Friday, January 10, 2014

My Princess Devotions – Preschool Edition by Karen Whiting

ISBN: 978-1-4143-6905-1
Hardcover: $14.99

From the Back Cover:  Little girls love to pretend they are princesses. Now they don’t have to pretend any longer.  The One Year My Princess Devotions: Preschool Edition will teach girls that they are truly daughters of the almighty King. They will also learn how much God loves them and what God expects from his children.

Each devotion includes a short scripture (Royal Words), a special message (Royal Thoughts), a prayer for the King, and an activity related to the devotion’s theme (Princess in Action).

Your little princess will want to read about her King each day and learn how to live like royalty throughout her life.

Review:  This daily devotional book is a great way to introduce and teach young girls how important it is to read God’s word each day.  Although the title targets “preschool,” I believe you can easily share this with 1st and 2nd graders; especially because each devotion is short and early elementary would probably enjoy “reading” along with you.  The cover of the book is really quite pretty and will be very attractive to young girls because it shows two little princesses.  The inside pages are just as pretty.  They are different shades of pink with stars, flowers, and hearts on the pages.  The graphic design of the book is well done and very pretty.

Though the cover is well designed, I found that the content was just as enjoyable.  As the back cover stated, each daily devotion is divided into four sections:  “Royal Words” – scripture; “Princess Thoughts” – a short message directed at your own little princess; “A Prayer for the King” – training the little ones to talk with God; and “Princess in Action: - teaching how we can put feet to our prayers.  I really liked this division because it would allow you to just touch one item on the page if you little one is restless or just wants to flip pages. 

Another reason I enjoyed this devotional book is that it helps us adults begin to teach our young girls their value in the Lord and how God sees them as His little princesses.  In a world that is constantly showing our young girls/teenagers/adult women that they are not good enough unless they “look a certain way,” we need to grab onto God’s ideal of a princess instead of the world’s. 

The only drawback I could see for some people is that author has chosen to use different translations for the scripture references.  For me, this was absolutely not a problem because it can provide an opportunity for you to look it up in your Bible and read along with the book.  Children need simplicity and I did not find any scripture reference that was “twisted.”  It is our responsibility to introduce our children to the Word of God and this one-year devotional can aid you in doing this.

I have no hesitation in recommending this book for any family.  It is a beautifully illustrated book with sweet devotions targeted for our girls! (rev. P.Howard)

DISCLOSURE:  A complimentary copy was provided by Tyndale House Publishing in exchange for our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer. No compensation was received for this review.

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