Dannah GreshMoody Publishers / 2019 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$10.994.5 out of 5 stars for A Mom's Guide to Lies Girls Believe: And the Truth That Sets Them Free. View reviews of this product. 6 Reviews
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Sue5 Stars Out Of 5A Must Have Resource for Moms!June 15, 2019SueQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is a must have for moms of girls! Honestly, I thought A Moms Guides to Lies Girls Believe & the Truth That Sets Them Free would just be a simple recap of the book Lies Girls Believe. This book in intended for mothers to use as their daughters work thorugh the book Lies Girls Believe at the same time.
Boy, was I wrong.
This book is a GIFT. A TREASURE. A handbook for MOMS!
In A Moms Guides to Lies Girls Believe & the Truth That Sets Them Free Dannah looks at lies girls are told. It does contain the entire workbook (companion book) for girls, AND it also contains insight, research, data, advice and wisdom for Moms. If you know Dannah's work, Dannah does not "beat around the bush" she is straightforward in calling moms to do their job and to educate their daughters.
I throughly enjoyed Dannah's insight, and was quite honestly challenged.
I would recommend this book for mothers of daughters ages 6+! Yes, that's right age 6! Dannah addresses hard issues that it would be ideal to "get ahead of" while your children are young! This book is a practical how to for mammas!
I was given a free copy of A Moms Guides to Lies Girls Believe & the Truth That Sets Them Free from the publisher for my honest review which I was happy to do!
Mammas - grab this book as a resource for yourself!
BeccaRae5 Stars Out Of 5Great Resource!May 21, 2019BeccaRaeQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5At the end of March I shared my review for the companion to this book, Lies Girl Believe. As a youth leader in my church I was hoping to find a book that would be helpful yet age appropriate for discussing tough topics with the tweens in our middle school youth group. Our girls range from homeschool to public school with significantly different levels of knowledge on mature content. I consider the book to be a great resource for them.
This book shares most of the same content with some differences between the two. This book contains the "Truth and Lies" chapters with sidebar notes to help moms find discussion questions and jot their own notes down. The First and last few chapters focus more on talking directly to moms (with the other book sharing directly to young girls).
If you know me, you may wonder why I chose to pick up a book for moms when I don't have any kids of my own, and the reason is that I was hoping to see if it could be useful for youth leaders as well. While it is clearly marketed for moms, I feel that a lot of the content could still be used by other women who are role models for young girls in different capacities. To be honest, as a young girl I would have been more comfortable talking with a youth leader than I would with my mom. Each girl is different, and each family dynamic is unique.
"Most of Today's tween girl suffer on what is called a spectrum of angst. It's not a matter of if they will strugglewith depression, anxiety, fear, loneliness, and angerbut how much."
We can't ignore that there are major struggles that young girls are dealing with in today's world, and everything going on in the media only adds to it. Young girls are desperate for help whether they voice it or act it. We can't give them the solid advice they need on our own without the wisdom and help we find through God's word and constant prayer.
I consider this a solid and much needed resource. I highly recommend not only to moms, but youth leaders and other women who interact with young girls regularly. Satan is going after the youth hardcore, but God is bigger and mightier and we need to look to Him for our help.
*I received a copy of this book through Moody Publishers. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
The Consulting WriterAge: 35-44Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Break that cycle, stop the lies, bring the truthMarch 29, 2019The Consulting WriterAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Dannah Gresh has written books for adult women, but this is the first series where she's focusing on tween girls. While this is the companion book to the original Lies Girls Believe, I hope to get a copy of that book to read with my daughter. I've been reading through a variety of books so that I can have the right knowledge to have an informal chat with my daughter about things to expect as she grows up. It isn't a subject I'm comfortable with and because of the "unknowns", I find it helpful to read as many resources as I can. I had been looking for books to help go over the various aspects of puberty for a tween girl.
