Thursday, October 4, 2012

Devotional for Tween Girls

I was asked to review The One Year Be-Tween You & God: devotions for girls by Sandra Byrd.  While I don't have a daughter, I do have a neice and several friends of my son who are in the targeted 9-14 year old range.  This review contains both my opinion and that of an 11 year old girl I will refer to as "Sara", who will be receiving a copy of this devotional as a thank-you for her input!

Each page in the devotional is labeled with a day of the year, amounting to one short devotion per day.  The top of the page highlights a question that a girl in this age-range (or at any age for that matter) might have.  Some examples are: "Dear God, How do I know that the Bible is the true Word of God? * Dear God, Why don't you just get rid of all the bad people in the world?  *Dear God, Sometimes it seems like you made a lot of rules.  Why did you do that?  *Dear God, Which Bible verses will help me when I want to talk back to my parents?....yep, I like that one!!!  Sara agreed that the questions were interesting and captured her attention.

Following the question are a few paragraphs in response.  Sara and I found the information to be easy to read and thought provoking.  At the bottom of the page there is a related Bible verse and a question to answer and discuss with God.  While there is a Scripture Index in the back, I think it would have been more helpful to have a Topical Index.

Besides the content being appealing to young girls, the embossed leather cover is beautiful!  I think any girl would treasure this book.  Sara is very interested to begin reading it daily and get some of those questions answered!  With Christmas shortly upon us, this would make a great gift for the "Tween" girl in your life.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.


Sandra Byrd said...

Dear Jeanette,

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review my devo. I'm thrilled that you liked it so much - but especially that the kids did. Blessings on you this and every year hereafter!


Sandra Byrd said...

And by kids, I meant Sara. :) Chalk it up to jet lag!