Monday, December 12, 2011
Truth & Dare – One Year Dynamic Devotions for Girls by Ann Margret Hovsepian
Dare to Put Your Faith into Action!
Truth & Dare is a devotional book targeted at girls from age 9 to 12. It is very thick as it caters for 365 days. The usefulness of this book is that it doesn’t start of any particular day or month of the year. Instead it started with a ‘weekend’ and users can start using it any weekend they choose to whether it’s in December, January, February or any time of the year.
Every devotions start with a verse that would be relating to the topic of the day. For example, on the topic of ‘Who’s living your life?’ the bible verse is Galatians 2 : 20 which says ‘I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless, I live yet not I, but Christ liveth in me and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.’
That would be followed by a couple paragraph of explanation on this title and the related verse.
Then comes the dare, which for this topic is – Give Jesus control of your life!
This would be followed by a triple-dog dare which has 3 things that the author would dare the user to do like dare 1 – write down 5 good qualities you have and thank God for being the One to help you grown in this area; dare 2 – with your parents, look up the lyrics of ‘crucified with Christ’ a song by Philips, Craig & Dean. Can you make those words your own? dare 3 – ask an older Christian what this verse means to him or her.
There would be a section at the bottom for the user to write down what she learnt from this devotion.
As the whole thing is very structured, it is very easy to use and what was written in the journal section is useful for future reflections and a good way to chart spiritual growth.
I also find that the topics are quite universal and across all age that even adults can use some of them for small group reflections and studying of the Word of God.
I think it would make a wonderful Christmas present for any girls. This book is published by David Cook. You can check it out at http://www.davidccook.com/. Thank you B&B Media for this review copy.