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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Book review – Faithgirlz! Whatever.
Posted on January 8, 2013 by Melissa Staehli

Faithgirlz!  Whatever:  Livin’ the True, Noble and Totally Excellent Life

Author:  Allia Zobel Nolan

ISBN:  978-0-310-72534-3

USD:  6.99

Reviewed By:  Melissa Staehli

Rating: * * * * *      

In a day and age where every girl is rolling their eyes and saying this one word we all have heard a million times before…whatever!  The author, Allia, takes that sarcastic word and turns it into a word that you will want your girls to become.  A girl (s) who is ready to live a life that’s more than…whatever!

This book is based on the scripture Philipians 4:8-13 - Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable; if anything is excellent or praiseworthy; think about such things.

I really love this book!  It’s a 90 day devotional for girls 9 and up.  I actually have been reading this book to my young 6 year old son, Caleb, because I believe he can learn from the stories and lessons talked about in this book as well.  It may be a bit over his head, but I try and pull out the important things that I think he will remember.  Caleb has already memorized Philipians 4:8-13.  All of us could benefit by applying this scripture into our everyday living.

I took this ‘Whatever’ book to my sons private school and began reading it to some young girls in the aftercare program.  One little girl in particular became very interested in every chapter I would read to her and she would write down every bible verse that Allia spoke about.  This little girl is 8 years old, and is open to filling her head and heart with these everyday virtues taken straight from Philipians 4:8-13.

Every chapter of this wonderful devotional book starts out with a different scripture that goes along with the story and lesson.  The chapters are only a page and a half long, and at the end of every chapter Allia has a little recap for the girls – Food for Thought, Second Thoughts, Divine Thoughts  ~

Allia has really done an outstanding job with this book!  It’s simple, yet very impactful. Every youth group would benefit from having this book in their church.  I couldn’t put it down!

This is my own honest opinion and I received no monetary compensation of any kind for my review.

Melissa Staehli ~

Author of – I Love You to the Moon / Charlie’s Gingerbread House