Saturday, December 1, 2012
princess stories: real bible stories of God's princesses review
we gave this book to tessa last year for christmas, and i have to admit i was a little skeptical. i am nervous about all the princess stuff that surrounds our girls all the time. while i was intrigued with the idea of letting my princess-loving daughter think about biblical princesses as opposed to princesses from that other popular industry, i wondered if the book would provide an accurate interpretation of the true biblical stories.
we ended up reading through this book as part of our family devotions and we loved it! it brings to life even the most obscure of women in the Bible. princesses, slaves, heroes and not-so-much heroes all have a story to tell and a lesson for all of us.
like the my princess bible, the last story is about the reader as God's princess. this is a wonderful way to highlight how loved each of us is by God and what it means to live like God's princess.
my only qualm about this book is that all the drawings of princesses are of thin, beautiful women. sarah is pictured with white hair, but she looks like a very fit 40-year-old.
i still highly recommend this book. it was great for our family, and it is great for tessa to read on her own.
i received a free copy of this book from the tyndale blog network for the purpose of this review. regardless, the thoughts and opinions expressed here are purely my own.