Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Princess Stories by Carolyn Larsen

I picked this book for obvious reasons. One my 4 year old is obsessed with princesses and two I thought it would be a great book or her. I have not read it to her yet as she is visiting family at this time.

I enjoyed the way they told the stories of God's princesses from their point of view. The stories are not just about the good women of the Bible but also of the women on whom God and Jesus made a great impact and changed their lives. The ones who made wrong decisions until they met "the King" and turned their lives around.

I felt it was a great way for young girls to know that God loves them despite the choices they make and how He only wants for them to be His princess. It also showed how each woman was known for a particular strength given to them by God and used for His glory. For example:Rebekah is the helpful princess, Ruth is the loyal princess, Esther is the daring princess, and Mary(Martha's sister) is the listening princess. Those are just a few examples.

So this book teaches a lesson about each characteristic through the example of each "princess" in the Bible. Not just the Disney version of princesses. I cannot wait to read these stories to my daughter and wish I had this book when my older girls were younger.

I received a complimentary copy of Princess Stories by Carolyn Larsen through the Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for a review. I was not required to provide a positive review and all opinions are my own.

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