Friday, March 25, 2011

Review: Princess with a Purpose

Princess with a PurposeTM

A few weeks ago I encouraged everyone to purchase A Warrior Prince for God.  Today, I will introduce you to the "girl" version of this book. 

Princess with a Purpose is very similar to its brother book.  (If you haven't read the other review, be sure to before reading this one.)  A little girl has a dream that she attends Princess Prep School.  While there, she learns what it takes to be a real princess.

Momma C's Thoughts: 
I love how Kelly Chapman gets right on kids' level in these books.  What little girl (and big girl) doesn't want to be a princess.  Read the main point of the book with me:

"...the way you look and the dresses you wear don't make you a real princess.  Look at the pretty pink flowers on the table.  In a few days they won't be beautiful anymore.  Outside beauty fades away, but real beauty comes from inside the heart.  A real princess has a heart full of love for her King and other.  That's what makes her truly beautiful."
Isn't that exactly what I am trying to teach my little girl?  Love the Lord your God and love others. 

This book also ends with a list of verses for "How Do I Become a Daughter of the King?"  A salvation prayer follows along with a place to write the child's name and date that she becomes a daughter of the King.

My favorite part of the Princess with a Purpose concept is how they teach the girls that real princesses don't use a mirror to look in.  They hold the mirror out, facing it up to the sky to see Jesus.  I love that concept. 

I kind of wish that I would have read the Princess book first because I think my reaction would have been better.  It is just hard to read this one after reading A Warrior Prince for God.  It isn't that I didn't like the Princess book; I was just blown away by the boys' book (probably because there are so few excellent boy books). 

Momma C's Rating:

Both the Princess with a Purpose and the A Warrior Prince for God have been added to the 4 Year Curriculum's study of Esther.  This Bible story is an excellent time to talk about what a real princess and warrior does.  If you are unfamiliar with this non-Disney approach, check out John and Stasi Eldredge's books Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul and CaptivatingYou can read a review and blog posts of Captivating here

Side note: Harvest House offers Princess with a Purpose(TM) Curriculum Kit for churches, VBS programs, Sunday School material, etc. I have not reviewed the actual product but think it could be a powerful program for a preschool or church to put on. View a video here.


Thank you to Harvest House for giving me the opportunity to review this book.

1 comment :

  1. Kelly Chapman led our Women's Retreat a few years ago and I was so impressed with her heart for God and her passion for building the self esteem of little girls and boys.

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