Friday, October 14, 2016

"Brave Girls 365-Day Devotional" by Jennifer Gerelds & Tama Fortner

About this book:

  Are you ready to be a brave girl?
   Join Hope, Glory, Faith, Honor, and Gracie as they discover that the closer they are to God, the more He makes ordinary girls like them strong and courageous! Learn with them how to be brave at school, at home, in sports, with friends—pretty much everywhere! Even when struggles are big . . . He is bigger.
  This devotional includes a year’s worth of readings with amazing stories from Scripture, lots of fun quizzes and illustrations, and powerful truths such as: 
  • I always have the power to love others because God loved me first.
  • I can talk to God about anything, whenever I need to!
  • God loves me for who I am, even when I’m different from everyone else.
  • God can use someone small like me to do big things with Him.
  Come along with these encouraging friends for the adventure of a lifetime—growing closer to God!”

Series: Part of the “Brave Girls” line from Thomas Nelson.

Spiritual Content- This is a devotional (365 of them!), each one has a Scripture (or two) written out and ends with a Prayer Point; All about God & His hope, glory, grace, honor, faith, & sharing about Jesus; Ephesians 3:20-21 & 2 Corinthians 3:12 at the beginning & introduction; Many Scriptures are also referenced; Book ends with five more Scriptures; Many Prayers; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many Talks about & many mentions of those in the Bible; Many mentions of a church & youth group; Many mentions of sins & sinners; Mentions of Bibles & reading; Mentions of God’s creation.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: an ‘idiot’, a ‘stupid’, and four forms of ‘dumb’; A couple mentions/devotions about God caring what we say (i.e. Not cursing or using His name is vain); Mentions of divorce; Mentions of bullies, mean girls & gossip; A couple mentions of a friend stealing a candy bar (she puts it back with prompting);
*Note: Mentions of make-up (that we don’t need, true beauty is God’s Spirit inside of us).

Sexual Content- a ‘fat’ (a girl telling her sister how she looks in her new outfit); A mention of a girl liking a cute boy; A few mentions of nursing mothers;
            *Note: A mention of a zipper being down; A couple mentions of trying on a short skirt (she doesn’t like it & doesn’t buy it); A couple mentions of King Solomon’s foreign wives’ bad habits ruining his good habits; A couple mentions of Hagar (in the Bible) who was forced to bear a child because Sarah couldn’t have one.

                                                        402 pages

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My personal Rating-
Y’all, this is such a beautiful book. It’s such a nice hardcopy with a ribbon bookmark built-in—and it’s so pink! I just love it! This was my first experience to the Brave Girls line by Thomas Nelson, and I have to say, I’m pretty impressed. The girls, their background and interests are all so diverse and different, it really bought many views to all the devotionals. There were many that helped this college girl out and I can guarantee one day I’ll be getting a copy for my daughter(s)!  
There were a handful of public school problems, gossip & cheating/cheaters, but not too many that I don’t think it wouldn’t be okay for Homeschoolers. No days of the week or years were mentioned, so it’s a devo that works forever! Hahaha! Each devotional has a Scripture, the main part or activity and then a Prayer Pointer. Some would have mini-quizzes or things to do. All in all, a super cute devotional!

See y’all on Monday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher for this honest review.

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