Sometimes, we need a different approach to our daily time in God’s word. Beloved: 365 devotions for young women from Zondervan is just that – geared specifically to preteen and teen girls who are learning what God’s will is for their lives.
Beloved is a beautiful hardback book. The cover is just lovely with pink metallic flowers and lettering that shimmers in the light. At just over 5″ x 7″, it fits comfortably in hand while reading. The pages are beautiful, as well, continuing the lovely flower motif from the cover through the entire book on each page.
Each devotion is just a single page, so it doesn’t require a long time to read through the scripture and accompanying thought. The page has the day, the scripture printed, a few paragraphs on the scripture and four lines at the bottom to journal your own thoughts, if interested. There is also a matching satin ribbon that is bound into the book to mark your place.
Finding Godly role models is a wonderful things and this lovely book highlights many of them – from women we recognize such as Mary, Elizabeth, Ruth and Naomi to many we don’t think of immediately such as Zelophehad’s daughters, Manoah’s wife, and Caleb’s daughter Aksah.
My girls have found this to be a beautiful book and were interested in sitting down with it right away. We are going to be using this as part of our morning devotions as a family. As we take a look at different women in the Bible and how they related to God, they will hopefully find much encouragement to grow into the women God has created them to be.