The One Year Be-Tween You and God: Devotions for Girls - eBook
This devo is getting attention!
I bought this devotional for my 11 year old daughter for Christmas. I thought it would be like others I've bought her and end up sitting on a shelf, unloved. But she reads this one every night! We went on a trip and she packed it and read it those nights too! It's wonderful to see a real, self-directed interest in a devotional.
March 2, 2013
Tween Devo is Terrific!
If you are looking for a great way to teach your Tween daughter about having her own personal devotional time, then this book is for you! Beautifully bound, culturally relevant, and scripturally sound, this devotional is a simple way to guide young girls as they transition from childhood into the teen years.
My daughter, age 10, could not WAIT to dig into this book after we received it. I was very glad to see her so motivated to read the word of God!
Here is what she said about the book, in her own words:
"I like doing this devotional because
it is fun to look at. It also asks and answers a lot of questions I have about God. I like it, A LOT, and I would recommend it to other girls my age."
Author Sandra Byrd has a gift for guiding tween girls, and I hope she writes other books like this in the future!
(I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for my open and honest review.)
November 1, 2012
Great Devotional for Tweens
I was lucky enough to be able to review The One Year Be-Tween You & God devotions for girls, by Sandra Byrd, this past month. I have been looking for something age appropriate for my daughter and me to do together and this devotional was perfect.
The devotional's weren't too long and the message was just deep enough to get her thinking. I even had my son sit in on it too and he got something out of most of them, they really applied to both. If you are a mother of a tween, then like me you have come to realize that we are in a battle for their hearts. Their friends and boys are calling out to them and it is so hard to get their attention and keep them focused on what is most important, God's calling on their life.
So, I am going to let Keeli, my daughter tell you in her words what she thought about this book. I really couldn't think of a better way to review it, than to let the tween of the house, who I wanted the book for in the first place, give her two cents.
Hi I'm Keeli, and I like this book because its quick and easy to understand. It helps me with my day. It helps me get closer with God. I get a devotion in the morning to rise my spirit.
Short and sweet :)
I would recommend this book to any mom look for a way to get God's promises into your tween.
October 30, 2012
This One Year book is describes as a diary-style devotional for tween girls (9 to 14) that emphasizes their growing, special relationship with God. Each devotion begins with a statement, thought, or question to God. Every girl is likely to make these statements and ask such questions . . . many of which they may not want to share with other people.
Mom's Comments (age irrelevant)
As the mother of a 9 year old, I was very excited to get the opportunity to review this book. When we received the book in the mail, I told my daughter that each night before bed we would read that day's devotion and discuss it. This gave us the chance to spend a few minutes each day just being girls and winding down. Each of the devotions starts out with a question to God. This is followed by the devotion. There is a scripture and a question for discussion at the bottom of each page as well.
As we have made our way through each of the devos this last month, there were several topics that we enjoyed discussing. However, I did think that some of the examples used in the devotions were a little hard to tie back to the topic of the original question. Sometimes it seemed like the examples just didn't fit the question at hand. Over all, I have enjoyed the devotions, and I plan to continue reading them each night with my daughter. I would definitely recommend it to my friends as a way to open up the lines of communication about many topics with their tween daughters.
Daughter's Comments (9 years old)
I thought the book was really good and I could really agree with some of the things in it. It is fun reading it every night. Some of the devotions were sometimes hard to understand. I would recommend this book to my friends and their moms. I think that my friends would really like to read this book, and it would help them get closer to God.
Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.
October 29, 2012