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).
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About the Author
Sheila Walsh is a powerful communicator, Bible teacher, and bestselling author with more than five million books sold. She is the author of the award-winning Gigi, God’s Little Princess series, Peace for Today, Loved Back to Life, The Storm Inside, Five Minutes with Jesus and The Longing in Me. She is cohost of Life Today with James and Betty Robison. Sheila lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Barry, and son, Christian.
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God's Little Princess Devotional Bible
By Sheila Walsh
Thomas NelsonCopyright © 2006 Tommy Nelson, a Division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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Chapter OneEve, Queen of God's World
Imagine what it would be like to be the only girl in the world. Now picture you, God, and Adam—the only boy on the face of the earth. Together, you and Adam are told by God to rule over this incredible creation he has just made.
Eve didn't have to imagine. It really happened to her. She was God's first princess in the Garden of Eden.
It was her job to help Adam take care of the animals, plants, and children that God would one day give them.
Of course, Adam and Eve messed up royally when they listened to Satan instead of God. But God didn't give up on his kids. Instead, he sent his Son Jesus to pay the penalty for sin. Now God's children can reign with Jesus once again.
Now the snake was the most clever of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day the snake spoke to the woman. He said, "Did God really say that you must not eat fruit from any tree in the garden?"
... The woman saw that the tree was beautiful. She saw that its fruit was good to eat and that it would make her wise. So she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some of the fruit to her husband who was with her, and he ate it.
Then, it was as if the man's and the woman's eyes were opened. They realized they were naked. So they sewed fig leaves together and made something to cover themselves....
So the Lord God forced the man out of the garden of Eden. He had to work the ground he was taken from. God forced the man out of the garden. Then God put angels on the east side of the garden. He also put a sword of fire there. It flashed around in every direction. This kept people from getting to the tree of life.
GENESIS 3:1, 6-7, 23-24
Sin Sneaks In
Take a Bow
What you will need:
basket of apples or some fruit
branch with leaves
Directions: Mom will play both the roles of God and Satan. When speaking for God, mom wears the white scarf; when for the devil, the black scarf. The princess will be Adam and Eve.
* Before play begins, place basket of fruit in the center of the room.
Mom (with white scarf): "Adam and Eve, I have made you a beautiful garden. Everything in it is yours. Take care of it. Only do not eat from the tree in the center of the garden." (Point to the basket of fruit in the center of room.)
Princess: (Walk around the room. Come closer and closer to the basket.) "My, what lovely fruit grows here!"
Mom (with black scarf): (Hiss.) "Did God really say that you must not eat fruit from any tree in the garden?"
Princess: "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden except this one. God said that we shouldn't even touch it or we will die."
Mom (still wearing black scarf): "You will not die. God knows that if you eat the fruit from that tree, you will learn about good and evil. Then you will be like God!"
Princess: "Oh well, it does look very good." (Take a bite out of the fruit. Snake hisses and goes away.) "I'll give some to Adam, too. Oh, no! I've done something bad!" (Use branch with leaves to cover up.) "I'd better hide from God."
Mom (with white scarf): "Adam and Eve, where are you?"
Princess: "Hiding from you."
Mom (still with white scarf): "Did you eat from the tree I told you not to? Because you did this each of you must pay for your sin. Now, here are some better clothes for you to put on." (Hand princess the coat.) "You must now leave the garden." Take a Bow!!
What did Eve do wrong? (She listened to Satan and disobeyed God.)
How did Satan trick her? (He told lies.)
What could she have done? (Run away; told the truth; not have been near the tree in the first place.)
What happened because they disobeyed? (All three were punished.)
Did God help them? (Yes; he promised to one day bring a Savior who would defeat Satan and free them from the curse.)
How did God show he still cared for Adam and Eve? (He clothed them and stayed with them.)
What should you do when you sin? (Go to God and repent.)
When Jared was 162 years old, he had a son named Enoch. After Enoch was born, Jared lived 800 years. During that time he had other sons and daughters. So Jared lived a total of 962 years. Then he died.
