As a mom of a daughter, I am a huge believer in the strength that girls possess. I have tried to raise my daughter to be a strong, confident young woman. Thankfully, she has many women in her life who model this for her. Likewise, she can also look to the bible for examples of strong women who faced challenges and were deeply loved by God.
A few months ago, I was invited to be part of Glenys Nellist’s blog hop to promote her new book, Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart. I have reviewed one of Glenys’ books before (I loved it – you can review that post here), so I jumped at the chance to get a sneak peek at her newest release.
Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart did not disappoint. Immediately drawn in from the beautifully illustrated cover, I discovered that the book shared stories from more well-known women from the bible (such as Eve, Hannah, Esther and Mary, the mother of Jesus) as well as lesser-known women from the bible (such as Rahab, Miriam, and Deborah).
Each story introduces a woman with a brief adjective, such as “trusting”, “brave”, and “strong”. Her story is told in an engaging, child-friendly way that captures your imagination and leaves you wanting to learn more. In addition, each story includes a bible verse section called “God’s Wonderful Words to You”. Lastly, each story is accompanied by a love letter from God that can be personalized with the name of the little girl reading it. Those letters help each girl see herself in the story and reveals the character of the God who loves her.
At the end of the book is a blank space for little girls to write their own love letter to God. I could only imagine the depth of words that a little girl might write in this space after reading this wonderful book.
If you have a little girl in your life who needs to know (or be reminded of) the love of God toward her, I highly recommend that you grab a copy for her. I think it’ll become one of her most treasured story books.
Zondervan has graciously given me a copy of Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart to give away to one of my readers. To enter to win, email me, telling me what special girl you’d share this book with. All entries should be received by 11:59 pm EST on Friday, June 2nd. The winner will be announced on my blog’s Facebook page on Monday, June 5th.
*Giveaway is open to US residents only. The book cannot mailed to a P.O. box.