Wednesday, February 3, 2010

God's Little Princess Devotional Bible Review

I recently received a beautiful children's Bible to review from Thomas Nelson Publishers, through BookSneeze. As you can tell from the picture above, this is a gorgeous book that would appeal to any young girl. As a matter of fact, my 7-year-old saw it the day it arrived and immediately wanted to have it. I told her that Mommy needed to look at it first for a review, and she bothered me at least twice a day to ask when she could have it! :)

After two days of this (I was running around like mad that week with no time to sit down and read), I told her to go ahead and look at it, and just bring it back to me. She took it into her room and came out a few times to share stories with me and show me various pictures and things she was learning. It was adorable! This Bible is written perfectly for her, in wording that is on her level and with stories that give her things to ponder and wonderful learning experiences.

The book is colorful and every page is appealing. The artwork is refreshing and the graphics are very girly and cute. It asks questions that a younger child can answer (such as, "Do you know how to put up your toys when you're finished playing?" and "Did you know that you are a princess-in-training?") and teaches the reader how to apply Biblical principals to her everyday life. There are even some role playing activities to encourage family togetherness.

While this Bible is not designed to teach children actual Scriptures, it is a beautifully written book that will help them to learn how the Bible applies to their young lives and to help them learn to make good decisions in their lives, at their ages. It would be a perfect gift for a young girl.

Here is the publisher's description:

Girls long to be loved and adored, and give their heart to their hero. God is that hero! The characteristics focused on in this Bible storybook will help your little girl blossom into the princess she was created to be. Virtues to create beauty such as compassion, sharing, and truth are highlighted in fun and engaging ways. The perfect format for girls to learn about their destiny as a daughter of their King. Features included are: Beauty Secrets, Bible Princesses, My Hero (Scripture promises), Take a Bow (Easy plays that are Bible-focused), I Adore You (Put girls energy to use with songs, scripture and worship), Royal Truths, Down In My Heart (Scripture Memory), Princess Charming, Worthy of Love (Ideas to show how to love her royal subjects: family, siblings, friends and those in the community).

Sheila Walsh has done an excellent job of bringing the Bible to a younger set, those girls that are just beginning to make their own decisions and understand how their actions can affect others. I am thrilled to have this book for my daughter and she truly enjoys it. The lessons she is learning now will last her a lifetime. This is a lovely step for young girls to teach them about God and his Word.

Disclaimer: As expressed early in the review, I received a complimentary copy of "God's Little Princess Devotional Bible" by Sheila Walsh in exchange for doing this review. The opinions expressed are completely my own.

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