of the incredible women in the Bible and God's love.

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  7. I like that ZkonderKidz books has a variety of books for all ages.

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  8. I love this type of book! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week! Always a pleasure having you!
    Tina

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  9. I posted the wrong URL for the tweet on 5/22 It should be https://twitter.com/frogslop/status/866612863544250368. Sorry. Stupid fingers.

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  10. I would love to share this with my daughter who is six. She is in a private Christian school and this would just add to her teachings about our Heavenly Father.

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  11. Oh, I love the site. I have never been to it before. I love that there is plenty of coloring books, activity books, and reading, for all different levels.

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