His Princess Girl Talk with God: Love Letters for Young Women Hardcover – 1 Aug 2010
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From the Back Cover
You're the daughter of the King!
Like a loving father, God holds you in the palm of His hand. He loves you no matter what you wear, what you say, what you've done, or how you feel. And He wants you to live a wonderful life.
In "His Princess Girl Talk with God," Sheri Rose Shepherd helps you experience God's unending love for you through forty devotions. Sheri remembers what it's like to be a teen girl, and she connects your experiences with God's love. Through these stories, love letters from God, Scriptures, and prayers, you'll feel just how much God treasures you--His Princess.
Sheri Rose Shepherd can relate to almost any young woman's battle. She was raised in a dysfunctional home and battled depression, an eating disorder, and dyslexia. Despite her English teacher telling her she was "born to lose," Sheri Rose is now a sought-after speaker and a bestselling author with more than one million books sold. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Sheri Rose Shepherd is the founder of His Princess Ministries and the author of several books, including the bestselling His Princess, His Princess Bride, and His Princess Warrior. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Broken into forty brief devotions, each is presented in three parts. Shepherd's own experiences on the topic at hand, an imagined love letter from God's perspective, and a scripture verse to tie everything together. If you condensed the text it would be around one-and-a-half small pages of text altogether, though it's broken up visually onto four pages per devotion.
Her approach is one that calls young women to both follow God's high calling for them, while also providing space for His grace and forgiveness when we fall. At times her personal stories are hilarious (walking off the end of a stage at her first beauty pageant) and are at other times heart breaking (her struggle with drugs following her shame over a teenage abortion) - so many are memorable.
The book is formatted perfectly for gift giving to a special young woman in your life who may need encouragement in her walk with Christ as she struggles against the pressures of this world. Even my seven-year-old was fascinated with the design of the book - vibrant hardcover filled with colorful pages (white with red text, pink with red text, and red with white text); she's asked me to save it for her for when she's older.
Because she tackles mature, tough issues, I would recommend this book either for tweens and young teens in a public school environment where those pressures are felt so much earlier, or those over fifteen if they are in a more sheltered environment such as being homeschooled.
But this one... This one I love. Why? Well, the author shares her life story, her struggles with beauty and approval, and throughout the book there is a reconciliation between struggles and faith. It is beautifully written, with each chapter containing a story/thought issue, a verse and a love letter that God 'could' say to you. The last part is the part I was most nervous. Would this be fluffy, moral, niceness or would it also address the challenges to life that our faith presents. Thankfully it was the latter.
This book has no issue using words such as "obey," tackling issues of purity, beauty, wholesome talk... It speaks truth into the quiet moments of devotional life. Bible verses are in context, and the book is very readable. I was so impressed, I actually gave a copy to a youth....
This book is definitely for the teenage girl, rather than the pre-teen in my opinion. It covers relevant issues to the teenage years such as dating, sex, and body image.
This author shares from her heart in the note that correlates with a scripture she's picked for each chapter. The notes and scripture are a great reminder of how God views us. This author reveals testimonies from the heart that are honest and real. She writes in a way young girls can relate to. My daughter started reading this devotional and said she enjoyed the fact that Sheri is inspirational, real and helped her start out each day with hope and encouragement.
Sheri also has a love letter from God's lips to your heart! The letters are personal and based on scripture. Example, "My beautiful girl, I know your true identity is under great attack every day! Voices all around you tell you to become like the world and surrender who you really are...
Love your daddy in heaven"
Some of the titles for the devotionals in this book are The lie, We all fall down, My clothes revealed me, True beauty, The movie of life starts you, and What's the deal with how we feel?
I highly recommend this devotional for young women or anyone young at heart it's an inspiration for a women's mind, spirit and soul!
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* I actually understood it.
* The stories each day were true stories about her life, that was cool.
* Each day had a letter to me from God and I knew that she might have typed it but it was things that God wanted me to read.
* The Bible verse each day made a lot of sense to me because they were tied in with that day's story.
* If she wrote another one I would want to get it too.
I also wanted to point out that Sarah read each day's devotion and then posted the Bible verse on her Facebook page. We had a friend of mine tell us that she was following Sarah's daily verses, even though she doesn't go to church she was enjoying seeing what verse Sarah posted each day. I thought that was a great witness to Sarah that little things can make a difference. I was very impressed by how much Sarah enjoyed this devotional book. I'm looking forward to finding more like it for her now that she has shown the dedication to read this one!