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Easter Love Letters from God: Bible Stories Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-07-03 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:0310760658
LANGUAGE:English

" Received this book through a giveaway! It is so adorable and I cannot wait to give this to my nephew in his Easter basket! " said.

"This is a wonderful new book in the Love Letters from God series. It is a treasure that will help children understand the depth and significance of the Easter holiday. It is divided into 7 sections that emphasize different elements of the Easter story, each with a note to the reader from God, helping to apply each lesson to his/her life. I love Glenys' writing because although she is writing for children, I always find a take-away that applies to me as an adult. I would highly recommend buying this book for any little readers in your home." said.

"What a fantastic interactive book to read with your children and grandchildren. Such amazing Biblical stories leading up to a glorious Easter! Kids will enjoy opening up their own mail, finding warm and encouraging notes within the flaps. For those wee sensitive ones, you'll find gentle tones from the author who is a great word crafter. Fears of being alone are addressed and calmly lifted. The elegant illustrations go perfectly with the storyline to enhance simple understanding and meaning to Bible passages. If you want to know what love looks like, you must get the book! My favorite part is that there is a special ending, too! It is a great addition to home and Sunday School libraries. I believe this book especially makes a great gift for that special someone this Easter! I love this one!" said.

"Starting with Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem, “Easter Love Letters from God” contains seven short stories chronicling the events through Christ’s death and resurrection. Glenys Nellist’s vivid, heart-felt retellings combined with Sophie Allsopp’s bright illustrations make “Easter Love Letters” the perfect story-a-day book for Easter week. Included with each story is an engaging, lift-the flap “Love Letter from God” that can be personalized with a child’s name. My favorite “Love Letter from God” is the last one. It clearly outlines the plan of salvation, before giving the reader the opportunity to write a love letter to God on the final page. Reading this book could become a wonderful Easter tradition.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, but the opinions are my own.
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"I’ve read other books by this author and have enjoyed them. This one is beautifully illustrated and the letters from God are sweet and personal just like the other books but what makes this book very different from the others is the message.
On the page titled The Gloomy Garden scripture quoted Mark 14:12 - 42 Jesus prays in the garden the author writes, “Did I have to die? Is there any other way that we can teach the world about heaven?”

This book lacks theological truths about why Jesus died for our sins. God didn’t send his son down to earth to die for us to learn about heaven. Jesus died for our sin.

For these reasons I cannot recommend this book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the BookLookforBloggers site. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

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"Another unique book in the "Love Letters" collection that's the perfect keepsake for Holy Week your children will enjoy reading year after year!

The cover of this latest book again reminds me of a fun scrapbook page with its illustrations that look like stickers, ribbons and an envelope!

I was excited to have something special to pull out every Easter to read through together.

We love what we've been using for the Christmas season, but hadn't found the right resource to read through together at Easter time.

This book is just perfect!

It walks the reader through Holy Week using seven beautifully illustrated Bible stories. Each story has two double-page spreads devoted to it and ends with a special, personalized love letter from God.

Besides the stories, related Bible verses and letters for each of the seven days, the book ends like the other version with a blank letter, allowing your child to write his or her own letter back to God.

I feel this book is intended mainly for the early-elementary crowd, but I know from experience that it can still be enjoyed by toddlers to be grown into as well. If you're looking for a special book to bring out and enjoy as a family each Easter, then grab your copy here.

I received a free copy of this product as a member of The Booklook Bloggers Program in exchange for writing a review. All opinions are my own.
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"Steeped in scripture, Nellist has crafted a book that helps us share the story of Easter in an age-appropriate way. Easter Love Letters from God takes you from the Israelites shouting Hosana as Jesus rides in on a donkey to the super surprise of the resurrection.

My daughter and I sat down and read the book in one sitting. But this collection of seven Bible stories is also perfect to use as part of family devotions. Each story is based on scripture and told in language that even my little 3-year-old could understand. As we walked through the pages, Sarabeth was able to put back into words what I had just read to her.

I think my daughter's favorite part of the story is the letter from God. At the end of each story, Nellist has crafted a letter to be read to your child as though it's from God. Each letter helps your child understand how the story relates to them. Each time my daughter would lift the flap on the letter, and I began with "Dear Sarabeth" she would squeal in delight and say "It's a letter for me?!?"

As the story in the book progresses, the last letter gives your child an opportunity to respond to God in faith. It's a great way to share the gospel story with your child, and then give them a chance to say whether or not they want to live their life for God.

The last page of the book gives your child the space to write their own letter to God. It's a great way to help your child learn how to respond to what God is doing in their life as they learn to relate to the stories in the Bible.

I received a copy of this book from the author. This review is my own, honest opinion.
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" `Easter Love Letters from God` is a hardcover book for children by author Glenys Nellist. There are seven Bible stories centered on Holy Week illustrated by Sophie Allsopp. The stories begin with the ride on a donkey into Jerusalem and end with the Resurrection. Each chapter has a pop-up love letter from God for the reader along with a scripture verse especially written for the reader.

The text is organized into simple sentences and about 3-4 paragraphs per chapter. This organization is satisfactory, without being too long, for the telling of the story. Various literary tools are used throughout the stories. For example, imagery is used when the donkey brought Jesus into Jerusalem. The people were waving palm branches and shouting `Hosanna! Hosanna!` as Jesus passed by. Personification is used in `God's Wonderful Words to You` scripture verses plus the love letter from God is personified to the reader. The first chapter moves the story along by adding, `And so, his last days began...`

This lift-the-flap book cover shows Jesus with a donkey and an envelope `Easter Love Letters from God`, which show the imagery of what the reader will find inside the book. The book would make a great read-aloud for all ages. The primary medium used are colorful drawings. The element that is repeated throughout the book is the illustration of Jesus. This helps the reader understand who the story is about.

The problem that faces the main character, Jesus, is that the people want him crucified. They don't believe he is the Messiah they are looking for. They are looking for a king who would be wearing armor, ride a mighty horse (not a donkey), have an army of strong soldiers and carry gleaming weapons, Jesus had none of these.

I recommend that this book would make a great gift for all ages, especially for Easter.

Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."
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