Buy God’s Little Princess Devotional Bible: Bible Storybook on Amazon
What little girl doesn’t love being a princess? If your child enjoys the stories of Cinderella and Snow White, this is the devotional for her. Written with ages 4-7 in mind Shelia Walsh brings Bible stories to life — highlighting women of faith, virtue and character from the Bible and letting girls know that their worth is not in how they look on the outside, but who they are on the inside.
But there’s more than just Bible stories retold in ways that a child can understand. Shelia weaves in activities, songs, tiny skits and ethical lessons as the book progresses. Since kids learn best through using all of their senses, this is a huge plus for this book. I’ve read other devotionals aimed for kids and (to be honest) they were pretty bland. Especially for kids who grow up in a Christian home and know all of the stories by heart, but not so with Shelia’s delightful book.
My favorite part is the design. From the front cover (which features sparkly jewels for the tiara and glitter for the small heart and the word Bible) to the inside where each page is gorgeous decorated and colored with cute graphics and girl-friendly colors. This makes the book playful and fun to read.
The stories will take you through the entire Bible, highlighting truths that every princess of God needs to know – like we’re supposed to reach out and befriend those who are lonely and hurting or that polite princesses ask for things, not demand things. Or this one from page 192 (which is a particular favorite of mine):
Did you know that God wants us to be beautiful, too? He’s the One who put the desire in our hearts. But real beauty isn’t something we put on the outside of our bodies. We are most beautiful when our hearts are obedient to God. His love shines through us in our words and acions. Beautiful hearts never fade with age.
This is a great book for mothers and daughters, which is a great thing about it. I was a bit disappointed that the skits didn’t say Mom or Dad – since some children only have one parent, or the father is the parent at home.
Of course, I was excited to see the woman I was named after (Tabitha) also mentioned. Tabitha was a woman who made clothes for the widows and orphans, and my parents (before I was even conceived) wanted me to be named after her because she cared so much for others. So I was delighted that the lesson along with Tabitha’s story was much the same – caring for others and thinking about them first.
All in all, a book I would highly recommend for Christian parents, Sunday School teachers or someone who knows a family who would enjoy this delightful book. For those curious the scripture selections are out of the International Children’s Bible, so if your princess has that it might be fun to have her look up the story in her Bible as you both read along!
I can’t wait to share this book with my nieces, who already are amazing princesses.