Sunday, September 28, 2014

Princess Reviews

This past weekend I had the chance to sign almost 100 copies of the princess book for bookstore owners.






There are several reviews on amazon already. Many of them mention the cover and lay out. These are the things that Tyndale alone is responsible for, so I can't take any credit for them. I only write the devos. I think they did a good job wtih the book. I wasn't sure about the cover at first, but it's being well received. I like that the girls are doing different activities that are age appropriate rather than  having a more "princessy" theme. I think that will draw in the more athletic, active girls. It's a good size and the fact that it's hard cover is a plus.

Here are a couple of the reviews.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ellybean VINE VOICE on September 9, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Promises for God's Princesses is a devotional book that is geared toward girls ages seven to eleven years old. This book is a ideal pick to getting girls interested in starting daily devotions or if they are just looking for another great one to add to their collection. This book is an ideal choice for all girls no matter what their interest or specific personality type.

In this book there are 100 devotions. The devotions are numbered but not dated. I like the the devotions aren't dated because if one is missed, you can simply just read the next one without worrying about falling behind. Each of the devotions start with a title followed by scripture and a short devotion inspired by the scripture mentioned. At the end of the devotion, there's a application which asks questions and encourages the reader to reach out to God in prayer pertaining to what was read. I would say each devotion could be read in about 10-15 minutes and the application time depends on the style of the reader. I know as well as praying, some girls like to journal and this book would fit well with any specific style as a leeway.

The book is hard cover so it makes this devotional easy to take along without worry of it wearing out easily. The outer cover features cute illustrations of all types of girl characters representing different things such as knitting, reading, painting, soccer, fashion, and more. The inner pages are very light on imaging but still look very nice. The text in the book is a nice teal color. The images on the pages include circles, butterflies, flowers, ladybugs, and an image of one of the girl illustrations featured on the cover. The book is super cute and does well to appeal to the desired age range.

The devotions are written well and offer encouragement, self discovery, and inspiration to Walk with God. Girls will discover who they are in God and how they can be more like Him in their day to day. Rest and reflection are certainly important in our world which seems to be ever so busy. I think teaching girls and offering books such as these to them is most important. I would most certainly recommend this devotional.

*****

"Promises for God's Princesses" by Katrina Cassel is a super cute devotional for girls. I would say that this devotional is appropriate for middle school girls and older. The devotional is girlie, and carries the theme of being royalty in God's family, but it tackles a lot of tough issues that teenagers face. The devotionals themselves are short, only one page (front and back) for every day.

I liked the variety of topics that are discussed in these devotions. Cassel touches on kindness, listening, being an example, filling the mind with good things, hard work, faithfulness, and dignity. The devotions do a great job of pulling together situations that teens can relate to and Biblical principles and truths to encourage Christian growth.

Each devotion has a Bible verse that is the basis for the message, and it is printed in a large, bold font at the top of every devotion. This makes it really easy to know what the bottom line message is, and where to find it in the Bible, for further reading and study. With references to social situations, pop culture, and historical events, this devotion is the perfect daily reading for the teen/tween in your house.

My daughter is a little too young for this one, but I plan on holding onto it for a few years until she is old enough to really understand it better. I would highly recommend this one for those looking for a way to get the girl in your life into the devotional routine. This one does a great job of tying together things that are interesting and relevant with Scripture. Loved it.


You can read the rest of the reviews Here.

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