If your little princess loves the Gigi books from Sheila Walsh she is going to be delighted to spend a little time each night curled up with you reading a devotion that expounds on the principles taught in those books. The God's Little Princess Bedtime Devotional is designed for your four to seven year old little girl.
The book includes 106 daily devotions that start out with a scripture reading and then a devotional thought that pertains to the topic covered in the scripture. After the devotion there is a section called Good-Night Giggles and Grace that suggests a fun activity to help apply what has just been taught. The nice part about this section is that the activities are calming and quiet so your little one won't get all wound up right before bed! The daily section ends with a simple prayer.
I enjoyed sharing several days of this with one of my sweet little girls. It is the perfect activity to round out your day. What a blessing to read scripture together with your little one and then help them retain it by participating in a relevant activity. I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for a great way to introduce their little girl to the daily habit of devotions.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
I don't often give 5 stars to any book, but this one worked so well with our family that I had to.
Our family does bedtime devotions with our two little girls, ages four and six. We used to just do Bible stories, but now we're at the stage of looking for something more - unique looks at Bible stories or ways to apply Bible lessons to daily life. I had the chance recently to review God's Little Princess' Bedtime Devotional and for my older daughter is is absolutely perfect. She loves all things princesses and pink, and the title and cover really appealed to her right off the bat - before we even started reading! My younger daughter is a little more of a tomboy, but even she likes being called a princess once in a while.
Then we got into the devotions. There are enough devotions to last us about four months, and they cover a lot of topics that every little girl faces - selfishness, forgiveness, obedience, love. The devotions are short, yet powerful. I liked the length - it helped with my younger daughter's attention span. I also liked the format. Each night starts with a Bible verse, then a lesson, then "good-night giggles and grace" with a mini-game or activity and lesson reinforcement. The activity also really helped my younger daughter, who needs more of the hands-on object lessons, and encouraged my older daughter to think a little more deeply. The devotions all end with a brief prayer that worked perfectly for having the girls repeat after me.
This would work perfectly for any parent of young girls. Most of the topics worked well for boys too, so don't be worried about using this in a mixed-gender devotion time, you just might want to mentally edit the devotions with titles like "A Job Fit for a Princess." I'm really glad I got to review this book, and my daughters are too!
A book filled with Bible verses, stories, and age appropriate talk is just perfect for one of God's little princesses. Each devotional has a Bible verse to tie into the topic that the author is presenting. After the devotion is a section called Good-Night Giggles and Grace. This section helps the little reader/listener to be able to apply the topic in a way that is relevant. It ends with a sweet prayer.
My five year old daughter loves this book. The bright pink glitter and jewel covered crown caught her eye. The charming illustrations fill every page. The devotionals were clearly written with little girls in mind. My daughter was able to grasp each one I read to her and they provided an opening for more conversation. This book is definitely a keeper and I would highly recommend it for any little girl.
I received this book free of charge from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my honest review.