As you may or may not have seen, lately we’ve begun really exploring some of the Bibles that are on the market. Though you might think there’s not really a big difference between them, there are a lot of variables that can set a Bible apart from the rest.
Recently, I received a copy of the Princess Bible from Tommy Nelson. I have a ten year old girl and I can say without a doubt that she is definitely a girly girl. She’s a princess and she knows it. Even though we’re starting to get to the end of those tiara/jewels/sparkly days, she still lights up whenever she sees something pink or purple or shiny. When I opened the package on this one, I knew that this was going to be a slam dunk for her.
Packaged in a clamshell box with a window to showcase the front, the Bible is covered with a magnetic snap closure that is disguised as a glittery, shiny, bright, jewel covered tiara. Yes, there were many screams of delight from within our house when this was opened. It’s pink and purple (as anything with princess on the front should be) and it is a full text version of the Bible. It is not a story Bible or an adaptation. The version is the International Children’s Bible and as I said, it contains the complete text of the Bible.
It’s small and compact. It would be perfect for a little girl’s purse, shoulder bag or backpack. This will be the Bible that my daughter takes to camp and parties for church from now on instead of her larger study Bible. Though it is small and tightly printed, there are still plenty of extras to enjoy. Full color maps, timelines, note areas and study guides are peppered throughout. I was excited to see a section with memory verses in the back and also a dictionary that contained not only definitions of difficult words or cultural references, but characters as well.
There are also several full color inserts that contain important questions and answers about things like how to pray, how to invite Christ into your life and how to let Christ’s love shine through you.
I really enjoyed looking through this Bible and my daughter is already thrilled with it. If you have a princess who is looking for a smaller Bible that’s a little more portable or that sparkles, this is definitely an exceptional choice!
Rated PG: It’s the Bible. There may be some things that need parental guidance or explanation, but there’s nothing extra in here that would make any concern for parents!
Review copy provided by the publisher. Thank you!
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