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In this heart-warming picture book designed for girls, author Glenys Nellist tells the inspiring stories of incredible women in the Bible. With beautiful illustrations by Rachel Clowes and sweet lift-the-flap envelopes, each story delivers a special message for children to open as they read their own personal love letters from God. Full of warmth and love, this picture booIn this heart-warming picture book designed for girls, author Glenys Nellist tells the inspiring stories of incredible women in the Bible. With beautiful illustrations by Rachel Clowes and sweet lift-the-flap envelopes, each story delivers a special message for children to open as they read their own personal love letters from God. Full of warmth and love, this picture book will fill girls’ hearts with the wonder of the Lord. The stories of Eve, Miriam, Rahab, Mary, and many more will delight children and remind them of the bond they can share with God, just like the women of the Bible....

Title : Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart
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ISBN : 9780310753285
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Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart Reviews

  • Jamie
    2019-05-08 19:35

    I love reading with children, especially my nieces (and of course my nephew, but he’s only one, so not as into it :). I really enjoyed what Glenys Nellist did with her first of this series, Love Letters From God and jumped at the chance to share about the one geared towards girls.What a great book addition to have for the young girls in your life! I love what each section provides. There’s the story of a woman from the bible and the lessons we learn from them (from Eve to Rahab to Miriam to the poor widow to Mary Magdalene). There’s a short verse, that if they are old enough, is perfect to memorize.Each also concludes with a “letter from God” that is full of encouragement and space to personalize the letters. Finally, there’s also space at the end for your little girl to write her own love letter to God. So sweet!What are some books you love reading with your children/nieces/nephews/grandchildren?(Thank you to the author and Zonderkidz for a copy of the book. All views expressed are my own.)Originally posted at

  • Diana
    2019-05-17 19:36

    One of my favorite quotes from this beautiful picture book is, "God clapped his hands in delight as Eve opened her eyes for the very first time." Inside you will discover 14 inspiring stories about these amazing women of God, such as 'The Trusting Girl,' 'The Brave Girl,' and 'The Hopeful Girl.' Ages 4-8 will be delighted to engage in a fun hands-on activity of lifting the flap to read a personal warm and loving message from God. The charming illustrations are filled with wonder, beauty, and peace. The entire book is bathed in sweetness for your little girl. I highly recommend this charming book for all home and Sunday School libraries. Guaranteed to touch your heart and be encouraged in His love.

  • Jalynn Patterson
    2019-05-03 20:57

    About the Book:In this heart-warming picture book designed for girls, author Glenys Nellist tells the inspiring stories of incredible women in the Bible. With beautiful illustrations by Rachel Clowes and sweet lift-the-flap envelopes, each story delivers a special message for children to open as they read their own personal love letters from God. Full of warmth and love, this picture book will fill girls’ hearts with the wonder of the Lord. The stories of Eve, Miriam, Rahab, Mary, and many more will delight children and remind them of the bond they can share with God, just like the women of the Bible.My Review: It's few and far between these days that you can find encouragement for young girls. These days things are centered around treating them in not a Godly way. But thankfully, there are still some people out there like Glenys Nellist that still write what God has laid on their hearts to share with young girls. My daughter is grown now but she never tires of reading the author's books and we hope to share with her daughters one day the love that God has for them. In this lift-the-flap-book, you can find stories of young girls from the Bible that will lift up and encourage the young girls of today. These girls fought to do right by the Almighty and God allowed them to win that fight. I like to think that God is more than a little partial to us girls. He says such great things to us. He loves us all and only wishes the best for us. A great inspiring read for ages 4-8 but momma liked it too!**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.

  • Penny
    2019-05-02 18:36

    I love this book. Glenys has chosen several wonderful stories about women, in the Bible, to retell. She's written each one in easy to understand language and shows that God values girls as the daughters he's created. The lift-the-flap letters from God are encouraging and uplifting. Rachel's artwork is just lovely. The colors, drawings, and ephemera she uses to create each piece goes beautifully with each girl's story. As my daughters grew up I wanted them to know that God loved them and valued them. This book is a great place to start if you want to encourage young ladies in their relationship with God. I will share these heartwarming stories with my granddaughters.

