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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Triple Dog Dare/Truth and Dare

I love this time of year...the winding down of the old and the beginning of the new!  One of the things I look most forward to at the beginning of a new year is the opportunity to begin a new devotional/journal opportunity along with an attempt to read the Bible through again.  Since I'm a mom with three kiddos, I have also been thinking a lot about ways to help them begin the discipline of being in God's Word everyday.  I'm excited about two resources that will help me and you do just that with our boys and girls ages 9 to 12!

For girls, there is Ann-Margret Hovespian's Truth & Dare:  One Year of Dynamic Devotions for Girls.  Targeting girls ages 9 to 12, Truth & Dare encourages tween girls to discover how exciting God’s Word can be. They will see it make a difference in their daily lives and experience the blessings that come from doing it and not just hearing it. Daily challenges (dares) based on Scripture (truth) will provide opportunities for them to make their faith come alive as they learn to serve others, build character and make a difference.

Scripture will be transformed from something learned to something lived.

Jeremy V. Jones has put together a power-packed devotional book designed just for boys.  God made boys to take His truth and do something with it, to man up and change the world.  These action packed devotions for boys ages 9 to 12 are filled with godly truth and bold spiritual challenges that transform time with God into the adventure of the day.

Triple Dog Dare connects God's Word to boys' hearts and hands with real life scenarios and activities.  Each day is filled with short Scriptures, concise biblical truth and a daily dare, all challenging them to put their faith into practice.

What I appreciated most about these devotionals is that they go beyond the typical "God has a wonderful plan for your life" and how "you will discover and fulfill that when you grow up".  Although they are designed with the tween age group in mind, these devotionals help these boys and girls understand how they can know God more intimately NOW and how they can put into practice TODAY the things they learn in His Word.

I'm so thankful for Mr. Jones and Ms Hovsepian's work in these two volumes.  I think far too often we make the dangerous assumption that our kids have to be at a certain point in their lives to "really understand" the things of God.  Jones and Hovsepian have not made this assumption and they have provided parents and grandparents with two amazing ways to help their "tweenagers" tender their hearts toward God.

Thank you Audra Jennings (Media Specialist with The B&B Media Group Inc.) for providing a copy of both Truth & Dare and Triple Dog Dare for the purpose of review.

Both books can be ordered from by going HERE and HERE.