Monday, October 15, 2012

The One Year Be-Tween You and God by Sandra Byrd

I am always looking for devotional books for my daughter, ones that she will like and use and learn from. This new publication by Tyndale, The One Year Be-Tween You and God is written for the pre-teen, early teen age that she falls into right now. I was excited to get a chance to get a look at this book and to review it!

First off, the book looks lovely, it has a gorgeous leather cover and actually kind of looks like a Bible. It's not too large, and definitely cute. So there's the superficial part :) . (But hey, it appealed to my daughter!!)

Inside the book are devotionals for every day. They begin with a question. . .one that is meaningful to girls of this age -- for instance, "Dear God, my brother and I don't get along. Seriously. What should I do?" After the question is a discussion of Biblical answer to the question, with a Bible verse which relates written out near the bottom of the page. There's also a question for thought or response.

Reading through the topics, they seemed very much the things that my daughter is concerned with. Things like discipline, fairness, styles, debt, siblings, parents, emotions, and on and on. Topics that are right there at that age.

I was very pleased to see that the topics are right at that age level. Not way above, not things that older teens are dealing with, but those just entering the teen years.

As far as my daughter's thoughts on this book -- It is a great book, a great devotional, short sections, good topics, cute cover, not too weird topics. I will be able to use this every day.

I am very pleased with this book, and I will be stocking up on it -- it's a great book to use as a gift for many of my nieces and also my daughter's friends. I would recommend this book for sure.

There ARE a few things I wish were a little different -- I wish there had been a section for journaling or writing out their thoughts/responses to the questions. I also wish the Scripture verse featured more prominently on the page, rather than in a small corner near the bottom.

Nevertheless, I still think this is a great tool to aid in a young girl's daily walk with God.

GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have the opportunity to give one copy of this book away to a blog reader! Please enter this giveaway by becoming a follower (if you aren't already) and by leaving a comment on this post! Make sure that I have an email or a way to contact you if you're the winner! I will choose a winner on October 22, 2012!

**I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale publishers for the purpose of this review.


  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing the devo, Sheila! I truly hope it blesses your daughter, your nieces, and your daughter's friends!

  2. I would love to be entered. I have a 13, 10 and 9 year old grand daughters that could all use that. Thanks!