Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Book Review: Love Letters from God by Glenys Nellist

I typically don't review many Christian children's books, but I was thrilled to review Love Letter from God by Glenys Nellist and Illustrated by Sophie Allsopp.  I'll be honest, I can be very hard on Christian children's books.  Often times they are over simplified to the point of bad theology or distorting the Gospel.  This book is a refreshing look into what a child's relationship with God can look like.

Each page has a short paraphrased Bible story, with a beautiful illustration, where the focus is on showing a different aspect of God's relationship to us.  Not only that, but there is a lift-flap letter from God attached to each story where God communicates to the child and describes how He relates to the child in the same way as He did with the character in the story.

While books that purport to communicate things God said outside of scripture make me nervous, this book does an excellent job of saying things that actually line up with scripture.  It is actually so simple and honest, I'm considering giving the book to adults I know who are feeling discouraged and far from God.  It communicates a grace filled loving God who understands His children and wants the best for them.  Not only that, but it begins to build the idea of having a real relationship with the Father.

I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a gentle walk through scripture for a child in their life.  It sets children up for a relationship of genuine communication with our Lord.

I was given this book free of charge by Zondervan in return for an honest review.


Glenys Nellist said...

Jenny...what a wonderful,and refreshing review of my book. I am so thrilled that you found the language helpful, and that you are thinking of sharing this book with adults. I have heard many times that adults are moved by this book just as much, if not more, than children. I cannot wait to see what God will do through its pages. Many blessings!

Jenny Wright said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to reply to my review! You really have written a beautiful inspiring book! I can't wait to share it with others. :)