Grit and Grace
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Experience the grit and grace of seventeen women of the Bible through creative first-person retellings of each persons story. This book connects preteen girls with the women of the Bible, showing them that they are created in the image of God to do mighty things in this world.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Sparkhouse Family
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1506424953
ISBN-13: 9781506424958
Ages: 9-12

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  1. Jennifer Grant
    Chicagoland, IL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Love this imaginative take on too-often overlooked women of the Bible
    August 22, 2017
    Jennifer Grant
    Chicagoland, IL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    I love this book! I thought the premise was wonderful, but never expected to find myself crying in some of the chapters. These stories, all told with unique voices and in different types of prose, moved me deeply. Highly recommend to your sons and daughters!
  2. IVLeague
    Cabot, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    The execution left me with too many questions.
    July 22, 2017
    IVLeague
    Cabot, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 1
    I selected Grit and Grace by Caryn Rivadeneira for our 9 year old who is headed into the 4th grade. This selection is on par with her reading level and is written in a first person point-of-view. Usually, the character is telling her own story directly to the reader, yet in two instances its through a journal/prayer journal, and once in dialogue (Ruth and Naomi).

    As I read I picked up on the following themes: God sees me, God can use anyone he chooses, God gives life, God gives strength, Jesus spoke to women, and women/girls have value to him. Even more, He invites us to sit at His feet and learn about Him. I liked all of these messages even if I didnt always agree with the way the author told each characters story.

    Ive long been a fan of biblical fiction for the way it provides a view into the culture and traditions of a time period. It does get a little sticky when an author attempts to capture the motives of a biblical character when they are not explicitly stated in scripture. The waters are further muddied when creative license deletes parts of the story (Esther), makes Mary Magdalenes father out to be a drunk or suggests that The Samaritan Woman became a preacher. Do Some people believe [The Bleeding Woman] followed Jesus to the cross and wiped his forehead as he was dying as stated in the Fast Facts (pg 110)? I hadnt heard this and it certainly isnt in the footnotes of my study Bible. Im also not a fan of books about heaven tourism and thats the direction Rivadeneira takes Dorcas story. Lastly, who is Dorthy Sayers and what is her theology that the author should quote her so extensively?

    Despite its beautiful cover and wonderful premise, Grit and Graces execution left me with too many questions. It ventures beyond the bounds of a storybook and a little too far into fiction to be a solid devotional for our family.

    Quotes

    I became a preacher that day at the well. And from then on, nobody cared how many husbands Id had. They wanted to know what it was like to sit with the Messiah, to have him smile at me and drink from my cup. The Samaritan Woman

    And yet, I was dead. I knew that. If I wouldve opened my eyes in this new place, I wouldve been surrounded by light. A light that fired up all your senses. Because I could feel it. Dorcas

    I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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