Thursday, August 28, 2014

Girls Who Choose God {Deseret Book Review}

 From Eve to Esther, from the Samaritan woman at the well to the widow with her two mites, many women in the Bible have made courageous choices. All through the ages, women have chosen to help, to solve problems, to stand up for others, to strengthen families, and to follow God no matter what. 
Girls Who Choose God invites young readers (and those who love them) to make important choices of their own, following the examples of great women in the scriptures. With breathtaking illustrations, beautifully told stories, and insightful discussion questions, this delightful book is perfect for sharing, reading aloud, and drawing children into the scriptures.
In this book, Girls Who Choose God, we read stories of amazing women from the bible who had a choice to make...  Our favorite was the story of Miriam and her baby brother, Moses, who was hidden in a basket among the reeds.  When Pharaoh's daughter came to the river to bathe and discovered the baby Miriam had a choice to make.  Should she stay hidden to avoid possibly getting in trouble?  Or should she speak to Paraoh's daughter in hopes of saving her baby brother?
You go on to read the choice she made and the results of her actions.  The book then asks you "What choices have you made to bring your family closer together?" 

This was a wonderful, large size picture book that I really enjoyed reading with my kids.  One thing that made it unique was the questions that propelled my family toward a discussion of why should we choose God, what does that look like and how our choices affect others.  As homeschoolers we used this as a morning devotional reading 1 story each day and discussing.  As a mother of 2 daughters I appreciate finding children's scripture stories of strong, courageous and righteous women.

Girls Who Choose God retails at for $17.99 in hardcover.

*In buying this book, you support educational and employment opportunities for LDS young women around the world. All of the authors' proceeds will be donated to Interweave Solutions. For more information about the organization's good work, visit

Disclaimer:  I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed here are my own.

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