When Enoch was 65 years old, he had a son named Methuselah. After Methuselah was born, Enoch walked with God 300 more years. During that time he had other sons and daughters. So Enoch lived a total of 365 years. Enoch walked with God. One day Enoch could not be found, because God took him.
Have you ever visited a nursing home? It's a special place where people who have grown too old to live by themselves go to live. Most of them love to see and visit with young children. It reminds them of when they were once young.
Older people help remind us of some important things, too. They remind us that we won't live on this earth forever. We will grow up, just like they did.
At God's right time, we will leave this earth to spend eternity with our King, Jesus. So what will you do with the time God gives you here? God wants us to be loyal to him our whole lives. He wants us to always be his friend and to always trust him to protect and save us.
We don't just belong to God as kids. We need to stay close to him our entire lives until we get to see his face.
Make It Yours
In the beginning of time, some people lived close to 1,000 years! Enoch lived 365 years. What's even better is that Enoch became such close friends with God that God took him straight to heaven. Do you want to be loyal to God your whole life like Enoch? Then ask Jesus right now to always keep you close to him. He is able to make it happen!
God said to Abraham, "I will change the name of Sarai, your wife. Her new name will be Sarah. I will bless her. I will give her a son, and you will be the father. She will be the mother of many nations. Kings of nations will come from her."
Abraham bowed facedown on the ground and laughed. He said to himself, "Can a man have a child when he is 100 years old? Can Sarah give birth to a child when she is 90?" Then Abraham said to God, "Please let Ishmael be the son you promised."
God said, "No. Sarah your wife will have a son, and you will name him Isaac. I will make my agreement with him. It will be an agreement that continues forever with all his descendants....
And Sarah said, "God has made me laugh. Everyone who hears about this will laugh with me. No one thought that I would be able to have Abraham's child. But I have given Abraham a son while he is old."
GENESIS 17:15-19; 21:6-7
(For more of this story, read Genesis 17:1-19; 21:1-12.)
Sarah's Crowning Glory
Sarah had a different name at first. She was called Sarai when she first met and married Abraham. But then God said he had different plans for both of them. God changed Sarai's name to Sarah, which means "princess." God made a promise to Abraham that he was going to bless him with more descendants than he could count. They were to become the parents of all the Israelites.
Sarah did have to wait for God, though. She had to wait a really, really long time. She was in her 90's before she had a son, Isaac. Sarah finally understood that God has the power to turn ordinary girls into princesses. She also discovered that God always keeps his promises.
The men asked Abraham, "Where is your wife Sarah?"
"There, in the tent," said Abraham.
Then the Lord said, "I will certainly return to you about this time a year from now. At that time your wife Sarah will have a son."
Sarah was listening at the entrance of the tent which was behind him. Abraham and Sarah were very old. Sarah was past the age when women normally have children. So she laughed to herself, "My husband and I are too old to have a baby."
Then the Lord said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh? Why did she say, 'I am too old to have a baby'? Is there anything too hard for the Lord? No! I will return to you at the right time a year from now. And Sarah will have a son."
Be full of joy in the Lord always. I will say again, be full of joy. PHILIPPIANS 4:4
Lovely Laugh Lines
You can put on a beautiful dress. Color your cheeks with the prettiest pink. Decorate your hair with sparkles and glitter. But if your heart is sad, your real beauty just won't show up.
Sometimes we are sad because hurtful or hard times have come our way.
God promises to comfort us when we cry. But many times, we have a bad look on our face because we have a bad attitude in our heart. Did you not get your way? Did your sister or brother bother you? God says that we should always rejoice in him, no matter what. We can always find a reason to have joy when we remember that he loves and takes care of us.
Look in the mirror. Make a mad face. Now make a happy face. Which looks better? Which feels better? Ask God to help you always find joy in his friendship. Ask him to help his love put beautiful laugh lines on your face.
Abraham's oldest servant was in charge of everything Abraham owned. Abraham called that servant to him and said, "... Go back to my country, to the land of my relatives. Get a wife for my son Isaac from there."
... The servant said, "Lord, you are the God of my master Abraham. Allow me to find a wife for his son today. Please show this kindness to my master Abraham."
