A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.
Published by Barbour Publishing on May 1st 2017
Genres: Young Adult Nonfiction, Religious, Christian, Devotional & Prayer, Inspirational
Is it really possible for a twenty-first-century young woman to live a life in direct contrast to culture’s ever-changing standards? The answer is yes. You're invited to join author Marjorie Jackson in Devoted, a 31-day devotional about letting love and dedication to Jesus penetrate every area of your life—relationships, decisions, standards, convictions, priorities. . .everything. Whether you're a long-time Christian or the spiritual training wheels are still on, you'll dive into God’s Word and discover what it truly means to be a young woman who is completely, joyfully, beautifully different. . .while coming to understand that life is good with a God who is great!
I was really impressed with Devoted: A Girl’s 31-Day Guide to Good Living with a Good God by Marjorie Jackson. I love the idea of a devotional but often find them to be lacking in substance. You get one scripture and little to no spiritual wisdom or insight from them. Now, I’m not saying that devotionals should take you out of the Word of God or that one should rely on others to dig into the Word for them. But, young women, especially, sometimes they need guidance, focus, and encouragement.
Now, I need to explain why I was looking for a guide for young women when I’m a married adult with children. There is your answer—my girls. I have two teenage girls, 16 and 14. Every Christmas I do their Christmas gifts—want, wear, read and need. For their bookish gift, I usually try to get them something educational/inspirational in addition to their want-to-reads. When I saw Devoted, it piqued my interest but I feared this would be a typical devotional and lacking in true godly wisdom.
So, I requested this book from Netgalley and I was impressed. This young lady has wisdom beyond her years and though I would have preferred that the scripture be taken from the KJV. However, all scriptures are referenced so one can simply open up their own Bible of choice and follow along.
One unique quality to this devotional is that a daily challenge is given to encourage young ladies to get into the Word so that young women build their own relationship with God. Plus, the fun coloring pages while instilling Biblical truths in their hearts.
This book covers topics such as the importance of reading your Bible, purity, dressing modestly, praying for your friends and praying for your future spouse.
An excellent read for Christian young ladies who are looking to grow in their spiritual walk with Christ.