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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

* For Girls Only! Devotions - Review and Giveaway *

Disclosure: Melissa recieved this book from Tyndale, as a complimentary copy for review and giveaway purposes 




For Girls Only! Devotions written by Carolyn Larsen, illustrated by Leah Sutherland, and put out by Tyndale House retails for $9.99. It needs to go on mom's Christmas lists if they have tween (ages 8 - 12) daughters!

As written on the back cover:

Fighting your fears!

Feeling like you don’t measure up!


Dealing with gossip!


For Girls Only! Devotions talks about the issues you face.

Many devotion books tell you what the Bible says; this one does that . . . and more! It also helps you live out what the Bible says. Each devotion includes a story about a real issue, a self-quiz for you to check out how you’re doing, some tips on living out the message, and quotes and Scriptures to reinforce the lesson. It’s a fun way to learn more about living out your faith in real life.


First of all, the cover itself is attractive, and I would even say, engaging enough for girl's to have their interest piqued. Open it up, and you will find more than boring black and white print devotionals. Each page is written in a purple font and has artwork that only adds to the words on the page. A book like this will capture--and keep--your daughter's attention right up until the end.

Each devotional is 4 pages in length, but don't let that give the assumption it's hard reading. Instead, the writing is in a conversational tone that tween girls can relate too, on topics that hit home. Titles include, but are not limited to, "It's all about Me!",  "Whatever", "Secret Sins", "Just downright Mean!" "It Hurts so Much", "Heart-Stopping Fear", "Not Good Enough", "Sucked in", "What if it's Not True?", "Let the Earth Swallow Me", "I love my Friends", "I'm Bored!", "Hero Worship", "Stressed Out!", "Make it Stop!", "Dream Big", and "On the Outside Looking In".

A verse introduces the reading, and a "Checkup Time" wraps it up. In the Checkup Time, girls can evaluate where they stand on the issue they just read about, by answering some questions based on a five point scale. A key helps them understand their heart a bit better, when they review what numbers they circled most. It doesn't stop there however. The reader is then given some suggestions on "Things to Do" to work on the area that was addressed and verses and quotes are given for them to meditate on for the remainder of the day.

As mamas, we desire to see our girls have a relationship with God, and we know that part of that starts with a daily quiet time. Whether your daughter is just now, trying to develop that daily quiet time, or has been doing it for a couple of years now, For Girls Only! Devotions will be a valuable asset to her spiritual walk.

Tyndale has provided a complimentary copy of this book to our readers. Simply leave a comment below, with your email, with why you think your daughter will enjoy this book, to enter. Additional entries can be gained by:

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10 comments:

Apryl November 5, 2009 at 3:09 PM  

I would love this for my niece. She is just getting to know the lord and this would be perfect!

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tanya904 November 7, 2009 at 8:39 PM  

I would love to win this for my 15yo sister She loves to read and this would be inspiring for her
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tanya904 November 7, 2009 at 8:39 PM  

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~Tami November 8, 2009 at 4:50 PM  

My daughter likes to read, and I believe she'd like to read this, as it is a devotional. She only has one other devotional that she has been reading.

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~Tami November 8, 2009 at 4:52 PM  

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Anonymous November 13, 2009 at 12:38 PM  

I think this would be a great tool for my daughter as she is 10, struggling with tween peer pressure, friends, and it would give her a stronger sense of how important having faith in God is.

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Apryl November 13, 2009 at 2:27 PM  

I follow you on twitter

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Apryl November 13, 2009 at 2:27 PM  

I'm a facebook fan

Holly November 19, 2009 at 11:06 AM  

This would be a great book to give away to a well deserving girl in my Awana T&T group.

I'm Anitra! November 21, 2009 at 3:59 PM  

My daughter always has so many questions, and I'm thankful for resources with biblical answers.


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