... Before the servant had finished praying, Rebekah came out of the city. She was the daughter of Bethuel. (Bethuel was the son of Milcah and Nahor, Abraham's brother.) Rebekah was carrying her water jar on her shoulder....
The servant bowed and worshiped the Lord. He said, "Blessed is the Lord, the God of my master Abraham. The Lord has been kind and truthful to him. He has led me to my master's relatives."
Then Rebekah ran and told her mother's family about all these things....
Laban and Bethuel answered, "This is clearly from the Lord. We cannot change what must happen. Rebekah is yours. Take her and go. Let her marry your master's son as the Lord has commanded."
GENESIS 24:2-4, 12, 15, 26-28, 50-51
(For more of this story, read all of Genesis 24.)
Rebekah, Chosen Royalty
Rebekah didn't know what was coming. She was just going out to the well to get water, like she did every day. She didn't know that God was watching. God was planning her future. By watering a stranger's camels, she was chosen for a new royal position. God picked her to become Isaac's princess bride. She would become the mother of Jacob. Jacob became the father of Israel, God's chosen people.
Do you like cleaning your room? Washing dishes? Doing chores around the house? It's easy to get bored and quit. But God is watching. He is training you for your special calling one day. God uses the ordinary things—like watering camels (or feeding your hamster) and serving others—to do mighty works. Like Rebekah, we need to be busy loving Jesus by serving others. God will move at just the right time to work out his amazing plan for your life.
Moses said to the people, "Don't be afraid. God has come to test you. He wants you to respect him so you will not sin."
The people stood far away from the mountain while Moses went near the dark cloud where God was. Then the Lord told Moses to say these things to the Israelites: "You yourselves have seen that I talked with you from heaven. You must not use gold or silver to make idols for yourselves. You must not worship these false gods in addition to me.
"Make an altar of dirt for me. Offer your whole burnt offerings and fellowship offerings on this altar as a sacrifice to me. Use your sheep and your cattle to do this. Worship me in every place that I choose. Then I will come and bless you."
On Your Honor
If you had a chance to meet the President of the United States, what would you say? Would you be silly? Would you show him respect? Chances are, you would be thrilled! You would give him your complete attention and enjoy every moment.
How much more important than a person is God? We know in our heads that God deserves respect and honor. But in our daily actions we often forget. We might joke about God's Word.
We might think or do other things during family prayer time. We begin to treat God like he is just another person instead of the King of kings.
God does love us. He is our Father, and we can always come to him. But he is also very powerful and holy. He deserves all of our attention, respect, and praise.
Make It Yours
In Old Testament days, the Israelites understood God's holiness. His glory amazed them so much that they were afraid to come near the mountain where God spoke to them. Today, we don't need to be afraid of God. Jesus' work on the cross makes us friends and family with him. But we need to remember how important he is. We need to always honor his name. What are some ways you can better show him honor?
Moses cut two stone tablets like the first ones. Then early the next morning he went up to Mount Sinai. He did this just as the Lord had commanded him. Moses carried the two stone tablets with him. Then the Lord came down in the cloud and stood there with Moses. And the Lord called out his name, the Lord.
The Lord passed in front of Moses and said, "I am the Lord. The Lord is a God who shows mercy and is kind. The Lord doesn't become angry quickly. The Lord has great love and faithfulness. The Lord is kind to thousands of people. The Lord forgives people for wrong and sin and turning against him."
The Gift That Keeps Giving
Worthy of Love
All year long you wait. Is anything more exciting than Christmas day? People all around the world celebrate by getting together, giving fun gifts, and eating good food. God's people enjoy it most because we know Jesus, God's greatest gift of all.
Have you ever wondered why such a great day happens only once a year? What keeps us from celebrating Jesus every single day?
Don't wait any longer. Look for ways that you can surprise your family with little gifts of love each day. Sneak a picture onto your mom's pillow at night. Play a special game with your little sister. Tell your older brother how much you love him. Tell your daddy "thank you" for working so hard for the family.
Gifts don't have to be big. They just need to come from your heart.
Each day is a new chance for you to celebrate God's love by showing it to others. It will remind your family that God's goodness lasts all year—and all of our lives!
