The One Year Be-Tween You & God Devotions For Girls {Book Review & Giveaway}

I really enjoy a well written devotional to start my day.When I saw the One Year Be-Tween You and God Devotions For Girls I thought it might be a wonderful tool for my own Tween girl. I asked her if she would consider reading it and letting me know what she thought. When I received the book, I was impressed in the quality, durability and look. Let’s face it, if you actually use a devotional book for a year, it will take some abuse. The thick pages can easily be marked and hi-lighted without bleed through. I can only hope my girl will use it to that degree but it is good to know for those who enjoy being territorial with their daily devotions! The questions and topics are excellently done. The Trinity, sin, decision-making and worry are some of the topics as well as why girls are sometimes mean one day and nice the next! I am looking forward to spending time in the upcoming year with this devotion to springboard some conversations with my daughter as she goes through it. This would be a great Christmas gift or stocking-stuffer for your Tween! Below are our Mom-Daughter thoughts and a PDF sample!

Katherine’s Thoughts:  
My daughter is 12 years old. 
She gave positive feedback in three areas worth mentioning.
*She stated that she thought the devotions were stories 
and topics she could definitely relate with and appreciate.
*She said that the specific questions were interesting. 
In “Tween” language this means “not boring”.
*She thought the devotional book itself was very pretty
 and she also liked the style and presentation of the devotions.

Mom’s Thoughts: 
I loved the beautiful color and size of this devotional. I really appreciate the leather bound style for durability. It is small enough to be portable and just has an inviting feel and look. Most importantly the style of the devotions are presented in a question format, which sound so realistic for the age. This age and season is the time of questioning  for young girls and seeing these questions in print which are most likely already on the mind of girls is a great way to break the barriers that oppose truth and thinking. Each dated devotion poses a question to God and then begins with “Consider this…” which addresses the topic in a way a young girl might dialogue or think! The writing does not come off as preachy but instead more of a pondering. In the end there is a portion of God’s word to support the point titled “God Says…” There is also a pointed question for reflection and application called ” How About You?”
Over all I think this is a beautiful gift devotional which will challenge girls to think with God and learn to apply truth to their daily lives. 

Check out a sampling in PDF below:

Tyndale has offered to give a copy to one reader- please just leave a comment
if you are interested and I will announce a winner (random drawing)
on Friday, October 26th.

Tyndale House Publishers provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Tyndale Blog Network

Agenda {Faith Life Preservers- Day 18}

If you are like me (is that too presumptuous?) then your “To Do” list exceeds your amount of time list.
Of course there are the absolute “Must Be Done” today things and the laundry, dinner, and the “What do you mean you forgot _______ at school and you will fail unless you complete it yesterday” surprises. 
So today I just want to give you a little gift to remind you (and myself) what is really needful today.
I promise you this one is a real Faith Life Preserver 
AND it also will give you peace and joy for whatever the day throws your way!
Here is your Agenda for today (and everyday?) based on Psalm 118:24:

This is the day that the Lord has made;

    let us rejoice and be glad in it.

1. Acknowledge God throughout day (after all He did make it)

2. Rejoice (encouraging a few others to join in with the rejoicing is cool)

3. Be glad in the day regardless of what happens. 

4. Repeat #’s 1-3 throughout the rest of day.

See how simple life can be when
 we just prioritize God’s way

31 Days of Faith Life Preservers 
October 1-31, 2012
See all other Faith Life Preserver Posts HERE.

Check out all of the other 
31 Day Topics and Bloggers HERE!

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