Thursday, October 30, 2014

Review: The Beauty of Believing:365 Devotions that will Change Your Life by:Faithgirlz Contributors

 The Beauty of Believing: 365 Devotions That Will Change Your Life
About the Book:
Are you ready to blossom?

Faith is like a flower. In order to grow, it needs soil, water, and sun food for the spirit. That s just what this devotional is. Spiritual food to help your faith grow strong and beautiful.

Featuring 365 days of wisdom from your favorite Faithgirlz! authors, as well as quotes and questions from real girls like you, this devotional offers pages of inspiration on everything from navigating friendships, to taming the tongue, to trusting God in everything, big and small. Growing up can be tough, but Jesus is guiding you every step of the way.

Beauty of Believing combines the talents of Faithgirlz! authors Tasha K. Douglas, Mona Hodgson, Kristi Holl, Lois Walfred Johnson, Allia Zobel Nolan, and Nancy Rue, and their words of wisdom will help your faith bloom and flourish as you grow into the girl God wants you to be.

About the Author:
Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband, Jim, have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.

Former senior editor at Reader’s Digest, Allia Zobel Nolan is the bestselling author of over 160 books for children and adults. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Desmond, and their two cats.

 Friend of families Lois Walfrid Johnson is a speaker, teacher of writing, and former instructor for Writer's Digest School. She is the author of the Gold Medallion Book Award winning series Let’s-Talk-About-It; Stories for Kids, the best-selling Adventures in Northwoods novels, the Riverboat Adventures series and the Viking Quest series. Readers from more than 40 countries have written to say, "I love your books. I can't put them down." Lois and her husband are the parents of three married children.

Kristi Holl is an award-winning author of dozens of middle-grade novels and six devotionals for girls. As a writing instructor with a background in elementary education, Kristi's books are on many recommended reading lists and have been nominated for numerous Children's Choice Awards. Kristi is married and has three grown daughters. She lives in San Antonio, TX. Visit to learn more.

Mona Hodgson is the author of nearly 30 children's books and also writes 19th century historical fiction. In addition to writing and speaking, Mona likes to read mysteries and love stories, hike Arizona, travel to Africa, play table games, and play Wii Tennis. She lives in central Arizona where she spies roadrunners, quail, cottontail rabbits, and even an occasional skunk in her yard.

Tasha K. Douglas is a daughter of the Father, a wife, and a mother of four. A believer in the trans-formative power of stories, Tasha communicates the message of the Father’s love to women and girls, whom she calls sister friends. A native Texan, Tasha and her family live near Dallas.

My Review:
 Having worked with Nancy Rue recently, I truly treasure this devotional for girls. She along with other contributors were able to pull of this devotional in a way to inspire young girls to believe in themselves and live like God has called them to live. She as well as these contributors are a gift! In the devotional there are 365 entries---enough for every day of the year. Each entry has a scripture verse, encouraging wisdom, several more verses to help identify with the content, questions or thoughts to ponder, and an awesome prayer to God to confirm what was learned.

 My favorite entry is #127 on loneliness, it speaks of a mom guiding her daughter to look above first to realize she isn't alone and second that God is ALWAYS right there. It also encourages us to take God's word and make it more personal by using it to refer to ourselves and speak it out whenever needed. Encouraging girls from all walks of life to let God's light shine through them is a great way for my daughter to be reminded of God and His love for her. This book was written for girls ages 8-12 years of age, retails for $9.35, and is available at this link.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the Z Blog Squad.

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