Friday, June 16, 2017

Book Review of LOVE LETTERS FROM GOD--BIBLE STORIES FOR A GIRL'S HEART by Glenys Nellist





Glenys Nellist has done it again.  Her book LOVE LETTERS FROM GOD--BIBLE STORIES FOR A GIRL'S HEART speaks directly to young girls as it narrates in sweet and simple prose fourteen stories of the women of the Bible.  Each woman's story highlights a different adjective:  Eve (The first girl), Miriam (The trusting girl), Rahab (The brave girl), Deborah (The strong girl) etc.  The lift-the-flap love letter on each page is a letter from God written to the reader, and portrays God's reassurance that he is able, willing, and ready to help his precious daughters become the women he created them to be.   

I personally connected with and loved the beautiful story of Miriam.  Miriam had to learn to trust.  As she watched her baby brother in the basket she thought of all the things that could happen to him and she was afraid.  The end of the story is incredibly powerful.  Glenys writes, "And as she ran, she thought about all the things she had been afraid of at the riverbank.  The wicked king had not come.  The waves had not come.  But God had come.  God had come and saved her baby brother. 'Thank you, God,' Miriam whispered, 'for helping me to let go of my fears and trust you instead.'"

I pray that I would let go of my fears and trust God in the the way this simple story tells that Miriam did.    

You know it is a great children's book when it can touch the hearts of the adults who are reading it, too.  These are powerful truths for everyone—parents, grandparents, and children!

I also loved how Glenys moved chronologically through the Bible from Eve to Mary Magdalene at the Resurrection.  I also loved how she concluded with a space for the reader to write a love letter back to God.  

I highly recommend LOVE LETTERS FROM GOD--BIBLE STORIES FOR A GIRL'S HEART.

Here are some helpful links:

To purchase on Amazon, click here.

Glenys Nellist's Website

Twitter: @Glenys Nellist
Facebook: Glenys Nellist: Author

GRAND RAPIDS AREA:  Glenys recently hosted a princess party which included activities such as reading the story of Esther, The Prayerful Girl (from the book), making a pin wheel craft and coloring, snacks (of course!), and parading around the bookstore.  She also taught the girls to wave like the Queen of England.  Sounds fun!  She is planning Princess Party at local church in the near future.  More details will be announced shortly on her website and Facebook.  Be sure to check there for more information.

About the author:  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.






6 comments:

  1. Mindy, what a wonderful review! Your words really blessed me. I have to share that the story of Miriam, The Trusting Girl, is my favorite one too, because it's MY story. I had a terribly difficult season, lasting for four years, with one of my sons, and one day, I just had to let him go and trust that God would save him. Praise God, He did. The story was originally titled, The Lady Wbo Let Go... and that lady was me. Thank you, again, for encouraging me. May God bless our words and our work.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this with me! I hope we can chat in person some day!

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  4. Mindy! We're going to chat in person!!

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  5. Mindy! We're going to chat in person!!

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