Book Review: The Princess Within

The Princess Within for Teens: Discovering Your Royal Inheritance


I liked reading The Princess Within by Serita Ann Jakes, the wife of Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas. Serita Jakes is a speaker and writer and has 5 grown children herself. These 17 chapters help teens through life problems by using Bible passages, prayers and journaling. Encompassed in the 203 pages there is talk about peer pressure, boys and parents. There is nothing I didn’t’ like about it, from the cute cover to the headline, “It’s time to get ready for the ball,” on the back. She relates well to teens through her past letters to her “secret keeper” (God) and the great advice she gives. She also includes her short stories about Ella, a modern-day Cinderella, she writes about. She includes pleasant varieties in her writing; for example, if you are not a reader but you get inspired through music, there are songs listed that correspond with the lesson. Or if you would rather be taking a personality quiz instead of reading chapter after chapter, she includes plenty of quizzes too. There is also a section including words from young girls that expresses personal experiences and encouraging stories from girls who have had experiences based on the topic described in the book. All together it makes great read with faith, encouragement, and relatable problems that makes every girl realize their true worth through God’s eyes-A princess of the one true king.


Book Review by AG


I received this free book for review as part of a blogger book review program by Bethany House.

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