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Book Review: The One Year Devos for Teen Girls

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Dannah Gresh and Suzy Weibel have written a fantastic book geared towards today’s teen girl. The One Year Devos for Teen Girls is a collection of 365 short devotionals focusing on the issues facing these young ladies. Topics include: prayer, being an ambassador for Christ, boundaries, spiritual gifts, and relationships, just to name a few. Each devotional begins with a verse, followed by a relevant story, ending with an “Action Step.” These “Action Steps” are a way for each girl to practically use what she learned in the day’s devotion.

The devotionals offer truth that girls can ponder throughout the day. Some are dedicated to raising awareness about a specific topic. For example, one day (Oct. 3) is dedicated to raising awareness about human trafficking (and finding creative ways to get involved to stop this horrific act). Another day (Oct. 4), Ms. Gresh and Ms. Weibel introduce an organization, Clean the World. This organization, co-founded by Shawn Seipler, creates recycled soap and distributes it in Third World countries where basic sanitation is a must to fight diseases.  Throughout the book, readers are introduced to individuals and causes that carry out the mission of being a Christ-follower.

When I read this book, I was thrilled that each day was filled with Scripture. Not only does each day begin with a verse, but there are many references sprinkled throughout the devotional as well. Ms. Gresh and Ms. Weibel convey the importance of Scripture in a way that is relevant to today’s teen girl.

This book also grabbed my attention from the beginning. I couldn’t read just one devotional at a time. The variety catches the reader’s attention quickly and holds it until the end. As I read, I was encouraged to grow in my walk with the Lord. This book may be geared towards teen girls, but I was blessed by it as well.

Overall, The One Year Devos for Teen Girls was a wonderful read. It’s relativity to today’s teen girl, yet strong emphasis on Biblical truth, was a pleasant change to many devotionals written when I was a teen. Thank you, Dannah Gresh and Suzy Weibel, for creating a devotional geared toward teen girls that emphasizes who they are in Christ and the impact they can make on the world for Christ’s sake.

For more information about Dannah Gresh and Suzy Weibel, visit http://purefreedom.org/.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of the book for review purposes from Tyndale House Publishers.

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