Book Reviews of The Princess and the Kiss: A Story of God's Gift of Purity

The Princess and the Kiss: A Story of God's Gift of Purity
The Princess and the Kiss A Story of God's Gift of Purity
Author: Jennie Bishop
ISBN-13: 9780871628688
ISBN-10: 0871628686
Publication Date: 7/2000
Pages: 32
Reading Level: Baby-Preschool
Rating:
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
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4.7 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Warner Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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An excellent story for young ladies!
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I couldn't say ENOUGH good about this book! WHAT AN AMAZING WAY TO GIVE THE LESSON OF PURITY!
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Beautiful book in every way--the illustrations are superb, and the story is just delightful.
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On the fence

I'm very uncertain about how I feel about this book.

I definitely appreciate the heart behind the book, which is to give parents a tool to help them raise their daughters in purity. I give that a standing ovation. And unlike some I don't have a problem with the "kiss" and saving it. I believe most children would recognize the context as a marital one and see on Disney and stuff that you kiss and marry. Kids don't need more info than that - no matter what public schools think - until they are older. I liked how it pointed out the problems of different kinds of suitors in a simple way.

But knowing "the right one" because he has saved his kiss for you? Not so sure...if you're straight up talking about a kiss. I did save my first kiss for the altar (and didn't suffer angst from that choice), but many don't, and while I wish more did I'm not prepared to say it's a sin to kiss before you marry. And even if someone is a virgin it doesn't mean that they're the one for you. God forgives and restores those who have made mistakes.

This is a book for children, though, so how much do you say? Do you just leave it to the parent to fill in the gaps? It is a fairy tale so realism isn't exactly something we're used to in that vein.

Personally, I checked the book out from the library and don't plan on adding it to our personal collection. I know many have raved about the illustrations, but I was quite disappointed in them. They're a little ... weird? bizarre? I don't find most of them attractive at all, and since I'm on the fence about how I feel regarding the story, the unattractive illustrations make the decision for me.
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This is a fantastic book for all ages about the priceless gift of emotional and physical purity. The illustrations were whimsical and the story brief and easy to follow. I will be reading this regularly with my young daughter.
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This is an excellent book. The edges of the four corners to the cover are worn greatly, but the spine and book itself are in great shape.