Do y’all remember The Jolly Postman? It goes down as one of the best children’s books ever. I still have my copy (it was the Christmas version). It was full of different kind of letters you can pull out from the pages. Full of colorful characters and postman adventures, this was a hit in all my classes.
After seeing Love Letters from God pop up on my radar, I had to pick it up, only if to fulfill my nostalgic whim. Written by Glenys Nellist and illustrated by Sophie Allsopp, this book is perfect for young readers!
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.
Covering keys stories in the Bible, this colorful and fun read will share stories in a new way for your young ones. From creation, to Adam and Eve, to King David, to the calling of the disciples, to key parables, to stories from Jesus’ time on earth, and of course the Resurrection, I know children will love reading through the stories, learning scripture verses and reading the letters.
Each letter from God takes lessons from the biblical story and what God’s heart is. Like this one from the story of David and Goliath:
I have something very special to tell you: No giant is bigger than me! No giant is stronger than me!
So do not be afraid of giant things in your life that might frighten you. Never forgot I am bigger and stronger than anything you might be scared of. So try to be like David-do not be afraid. Remember, I am always with you.
Your Big Strong Friend,
Plus there’s even an invitation and spot for children to write their own letter to God!
I love all of the creative and fun bible stories for young ones these days! How about you? Did you have a favorite story as a child from the bible? Or are there current ones you love sharing with kiddies?
(Thank you to Zonderkidz for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)