Sunday, 9 July 2017
Love Letters from God - Glenys Nellist
From ‘The First Girl’ (Eve), through to others such as ‘The Busy Girl’ (Martha), ‘The Hopeful Girl’ (Hannah) and the ‘Happy Girl’ (Mary Magdalene), the stories teach a young child how to have courage, strength and understanding all with the knowledge that God is always in their corner.
Whilst the stories have been retold in a child-friendly manner, the author references the passage in the bible, so whomever is reading can find it and read the whole story directly. With a few lines from scripture and little lift-flaps containing the love letter from God, this book is interactive and will be an inspiration for girls of all ages. Beautifully illustrated by Rachel Clowes, the inviting, colorful, images enhance the stories and will bring the message of God alive for all young readers.
I read this with my three years old, and she enjoyed opening the letters, especially as each letter is left blank for you to insert your child’s name. It certainly made it more personal for her. There is an envelope at the end for the reader/little girl to write her own thoughts and feelings to God. As she is still so young, it will be something she can do when she's older.
An enjoyable read and a great introduction to the women of the Bible, their stories and the meaning behind them. A recommended read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Handlebar Marketing on behalf of Zonderkidz Publishing. The opinions expressed are my own and I am not required to give a positive critique. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."