There was a prophetess named Deborah. She was the wife of Lappidoth. She was judge of Israel at that time. Deborah would sit under the Palm Tree of Deborah. This was between the cities of Ramah and Bethel, in the mountains of Ephraim. And the people of Israel would come to her to settle their arguments.
Deborah sent a message to a man named Barak. He was the son of Abinoam. Barak lived in the city of Kedesh, which is in the area of Naphtali. Deborah said to Barak, "The Lord, the God of Israel, commands you: 'Go and gather 10,000 men of Naphtali and Zebulun. Lead them to Mount Tabor....'"
Then Barak said to Deborah, "I will go if you will go with me. But if you will not go with me, I won't go."
"Of course I will go with you," Deborah answered. "But you will not get credit for the victory. The Lord will let a woman defeat Sisera." So Deborah went with Barak to Kedesh.
JUDGES 4:4-6, 8-9
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Table of Contents
ContentsEve, Queen of God's World....................2
Sin Sneaks In....................6
Sarah's Crowning Glory....................14
Lovely Laugh Lines....................18
Rebekah, Chosen Royalty....................22
On Your Honor....................26
The Gift That Keeps Giving....................30
A Sticky Situation....................34
Ruth, a Secret Royalty....................38
A Lesson in Listening....................46
Life Through God's Glasses....................50
My Daddy's Bigger....................54
Oil of Gladness....................58
From Rags to True Riches....................62
Esther, Beautiful on the Inside and Out....................66
The Perfect Excuse....................70
Rise and Shine....................74
Signs of Life....................78
Heaven on Earth....................86
God's Hidden Treasure....................90
Fashioned and Fabulous....................94
Women of Wisdom....................102
Crawling with Wisdom....................106
You Are a Jewel....................110
Hold Your Horses....................114
Fun With Friends....................118
The King's Beautiful Bride....................122
Ready, Set, Start Over....................130
Heavenly Hide and Seek....................134
Praying Like Jesus....................138
A Sweet Surprise....................150
Being (and Singing) the Blessing....................154
Ask and Receive....................158
Something Smells Sweet....................162
No Small Miracle....................170
It's Your Serve....................174
My Kingdom for Kids....................178
Elizabeth, God's Prime-Time Princess....................186
Mary, Mother of King Jesus....................194
Forgive and Forget....................198
Lost and Found....................202
Return the Favor....................210
The Gift of Giving....................214
Charmed, I'm Sure....................222
God's Building Blueprint....................226
Only One Shepherd....................230
The Great Comeback....................234
The Great Connection....................238
Truth Be Told....................242
Care to Be Caring....................246
Lydia, the Leader of Light....................250
Safe and Sound....................254
A Good Ending....................258
Fit For a Princess....................266
Love from Above....................270
Eye to Eye....................274
God's Great Strength....................278
Adopted and Adored....................282
The Reason They Rule....................286
A Sweet Treat....................290
Beyond Hair to Beautiful Thoughts....................294
A Royal To-Do....................306
Facts of Faith....................314
No Shadow of Doubt....................318
First Things First....................322
Fairest of Them All....................326
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My first impression when I received my copy of God's Little Princess Devotional Bible by Sheila Walsh wasn't what I expected. It was better! Starting from the impressive, sturdy hardcover. It is very appealing with several embedded 'gemstones'. The colors and print on this cover would stand out to both young and old. The suggested ages for this book are 4-7, but I have girls ages 6-12 that were completely engaged in it. In my opinion, girls of all ages would enjoy and benefit from this book. The beginning of the book has personalized pages to write the things most girls enjoy writing about like favorite colors, favorite animals, favorite songs, favorite foods, etc. When first hearing about this book, I was a little worried about the theme being a little too much 'princess'. But, to my surprise, it has great balance. Even if a girl is not the 'princess' type, I have confidence that it will be interesting to her. There is scripture throughout this book. It's not in complete King James Version, but in an easier to understand version from the International Children's Bible, which is helpful. After each scripture, passage, or story, there is reference as to where to find it in the Bible. Character traits are also scattered throughout, with scripture reference after each. My favorite sections of this book are the ones that give real life situations along with questions about how you would feel or what you would do. For answers to these, each scenario has scripture, reference, and easy to understand guidance. There are even simple, quick plays that can be acted out if desired. In God's Little Princess Devotional Bible, God is the center and virtues are taught in a way that a girl would want to learn them. Beauty, honor, charity, compassion, sharing, truth, fairness and more are much needed in this day, and I am glad for a little book like this that my girls learn, retain the lessons, and can pick up again and again!
