Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Princess and the Kiss...A Story of God's Gift of Purity

As promised, I wanted to share with you the gift Mary Catherine received from Mommy and Daddy for Valentine's Day.



Several times, while visiting the Catholic bookstore, my daughter has asked if we could purchase The Princess and the Kiss.  Usually, I'm on some mission of my own, and with limited funds, put her off. This time though I stopped and took the time to see what it was that intrigued her so, and had captured her heart.

The Princess and the Kiss by author, Jennie Bishop, is about God's first kiss and saving that kiss (moral purity) for the one that you are going to marry.  While the fairy-tale setting enthralled my daughter, the message intrigued me.  This story is a creative way to gently introduce the idea to my six-year old that she is wonderfully and beautifully made, created by God, and chosen to fulfill a special purpose on this earth.  Whether that purpose be to live life single,  as a wife and/or mother, or a call to the religious life, her purity is a gift from God not to be taken advantage of, but to be given only to the one she finds worthy.

It was the perfect gift to give her for Valentine's Day!

To learn more about author, Jennie Bishop click here.

Mary's favorite page in the whole book!

8 comments:

  1. Neat book. I like that page too, Mary!

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  2. You are such a homeschooling mom and you don't even know it. This is one of our favorites. It really isa great story. I will pull it out tomorrow and read it again. Thanks for the reminder.

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  3. We have this book! Great choice Mary Catherine!

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  4. Hi Val,
    Just wanted to say "HI" and let you know I haven't dropped off the planet! Love seeing pictures of your family and your newest angel Luke! Everyone looks so healthy and happy. Many blessings to you all!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  5. we have this book and love it too Val....great comment you just left me....and the posts I have up are all scheduled pretty much....so forgive me if I don't get back to you soon okay?

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  6. I love this book! Her other book is great too "The Squire and the Scroll". I am grateful for literature like this.

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  7. We have this book too! I look forward to reading it to my daughters when they are a little older as I think it has a great message.

    Are you still writing on your other blog? I have been out of the blogging circle for quite a while and am just catching up on things again, but I didn't see your blog on my list anymore.

    I hope you guys are doing well!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Your kind words are appreciated! As Mother Teresa said, "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."

Valerie