  • Amy
    2019-05-18 15:43

    My daughter and I have both checked out this cool book for girls.She likes that it has stories about girls and women from the bible that she has learned about in Sunday School and Awana. She always gets excited when she recognizes one they have just studied. She also loves to read the personal letters from God to her. She is currently using it for her morning devotional read.I like that it catches my daughter's attention, that she enjoys reading it and can learn something from it. I also like the little notes at the end of each story that add a personal touch to it. A love letter from God to her that includes her in the story, and makes it applicable to her life.This book is beautifully illustrated and pretty for girls. The colorful pictures are so eye catching! There are multiple stories of girls or women from the Bible and how God loved them and proved his love for them. Each story ends with a personal love letter from God to your girl. And the book itself ends with a giant page in which your girl can write her own love letter TO God. I think that is so special. Our children need to learn to love GOD, not just to accept His love for them. Reading through the book should make them aware of all He has done for them, so they can see all the reasons why they should love him back. I also liked that each story included the passage of Scripture in the Bible where you could find the story. There was a separate verse in an image somewhere on the page also. I can't say I found anything about this book I really didn't like. The more I browsed the pages, the more I liked what I saw. My recommendation for my own daughter was to read through the whole book, then write her personal love letter to God. I would recommend this book for any girl ages 7-11. We received this book from Zondervan, Booklook and Handlebar to read for free. We were not asked to review it positively. And all opinions are our own.

  • Amy Langmaack
    2019-05-19 18:44

    A girls heart is utterly precious. It longs to know and feel love. To know that she is cherished. Especially by God. As I've been curating my daughter's book collection, I have been searching for books that will help her to know those things instinctively. When we stumbled across Snuggle Time Psalms by Glenys Nellist, I knew we were on to something! Then we got to read Christmas Love Letters from God: Bible Stories and I was completely in love with Nellist's writing. Getting the chance to read Love Letters from God; Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart has been an exciting addition to our book collection. Nellist has taken the stories of 14 girls in the Bible and retells them in the most beautiful way. Each story is steeped in scripture, even though the story is told in new words. Without dumbing down the story, Nellist makes it approachable for young girls. I've even learned a few things!Though the book is written for ages 4-8, my daughter, at 2, was able to grasp the overarching theme of the stories. As I read her one the "Love Letter From God," she was able to repeat unprompted the message of the letter. The illustrations in this book are bright and engaging. I love the uniqueness on each page, and they capture my attention quickly! My daughter loves to look at the details in the pictures, getting up close to the page to see. I received a copy of this book from ZonderKidz and the author. This review is my own, honest opinion.

  • Vera Godley
    2019-05-03 23:00

    I have often sat in worship service or at Bible study and heard the comment, "The Bible is God's love letter to you." And that is very true but we tend to relegate that choice phrase to the background of our memories and read the Bible without completely realizing that it is, in fact, God's love letter to us. To you. To me. To each and every man, woman, child.The author has carried that thought to fruition in an absolutely lovely book for girls. She has taken the stories of 14 women or girls in the Bible and shown how God loves (loved) them. Then an application is make where the young girls reading the stories can see how God loves them and has show this love in His love letter to them.In the very first story which is about the very first girl, the reader learns about Eve who sinned when she chose the forbidden fruit and ate thereof. But that is not the end of the story. No, God covers Eve, forgives her, allows her to live. The application - tucked away in the little "lift the flap" love letter to the reader - is that even though the reader might sin, God forgives and God covers that sin.This concept of story, God's love, and application is repeated in each of the stories. A Bible verse appropriate to the lesson and story is included with each. The illustrations are charming, softly colored, and will engage the interest of the reader.I highly recommend this book to first be used as a read-aloud devotional and discussion with young girls and parents. Then to be read, and re-read. This is a great opportunity to sprinkle in and elaborate on deeper theological ideas.I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are my own and freely given.