My daughter and I had the opportunity to review God's Little Princess Devotional Bible by Sheila Walsh as members of the Thomas Nelson's Book Review Blogger program. This sturdy little children's book is just as sweet as can be! From the jewel encrusted tiara on the cover to the charming illustrations it's a book your daughter will WANT to read! Although the book is geared toward 4-7 year-old girls, my 8 year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed it. The layout held my daughter's interest because the different sections are mixed together instead of rigidly laid out into certain chapters. This devotional is packed full of activities, mini skits, stories, prayers, songs, verses, and so much more. I really enjoyed all of the references to manners and politeness as well as how much the book stresses that God is always there to listen to you. I was raised knowing that I could pray to God at anytime, anywhere and about anything. This book enforces that belief and I am so happy that it does! I think that the author has done a wonderful job translating the Bible stories and verses into meaningful and though provoking activities and themes. There are many stories about women of the Bible which is a nice change of pace from many other books that focus on only the men. This is certainly a book that your girl can enjoy both with you and on her own. It would also make an adorable gift or shower present! I look forward to enjoying this book with my daughter for quite some time!
I loved it so much
Just what a girl needs -- God's Little Princess Devotional Bible! Shelia Walsh has out done herself one more time. She is the author of the adorable Gigi Series that many of you may be familiar with. This book is handsomely illustrated and designed with a lovely jeweled crown on the front cover and charmingly illustrated by, Meredith Johnson. Girls ages 4 to 7 will love it! This book is packed with nine awesome features: Beauty Secrets, Bible Princesses, Down in My Heart, I Adore You, My Hero, Princess Charming, Royal Truths, Take A Bow and Worthy of Love. Your little princess will have fun adding their favorites: colors, animals, foods, toys, things-to-do, games, songs and Bible verses. As a mother of five daughters, I was thrilled to learn of this new devotional Bible. It is perfect for helping you bond with your little princess. Allowing them to spend quality time alone or with other family members, it's packed with wonderful virtues that allow our daughters to grow in God's Word. This book is bound to make your princess feel special and loved, especially when she can share it with the her mother, grandmother, aunt and others.
"God's Little Princess" by Sheila Walsh is a devotional Bible for girls. The structure of the book is fun. There are Bible verses, beauty tips (for both the inside and outside), words of advice, songs, plays that have roles for the reader and mother, and much more. Girls are encouraged to show kindness and love to others. There are even quizzes on behavior with follow-ups to make sure the reader knows which choices are right. The book encourages children to act like little princesses, politeness and all. Hardcover with rhinestones and glitter, this book is sure to attract young eyes. Also, the pages themselves are brightly colored with unique designs. Pictures galore fill the book to keep a young girl's attention. The print is large for little ones, as well. All throughout the book, the message of God's redeeming love is evident. Walsh verifies that readers will be princesses in God's royal court of heaven. She also suggests girls pray and come to God when they are sad or have done something wrong. http://brb.thomasnelson.com/blogger/
This devotional is absolutely adorable. It goes through devotionals designed around some of the most popular bible stories. At the end of the devotional is a kids Q&A and fun things. One of the ones we did had a short "play". If was fun and the girls loved it. It inspires discussion of the topics, and can be a great learning tool to help show your children God's love for them. My kids Love this devotional. I even caught my stepson "eavesdropping". He was too cool to come and sit with us though, since it was a GIRLS devotional.
This was a gift to my 5 year old Daughter. She loved it, she loved that is was written for a little girl just like her. The format and artwork just brought her alive. I would recommend this bible for any little girl to learn how to live her life for God.
