Real Girls of the Bible: A Devotional
(Zonderkidz, Jan. 29, 2008)
Girls have always formed strong bonds, especially in tough times. This sisterhood of women is celebrated in the latest devotional from Faithgirlz. Real Girls of the Bible uses the stories of thirty authentic Bible women to illustrate the power of the girlfriend community to surround and support girls as they become real women of God, while emphasizing each girl's individuality and God's special plan for her. Featuring women from both the Old and New Testaments---including Esther, Leah, Sarah, Ruth, Martha, Mary, and Elizabeth---each devotional centers around the woman's faith-journey and includes a scripture verse, prayer, suggestions for further reading, and even an item called Body Talk intended to promote self-esteem. The text is sprinkled with Fun Facts (Miriam led the singing of the first song of worship ever recorded in Scripture!) to keep girls engaged and interested. In every story, girls see God's holy character and glimpse their own potential in relationship with Him, while learning the qualities they must develop---such as relationship, authenticity, and loving-kindness---on the way to becoming real girls themselves.