Genesis 5020

My Story for His Glory

A Must Read for your Tween Daughter October 15, 2013

Filed under: Book Reviews,Tuesday Thoughts — Melissa Finnegan @ 10:00 am
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discover truthMy Name is Erin: One Girl’s Journey to Discover the Truth:

Is truth real? How do you define truth? What happens when your definition of truth is not the same as your best friend? Or your parents? Whose truth becomes the real truth?
See a problem?
The culture says truth can change. God’s Word says Truth is solid.
In My Name is Erin: One Girls Journey to Discover Truth you will be guided by Erin to learn
-Truth is not defined by your circumstances, your heart, or your mind
-Truth can be discovered – not created
-How to protect yourself and your friends with Truth
-Lies that masquerade as Truth
-How to make invisible spy ink

discover who she itMy Name is Erin: One Girl’s Journey to Discover Who She Is:

Come meet Erin. Like you she has struggled with many questions about being a girl.

Why does it matter that God created men and women?

Why did God make guys and girls so different?

Why does gender (that’s just a fancy word for the traits that make girls girls and boys boys) matter anyway?

So, she set out on a journey to learn who she is. From the only place she could – God’s Word. After all, He was the one who made her and the only One who could really answer her questions.

And she learned that whether you’re a mega tomboy, a pretty-pretty princess, or someone somewhere in between, God has a plan for your girlhood that goes way beyond ribbons and curls. You were made to bring God glory and the purpose of your design is to point to Him.

make a differenceMy Name is Erin: One Girl’s Mission to Make a Difference:

Do you often wonder why? Why am I here? Do I serve a purpose? God says yes. No matter your age or your circumstances – you have a powerful purpose. Do you have a passion for something? The poor? A country? Justice?  Because you are in school doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it now. Your purpose and your passion intersect. For a reason. Read My Name is Erin: One Girl’s Mission to Make a Difference and:

  • Discover and replace your fake purpose with your real purpose.
  • Learn how to stop waiting and live as a mission-minded girl NOW.
  • Be inspired by stories of girls like you that said “Yes, Lord.”

radical fathMy Name is Erin: One Girl’s Plan for Radical Faith:

Maybe you’ve had a moment-a time in your history when God did something radical in your heart. Putting your faith and trust in Him certainly feels like taking a giant leap, but really it’s just the beginning of the exciting, and-yes-radical journey that comes with agreeing to live as God calls you to.
What does being radical look like? In the Bible, the common characteristics are:
* They trusted God.
* They listened to God’s voice and then obeyed-even when it cost them.
* Because of their faith, they lived lives that looked different from everyone else’s.
That’s a short list and a tall order, but basically it means you can be a radical too. There’s nothing on that list that is impossible for you. There’s nothing on that list that requires you to be older, or more financially stable, or to have a college degree. No matter who you are or where you live you can live a radical faith.
Meet Erin, she has learned practical ways to do just that.

My thoughts:

This is an awesome series for your tween. I would say eleven to fourteen(ish)-year-olds would enjoy these books.

Erin writes in a way that will resonate with young girls. She doesn’t shy away from tough issues but doesn’t go places that would make moms uncomfortable either.

I love that the books has places for reflection for the girls to actually write in the book and think about what they are reading.

The books are small and cute (just what a girl likes) and a quick read. For me I could read each book in about an hour but for my daughter I would suggest reading a chapter a day so she can reflect on each chapter.

As always, I think reading it with your daughter or before you give her the books will give you a greater benefit so you can have conversations with her about what she is reading.

If you are looking for ways to open up conversation between you and your tween (and what mom isn’t?) this could be what you are looking for. I highly recommend this series 🙂

Grab your copies at your local book store, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com, or Books-A-Million.

Visit Erin’s website here. A great place for moms and girls.

Copies of these books were given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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