The Bible in itself is essentially a love letter from God, but what is great about this NIrV Love Letters from God Holy Bible is that Glenys Nellist has written 80 Love Letters to add throughout this Bible that help make God’s love a little more tangible for children. She writes in a way that really helps draw the whole picture.
Let me be honest, a lot of time when I am reading the Bible I feel like I am not exactly sure how these verses apply to me. I am learning more and more how to study the Bible by itself, but for a child I think reading these Love Letters will help them.
I enjoyed reading one Love Letter about Galatians 5:22 which is about the fruits of the Holy Spirit. First Glenys Nellist talks about trees and real fruit, then the fruits of the Holy Spirit and connects how these are things that we grow. It was a simple connection, yet so helpful. There is also a section on each page with the Love Letter for your child to write back to God. The area to write back is small so maybe they could write in a prayer journal to have more room, but there is a prompted question as to what to write back to God. Sometimes it can be to think about things and write or there will be things to go do. For example, the one for Ephesians 6:14-17, one of my favorite verses, suggests “putting on all six invisible pieces of God’s armor and then write and tell God how it helped during the day.” I think this will help them link what they have read with how they live.
I do wish that the pages with the Love letters stood out more, were bold in color or thicker pages. I could see how children would want to flip through and read several of these letters at a time. I also wish there were more than 80 Love Letters and more room to write. Overall I think the NIrV Love Letters from God Holy Bible is a great Bible for children!
About the Book
What if a child could read his or her own personal mail from God? The NIrV Love Letters from God Bible will invite kids to do just that! This full-text Bible in the New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) is a perfect way to introduce children to God’s Word and his great love. With 80 love letters from God written especially for the reader, children will see Bible stories and themes come to life and learn just how much they are loved by their Creator.
Each love letter also contains a very special Bible verse, entitled God’s Wonderful Words to You. Much more than a mere memory verse, each carefully chosen promise will be God’s very own personal words of love, encouragement, and hope, and are highlighted in the text. The love letters will culminate in an invitation for the children to write their own RSVP to God.
80 personal love letters from God
Highlighted Wonderful Words—special verses to remember and cherish
80 prompts encouraging children to write their own love letters to God
8 full-color tip-in pages with additional content
The complete text of the New International Version (NIrV)
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