The One Year Mother Daughter Devo by Dannah Gresh

The One Year Mother Daughter Devo by Dannah Gresh with Janet Mylin is one year’s worth of daily devotionals designed to bring mothers and ‘tween’ daughters closer to each other and to God.

The book contains 365 one-page devotions that are labeled for each day of the year. Devotions contain a passage of Scripture (from the NIV) and an application. The Scriptures are applied through activities, which include crafts and recipes, or discussion. About twice per month there are devotions that use analogies about animals. There are also tips for meditating on God’s Word and simple lessons in theology. Topics include modesty, purity, self-esteem, emotions, witnessing, and living the faith.

My wife and daughter used this book for this review. The book kept their interest. My daughter especially liked reading the passages about animals. She would scan through the book to find those and read them on her own even after doing devotions with her mother.

The crafts use items found around the home. Most are easy but useful. Items include bookmarks, bath salts, hair clips, and a word game. They are designed to help in remembering the topic, and they seem to do their job well.

The devotions are an excellent way of getting the discussion started. Without the discussions the devotions wouldn’t have as much depth. The mother and daughter are to take the discussion further. The devotion would ask a question and the mother and daughter are to determine answers. This formula works really well, as my wife and daughter stayed in the discussions for quite a while.

The devotions were very cohesive. There are several series that continue until completed, such as the Ten Commandments, Beatitudes, Armor of God, Churches in Revelation, etc.

The passages of Scripture are short, which is great for younger daughters. For older daughters I recommend finding a passage to go along with the topic.

My wife and daughter recommend this book, especially to mothers that are trying to become more involved with their daughters’ Biblical education. It is well-written and made devotion-time enjoyable.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided this book for free by Tyndale Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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