Written for children ages four to eight, Christmas Love Letters from God cleverly combines both prose and poetry as the story of Jesus’ birth unfolds. The book includes seven stories, beginning with Isaiah’s prophecy and ending with the visit of the wise men. Following each story, the child will find his or her own letter from God, folded into a small envelope attached to the page. Each letter begins with a space in which to write the child’s name, so each one can be specially addressed to the child.
Written as if God is speaking, each personalized message gives the young reader a sense of wonder as they discover anew the Christmas holiday and the birth of Jesus. A very special Bible verse, entitled God’s Perfect Promise, also accompanies each story and letter as God’s personal words of love, promise, and hope.
What a fun book! My kids have numerous Christmas books on their shelves and they all seem to run together before too long, but this book is unique in a way that has made my children ask for it over and over again in recent days.
This book takes each person associated with the Christmas story and tells a little of their background and the moment they realized they were going to be a part of something special. Isaiah learns of the coming birth, Joseph has a dream to assure him, the Wise Men bring gifts. After each story there is a quick poem to recap the story.
My daughter enjoys the story part of this book because it is written at her level (age 7), while my son (age 4) enjoys the poem portions. Both get the point of the people involved in a way they can understand. Both of my children love the letter.
After each section, there is a letter from God. It is written on a folded notecard and is addressed to the child (you write in the name). It is as if God is talking directly to the child and telling how He felt about the events taking place. My kids enjoy reading the notes and talking about them.
This is one of those books that can span many ages and still be enjoyable while teaching children about the perfect story of Jesus’ birth. This is a must-have for your kids this Christmas.