Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The Princess's Sparkly Book of Job

I was on the (hated) treadmill today, reading The Economist. Truthfully, I would have read something much trashier if had it been available, but with all the people at health clubs right now trying to lose holiday pudge (including me), the trashier reads get snapped up pretty quickly.

Anyway. There was an interesting article about the Koran and Bible, which included a description of publishing and marketing by religious publishing houses, and it noted that there was (wait for it): God's Little Princess Bible, which is apparently pink and sparkly and marketed towards little girls. I realize that this has little to do with food or fashion (but it does sort of make you think of having a good stiff drink like a Negroni, doesn't it?), but... wow. I kept trying to get my head around making the sword of Damocles pink and sparkly. Or the Book of Job. This is sort of how I imagined it would look.


Obviously, I could have spent more time and energy thinking of a way to sear this into your unsuspecting corneas, but I have to go pick the kids up from school.

8 comments:

cook eat FRET said...

holy shit
holy fucking shit

YIKES

(i give up)

Meg said...

Sorry. I appear to be lacking a blogging edit button lately.

There's apparently a bible geared towards boys, too, featuring plenty of blood, battle and gross stuff. With Biblical stuff, that's a little easier to get the mind around, though.

cook eat FRET said...

blogging edit button? no way!

i'm a non-practicing nyc jew and i live in nashville, tn. those christians on steroids freak me out beyond measure.

those books are INSANE.

but that's just me...

cook eat FRET said...

Will is a fearless, loveable superhero . . . well . . . at least in his imagination. He can leap tall buildings . . . from his bed . . . and he can rescue his sister from the jaws of a ferocious beast . . . his dog, Ralph! Complete with cape and sword, Will's adventures take him on dangerous missions through the jungle . . . his backyard. But when he gets confused by the meaning of God's armor, his dad teaches him that he can do anything with God's strength and protection. After all, he is Will, God's Mighty Warrior!

cook eat FRET said...

Girls long to be loved and adored, and give their heart to their hero. God is that hero! The characteristics focused on in this Bible storybook will help your little girl blossom into the princess she was created to be. Virtues to create beauty such as compassion, sharing, and truth are highlighted in fun and engaging ways. The perfect format for girls to learn about their destiny as a daughter of their King. Features included are: Beauty Secrets, Bible Princesses, My Hero (Scripture promises), Take a Bow (Easy plays that are Bible-focused), I Adore You (Put girls energy to use with songs, scripture and worship), Royal Truths, Down In My Heart (Scripture Memory), Princess Charming, Worthy of Love (Ideas to show how to love her royal subjects: family, siblings, friends and those in the community).

cook eat FRET said...

ok - i'm done

fascinating!

Meg said...

That is fascinating. But... eek.

It's even scarier seeing it in a more specific way than the Economist drily noting that there are Bibles marketed towards little girls that are pink and sparkly. And that was puh-lenty creepy for me.

cook eat FRET said...

do not
i repeat
do not
move to nashville

unless you're a songwriter...