I have the most lovely book that you’ll want to have at your home this Advent and Christmas season, to share with your children: Christmas Love Letters from God.
Don’t you think that we all–whether it’s us, as parents, or our own children–need to be assured of God’s firm, unending, enormous love for us? I know I do. (And that’s another blog post.:)) What a wonderful time of the year Christmas is, to underline the deep love our Creator God has for us…and the way He showed it to us by sending His Son Jesus for us! Author Glenys Nellist and illustrator Rachel Clowes have created a gorgeous book, complete with special letters included for the reader/child, which does just that.
This book is designed for children aged 4-8, but really, if you’re going to be using this as part of your Christmas or Advent celebrations, it will really be enjoyed by the entire family. Ms. Nellist takes 7 Bible stories about Christmas and retells them for a younger audience, adding pertinent Bible verses, while Ms. Clowes brings those stories to live with beautiful illustrations. And the book then becomes very personal, because contained within each story is an actual love letter from God that can be personalized with your child’s (or your children’s!) names. These letters tell more about God’s love for that child and how He expressed it…and is written like a letter from God directly to that child!
So what events leading up to Jesus’ birth are included in Christmas Love Letters from God? First, we begin with God’s words to Isaiah about the coming Savior who’d appear as a baby but become a King for the whole world. Next, we get to peep into what might have happened when the angel Gabriel was sent to visit Mary, and to tell her of how her life was going to change as she became the mother of Jesus, our Savior. We’re reminded of how God didn’t leave Joseph out of these miraculous events, but sent him a dream of the truth of who this baby really was. We watch as Joseph and pregnant Mary journey the road to Bethlehem; to Jesus’ birth in a stable; the shepherds’ nighttime surprise; and the wise men’s search. Each of these included that little letter from God to your child for you to personalize, with his or her name. Sweetly, the book ends with a letter that the child can write to God!
This book is so beautiful and so sweet. It would be a fabulous addition to your pre-Christmas or Advent celebrations; you could read a chapter per night, or even use it as a precious bedtime read-aloud. It really will bless you and help you all prepare your hearts for Christmas!
And, you can enter to win your own copy of this sweet book for your family!
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Where can you find this book?
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