When Best-Selling author Allia Zobel Nolan releases a new book, I pay attention. The prolific author writes on a broad range of topics, from cats and dogs to bible stories, books for adults and books for children, pre-teens and teens. Her newest book, Whatever, is written for Christian girls, tweens, in fact.
As a Jewish woman with no children I seem like an unlikely reader for this book but I have to say that I found it fascinating. In a world that often moves too fast and becomes to scary even for adults, this book is the ideal choice for Christian parents (or grandparents, aunts or uncles) to give to the tween girls in their family.
Nolan uses quotes from the bible to help guide girls through the difficult times everyone faces during that phase of life. The book is a 90-day Devotional divided into ten parts: You and Your Thoughts, Whatever's True, Whatever's Noble, Whatever's Right, Whatever's Pure, Whatever's Lovely, Whatever's Admirable, Whatever's Excellent, Whatever's Praiseworthy, and Perfeect Peace. Each "chapter," or Devotional, within the book contains spot on descriptions of situations tweens face, how to deal with them and how not to deal with them and the consequences of each.
The book is easily read and certainly gives much food for thought, guiding tweens through the confusion of their reactions to the experiences they'll face, helping girls change their lives through changing their thoughts. It's a great book for tweens whose lessons will last a lifetime.
Whatever is published by Zonderkidz and with a cost of only $6.99 makes for a perfect gift at any time or a stocking stuffer for Christmas.
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