Monday, October 13, 2014

Love Letters from God: Bible Stories, written by Glenys Nellist and Illustrated by Sophie Allsopp

            The book, Love Letters from God: Bible Stories, is by far one of my favorite children’s books that I have seen in a while. It was written by Glenys Nellist and illustrated by Sophie Allsopp. Each time that I pick it up I literally have a smile from the inside out. Not only is it written well with the amazing art to enhance the pages but also the lift-the-flap love letters from God make one feel so special. It says, “Your Love Letter from God” and then when you lift the flap, there is a section to write your child’s name on the line within the letter. I can see how this will make kids feel as if God had handwritten each page just for them. This is the point of the Bible is it not; to make each person understand that it is one, amazing, love letter to the world!

            The Bible stories give a brief outline of the book of the Bible from beginning to end, which describes perfectly God’s love story to us. Not only does each Bible story have a love letter from God but there is also a section titled: God’s Wonderful Words to You, which gives a short verse that the kids can easily memorize. At the very end the kids have an invitation, which invites them to join Jesus’ team, as well as a section to write a love note back to God.

            If I had the choice as a Children’s Pastor, I would make sure that every family in my church who has kids would be able to add this book to their family Bible reading. It teaches anyone, especially kids, that the Bible is a love letter to each of us.

            I received this book for free from and these opinions are my own.

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