The Princess and the Kiss: A Story of God’s Gift of Purity – A Book Review

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Today I’m excited to review a book by Jennie Bishop, titled  The Princess and The Kiss. The book beautifully weaves a captivating fairy tale with timeless lessons about purity, love, and God’s relationship design. Enchanting storytelling encourages young hearts to treasure their purity and wait for the right moment to share their first kiss. This captivating book is perfect for children aged 4 to 10, teaching them about self-worth, boundaries, and the precious gift of purity.

I jumped at the chance to read and review this book, because we have a 6 year old son, as well as a 2 year old granddaughter that can benefit from the message of the book. We live in a culture where virtue and modesty simply are not celebrated, and I love any book where a love of God is celebrated and they can learn good values.

In the story, the princess receives a kiss, which is a gift from God.  The parents keep this gift safe, until the princess is grown up. At that time, she may find someone to marry. A variety of suitors come to meet the princess, including Prince Peacock, Prince Romance, and Prince Treasurechest.  While many princess stories, especially those by Disney, would have the princess immediately fall in love with one of these princess, this story is different.  Instead the princess turns these princes away, hoping to find the one that is right for her.

Finally, a humble farmer comes along, and while he may not have much to offer, one thing he does have is a kiss, which God gave him the day he was more.  The princess accepts his proposal, and they marry. The story ends with two having a baby of their own, who also gets a kiss from God.  And the story ends with a verse of scripture: “Love…comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and sincere faith.” -1 Timothy 1:5 NIV

I shared the book with my son, and he enjoyed it.  He enjoyed the fact that the princess did not choose the first three princes, even though they were more “showy” and promised a lot of different things if she married them.  He also loved the names of the first three princes and found the desciptions of them to be very funny.  We also loved the “fairy tale” style illustrations.  And I enjoyed the fact that book conveyed good messages about finding true love and valuing oneself enough to wait for the right person.

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The Princess and The Kiss: A Story of God’s Gift of Purity by Jennie Bishop is available on Amazon, and I recommend it to homeschool parents and to any one looking to discuss the idea of love and relationships with their young children.

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