By Lindsay A. Franklin
Published by Zondervan
First I want to say what a beautiful book! It was setting out when my 13 year old daughter’s best friend noticed it, immediately picked it up and mentioned what a pretty book! (Mission accomplished.) And this is one book that can be judged by its cover. It’s even more beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. Beloved 365 Devotions for Young Women is a blessing for the upcoming generation of girls.
The daily devotions begin with the first 6 days specifically affirming girls’ eternal value through biblical truths. Then, beginning with day 7, the focus shifts into Genesis looking at the first woman, Eve. The devotions progress generally in chronological order through the Bible, focusing on the roles and influence specific women had throughout biblical history.
Ms Franklin speaks toward younger women, using familiar language, and engaging them thoughtfully. The writing is concise, easy to read and understand. There is a subtle focus on the women’s perspectives within each story, transitioning with natural progression from one storyline to the next. Each day is tied to the next with explanations of events happening around the key verses so the reader stays connected. It feels like a continual reading, not disjointed as some devotional collections tend toward.
Recommended: Absolutely! I loved reading this book. And it’s out in stores just in time for Christmas (I recently spotted it on shelves in our local a Lifeway)! Grab a copy for the young women on your gift list. They will be blessed, throughout the next 365 days.
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