Monday, September 8, 2014

Book Review: Girls Who Choose God

Lately, when I've been studying the scriptures, I've been looking specifically for when women are mentioned and how their lives and examples might apply to me.  I think the women of the Bible are so interesting because there's such a wide diversity of positions with queens mentioned, all the way down to slaves.  There are mothers, women who long to be mothers, sisters, cousins, and friends. The women of the Bible are truly worthy of study.  

The new book, Girls Who Choose God, Stories of Courageous Women From the Bible is an illustrated book of selected women from the Bible. It gives a brief summary of their life and a choice they were faced with. You turn the page to find out what choice they made.  

I liked the simple way it was presented and read it with my younger children. They were fascinated by the illustrations because they are quite unusual. There were several things to discuss from the illustrations alone! I liked the way once the choices were revealed, that there was a little question at the end to spark a discussion on what you would do if faced with such a choice.  It's a great book for anyone with children who want to learn more about the women of the Bible. Could also be easily used in a Family Home Evening setting.

It's a hardcover book, 48 pages long, and published by Deseret Book. 

Here is the back copy:

From Eve to Esther, from the Samaritan woman at the well to the widow with her two mites, many women in the Bible have made courageous choices. All through the ages, women have chosen to help, to solve problems, to stand up for others, to strengthen families, and to follow God no matter what. Girls Who Choose God invites young readers (and those who love them) to make important choices of their own, following the examples of great women in the scriptures. With breathtaking illustrations, beautifully told stories, and insightful discussion questions, this delightful book is perfect for sharing, reading aloud, and drawing children into the scriptures.

The book is $16.14 on Amazon.  Click  here to buy.


Debra Erfert said...

What a delightful book for young girls. I must get one for my granddaughter. I wished it wasn't so expensive, though.

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

It is expensive, but it's sort of an heirloom looking book. I think if you saw it, you would buy it. My two cents! :)