Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Carol McAdams Moore

Title: Just Sayin’

Author/Illustrator: Carol McAdams Moore

Publisher: Zonderkidz

Ages: girls 9-11

Synopsis: Just Sayin’ isn’t your typical 90-day devo for girls. It’s an all-out open space for you to explore and learn more about yourself and your faith. Prompts get your mind thinking, ideas flowing, and help turn your thoughts and emotions into dynamic doodles and more!

Why you should read it: The cute cover of Just Sayin' caught my eye before I even knew what the book was about. Author Carol McAdams Moore has created two different devotionals aimed at preteen boys and girls who might be struggling with identifying just what their religious beliefs might be. This one is for girls and filled with opportunities to draw, make lists, and show a little bling as they go through the pages covering 90 days of working their way through sections of the Bible. 

While I like the overall idea of this book with its doodle pages, Scripture references and thoughtful prompts, somewhere along the way this devotional left me feeling like something was missing from the overall intent of this endeavor to strengthen my religious foundation. Maybe it is because I’m much older than the author’s intended audience. In any case, preteen girls looking for some general information and guidance in their discovery of all things biblical might find it worthwhile to check this book out.

Like-o-meter Rating: 3 out of 5…take it or leave it

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  1. Interesting idea. Thanks for the helpful review. Happy New Year!

    1. Hi Johnell! I like the idea and I certainly think it will be useful for many young's a niche book...

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!