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.
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