Thursday, August 28, 2014

Review: Girls Who Choose God by McArthur Krishna & Bethany Spalding

Girls Who Choose God
TITLE: Girls Who Choose God
AUTHOR: McArthur Krishna & Bethany Spalding
ILLUSTRATED: Kathleen Peterson
PAGE COUNT: 48 *Hardcover 10 X 10
PUBLISHED: August 2014, Deseret Book Company

Description: From Eve to Esther, from the Samaritan woman at the well to the widow with her two mites, many women in the Bible have made courageous choices. All through the ages, women have chosen to help, to solve problems, to stand up for others, to strengthen families, and to follow God no matter what. Girls Who Choose God invites young readers (and those who love them) to make important choices of their own, following the examples of great women in the scriptures. With breathtaking illustrations, beautifully told stories, and insightful discussion questions, this delightful book is perfect for sharing, reading aloud, and drawing children into the scriptures.

My Review: I loved the way each story was set up. A woman from the Bible was introduced and a brief synopsis of her story was given in a very simple way. At the end of the page, a choice was given--she could do this or she could do that. The next page told what that particular woman chose to do. A question was then asked about a situation or choice the reader has made. The questions always had to do with the story and was a great way to personalize things to the reader. I read this aloud with my two youngest children and we talked about those questions and thought about things that we've done to answer them. This book can be as simple or as thoughtful as you want it to be. It can be read straight through or used as a great tool to have some fun discussions. As a bonus, the pictures were  beautiful!
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