Saturday, March 5, 2011

Review: God’s Promises For Girls

God's Promises for GirlsTitle: God’s Promises For Girls 
Authors:  Jack Countryman and Amy Parker
Genre: Christian children’s book
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Physical Description: 128-page hardcover full color book
List Price: $12.99
ISBN: 9781400315918

An easy way to help young girls see God’s promises and how they can rely on His love in their daily lives.
The promise verses in this book are selected from the best-selling International Children’s Bible to offer comfort and encouragement when a girl is feeling afraid, lonely, worried, angry, dissatisfied, discouraged, sad, rebellious, impatient, or sick . . . and when they need reassurance of God’s protection, love, forgiveness, help . . . and that He listens when they pray. It’s a great way for children to hide God’s Word in their hearts.
Sample text:  Monsters. Spiders. Being alone. Do any of these things make you feel afraid? When you start to feel fear, hold on tight to these words: God promises to take your fear away!
"So don’t worry, because I am with you. Don’t be afraid, because I am your God. I will make you strong and will help you. I will support you with my right hand that saves you." Isaiah 41:10
About the Authors:
Jack Countryman is the founder of J Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, and bestselling author. He created God’s Promises line with over 9 million copies sold to date. He’s author of If My People, I Will Love You Forever, and God’s Promises for the Graduate. Jack and his beloved wife Marsha, who shares this journey with him, have 2 grown sons, Bret and Jason.
Amy Parker has made her mark as an experienced and versatile writer and editor, with particular enthusiasm for children's books. She authored the best-selling A Night Night Prayer and has collaborated with authors ranging from a New York Times bestseller to her own son.
What Mom Liked:

What’s not to like?!  The very first section is “God’s Promises When You Live Like His Princess” – so you know this is going to be a hit in our house…

This makes both a lovely devotional-type book and a handy reference when you are looking for verses on a specific topic, such as dancing, praying, fear, sickness, and sharing your faith.

Each section has a cute lil’ girl-pleasing illustration (very important here), a four-line introductory/summary rhyme, and a selection of verses on the topic.

I think this book would be appropriate for a large age-range: maybe 2 to 12 – making it a good investment.

I wholeheartedly recommend this book as an introduction to the treasures of Scripture for the little girl in your life.

What Mom Didn't Like: 

It’s not pink?  I suppose that would be a positive for many of you… :)  It is most definitely feminine, so we’re okay even on that line…

Thanks to BookSneeze and Thomas Nelson for the review copy of this book.