Title: Christmas Love Letters From God Bible Stories
Author: Glenys Nellist
Illustrator: Rachel Clowes
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Grade Range: Preschool-3
Written for children ages four to eight, Christmas Love Letters from God cleverly combines both prose and poetry as the story of Jesus’ birth unfolds. The book includes seven stories, beginning with Isaiah’s prophecy and ending with the visit of the wise men. Following each story, the child will find his or her own letter from God, folded into a small envelope attached to the page. Each letter begins with a space in which to write the child’s name, so each one can be specially addressed to the child.
Written as if God is speaking, each personalized message gives the young reader a sense of wonder as they discover anew the Christmas holiday and the birth of Jesus. A very special Bible verse, entitled God’s Perfect Promise, also accompanies each story and letter as God’s personal words of love, promise, and hope.
About the Author: Glenys Nellist
Glenys Nellist was born and raised in a little village in northern England. Her stories and poems have been published in children’s magazines where her writing reflects a deep passion for bringing the Bible to life for young children. Glenys lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her husband, David.
About the Illustrator:Rachel Clowes
Rachel Clowes grew up in South London and studied illustration at Cambridge School of Art. She began her career in children’s magazines and has been illustrating ever since. Rachel lives in Yorkshire, England with her husband, also an illustrator, her three sons and two cats.
We love the Love letters From God collection, and this has been a wonderful addition. This beautiful book starts with Isaiah’s message from God and takes us all the way to Jesus’ birth. With each story, you’ll find a note from God that you can personalize with your child’s name so that the message is for them.
• The stories you’ll find in this book are:
• Isaiah’s Good News
• Mary’s Song
• Joseph’s Dream
• Bethlehem’s Road
• Jesus Joy!
• Shepherd’s Surprise
• Wise Men’s Wonder
Christmas Love Letters From God Bible Stories can be found at your local book retailer or online at stores like Zondervan.