I am constantly trying to find ways to encourage my daughter to grow in her faith and let her relationship with God help her navigate the ups and downs of these transitional tween years. So when I saw that there was a new devotional book out for tweens that will help them grow in knowledge and confidence as the beautiful girls they are in Christ, I snatched it up quickly.
This devotional book, Brave Girls: Beautiful You, is a 90-Day devotional book published by Tommy Nelson for girls ages 9-11. In the book, topics on external and internal beauty are discussed. There are some beauty and hygiene tips given throughout, but most of the book if focused on Scripture passages that help girls discover what the Bible has to say about the way God made them, and how to reflect more of His character and beauty. There are a few different girls with different personalities (the girly-girl, the tomboy, etc.) that share their stories as intros to each section of the book.
The devotions are split by days, so a girl could start the book at any time of the year. There is a Scripture passage, an interactive journaling question, a short reading about the passage, a prayer to conclude with, and sometimes even a practical application to do after reading that day’s devotion. I love how interactive it is for girls, as it helps girls really understand and wrestle with the concepts of true beauty, and Lord willing, fully accept God’s truth into their hearts. Plus, I believe the cost of this book is such a deal with all that is packed into it.
My daughter is currently working her way through this devotional, enjoying it as she goes. I am very grateful that Christian publishers have more available these days for girls before they become teenagers, so they can believe and cling to the true Word before they face bigger struggles in growing up and figuring out life as a teen. It is my prayer that many preteen girls would ground themselves in the truth of God’s Word before the world tries to snatch them with its superficial lies, and I believe that devotionals like this one will help this happen.
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