Friday, October 22, 2010

Review - The One Year Mother Daughter Devo

The One Year Mother Daughter Devo

Authors: Dannah Gresh with Janet Mylin

Pretty in pink – this book is a great resource for mothers wishing to connect with their daughters on a spiritual level. The book offers a devotional for a mother and daughter to share daily along with questions for further thought.

While this may sound like your typical devotional, what makes it different is the way it is written. The devotional is written in language directed at young teen girls. After reading a Bible passage, the devotion helps the teen and mom understand the message in “today” terms. The “Girl Gab” offered in the margins lets the pair discuss what is going on in the teen’s life, how mom handled life when she was a teen, and provides for in-depth conversation. All moms wish they could connect with their daughters on this deeper level. Reflections like, “Talk about a time you cried really hard. Were you angry, sad, confused, happy or scared?” Other days offer crafts or recipes that can be done together.

To be effective, this book requires mom and daughter to set aside time daily to be together. What better way to spend time? The fun way the book is written and the conversation it creates help to ensure the time will never become a burden.

Were my twenty year old daughter still a teen, this is one book she would find under the Christmas tree this year.

** Review copy received free of charge from Tyndale Blog Network**

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