  • Virginia Lieto
    2019-04-24 17:59

    Love Letters from God, Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart, by Glenys Nellist is endearing, wonderful, chocked filled with virtue, and beautifully illustrated. Nellist shares with us fourteen stories from the Bible, centered on heroic females, highlighting their good traits. She takes us from the Old Testament, through to the New Testament; giving us a different story about each protagonist, salient Bible quotes, and most importantly, personalized letters from God, addressed to your child (with lift the flap notes).Each of the fourteen tales make for excellent bedtime stories to read to your child; sending them into slumber with heroic females to dream about. Nellist starts with Eve and the story about the Garden of Eden. One might think, “How is Eve a heroine, given that she is responsible for Original Sin?” Well, Nellist zeroes in on the fact that although we are all sinners, God is at the ready to grace us with love and forgiveness. In the letter from God, we read,So, remember this – even if you make some bad choices, like Eve did, talk to me about it. I will cover you with my love and forgiveness, just like I covered Eve. You are good. I love you, Your Creator, God (p. 5).With each story, Glenys Nellist, and her awesome illustrator, Rachel Clowes, teach children the power of virtue. We read about Rahab’s bravery, Deborah’s strength, Hannah’s hope, the old widow’s generosity and Mary Magdalene’s peace, just to name a few. There are many more.If you want to teach your little girl about excellent female role models, filled with virtue, then you MUST get a copy of this book. It’s never too early to expose such stories to your children and grandchildren. However, this book is an excellent choice for that child learning to read on her own.

  • Meagan Myhren-bennett
    2019-05-03 22:41

    Love Letter from GodBible Stories for a Girl's HeartWritten by Glenys NellistIllustrated by Rachel ClowesThis book is a picture book that is perfect for reading with your young daughter/granddaughter or for an older young reader to read aloud. Each of these 14 stories covers 2 pages. Illustrations accompany each story that focuses on a specific Biblical figure. Stories are taken from both the Old and New Testaments and focus on a specific girl/woman. The stories look at Eve, Mariam, Rahab, Deborah, Hannah, Esther, Mary, Martha, Mary of Bethany, Mary Magdalene, and 4 other women who were unnamed. Each story is accompanied by a letter "from God" that is written to the reader. The last page is a large heart that when flipped open is lined for the reader to write her own love letter to God with her thoughts and feelings.This is a book that is intended for the 4-8-year-old and in my opinion, this is an appropriate audience with a little wiggle room if you want to share on either end of the age range. The stories are not long so short attention spans will not be taxed. But if one is so inclined the referenced Scripture verses could be read as well adding to the story for older children as each story is a synopsis of the whole.I was provided a review copy of this book by the publisher through Handlebar with no expectation of a positive review. All expressed opinions are my own.

  • C.E. Hart
    2019-05-19 20:34

    I love the premise of Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart! An inspirational and fun book for young girls aged 4-8 that showcases females in the Bible and how their stories relate to the young reader’s lives.The set-up of the various Biblical stories is neat and organized. Each section consists of two pages, including a Bible story, verse, lovely illustration, and a flip-up love letter from God. Each letter has a blank space to fill in a name to make it personalized.Some of the female Bible characters included are Eve, Miriam, Rahab, Deborah, and Hannah, (plus many more.) The section titles are uniform, stating the descriptions and bond they share with the reader, such as: The First Girl, The Thirsty Girl, The Happy Girl, etc.I can’t give this book enough praise. It is adorable, shares lovely inspiring messages, and teaches Biblical stories that empower young women. The letters are an added treat to make the messages more pertinent and intimate, and the slipcovered hardback book is sturdy.The stories are inspiring and the illustrations are detailed and colorful. An added treat is on the last page, where a blank flip-up letter allows the reader to write her own love letter back to God.Cover: LoveTitle: LovePages: 32Publisher: ZonderkidzISBN: 978-0310753285I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Handlebar.

  • Julius McCarter
    2019-04-23 21:44

    Glenys Nellist's Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl's Heart is a beautiful, full-size hardbound of thirty-two pages with fifteen lift-the-flap note cards targets young girls four to eight years old. Having no scary scenes, it's a compilation of fourteen rewritten Bible stories about women taken from the New International Reader's Version. Illustrator Clowes' expressive and detailed designs fill both sides of the opened pages, leaving lightly colored backgrounds for black wording in an easy-to-read font. Focusing on female narratives in Bible, the stories include Eve, Miriam, Rahab, Deborah, Hannah, Naaman's (unnamed) servant girl, Esther, Mary, the Samaritan woman, the lady to be stoned, Martha, a widow, Mary of Bethany, and Mary Magdalene. Each story has a Bible verse and fold-out love letter from God. The ending has a large heart-shaped letter to write a note to God.The fold-out letters allow parents to write-in the name of a particular young girl, who will learn to hear her own life's story as part of these narratives, in a love-letter written from God.Like I said, it's a beautiful book that makes an ideal gift for birthdays or other major events._________________I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review here.

