The Sweetest Story Bible: Sweet Thoughts and Sweet Words for Little Girls by Diane Stortz
Illlustrated by Sheila Bailey
Genre: Christian Children’s Bible for Girls
Pages: 224 Hardback 6.5 wide x 7.8 high x 0.8 deep in.
Date Published: February 2010
Publisher: Zonderkidz, a division of Zondervan
This Bible storybook designed for young girls relates the sweet moments in every little girl’s life to timeless truths found in God’s Word. Forty carefully selected stories, each concluding with a Sweet Thought (a summary statement) and Sweet Words (a Bible verse), help girls grasp the sweetness of God’s love for them.
The sweetest things surround your little girl’s life: hearts and flowers, kittens and puppies, umbrellas and tea parties, kisses and hugs. But the sweetest thing of all in her life is God’s love.
The Sweetest Story Bible includes forty carefully selected Bible stories that show how much God loves his people and your little girl. Sweet thoughts to think about and easy Scripture verses to remember are included with each story to connect a little girl’s life to God’s Word. This storybook Bible will help her see just how wonderful God’s love really is.
This is the cutest storybook Bible for girls that I have seen yet. I do love the God’s Little Princess Devotional Bible: Bible Storybook, but this one is even more colorful and pretty. Written using scripture from the New International Reader’s Version this is very clear and understandable for young ladies to learn just how much God loves them. In addition to the scripture and Biblical stories there are “sweet thoughts” and “sweet words” with each section to make the story more real and applicable. Recommended for ages 4-7 I think this could be read to girls younger, but definitely find this age range appropriate.
The artistry is very colorful and pretty, that’s really the best word to describe it. I would definitely be willing to buy this for my nieces and my daughter when she’s older. Oh, and the pink gilded edges are gorgeous and make it quite fancy.
*Thanks to DJC Communications and Zondervan for providing a copy for review.*
Charm and nourish growing girls with biblical messages that are just right for their age and understanding. Princess books and activities from Zonderkidz provide enchanting introductions to God’s many precious gifts and help young girls understand that a true princess grows from the inside out.
About the Authors:
Diane Stortz has been involved with publishing for many years as an editor, editorial director, and author. Her children’s books include Jesus Loves You: A Read the Pictures Book, Let’s Shine Jesus’ Light on Halloween, Four Faithful Friends, and God’s Boredom Buster Plan. She is cofounder of the National Network of Parents of Missionaries and coauthor of Parents of Missionaries: How to Thrive and Stay Connected When Your Children and Grandchildren Serve Cross-Culturally. Diane is the mother of two grown daughters, and lives in Cincinnati with her husband and a Dutch house rabbit, Pepe.
Sheila Bailey works in watercolor and digital media. In fact, it is this combination of tools that allows her to achieve her characteristic style. Sheila began her career as a designer and painter for Hallmark, Inc. Later, she became a featured designer at Will Vinton Studios. Formerly published under the name Sheila Lucas, Sheila Bailey has been writing and illustrating children’s literature for more than a decade. Away from her brush, Sheila enjoys gardening and tending to her koi pond. She currently lives in Redwood City, CA.