Each day features an easy-to-read, relevant devotion paired with a scripture verse about a biblical girl or woman, as well as journaling space to help readers reflect on the day’s message. With honest, poignant, and sometimes humorous text, every page will speak to the pressures and changes girls face, giving them real-world applications to find God in their hearts and in their lives. Perfect for everyday use, Beloved will resonate with girls searching for truth and guidance. Gift givers will love this highly designed book featuring a beautiful, foiled cover, two-color interior pages, and a ribbon marker.
Title: Beloved: 365 Devotions for Young Women
Series (if applicable): N/A, devotions
Author: Zondervan (or listed as anonymous on Goodreads)
Publisher (if applicable): Zondervan
Genre(s): Christian, Christian Living, Devotions, Nonfiction.
Recommended Age: Young women is the target audience for this book, obviously, and I would say probably 13+.
I think this is the perfect time of the year to look for a new devotional, or even commit to starting one if you’re like me. I got the the chance to review Zondervan’s brand new devotions book, aimed at young women like myself, and thought this would be a great chance to get something I can read daily.
I’ve got to admit that, at first glance, the shorter devotions were kind of off-putting for me. Not that I’m expecting a huge sermon or anything, but I guess I love to read. Once I finished the first day, I realized I actually liked it! Obviously, I can’t really speak for the whole book since I have to read one page a day, but I think it’s great so far! The devotions are short, and get straight to the point, but I actually felt like I was learning something. The tone the devotions were written in actually helped, honestly, since I can easily put the book down if I feel like I’m forced to remember so much information. The book touches on important issues in our society today, such as abuse and feeling lower than men (but they do not mean it as feminism). The main focus of the whole devotional seems to be self-value, and that is something I greatly appreciate as that is something I’ve struggled with many years of my life while I’ve been growing up.
The only thing I don’t really understand is the little notes for after the devotional. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I don’t always have a bunch to say after reading a verse and two paragraphs (unless I’m in some writing mood). The devotional does use NIV, which seems to be what everything is using today, and that is one thing that bugged me to a point since I’m an avid KJV user, but I’m able to look past that to learn something new daily. Otherwise, I really like the devotional! I mean, pink isn’t really my favorite color, but I still like it okay. 🙂
Not everyone has a great role model in their life, and I’m positive that this would be the perfect gift for an aspiring young woman of God.