Growing Up with Precious Moments: Book Review of Precious Prayers Bible

by Sally Matheny

Precious Prayers Bible
In the 1970's and 80's, I grew up with Precious Moments art--from cards and books to clothing and dolls. When I got married in 1989, a Precious Moments bride and groom graced the “Just Married” sign on the getaway car. There’s something endearing about those characters with teardrop eyes. They are still popular today.

I am delighted to post a review of the Precious Prayers Bible recently released by Tommy Nelson Publishers. The copy I have is the NKJV but it’s also available in KJV.

This would make a beautiful gift for a child or even as a baby gift for when the child grows older. Sam Butcher’s pastel drawings accompany various scriptures, Christian poems and prayers on forty-eight pages interspersed throughout the Bible.

A sampling of those includes The Lord’s Prayer, the Beatitudes, and Charles Wesley’s poem, “Gentle, Meek, and Mild.”

I like the three sections included at the beginning of the Bible—About the Bible, How to Start Reading the Bible, and Getting to Know God.

At the back of the Bible, there are two reference sections. One includes scriptures on the ministry of Jesus; the other is on the miracles of Jesus. There are four, simple maps included at the end as well.

The only thing I would have liked to have seen included, that was not, was a concordance. Or at least another reference section of scriptures children can look to when needed for certain situations such as when they are sad.

Overall, I like the Precious Prayers Bible. The popularity of Precious Moments art may vary among readers, but the truth of God’s Word will always stand the test of time.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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