Sheila Walsh has created a sweet book that gives young girls examples of strong women who reflect good characteristics. It helps them to learn how to grow up to be a beautiful princess. The many different sections highlight ways for girls to develop and express their true nature. The book contains beauty secrets, scriptures, stories, royal traits, role playing, and tips on how to show love and have charming manners. Inside and out this is a colorful and attractively presented book.This book makes a perfect gift for any little girl. It focuses on ages 4-7. Reading it with the little girls in your life is a lovely way to share a special moment each day. The pictures really captured my 5 year old daughter's interest and the stories were simple enough for her to enjoy. I am happy that she now has another perspective on the usual princess theme that focuses exclusively on external beauty.
I purchased this wonderful book for my Granddaughter who is 6 years old, this past Christmas. I am 85 years old and I wanted to give her something that would teach her about things that I believe are very important. It is a great way to introduce her to "The Good Book". It appeals to young children because it is fun. It is full of wonderful stories that young children can understand, great moral lessons and activities. Just the title alone, piqued my Granddaughter interest. She can read it with some help and enjoys doing so. So I am very pleased with my purchase.
I bought two of these as gifts for 8 year old girls and they both love them! This book made it easy for the girls to read the Bible stories on their own. At the end of each story, there is a different activity for them to do, one of their favorites being the comprehensive questions that they asked their mom after reading the story to her. This book is great for young girls and the brightly-colored pages and illustrations are an added bonus!
When I received my review copy of God's Little Princess Devotional Bible by Sheila Walsh, I fell completely in love with the beautiful cover. The princess crown with the pink jewel is a real attention grabber. Once my 11 year old daughter saw it, she was instantly enamored with it. If you have a little girl ages 5-11 that loves pink, ponies and princesses, she will love this book. Not only is it an easy to read book, but the different sections in the book make it easy to read in bits and pieces, which makes for a great devotional for a young girls; short attention span. It is broken down into small features that have much variety for children. Features include: Scripture memory Girls/Women of the Bible Dress Up/Role playing ideas Kids song & worship Ideas to teach manners My favorite feature of this book is that there are stories for you and your daughter to read and then an activity to reinforce what they learned in the story. For young children, this is an ideal way to learn. While my 11 year old loved it, my younger, more independent rough and tumble girl didn't find much use for it. So I highly recommend this book to any little girl who is the frilly dress up, girly type.
Today I'm reviewing "God's Little Princess Devotional Bible" by Sheila Walsh. Before you laugh at the title and subject of such a book for a grown man to review, let me assure you that I requested this book with a perfect subject in mind: my 4-year-old daughter, who fancies herself a princess of sorts. This adorable book immediately appealed to Gabbie on first glance from its bejeweled cover to the plethora of pink, purple and other pastels found on nearly every page. The content of the book is equally bedazzling! Each short devotional is founded in God's Word and strives to teach girls of their image in Christ. In each section you will find: a modern day situation/scenario filled with provoking thoughts and questions; accompanying Scripture to challenge and inspire your child to put their faith into action; a short prayer of reflection. Gabbie & I continue to enjoy this book together and I pray that it will be a springboard in the future for deeper spiritual conversation with my daughter as she discovers the precious child she is in Christ. I would highly recommend this book for any young girl.
