Messages to girls and boys abound. Positive, negative, helpful, most certainly damaging. As parents, grandparents, teachers and mentors, one of the steady roles we have it is to help each other, and the young ones in our midst, sort out the harmful and untrue from all that is beautiful and true.
Having a rich supply of wholesome and beautiful resources on the book shelves is one way to nurture the minds and thoughts of those who live, or pass time, in our homes. As the years have passed, I have held tightly to many books, old friends, from my children’s younger years. And I am finding that it is a lot of fun to find new additions for those shelves, as well.
It is a joy and an honor to have the opportunity to share these treasures with grandchildren. At this time, we have all daughters, and only grand daughters. I do expect that to change over time, with the addition of more grands… and hopefully adding a few boys in the mix. But for now, it is all girls and I’m having fun discovering books for them.
Brave Beauty is one such book. I”ll be tucking it onto the shelves for a couple of years, but one day in the not too far off, I imagine we’ll pull it off the shelf and delve into this book of devotions written to encourage young ladies to build their confidence in the God who created them.
This book has 100 devotions, covering the topics of “who am I?”, “what about the tough stuff?” “Who is God? And will He really help me?”
Delving into these topics will help a young lady to tell herself the truth about who Jesus says she is. The temptation to indulge in damaging habits (comparison, eating issues, self abasement, etc) is overcome when we know who we are, and what is true in the world around us.
Growing up is exciting, and scary. Taking the time to introduce a young lady to the truth, and to walk alongside her has a lasting impact toward strengthening and shaping her in beauty, truth and wholesomeness.
Journaling opportunities and enriching activity ideas are woven into these devotions. These help the message to go deeper, and give the girl to time to flip the material over in her mind and process it.
Brave Beauty is another wonderful resource for mom and daughter, a small group of young ladies with an older mentor, or for Nana to share with precious ones in her care.
Thank you to HandleBar Publishing for adding another book to my shelves in exchange for this review.