Dannah Gresh and Suzy Weibel have written some of the best pre-tween to adult books I have ever read. They seem to be able to tap directly into the female mind (of any age) and give down to earth but incredibly valuable spiritual guidance, full of real stuff that all of us can “chew on” and hold on to.
There have been times that I was at a complete loss as to how to help my tween daughter come through a difficult situation (sometimes that last person they want advice from is “The Mom”) and these two women’s words helped me to gently guide her and love her through it all. Their writings have helped me to reconnect with both of my daughters’ spirits in ways I never knew were even possible. I highly recommend checking out their line of Secret Keeper Girl books, and don’t stop there! They write for teens and women as well!
Obviously, when I saw that I could review the “One Year Devos for Teen Girls” in anticipation of my oldest becoming a teen very soon, I jumped on the opportunity. Of course, I was not let down. I absolutely love the tone these women write in – so not “preachy” – more like a loving big sister…someone who’s been there and done that, but isn’t looking down on you because you haven’t. And the reader is not blasted by Theology, just the love of the Lord.
I highly recommend this devo for any parent of a teen girl. I obviously didn’t get to read every entry (I perused several days and the Introduction so that the girls and I can enjoy the “surprise” of daily entries as they come!) but the ones I did read only reinforced my opinion of these authors. The added “Action Step” at the end of each devo is such a great idea for continued conversation and thought for both parent and teen alike!!
*A big thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for providing a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest, and personal review!