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5.28.2017

Love Letters from God ~ Review

Love Letter from God
Bible Stories for a Girl's Heart
Written by Glenys Nellist
Illustrated by Rachel Clowes

This book is a picture book that is perfect for reading with your young daughter/granddaughter or for an older young reader to read aloud.  Each of these 14 stories covers 2 pages. Illustrations accompany each story that focuses on a specific Biblical figure.

Stories are taken from both the Old and New Testaments and focus on a specific girl/woman. The stories look at Eve, Mariam, Rahab, Deborah, Hannah, Esther, Mary, Martha, Mary of Bethany, Mary Magdalene, and 4 other women who were unnamed. Each story is accompanied by a letter "from God" that is written to the reader. The last page is a large heart that when flipped open is lined for the reader to write her own love letter to God with her thoughts and feelings.

This is a book that is intended for the 4-8-year-old and in my opinion, this is an appropriate audience with a little wiggle room if you want to share on either end of the age range. The stories are not long so short attention spans will not be taxed. But if one is so inclined the referenced Scripture verses could be read as well adding to the story for older children as each story is a synopsis of the whole.

I was provided a review copy of this book by the publisher through Handlebar with no expectation of a positive review. All expressed opinions are my own.  

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, Esther, 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.