Title: NIrV Love Letters From God Holy Bible
Letters Written By: Glenys Nellist (Author of Love Letters From God)
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Genre/Format: Children’s Bible
Grade Range: 1-5
What if your child could read personal mail from God? With 80 love letters from God written especially for young readers, they can! Cherish the time alongside your children as Bible stories come to life while they learn just how much they are loved by their creator.
Each carefully chosen love letter, Bible verse, and promise show God’s special words of encouragement and hope, culminating in an invitation for your children to write their own RSVP to God.
One of the first thing I noticed with this Bible is the beautifully illustrated cover. It’s done in a way that makes you want to open it to see what it’s like inside.
Upon opening this Bible, the first thing you’ll find is a full-color presentation page which is perfect for gift giving. I love when Bibles have this section, because it’s such a wonderful way to look back and remember exactly how that particular Bible made it into your life. You’ll also find a full-color page on how to use this Bible as well.
This Bible is filled with 80 personal love letters from God, as well as 80 prompts that are designed to encourage children to write their own letters to God. The very first letter from God you’ll find in this Bible is in the book of Genesis. In this letter, God is asking the children if they love making things and he tells him how his creation made him happy. Right beside the letter is a space where the child can write back. The prompt for this reply is asking your child to write a letter to God telling him about something they made (a story, painting, science project, etc.). Then it wraps up with God’s Wonderful Words to You which is a Bible verse specific to the letter. Not only is this shown on the bottom of the page of the letter, but it’s also highlighted in the Bible. The very first verse you’ll find highlighted is:
“God saw everything he had made. And it was very good.” -Genesis 1:31
You’ll also find 8-full color inserts with additional content throughout this Bible such as:
• The Ten Commandments
• What Is…
• How to Pray
• Getting to know Jesus
• ABCs of Christianity
• Your Invitation
Some of the color inserts end with a “Write Back” section. This once again is encouraging the child to write a letter to God. For example, at the bottom of the “What Is” page, it asks if any of the words listed were new to them, and if they were then write to God and tell him what they’ve learned.
You’ll also find 7 full-color maps:
• World of the Patriarchs
• Exodus and Conquest of Canaan
• Land of the Twelve Tribes
• Kingdom of David and Solomon
• Jesus’ Ministry
• Paul’s Missionary Journeys
• Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus
This is such an amazing Bible. One that simply encourages and shows your child just how easy it is to talk to God. It lets them see that they can come to God about anything and talk to him like he’s a friend.
NIrV Love Letters from God Holy Bible can be found at your local book retailer or online at stores like Zondervan.