One of the most difficult things for parents who are trying to raise their children to serve God can be finding a Biblical text that young ones can understand. Having children aged six and three, this has been a challenge -- until recently. God's Little Princess Devotional Bible: Bible Storybook, though not the Bible word for word, verse for verse, is Biblical in context. With every couple of pages focusing on one key lesson from the Bible and highlighting key "Heroes" and "Bible Princesses," God's Little Princess Devotional Bible: Bible Storybook has proven to be exactly what we needed for our three-year-old daughter who is obsessed with Princesses. God's Little Princess Devotional Bible: Bible Storybook includes such things as memory verses, tips on how to be truly beautiful (on the inside, not just the surface), and the all-important (for little girls) focus on girls and women of the Bible who made a difference. There are activities for a parent to do with the child, including singing and role plays, and special sections that focus on how God wants us to love one another (the most important commandment of all). Each book of the Bible is broken down into two to four pages of insight and activity, making it the perfect bedtime devotional for every little Princess. It has truly been an answer to prayer, as our little Princess looks forward to her devotional every night so much that if she misses it she is disappointed. And best of all: it gives Daddy a little special time with his little girl! There will be that time when every child needs his or her first "real" Bible, but there's no need to wait until then to start teaching them the Bible. With God's Little Princess Devotional Bible: Bible Storybook, you can get a head start on setting your little Princess on the right path right now. Jeff Cole is an author, blogger, and podcaster. http://www.averagejoeamerican.us Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
God's Little Princess Devotional Bible is a children's bible written, as you can guess, for the little princesses in your family. The characteristics focused on in this Bible storybook will help your little girl blossom into the princess she was created to be. Virtues such as compassion, sharing, and truth are highlighted in fun and engaging ways. Bible text selections are from the International Children's Bible and are right on and relevant. From choosing between cleaning your room and playing outside to deciding what to do when you get antsy in church, every young girl will find something in here she can relate to. My daughter is 9. She is outgrowing princess tiaras and moving into the Nintendo DSi. She says the Bible is "maybe just a little too young for me but I will still read the stories." Starting at the beginning, she enjoyed Genesis and simply was amazed when she read in "Make It Yours" that, in the beginning of time, some people lived close to 1000 years! Offering a message delivered through stories, songs, activities, and questions this children's bible is one your child will come back to time and time again. This is a Bible I will keep in mind for gifts for other young girls in my life. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Book Review Blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
This 337-page devotional is written with 4-7 year old girls in mind and although there are some big words from the Bible in it, it is written in a way that this age group can still learn a lot AND stretch their vocabulary. The devotional is filled with Bible stories, role-play activities, ideas to help with memorizing scriptures, and stories about girls and women in the Bible who made a difference. There are also articles that help teach manners, poise and charm, examples of ways to show love to those around you, and stories that teach basic values straight from the Bible. While I love for my daughter to play with blocks, dig in the dirt and run in the pirate gang with the boys, she also loves the color pink and getting in touch with her inner princess and this devotional is right up her alley. There are cute, cartoon-like pictures throughout the book but they seem to be missing from the Bible story pages. If I were to change one thing about the book, I would add similar pictures to the Bible story pages to aid non-readers in recalling story details and finding a particular story they might be interested in. Overall, Sheila Walsh has once again done a great job on this devotional and I would certainly recommend it to my friends and family!
Wonderful bible for little girls. Not only does it teach bible stories but it relates to issues that all little girls face from manners and grace to helping your parents and cleaning your room.
This is what the publisher had to say about the Bible : 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). Here is what I think : This is a beautiful Bible for little girls. I love what it looks like, it's white hardback with a rhinestone princess crown set in the cover and pink glitter letters. The Bible text is taken from the International Children's Bible. It's well written for little girls to read themselves or to be read to. It's great for bedtime Bible time because the stories are each about 4 pages long. Along with the stories, there are plays, songs, and ideas to apply to the stories for better understanding. There are pictures from Sheila Walsh's God's Little Princess series of books and movies, to show how every little girl is God's little princess. I am a member of Thomas Nelson's Book Review Blogger program. You can be,too! Join here http://brb.thomasnelson.com/
An excellent book that would make an ideal gift for the Princess in your life. It introduces key Biblical stories and concepts to build a young girl's self esteem and independence whilst caring for others and the world. Suggested age range is 4-7 but I think it could be used with older girls too. The beautiful cover with its inset sparkly jewels indicates quality and the content and illustrations do not disappoint. There are plenty of mini drama scenes, quizzes and stories to keep the Princess busy and challenged for a long time. It is a good introduction to the Bible but what I especially liked is that it is practical rather than preachy; the Princess would be turned onto the Biblical message using this book. Items like the Role Review where difficult theological concepts are explained in a simple sentence could enlighten adults as well! I would recommend it for churches and Sunday schools as well as its intended home use. It is also suitable for UK/European Princesses. The only minor criticism that I have is that the text is very complex at times so that the Princess would need one of her entourage to read it with her. Ensuring Quality at the Thomas Nelson Book Review Blogger Program
The wonderful thing about God's Little Princess Devotional Bible is that it is interactive! I can't stress that enough. This book is far more than Bible stories. It contains questions and activities that engage young girls in a way that I haven't seen with other Bibles for young children. My daughters best friend had this Bible and for the past couple of years they've been talking about it. Author Sheila Walsh is a fantastic writer and really understands kids. I've read her other books and didn't realize that this was by the same author until it arrived and my daughter ran to her room to get the other Sheila Walsh books (which are some of her favorites!). This is a must-have book for girls ages 5-7, but younger and older will appreciate it as well. Take a peek inside the book with the preview found at books dot google dot com by entering the book title there, and see for yourself if this would be a delightful book for your daughter, granddaughter, or niece.
