Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Princess and the Kiss: A Story of God's Gift of Purity” as Want to Read:
The Princess and the Kiss: A Story of God's Gift of Purity
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Princess and the Kiss: A Story of God's Gift of Purity (The Princess and the Kiss #1)

4.36  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,278 Ratings  ·  87 Reviews
Bishop provides a wonderful resource for parents and a delight for children in this story of a princess who discovers the value of her first kiss and experiences God's gift of purity in a way she never dreamed.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by Warner Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Princess and the Kiss, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Princess and the Kiss

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 1,789)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
I adore this book! I picked it out for my high school graduation - my parents were surprised. I hope to someday write a book that is as moving to others as this was to me.
The story illustrates a beautiful picture of how special God's gift of purity is. I love the classical artwork, characters and ultimately the message that it proclaims. It is not your average fairytale. There is no one singing and dancing around about their "true love's kiss." No, this story is a representation of any girl who,
The goal of this children's book is to impress upon young girls ("Ages 9-12") to save their "first kiss" for the right guy, and to not give it away prematurely. The "kiss" is a very thinly veiled metaphor for virginity, and is visualized in the story as a glowing orb. The princess in the story does wait, and is rewarded.

It's worth noting that the book doesn't promise that such a guy will come. As the mother explains: "Oh, yes, my dear. I think God will bring a husband to you. But, if he does not
Saige Holcomb
I think The Princess and the Kiss was mostly about love. I like how the princess falls for a farm boy at the end. It was wise how she was thinking about the consequences of sharing her gift, the kiss. It was amazing when she found the right man with the same exact gift that God gave her when she was born.

The princess was wise about making the decision of who she will marry. She was looking at the consequences about the man’s personality and how it will affect their marriage in life. She chose th
Oct 17, 2012 Angelica rated it it was amazing
My favorite modern fairytale for girls. I've purchased and given away at least twenty copies with personal inscriptions.

Are you tired of the princess stories where the prince shows up, kisses the princess, and off they ride into the sunset? This book actually empowers girls to exercise more wisdom, discernment and discretion before giving her kiss away to the first handsome, arrogant, or rich prince that shows up on her doorstep. This is the kind of girl-empowerment I can embrace! My three daug
Mar 04, 2015 Karen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jacob, ellie, mom, dad
We were introduced to this book about 3 years ago. It is great. Highly recommend to get the book that has the cd with it so the kids can play it over and over while looking at the book.
Dec 07, 2008 Amber rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens, christian
Wonderful book for little girls! I have given several to the precious children in my life. I love the illustrations as well as the message behind the book. In the culture we live in today it is rare for people to save their affection for the one they will marry. I feel that if children learn from this book now they can save a lot of heartache in the future. The great thing about this book is that even though it described in a fairy tale it can be reality for anyone. This book also shares with ch ...more
Ruth Sophia
May 25, 2015 Ruth Sophia rated it liked it
On the fence

I'm very uncertain about how I feel about this book.

I definitely appreciate the heart behind the book, which is to give parents a tool to help them raise their daughters in purity. I give that a standing ovation. And unlike some I don't have a problem with the "kiss" and saving it. I believe most children would recognize the context as a marital one and see on Disney and stuff that you kiss and marry. Kids don't need more info than that - no matter what public schools think - until t
Jill Williamson
Feb 05, 2009 Jill Williamson rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book to introduce the topic of romance with your child. It's important to start talking about love early with children, and tools like these are a wonderful way to do it. This book tells the story of a king and queen who kept the princess' kiss safe until she was old enough to choose who to give it to. She met many different suitors, but was wise enough to wait for one who had saved his kiss for her. Love this book!
Marti King
Jun 07, 2013 Marti King rated it it was amazing
This has been a wonderful book to have on our shelves. Reading it to my duaghter as she grew gave her a sense of how valuable she was and to weigh EVERY decision carefully. I love it the artwork, the story is simply put, beautiful, and she STILL asks me to read it to her form time to time and she is SIXTEEN. This will be one I will make sure to have on every grandchild's bookshelves.
Taylor Hainley
The book "The Princess and the Kiss" was a great book about the Christian religion. This book was about how how we all have something that God gives us to make us all special. In this book they use a "kiss" as a way to show how we need to stay pure until marriage is the way I took the meaning of this book to be. I would not read this book in my classroom because not everyone in my classroom believe in the same faith, however I think this book would be a good book to have in my classroom library. ...more
Elizabeth Mundie
Mar 29, 2012 Elizabeth Mundie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
Lovely "fairy tale" that highlights the beauty of purity.
Shanna Gonzalez
May 25, 2009 Shanna Gonzalez rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-04-08
"In a wonderful castle, on a mountain of splendor, a beautiful princess was born." Her parents welcome her joyfully, and give her a precious treasure, keeping it for her until her maturity. When she becomes a young woman they take her to the tall tower where the special gift is kept, and present her with... her first kiss. She guards it carefully, examining and questioning the many princes who come to ask for it, and finding each one unworthy. She eventually begins to wonder if any man will be f ...more
Aug 27, 2013 Alyssa rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Young women
I quickly read this book when I stopped into a local Christian bookstore the other day, and I'm so glad I took the time to peruse it. This delightful story is about a young princess who was given the gift of her first kiss by her parents when she became old enough to truly understand its weight and importance. After examining and refusing many rich, handsome, and romantic suitors whom she recognized to be unwise choices, she begins to grow discouraged and wonders if there will ever be a gentlema ...more
Cathy Cramer
This book, for preschoolers and early grade schoolers, speaks about temptations and how to stay on safe ground. I like the comparisons between the squire's home training and preparing our own hearts for various troubles, and the comparison between following the scroll for safe passage, and following the Bible. I actually like this book better, written for boys, than the counterpart written for girls, "The Princess and the Kiss." In both books, Jeannie Bishop has done an excellent job explaining ...more
Maria Jo
"Bishop provides a wonderful resource for parents and a delight for children in this story of a princess who discovers the value of her first kiss and experiences God's gift of purity in a way she never dreamed."

