God's Wisdom For Little Girls: A Book Review

Written by acknowledged columnist Elizabeth George, God's Wisdom for Little Girls has a aerial goal: To advice accouchement accept Proverbs 31 and how it applies to their activity today. Anniversary page of this book (charmingly illustrated by Judy Luenebrink) deals with one appearance trait; through pictures and balladry text, it shows little girls how that affection ability administer to their life. The endure page of the book break down some of the bigger words acclimated in the book (like "diligent" and "gracious"), adage what they mean, and area moms can acquisition the agnate argument in the Bible. God's Wisdom for Little Girls says that "God's little babe is:" priceless, kind, eager, helpful, cheerful, busy, affable (giving it our all), diligent, caring, prepared, creative, prayerful, artistic, confident, gracious, careful, thoughtful, and cherished.

What I Like: The concept; Proverbs 31, while an important access to all women, isn't consistently simple for grown-ups to understand. But the columnist does a accomplished job breaking down anniversary abstraction and applying it to avant-garde life. (Moms may apprentice something, too!) These virtues are things we should try to brainwash in our daughters from an aboriginal age, and God's Wisdom for Little Girls absolutely advice mothers do that. The illustrations alter in blush acuteness (some are vivid, some are pastel) and are absolutely detailed. They characterize little girls playing, working, and loving.

What I Dislike: These aren't dislikes so abundant as cautions. I anticipate it's important for mothers to acquaint their daughters they may not be able to reside up to all these virtues - abnormally at first. It's aswell important to accent that we can alone be a Proverbs 31 woman (or girl) if we angular on the Lord. Initially, I aswell questioned some of the called virtues; for example, "artistic." I couldn't anamnesis a Bible access that said Godly women should be artistic. But if I arrested the endure page of the book and saw how the columnist authentic aesthetic ("a accomplished expert"), my argument disappeared. Some parents may aswell article that God's Wisdom for Little Girls is sexist; it doesn't characterize little girls active about with cars and tools; they are mostly apparent accomplishing commonly feminine things. There is absolutely allowance for active in every girl's life, but active isn't one of the virtues mentioned in Proverbs 31. (There is a little babe apparent digging in the garden, however.) Yet, all-embracing God's Wisdom for Little Girls takes a appealing difficult accountable and makes it attainable for preschoolers.

Overall Rating: Very Good.

Age Appeal: 5 - 8

Publishing Info: Harvest House Publishers, 2000; ISBN 0736904271; hardback; $15.99.