Christmas Love Letters from God by Glenys Nellist: A Review and Giveaway!

 

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Last week when I posted about Advent Calendars, I mentioned that I’m planning on doing the “book a day” calendar with my children, starting on December 1. I’ve already wrapped all of the books (um, it took more time than I anticipated, but I was watching The West Wing, so it’s all good.) and we’re ready to go! The boys have already seen the huge stack of wrapped books and are ready to read them! For the first 20 books, I wrapped and then labeled with numbers randomly, so they’ll be a surprise, even to me, when we open them. For the last five, though, I selecadventbooksted the five most special books from the collection, five books that I think exemplify the Christmas message the best. These are the books that I want to be reading with my kids after school is out, and when we can snuggle up on the couch and savor them. The very last book, the most special book I wrapped up this year is Glenys Nellist’s book Christmas Love Letters from Godadventbooks2

This book is SO precious, y’all! There are seven separate Christmas Bible stories, each with a kind love letter directly from God, to your child. There’s even a blank so that you can pre-fill the child’s name in the book, if you’d like. The recommended age for this book is 4-8, so my two are right in the “sweet spot” for this book, but, honestly, I think it’s a great message for all ages. I’ve even recommended it to folks who are looking for a book to read to the congregation on Christmas morning. The reason is this: each and every story and letter is wrapped up in a single theme: God’s love for us. Everything is connected to that single theme. Is there any theme more important than God’s love for us? For me, that’s the message I want my children to hear time and time and time again. God loves you. You are lovely and beloved. All of these stories we read on Sunday mornings are about this one thing: God’s love. To me, this is the beauty of Christmas Love Love Letters from God.  

I also think you’ll love the beautiful illustrations of this book. To get a taste of it, take a look at the video here.

 

Pretty, eh?

In addition to Christmas Love Letters from God, Glenys Nellist wrote the original Love Letters from God  (I reviewed it HERE) and LITTLE Love Letters from God (the board book.) She also wrote Snuggle Time Prayers  and Snuggle Time Psalms, both of which my family uses and loves! Any one of those books would make a great Christmas gift or addition to your library.

I also encourage you to keep up with Glenys on her Facebook Page and Blog for information on what’s coming next in her fantastic line of children’s books!

Now for the fun news! The author, Glenys Nellist is graciously giving away a copy of Christmas Love Letters from God to a lucky reader of this blog.  To enter, just comment on this post and say who you’d give the book to (or whether you’d keep it!) and a random winner will be chosen on December 5 at noon! 

 

UPDATE: I used the simple “random number” generator to generate the winner which was #12, Deana! I used the email address you put in the comment to let Glenys know, and she should be contacting you about your book! Congratulations!

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  • Jessica Stenstrom

    Thanks for your generosity! If keep it to read to both my son and my church kids.

  • Katrina Paxson

    I’d read it with my kids (4 & almost 2) !

  • Benjamin Tennant

    What great ideas. I would love to keep the copy of the book to share with my almost 2 year old son.

  • Allison Shearouse

    I’d love to share this with my family and children in my church.

  • Lauren Schoeck

    If I win the raffle, I would keep the book so that I could share it with my nieces as well as the kids at church. It think it would be great to read when we gather for Christmas pageant rehearsal.

  • Susannah DeBenedetto

    Although I would love to keep it for myself as we all need reminders that we are God’s beloved, I would give the book to my 5 year old niece so she knows how much she is loved!

  • Heidi Bolt

    I’d love to read it to my 5 and 7 year olds.

  • Carole Joyce

    I would love to use this book in my congregation!

  • Jenni Whitford

    I want this book for my church library!

  • Aly

    Great to find your blog! What a fun idea to do a book a day in Advent. I am looking for resources for our elderly to read to our children at church. This sounds like a great resource! Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Amy Stertz

    Thanks for sharing this book with us! It looks wonderful. I would share it with my daughter

  • Deana

    This book would be a fantastic inspirational teaching tool for our intergenerational Sunday School program. Thanks for thinking of us!

    • Traci Smith

      Congratulations, Deana! You are the winner of this giveaway! The author should be contacting you about getting you your book. Yippee!

  • Sarah Esparza

    I’d read this to my little ones, then keep it in the church library! 🙂

  • Jessica Beard

    I’d love to give this book to my kids.

  • Leigh B

    I suppose I could share the book with my son. : ) Thanks for the opportunity!

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  • Okay, I have to admit it- I would keep it for myself (but likely share it whenever I could).

  • Love this book! I’ve never done the book a day Advent calendar for my son. Am going to make note of this for next year. Thanks! Since I already have a personal copy, I would love to win this for my church. I would put it at the children’s worship resource table for kids to look at during our worship services. I’ve also done a video review of this book that you might be interested in.

  • Sara R

    I would keep and cherish reading this with my boys, 3 & 5 months

  • Liz

    I would LOVE this book for my children. They are 2,4,6,9 and 11. We love Christian Christmas books. Thank you for the giveaway !!!

  • Misty F

    My sister just had her first baby boy today! I would give the book to her to share with her family, I think it they would love it.

  • I would love to enter into this give away for my precious beautiful daughter. I have been reading to more and more, especially on a daily basis to assist her with her speech disorder (apraxia of speech). This would be such a blessing to us… I’m a single mother going back to college to get a degree, so that I may better myself for us and our future. God bless you for this amazing act of kindness and sharing God’s love.

  • Katie

    I would love this book for my 6 year old daughter and pass it down to my son who is almost 18 months old. We believe in teaching our kids about God and I always talk to my daughter the true meaning of what Christmas is all about. 😊

  • Sharon Timmer

    What a beautiful book! I would share it with my 3 Granddaughters ages 9, 5, & 4

  • Lauralee Hensley

    I’d give it to Liam because he’s 4 and then he can pass it down to Logan, then Cooper, then Bendon and then Brody.

  • Vicki

    This book would make a great gift for my grandson! 🙂