Since I have a daughter who's a tween, I've been looking at books that are geared toward teens. I want to be somewhat ready for when we reach that time.
A person's spiritual growth is an important part of their life and this devotional book for teens will help a teenager grow in her faith. The One Year Devos for Teen Girls is written by Dannah Gresh and Suzy Weibel.
There are 365 devotional readings. It doesn't matter when you start your readings, just as long as you read them. Each devo starts out with a Bible verse. I'd recommend that you try and meditate on that verse throughout the day, maybe even memorize it. Then there's a short reading that is related to the verse that you just read. There is also an action step at the end. This helps your teen daughter apply what she just read to her life.
I enjoyed reading some of the devotions. They are interesting and relevant to today's teen girl. Each month they write about a different issue. Some of the topics are about prayer, helping others (volunteering), friends, making decisions, and other issues/topics.
I will definitely be keeping this book to give to my daughter in a few years.
Dannah Gresh has written many other books and she has a website called PureFreedom.
I received this book for free from Tyndale House Publishers in return for my honest review.
When I got this book for a review it said "Do it with you daughters!!!" Now I have an eleven year old and this book wont go into her hands for a few years. Now I know it is a TEEN devotional I read it.
There were some things I liked about this book. It read liked you could possibly be talking with your girlfriends. Most of the topics were very relevant to the world we live in today. Everything from abortion, anger, human trafficking, pride, money and parents are dealt with. I did end up discussing a few of the topics with my daughter, one of our favorites was about being a Christian Hypocrite. It led to an amazing discussion.
There were also things I didn't like. Sometimes the book was almost to like talking to your girlfriends instead of seeking wisdom. There were a few days that I outright disagreed with. For example when the authors were comparing the sex drives of men and women. One of the other things I didn't like was there was only one day about "dealing" with parents. Now I know society has a big influence on our kids but as parents we do as well and should have gotten more than just one day in this devotional.
Overall this book was ok. It does deal with some weighty topics so please as a parent read it before just handing it over to anyone younger than high school.
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My 12, 15, and 17 year old daughters have been reading the devotions in this book here and there since I received it about a month ago. They are enjoying it. Once school starts we will be reading it in the morning before everyone heads out the door.
The language of this devotional is simple, which is a good thing. A teenager is not going to take time to re-read a paragraph to figure out what it is saying. Each daily reading starts with a Bible verse. A devotional relating to the Bible verse follows. Last is what's called an "Action Step", something to do that relates to what was just read.
I also enjoyed reading through the devotionals, like my daughters have been. I think this book is one great way to get God's word into your daughter's life.
I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.
I believe that it is very important that we are in God's word on a daily basis. I also believe that it is important that teen girls have a firm, biblical foundation on practical, applicable issues in society today. I was hoping that this devotional would provide just that. However, I came to have mixed feelings about it.
I liked the way that this devotional was formatted. Each day's reading began with a passage from scripture pertaining to the topic that is to be discussed. Next, the author shares her feelings, beliefs and thoughts with the reader, normally tying in the verse with a relevant subject. Each day's reading ends with an Ã¢â¬Ëaction step' which is a practical, personal application based on the passage and devotion just read.
However, although I did like the format, or layout of the devotional, I was not overly impressed by the content. Although I thought the topics were relevant, important issues, I did not find the information, or thoughts shared, to be very deep or thought-provoking. I believe that the content was basic, perhaps even watered-down. It may possibly be beneficial for a new believer, but I do not believe that a more mature Christian would be challenged by, or learn from this devotional.
Overall, I would say that although I was pleased with the format in which the devotional is written, I do not believe that many girls would truly benefit from the content within it.
Although I would not necessarily recommend this devotional, I would recommend the Josh McDowell's One Year Book Of Youth Devotions.
Note: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. However, my opinions are my own.
This book is full of great spiritual truths for many different topics that girls encounter every day, including some pretty hot topics such as: tattoos, sexuality, and marriage in today's culture. Each days devotional, contains a Bible verse, a very short lesson, and then an Action Step to help you practically apply what you learned. It is a quick, easy read, but doesn't sacrifice Truth.