Recently I was in B&N and found 2 books that I ended up purchasing. They are called “God’s Little Princess Devotional Bible” and “Sweet Dreams Princess” (bedtime bible stories, devotions, and prayers) by Sheila Walsh. These appealed to the age level of both of my DDs (4-7 years), but I noticed that the biblical passages and discussions are based upon the International Children’s Bible, with which I am not familiar.
I honestly have to do some research into which Bibles are even Catholic (vs. Protestant translations), and am embarrassed to admit I’m not that familiar w/all the translations available. The thing that worried me (perhaps a bit harsh) about the first chapter is that is spoke very literally of Adam and Eve and the creation of the Earth. At this young age, I don’t want to confuse my DDs on the Church’s teaching vs. what other people might believe, but I do love the format of these books in that the bible stories are brief - 2 pages or so each, there’s a discussion section after that’s very age-appropriate, and there’s a cute little prayer that refers to the girls as princesses, which they seem to eat right up. Should I return these books (based on the Int’l. Children’s Bible) in favor of something similar geared toward Catholic children? If so, are there similar Catholic books for children? We already have a Catholic children’s bible…this isn’t what I’m really looking for. I’m moreso looking for something to foster conversation at bedtime or whenver we sit down to read it - beyond just a bible story and me thinking up feeble questions to ask of them.
TIA for your help!