Monday, October 29, 2012

The One Year Be-Tween You and God: Devotions for Girls (One Year Book)

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.