I was so excited to read Devos for Teen Girls by Dannah Gresh and Suzy Weibel that I couldn't wait for the book to arrive!
I have a teenage daughter and I volunteer with teen girls and many of these girls, when younger, attended a fantastic Mother-Daughter retreat called Secret Keeper Girls (a retreat written by Dannah Gresh). I was eager to see how Dannah Gresh related to teen girls in her new book.
Overview: Ever wonder how to handle the big issues you deal with at school and with your friends? Like big sisters, Dannah and Suzy share from the wisdom they've picked up from their own lives and their work with teen girls.
Dawn's Recommendation: 5 of 5 Stars
I read some devotions alone and others I read with my daughter, age 14.
What I liked: First of all, I was thrilled to see that Dannah and Suzy talked to 100 college girls to get their input on the top topics that they had dealt with in high school. I'm sure this input helped them relate well to teens.
I loved the interesting stories! Dannah and Suzy share their own stories and lots of examples from the Bible and pop culture (one was about the inventor of Jelly Belly jelly beans). Each story was tied to Scripture and then ended with an Action Step that could be lived out. I found the devotions to be stimulating and challenging, encouraging me to go deeper in my faith. This book should be read by adult girls too!
Here is what my daughter said about the devotions that she read:
I liked the devotions. They told the truth -- they were accurate real-life stories. They are stories that can help girls with everyday problems.
I loved the Action Steps. The challenges make you want to do them (like hang out with a friend, from "Friends Aren't What They Used to Be"). Another Action Step tells you to do one small thing, but that inspired me to do something big instead -- I want to help missionaries in China. I'm going to get with a friend and try to make that project happen!
So, in closing...we loved this book! Every mom and daughter and teen girl youth leader needs to get it!
Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a
complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.