The Sweetest Story Bible Deluxe Edition by Diana Stortz
Sweet Thoughts and Sweet Words for Little Girls
Illustrated by Sheila Bailey
Audio Narrated by Roma Downey
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction / Religion
Pages: Hardcover 6.6×8″
Date Published: August 14, 2012
The Sweetest Story Bible Deluxe Edition, written by Diane Stortz, brings forty Bible stories to life with vibrant illustrations by Sheila Bailey and audio CDS narrated by Roma Downey.
God’s love for his little girls is sweeter than hearts and flowers and hugs and kisses. And this love is expressed in forty carefully selected Bible stories in the beautifully crafted deluxe edition of The Sweetest Storybook Bible. Perfect for young girls ages 4-7, the deluxe edition includes a copy of the full storybook Bible with two read-along audio CDs narrated by actress Roma Downey, star of the television series Touched by an Angel. Packaged in a sturdy slipcase box, this edition can travel with readers anywhere. Each story in the storybook Bible is accompanied by full-color illustrations, a Sweet Thought (summary), and Sweet Words (a simple Scripture verse) that relate memorable moments in every little girl’s life to timeless truths found in God’s Word. Young readers can relate to the simple text and will be charmed by the whimsical art designed just for little girls. The audio CDs will add a personal touch to the storytelling as Roma Downey’s lyrical narration captivates young readers. The Sweetest Storybook Bible Deluxe Edition is perfect for gift-giving parents and grandparents who want to help their little girls and granddaughters to grasp the sweetness of God’s love for them.
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.
The difference between the original Sweetest Story Bible and the Deluxe edition is a couple things. The content of the Bible is the same, but the cover is different – showing itself to be a deluxe edition. Then there is the audio. The Deluxe edition has a boxed set sleeve that will hold both the Bible and a cardboard sleeve that holds two CDs. One CD is the New Testament and the second CD is the Old Testament. Each CD is the content of the Sweetest Story Bible read by actress Roma Downey, known from the television show Touched by an Angel. Loving that show from my childhood I enjoy her voice and I think that she is a perfect choice for reading a girls’ Bible story book. She reads through the scripture as well as the sweet words and thoughts.
This is a fantastic gift idea!
*Thanks to Zondervan for providing a copy for review.*
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.