I bought this book for my mother and a few friends, it is the love language everyone should use. It speaks to women how they should be spoken to; it gives worth to you that no one else does, makes you understand how God truely feels about you. Very inspiring.
When confronted with princess imagery, I'm one to roll my eyes or feel some gag rise up from deep within. At a women's conference years ago, I kept hearing how Christian women were "princesses" and our Father was the King. Engage more eye rolling. Despite my aversion to all things princessy, Sheri Rose Shepherd's pocket-sized devotional book His Princess: Love Letters from Your King provides a daily dose of encouragement that I recognized could help Christian women understand how much God treasures them.
Divided into almost 90 entries, Shepherd's book is formatted in a series of letters and ends with "Love, Your King and Your Purity," determined on which topic is being discussed. With this book, girls and young teens alike read letters that have been "written" by God to them, addressing different kinds of life situations: confusing emotions, connection with God, and pulling through difficult situations. Another nice features of the book is a corresponding Bible verse for each letter, therefore tying in a passage from a much larger "letter" into small individual letters. The diversity of the topics addressed in the book will also help the book's audience see that God truly does understand what they are experiencing. His Princess (even the light and airy feel) truly does an excellent job of letting girls and young women know that they are loved by God, and are indeed part of a much bigger story. I would recommend it for those trying to teach the young women in their lives about what it means to be a daughter of the King.
For more information about Sheri Rose Shepherd, check out her website.
PS - The good people at Multnomah's Blogging for Books gave me a free copy of His Princess in exchange for an honest review.
This book is VERY well written and brings me to tears with the way it describes our Lords love for us. It's also a great book for a father to sit down and read to his daughter every evening before bed. :-)
What a wonderful blessing this book has been to me! It makes my relationship with God even more personal as I read the Scriptures He has provided for me and the letters that Ms. Sheperd has been inspired to write as if from God to me. Each day I can pick up this little book and spend 5 minutes or less reading a love letter from God to me and the Scripture verse that goes along with the letter. The pictures in the book add to the whole feel of something special that has been created for me!
I thought immediately of at least 12 of my friends who would love to be blessed by this book. It is a wonderful gift and I believe the Lord inspired Ms. Sheperd to write these words.
As I visited her website and read her biography, I was even more blessed knowing the person behind the book. Her ministry to women involves writing, speaking, and providing encouragement through the His Princess website. She is an inspiration to all women. This book is perfect for any woman of any age and even young ladies in their teens. Such a great devotional book!
"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review