Debbie from ChristFocus Book Club
This year-long daily devotional is for girls ages 9-12. It's written in a conversational, engaging tone and is good at giving examples of how the application parts would work out in modern, tween girl life.There were 52 weeks with 8 entries per a week: one under the "Week #__" heading to introduce the week's theme and then one for each day of the week. The day entries included activities (quiz; ask someone; think about; talk with God; listen to God; do what you've learned; and share it). The devotional was divided into four parts of 13 weeks each. Part One was about learning more about God. Part Two was about how God sees us. Part Three was about how God transforms peoples lives (by following the stories of 13 people in the Bible). Part Four was about how God wants you to act.Overall, the devotionals taught good lessons and engaged the reader in a way that they would probably try to do the activities suggested and apply the lesson rather than just read it.However, I did have some concerns. Sometimes the author incorrectly summarized a passage. Sometimes it was obvious she was trying to make the passage fit her week's theme, but other times I couldn't see why she changed or added to what Scripture said. Also, I sometimes didn't agree with how she explained the meaning of a verse.Despite my concerns, this devotional is probably better than nothing and probably can engage tween girls that normally wouldn't do devotionals.I received this ARC of the book as a review copy from the publisher.