Posts Tagged ‘Emily Freeman’

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ne of the things that thrills my heart  is when one of our older kids asks for a new Bible. It thrills me too with our younger ones, but some of that can be the excitement of wanting their first Bible.  Our daughter just had her 15th birthday several weeks ago, and one thing she wanted for her birthday was a new Bible.  She specifically wanted one that had room to write notes by the verses and one that looked “girly”.  I love how God works these desires of our heart out because Revell Books sent me an e-mail asking if I would review a Bible along with one of my teenagers. God Girl Bible  is definitely a “girly” Bible!  I’ve seen her reading  it numerous times in this last week, and her coming up to me to share different things she has found.  

Her eyes lit up as soon as she saw it, so I know she liked the look of it!  The picture above does not show the details of this Bible.  The cover is a soft imitation leather. The pink on the side is a deeper pink and a soft (not bright) white top and back.  The branches that show in the picture are engraved into the cover – it’s not colored as it shows.  The print is a deep, dark purple.  It’s very easy to read (even for this mom who wears trifocals).  It is a classy looking Bible.

So, I asked her what she liked about the God Girl Bible best, and she said the introductions to each book of the Bible.  It usually gives about two pages information, including, who the author is, when it was written, “The Gist” of the book (summary), “Things to look for”, and “Must-Know Terms and Verses“.  She also really likes the different reading plans at the end of the Bible.

As a mom, I like the little “comments” throughout that can catch my daughter’s eye and help her think more of what she is reading.  There are “Ask Yourself” boxes scattered throughout, which ask questions such as “Does a certain problem keep coming up in my life”  Could I be doing something that keeps making this thing happen to me?”  There are 200 half-page devotions also throughout the God Girl Bible .

Check this out to see if this would be the Bible for a girl in your life!  Here is a blog page about the God Girl Bible.  You can also learn about the version for this Bible, God’s Word Translation.  And one of the neat things is the outreach there is that goes with this Bible at GodGirl.Com from Hayley DiMarco, the contributor for this Bible.

I was given a complimentary copy of
God Girl Bible
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
in exchange for posting my honest review and opinion.

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ne of my favorite blog groups is (in)courage.     There you will find a variety of writers, several of them my very favorite bloggers.  Through (in)courage I’ve also come to enjoy reading posts by Emily Freeman and visiting her blog, Chatting at the Sky. So when I was given the opportunity to read her book, Grace for the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life to review, I grabbed it!  And I was not disappointed!

Emily writes from her heart, is real, and shares truths from God’s Word so many women need to read and hear.  She writes about the masks we wear when we want to cover up our pains or when we want to show the confident side, even though we are trembling inside.  There are three parts in Grace for the Good Girl: The Hiding, such as a woman trying to follow all the rules and pretending everything is okay and hiding behind our masks.  The next part is The Finding, especially focusing on our time with God and the third part, The Freedom of Being Found, where we can be safe even when it hurts, in failure when all goes wrong and when we don’t feel safe.

This book is not just for “good girls” but for those who keep trying to be good girls or just plain, aren’t good girls!  It’s written very personally.  At the end of each chapter is a “Behind the Mask” section, with great discussion question. Though this book was great to read independently, I know I would get even more out of it in a small group setting.  I highly recommend, Grace for the Good Girl.

I was given a complimentary copy of
Grace for the Good Girl
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
in exchange for posting my honest review and opinion.