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Several years ago, I reviewed God’s Little Princess Devotional Bible. Then, in my idealistic (and follower mentality, I’ll admit), I got rid of it. And then bought it again :). When the kids division of Thomas Nelson offered to send us the God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional, I knew my girls, 6 & 3, would love it.
While we’ve always said prayers before bed, I really like reading the days devotion to them before we pray. It’s really nice to put them to bed with their last thought being God & how much he loves them. The devotions are not numbered or dated in any way so you never feel like you are getting behind.
Each devotion is on a two page spread. A bible verse & a well-explained devotion that is 2-3 paragraphs long is on the left. On the right is a section titled Good Night Giggles & Grace, which is a fun activity that brings home the point & a little rhyming prayer.
We’ve used God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional every night since Christmas so we’ve gotten a good feel for how it works. I really like the illustrations & color scheme. The illustrations are small but attractive and the gentle pastels that grace each page are calming.
The giggles & grace activities? Well, I’ve been known to skip them. Mostly because they would add 5-15 minutes to an already long & dragged out bedtime routine, but also because hubby puts them to bed while I nurse the boy. He would not do them if I asked :). There are some, though, that I wouldn’t do anyway–like let them play with play-doh in bed. I’ve finally eradicated the stuff! The activities are well thought out to really sending her points home, though, so I wish I could do them.
If you are in the market for a gift, God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional is gift quality! Like most of the devotionals I’ve seen from Thomas Nelson, this one is a durable hardcover with a built in ribbon to mark your place. The pages are thick and intended to last through frequent use. And of course, the pink, glittery & jewel crusted cover don’t hurt either ;). Intended for girls ages 4-7, this would be a fun addition to their Easter baskets!
As usual, you can win a copy for the little princess in your life–use the widget below to enter.