5 Stars Out Of 5
December 12, 2011
St. Paul, MN
Truth and Dare, by Ann-Margret Hovsepian, is a fantastic, dynamic, one-year devotional for nine to twelve-year-old girls! Ann-Margret inspires, encourages, speaks truth, and dares girls to shine their light for Jesus at home and anywhere they happen to be. She challenges them to change where change is needed.
The devotional is filled with personal stories, puzzles, games, and triple-dog dares. It starts with a specific title, followed by Truth, God's Word. There's a section for Ã¢â¬ËGot More Time?' and journaling space to identify and apply what God has taught them during their devotional. Ann-Margret tackles the easy, light aspects of a girl's life such as love, joy, thankfulness, etc., as well as the tougher subjects she will encounter as she matures, such as a deep faith in God and Jesus, prayer, forgiveness, dealing with family members, friendships, modesty, dating, sex, marriage, and even marital infidelity.
The devotional is set up for daily Monday through Friday separate devotions, and then a separate weekend edition. The variety of subjects and activities breaks the boredom of a regular devotional. The cover is absolutely gorgeous, girl-oriented, and relevant for today!
Girls need all the help they can get to grow up into Christ-centered women. I would love to see mother/daughter sharing as much as possible to bridge their relationship, giving an opportunity for prayer time for important issues.
Things in a girl's life change so much during this age period, and it's great to see someone tackle the issues and challenge them to live a Godly life.
As innovative and practical as this devotional is, I would love to see a new one year after year, even for the different age groups! Would have loved one for myself when I was this age.
This book was provided by Audra Jennings of The B&B Media Group, Inc., in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was received.