5/5 Stars

This is a wonderful book to use to begin to teach girls about respecting their bodies and their sexuality. The book has beautiful illustrations that complement the wonderful story. The princess turns away many suitors who offer her lavish gifts, but pay no attention to her, but
Dec 31, 2014 Bill rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
Another read aloud enjoyed by all the children, even the boys. It is a great story on the importance and value of protecting ones purity until they are married. When read to the younger children it is a good reminder to the older children.
Jennifer M
Jul 02, 2014 Jennifer M rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this book. Every parent should read this. Teaching our children to cherish and protect the "gift" that has been given to them is so important (in my own opinion)!
Lindsey Feldpausch
Mar 20, 2013 Lindsey Feldpausch rated it it was amazing
I heard about this book 7 years ago on a radio program. I made a mental note to myself that one day I would read it to my daughter. Fast forward 7 years... I tracked this book down at a library outside of my county. Now, I have three little girls with whom I can share the book. I just finished reading it to them. I was enraptured by this book. Three quarters of the way through, I broke out into an overwhelmed sob. The author and illustrator truly conveyed the beauty of purity. What a marvelous j ...more
Kelsea Breedlove
Nov 25, 2015 Kelsea Breedlove rated it really liked it
The Princess and the Kiss, is a story told about a young girl who saves her first kiss for the man the Lord has planned for her. It based off of the Christian beliefs in purity before marriage and saving yourself for the one the Lord has for you. The story is told in a very engaging and detailed outline of what it looks like to wait for that special someone. Event though this story is a great book to use in homes where Christianity is their religious practice, I do not think that this story coul ...more
Ashley Brown
Oct 26, 2015 Ashley Brown rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
A Princess is given a kiss from god. She can give it away or wait for the right guy. A commoner comes along and has the same gift, then they give their gifts to each other.

setting- Castle on Mount Splender

grade- 4th/5th

use- I would use this to teach students about purity and it would be on my special bookshelf
Leah Good
Aug 07, 2012 Leah Good rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book
Once upon a time there lived a beautiful princess with a precious treasure...her first kiss. As suitors begin to call, the princess searches for a man who will appreciate her kiss, but all seem too caught up in themselves. Until a poor young farmer comes to the castle and offers her his own first kiss.

I L-O-V-E this story. My father purchased it for me at a homeschool conference several years ago and we still read it together. Thanks to the wise princess in this book (as well as wisdom found in
Catherine  K.
Mar 31, 2015 Catherine K. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
ahh this was one of my favorite books as a child.
Nov 23, 2015 Trisha rated it it was ok
Definitely written by a dugger
Mar 26, 2015 Katie rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite kids stories!!!!
Scott Hayden
Mar 16, 2012 Scott Hayden rated it really liked it
Shelves: children, read-aloud
I want to embed this story my daughters' hearts to counteract the shallow stories that peers & media will whisper in their ears. It's fairy tale quality keeps the message safe enough for little hearts, not giving them more information than they really need, but sowing seed for fuller understanding as they grow.

It carries three essential messages.
1. Your purity is a precious treasure.
2. Save your purity for the one God will send.
3. Don't be taken in by suitors who lure by lesser values.
Hannah Starnes
Nov 29, 2015 Hannah Starnes added it
Shelves: fantasy
This book may be controversial in the classroom, but it can be good if you are teaching about different religions. This book covers the idea of purity in Christianity and the students can compare this to the beliefs of other religions.
This was such a sweet beautiful story, and even though a grown young woman when I read it the first time, it was such a blessing and encouragement to me (still is!) in waiting for God's choice for me in marriage and in purity before marriage. :D Like the King, God loves me so much that He wants me to save my special gift of my first kiss for the one He's picked out for me...or to keep and treasure all my life. :)
Brittney Dermo
In this book, a king and queen present their daughter with a beautiful gift from God, her first kiss, and the princess turns away a series of suitors before encountering the one who is worthy of receiving such a precious gift from her. I would not use this book in my classroom necessarily, but i would use it for students that are raised in a Christian home. I think this was a great book for young girls.
Oct 06, 2008 Caitlyn rated it really liked it
This is a picture book that teaches a lesson of using your mind to think before making decisions. This book would be suited for an early reader, and could be used shared reading. The Princess and the Kiss has pictures that interact and confirm the meaning of the written words in the book. Fantasy and religion are two issues that could be controversial in this book.
May 04, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it
Great book! Read it aloud to your daughters and sons. It will inspire the girls to marry a man of character. And it will inspire the boys to be a man of character.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 59 60 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Weight of a Mass: A Tale of Faith
  • Angel in the Waters
  • Beautiful Girlhood
  • The Clown of God
  • A New Coat for Anna
  • The Way Home: A Princess Story
  • The Donkey's Dream
  • What He Must Be: If He Wants to Marry My Daughter
  • The Lost Princess: A Double Story
  • Raising Maidens of Virtue: A Study of Feminine Loveliness for Mothers and Daughters
  • The Princess Adelina: An Ancient Christian Tale of Beauty & Bravery
  • The Quiltmaker's Gift
  • Before You Meet Prince Charming: A Guide to Radiant Purity
  • Treasures from Grandma (Grandma's Attic, #4)
  • Big Sister and Little Sister
  • One Wintry Night
  • A Tree for Peter
  • Dangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim's Progress

Other Books in the Series

The Princess and the Kiss (2 books)
  • The Princess and the Kiss: The Three Gifts of Christmas

Share This Book