Just Sayin’: Write ‘em, Draw ‘em, Hide ‘em in Your Heart is a devotional for girls. My older two daughters (9 and 11) saw an ad about this book in their Club House magazine and not so subtly hinted that they wanted one PLEASE, which I think is awesome because there doesn’t really seem to be much for their ages. Also the timing worked out perfectly because they will both need some kind of a new devo soon. So I decided to check it out, before I ok it and pass it along.
Reviewing a devotional is challenging because we want it to keep our kids’ hearts soft and open as they grow closer with their best friend Jesus. However, a lot of that depends more on how the devo is used and how serious the girls are about learning more of the Word and listening to their Heavenly Father.
In saying that, I believe Carol MacAdams Moore has created a fun, engaging way for girls in these 90 devotions to “Read something awesome about God. Learn something cool about yourself. Then …Doodle, Write, Paint, Glue, …Whatever!” I believe the age of the girls interested in a devo book like this will vary greatly —starting with younger ones who may need a little of mom’s help to teen girls— because of the format of this book. Girls can go as deep as they want or are able to at their maturity level. Just Sayin’ may appeal to some personalities more than others. However, it has a wide variety of unique activities along with the Scriptures reading to challenge girls and get their mind thinking and faith growing. I think it can be a great tool for most to let them expression their God-given creativity as they draw (love the pun!!) closer to their Creator! :)
I do pray that as my two girls use this tool (yes, I approved it!), their attitude will continue to reflect this quote from the book: “Sweet! Learning to follow Jesus. Best. Idea. Ever.”
I received a free copy of this book from BookLook in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review.