Friday, January 20, 2017

BookLook Review: Brave Girls 365-Day Devotional: A Year of Devotions for Brave Girls

My daughter begged me to review the Brave Girls 365-Day Devotional: A Year of Devotions for Brave Girls Like You! written by Jennifer Gerelds and Tama Fortner. The book is illustrated by Aleksey and Olga Ivanov. It was published by Tommy Nelson: A Division of Thomas Nelson Publishers. We own all the other books from the Brave Girl Brand except for the Brave Girls Holy Bible.

This devotional book is suitable for tween girls between the ages of 7-12. My daughter doesn't actually know that I received this tween devotional yet. I plan on giving it to her as a gift soon. I read through many of the devotions during the review period. She is going to absolutely love this book! It is written in a similar format to their book series. She is currently using a Brave Girl devotion. She writes out her SOAP (Scripture/Observation/Application/Prayer) after reading the devotion. I ask her to think about what God is saying during her readings and apply it to her life.

At the beginning of the devotion, there is an introduction based on 2 Corinthians 3:12, "We have this hope, so we are very brave." The introduction reminds the reader that we are all brave. The foundation or emphasis was on how God used ordinary Bible girls who followed His lead to accomplish amazing things in this world. The author also reminds the reader that God's love is what makes us strong and brave.

They will also read the "Meet the Brave Girls" section which contains information about each brave girl: Hope, Glory, Honor, Gracie, and Faith. The characters are relatable. I am sure your daughter will relate to one or more of the girls in some way or another. Alyssa will most likely relate most with Faith who is a homeschooled perfectionist and Glory whose parents are divorced. There are several paragraphs describing each character's personality and character traits.

At the end of this "Meet and Greet" there is a "Youth Group" section encouraging children to work and worship with others. I appreciated the statement, "But together, we're even stronger - which is a great part of God's plan." This little reminder resonated with me after reading it. It reminded me that I need to work with others to accomplish God's plan for my life. I am hoping it will motivate my daughter to get more involved at our church and to worship more with others. I believe this devotional will help her develop a closer relationship with God and will inspire her to serve others as her faith grows.

The devotion is dated on the side but excludes the year so it can be used any year and can be started on any day. The creative titles sum up the devotion.

Each Daily Devotion Includes:
  • Referenced, Italicized Scripture
  • Short Devotional Story
  • Prayer Pointer 
Scattered throughout the devotion are Brave Girl activities including but not limited to true/false quizzes, thought-provoking questions, multiple choice questions, surveys, and what would you do scenarios. This is my daughter's favorite part of their books. It really helps her connect with and apply what she's learned to life.

I highly recommend this children devotional for tween girls between the ages of 7-12 yeas old. We are huge Brave Girl fans and have loved every single book we've utilized so far. The positive devotions will help guide tween girls through this crazy world we live in. Brave Girls 365 Devotional may just be that special gift you want for a child you love. It's definitely worth checking out!

Amazon $12.63
Thomas Nelson $16.99

I received a complimentary, free copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers Review Program in exchange for an honest, unbiased review on my blog. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 

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