Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Glitter and Beautiful Illustrations with a Great Message
My daughter is nine and we had fun reading this together. Five princesses are focused on decorating for Christmas with a big bang! They go all out, thinking only about themselves, getting more decorations, and what presents they will be receiving; until a band of marauders invades the town the night before Christmas and steals most of the Christmas cheer. The girls learn to share their Christmas joy with others less fortunate and in the end find true happiness that comes from helping others.
This is a cute story, with beautiful illustrations and pictures. There are several young gentlemen who save the princesses when the thieves show up at the castle while the king is away. They are rewarded with the honor of knighthood. Back at the castle, after re-decorating the town and sharing their gifts the King reads the Christmas Story from their mother's Bible and they sing their mother's favorite Christmas song, Joy to the World, together. It ends as a Christmas they will never forget.
The message is encouraging us to think of others during the Christmas season. The end demonstrates the true joy of the season, the joy of giving! There are various references to certain stories in Scripture in a subtle way, such as the parable of the man who says to himself, "What shall I do? I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones...", as well as, the story of the Rich Young Ruler.
My daughter said she would have liked to see a little more drama with the bad guys. It didn't last long enough for her. The boys came in and saved the day too soon. This probably due to the fact that she is quite the tomboy having grown up in a household surrounded by boys, so I am sure she could have defeated those bad guys all by herself!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookLook to review. All opinions are my own, and I was not asked to review positively!
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About the Authors:
Jacqueline is a former tribal missionary to the Kuna Indians located on the Colombian border in Central America. The vision for The Princess Parable Series was born in these jungles. She is the wife of Pastor Ralph Johnson and the mother of two daughters and the grandmother of three Princesses, Catherine, Alexandra Grace and Megan Joy and four young Knights, Zack, Payton, Maverick and Christopher. She delights in stirring young hearts and imaginations with Godly character and the certainty of becoming a child of the King for eternity. Her passion is mentoring and equipping dedicated young women for life, marriage, motherhood and beyond. She lives in a castle perched high on a hill above the Pacific Ocean in Southern California.
She blogs at www.theprincessparables.com/blog
is a daughter of the king that lives in Southern California with her dashing husband, Bruce, her two sweet princesses, Danika and Emmalynn, and two daring princes, Christian and Kenton. God gave her the vision for this series that has caused her faith to grow through watching Him work. She has a passion for moms of princesses and knights training up the next generation for Christ.
She is a speaker and blogger at www.theprincessparables.com