This book, as I said, is a companion guide to the Lies Girls Believe book. It has a nice introduction to the parent/guardian. The heart of the book is broken down into subjects: God, myself, my family, being a girl, boys, friendships and the future. Each section opens with a comment or question from the perspective of a tween/young girl, the truth to take to heart, a scripture that is applicable, notes to mom (aka any guardian reading the book), the lie and helpful examples taken from personal stories. Zoey is the main character used as an example, someone who struggles with each of the lies pushed by those around her. There's an opportunity for the reader to "talk" to Zoey and offer advice. The author identifies "sticky" feelings as evidence that these lies are believed. For example, my daughter struggles with math. Actually, she's had multiple issues at school. And when I've discussed it with her teacher, I've laid it out plainly as my daughter has said it to me. "She feels she's the dumbest kid in the class." That's the lie my daughter believes: that she's dumb. She isn't. Math just happens to be more of a challenge for her than her peers. But that doesn't mean she's an idiot. So how to show her that lie is something she shouldn't believe in? This book will definitely help. I received a complimentary copy from Moody Publisher for my review. The honest opinions in this review are my own.
danniAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful companion to original bookMarch 15, 2019danniAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I just finished reading the companion book - Lies Girls Believe. I loved this book and was extremely impressed with it's design and presentation. I was hoping this Mom's Guide would be just as beneficial and impressive.
The Mom's Guide has very much the same feel as the companion book. It still has a comic book feel but with much less illustrations. It continues the interactive style with it being more like a devotional.
The chapters are also set up very similarly to the companion book. There are 14 chapters separated into 3 parts.
Part 1 = Getting ready to Help Your Daughter
Part 2 = Lies Girls Believe and The Truth That Sets Them Free
Part 3= The Truth That Sets Her Free
The lies are also grouped into the exact same categories as the companion book.
Truth and Lies About God
Truth and Lies About Myself
Truth and Lies about My Family
Truth and Lies about Sin
Truth and Lies about Being a Girl
Truth and Lies about Boys
Truth and Lies about Friendship
Truth and Lies about the Future
I do believe the Mom's Guide is much more effective and worth while when read in conjunction with your daughter reading the Lies Girls Believe. I believe I enjoyed the Mom's Guide slightly more because I was able to read the Lies Girls Believe first. It would still present much wisdom and encouragement without having reading the companion book, but it definitely presents another level of engagement.
I think Gresh did a wonderful job of presenting the reality of the lies and struggles young girls deal with as well as a great amount of encouragement for mothers that not all is lost! God has put us in a role of motherhood and equipped us with everything needed to parent well. It is not meant as a devotional for motherhood but rather more as deep insight into today's world of girls and how we as mothers are able to navigate it with patience, love, endurance, and encouragement.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Book Reviewer Maman4 Stars Out Of 5Complements the Girls Guide NicelyFebruary 24, 2019Book Reviewer MamanQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5BOOK REVIEW: A Mom's Guide to Lies Girls Believe
By: Dannah Gresh
This is the companion guide to Lies Girls Believe, a book I reviewed late last year.
I am impressed with the quality of writing, and the issues that are tackled for mothers of girls aged 8 through 12. Plenty of Scripture is given refuting lies that we believe about ourselves, family or those around us. These lies are put into context for 8-12 year olds. Dannah includes in her narrative for mothers, statistics and results of questionnaires she has conducted through seminars. Some of the results are surprising and helpful in trying to understand the kind of pressures our daughters are facing in this day and age.
The chapters are ordered in the same manner as the guide for girls. This book includes leading questions you can use to discuss what your daughter is learning in her own book, and gives tips on what to focus on (although they are loose guidelines to get you started in conversing about the lies).
It addresses lies Moms believe about their own daughters too (i.e. my daughter is not at risk like other girls) which I think is helpful, but also kind of hits you over the head.
I appreciated the section on confronting sin for what it is but also providing comfort to her when she recognizes it for what it is.
QUOTE: "Comforting your daughter when she has believed a lie and acted on it is not spoiling her. It includes getting to the root of why she sinned and preventing her from repeating it."
This follows the philosophy that sin issues are heart issues, and that a parent needs to help the child identify the heart issue, confront it, repent of it, and grow in God's Truth.
Sections are included for Moms to have a personal devotional time at the end of each chapter, and a study Moms and daughters can do together. Page numbers are given to the Moms for the corresponding text in the daughter book.
I received an ecopy from the publisher through Net Galley. All opinions expressed are my own.