  • Linda Walters
    2019-05-02 19:02

    What a lovely, lovely book. Such a tender attitude that comes through. The illustrations are beautiful and feminine; pleasing to the eye. Each Bible story has a personal note attached where you can add the girl's name to make it even more personal. All done in a quality kind of way, no cheap feel to it at all. Now I have to be honest, it did give me a bit of a hesitation when I read some of the stories and they weren't 100% accurate according to scripture. But what a good starting point if you want to start a conversation about the Bible. Why not use it as a jumping off point to go deeper into the Bible itself? Why not say to the reader, " You know this is great but there is more to the story. Why don't we look it up together in the Bible and see more about it.?" Or if you know your Bible, you could add more truth about each story. Just a thought. On a side note- this is a really big sized book, in case you didn't notice in the description. I received a complimentary copy of this book via Handlebar and my reviews did not have to be positive. (But what a delight that it is a positive review. I am now trying to think of who to gift this book to.)

  • Vik Arch
    2019-05-11 20:52

    I always wanted to be strong and brave, standing up when the trouble comes and to shoo it away, but the though that girls cann’t be nothing special and courages was what I saw growing up.Those women of the Bible showed it otherwise. They don’t have to wield a sword nor fight the giants nor slay the enemy, but what they had is courage, a beauty that was intertwined with the faith in God even in the face of fear and adversary. Nothing stopped them from being victorious, nor famine, nor flood, nor sickness, nor weakness! They stood up for their families, for their nation, patriotic at heart they carried every hardship they faced with dignity and trust into One, King of kings, Who took care of them through their faith, grace, and womanhood. Learned a great deal about the true warrior: the one doesn’t wear mask of gender and inabilities, but love, kindness, and forgiveness. Those carry much weight in battles for living!

  • Laura
    2019-04-22 20:36

    First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, LOVE LETTERS FROM GOD; BIBLE STORIES FOR A GIRL'S HEART is a sweet collection about biblical women who served God in some way. The stories are NOT biblically correct, but they are fictionalized, and they do make nice, heart-warming stories to read with your favorite daughter, grand-daughter, niece, god-daughter, or even a child you are providing child-care for. They include a letter "from God" that you can personalize for your child, and even an area in the book for your child to write their own letter to God.

  • Gina Hott
    2019-05-04 21:51

    Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart has wonderful reminders of God’s love for us and how He has shown it. It not only uses actual letters from God but also Bible stories to back up what He’s told us since time began.This a great book to share as a devotional with the girls you love or even as a storybook to reinforce what is already known… for you and the little ones.

  • Dawn
    2019-05-17 15:35

    This was cute. Each story has a special letter to open. I found that it was longer than most Bible story books I'd read. I enjoyed it though.I received a copy for free from the publisher to review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.Rating - 4 stars

  • Glenda Bixler
    2019-05-01 18:01

    Wonderful Addition to Home Library...for young girls...http://gabixlerreviews-bookreadershea...

  • Elizabeth Brooks
    2019-05-09 22:44

    My 5 year old Allie really loves this book!  She adores the bright colored illustrations, and loves how each story is personalized just for her!  The lift up flap is Allie’s favorite part of the stories — as it makes her feel so very special.  You can see how much her face lights up after each story — she definitively can sense GOD love for her from these stories!..Original Review found here:

  • Meredith Spidel
    2019-04-29 23:52

    So sweet! I love the purpose and premise of this book. Yes! Let's shower our girls with the truth of God's love for them!

  • Beth-Anne
    2019-04-30 21:38

    Glenys Nellist has done it again. Her book are magnificent. There are fourteen Bible stories, each two page spread has the original text in the Bible sited, as well as Nellist's own wording on that story to help the reader to see the story in a different light. To help the girls reading this to see God's love. There is a Bible text (not linked to the Bible story itself but to the concept) and then a little lift the flap love letter that feels like it is written from God. The lessons in this book that Glenys Nellist brings out can be for small girls all the way through mature women. We all need to learn about women in the Bible who were brave, strong, hopeful, those who made mistakes and were forgiven. This book is beautiful from the depths of the words to the beautiful illustrations by Rachel Clowes. I highly recommend this book to others. I received this book free from the publisher. All opinions express are my own.

  • Glenys Nellist
    2019-04-23 16:56