I jumped when the opportunity to read and review God's Little Princess Devotional Bible by: Sheila Walsh arose. I myself, have my own little princess at home and am always looking for various books and resources that encourage and highlight character traits in growing a child in the way they should go. The format of this book is great. Each devotional begins with a Bible passage from the International Children's Bible. Which is then followed by a couple of pages that further illustrate the story that was read. Some stories have where a play can be acted out, a scenario that includes a multiple choice question to answer, a memory portion, song or further discussion and application of the given passage. You'll find nine wonderful features in this devotional: Beauty Secrets, Bible Princesses, Down in My Heart, I Adore You, My Hero, Princess Charming, Royal Truths, Take A Bow and Worthy of Love. Your little princess can personally this Bible by adding her favorites: colors, animals, foods, toys, things-to-do, games, songs and Bible verses. This beautifully illustrated devotional, is geared toward girls ages 4-7. This book is a simple yet it's a spiritually challenging read, though age appropriate. I look forward to reading this book to my own daughter, as I know it will be a good read for mom and daughter time each day. Though it's a great devotional for your princess to read on her own and then later discuss it with the woman in their own lives.
I was thankful to have had the chance to review God's Little Princess Devotional Bible from Thomas Nelson Publishers. I wasn't sure what to expect, but at the same time was very excited to get it in the mail and check it out. My first thought was how durable it was and how beautiful the front cover was with all of the jewels. What little girl wouldn't be drawn to this book?! I know I was...and I'm an adult! Although the appearance was perfect...I know that the contents inside are what is most important, so I quickly opened it up and began reading. Not far into it I realized how great this book would be for little girls, and was something I wish I had as a young girl. Although the pages were quite colorful, there were no pictures and I felt the contents were definitely geared towards preschool age and older as the publishers suggest. I really enjoyed the Bible Stories though, and the reflective activities available to do with your daughter after you're done reading. It was neat how God's Word was entwined with little tips on how to handle day to day life in a way that's meaningful to young children. Overall I really thought this was a very good Devotional Bible and appreciated the message it gives young girls about knowing who you are in the Lord and not letting anyone take that from you, and being able to teach young ones that what's important is what's on the inside. Here is the book description right off the back cover. I thought it was well worded and really captures what this book is about and what it covers: "Little girls long to be loved, adored, and needed, and to give their hearts to a hero! God is that hero. This devotional Bible for young girls uses Scripture selections from the International Children's Bible alongside articles that help girls blossom into the princesses they were always meant to be. Virtues to create true beauty, such as honor, charity, compassion, sharing, truth, fairness and more are highlighted throughout the book in fun and engaging ways. This Bible will help little girls learn about their destiny as a daughter of God and a true princess."
What a charming little book! The cover alone, with its faux diamond crown, will grab the attention and the heart of gals of every age. The Bible stories are among the most loved and the lessons are excellent. I really like the role playing and review questions. However the book seems geared to the incorrect age group. I believe 7-10 is more realistic. While a 4-year-old might enjoy hearing the stories, the role playing parts are out of reach of a non-reader.The book limits sales by only interacting with 'mom" and occasionally dad. Many a child has neither. It would be great if it said something like 'mom or another adult.' Over all, though it is a great book and a wonderful idea. Perhaps Ms. Walsh might consider writing a full-fledged Bible version for for teenage girls and even one for adult ones! I would buy it! Who doesn't want to be a princess??