The other book that we received from Thomas Nelson this month was God’s Little Princess Holy Bible (NKJV). I’m glad to finally have a girly bible because, honestly, it increases the likelyhood of use :). I mean, who doesn’t want to be a princess?
Written by Sheila Walsh, the God’s Little Princess Bible includes over 200 prayers, devotions, and bible studies. They are divided into several different types:
- Bible Jewels – truths in the bible
- Regal Relationships – getting along with people AND God.
- Kingdom Living – applying the bible to everyday life.
- Kingdom Highlights – history tidbits
- Wise Words – words of wisdom
- Royal Heroes – biblical figures who made a difference
- Noble Characters – a set of 13 feature length bible studies about different people in the bible.
As I mentioned before this an honest-to-goodness bible, so you have paper thin tissue pages and small print. The God’s Little Princess Bible is the NKJV so its a common, accepted and accurate translation. The page edges are printed pink with crowns and the cover has the GLP crown with inset “jewels” and glitter like the rest of the books in the series. And the crowning feature (we like puns at Casa Steed ;D), is the hardcover binding.
There are a few minor things I didn’t like about this bible. While I like the pink theming in the extra features, they are really hard to read because the pages are so thin. Also, the illustrations used are from GiGi. I understand that the books are intended for ages 7-10 (the same age as Gigi’s demographic) but I think Gabby is a more visually appealing character. Totally personal preference :).
While I haven’t read all 200 of the extra features, I think they are really good. I’ve read about 1/2 of them from both the old & new testaments. As a homeschool mom, my daughter probably gets sick of ME trying to tell her things. I like the Kingdom Living & Royal Relationship features best and think that she may be more open to hearing such things from a different source. She’s a lot like me; needs to figure things out on her own :). Unlike some bibles with extra features, these are placed where they occur. Even though this leads to features alternately being clumped & placed sporadically throughout the bible, I think it’s better than having to flip around.
We used the profile of Esther in the Noble Characters section after our Queen Esther tea party to go into a little more depth than the Brave Girls Bible Stories went into.
While this isn’t a Catholic Bible (I wish!), I didn’t see anything problematic about any of the extras I read. I am not, however, a Catholic theologian. Just a mom. And as a mom, I really like the God’s Little Princess Holy Bible. I like the translation, I like the extras. The few things I didn’t like were super minor.
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