Sunday, November 20, 2011

Truth & Dare / Triple Dog Dare One Year Devotions for Girls and Boys

Title: TRUTH & DARE: One Year of Dynamic Devotions for Girls
Author: Ann-Margaret Hovsepian
Publisher: David C. Cook
October 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4347-0208-1
Genre: Nonfiction/Devotionals

Dare to put your faith in action!

TRUTH & DARE is a great new devotional for tweener girls, ages 9 – 12. It will help your favorite tweener to discover the secret to life that sparkles for God. This devotional just for preteen girls will help you with God’s wisdom for everything from friendship and serving others, to getting along with your parents and worshiping God.

Every day, there is a short section of scripture to look up and read, then a devotional to read, some short questions to answer or consider, and a challenge to live it out. There is even some fun quizzes included. At the end of every daily devotional is a small journaling section with lines included for thoughts, prayers, and recording what you learned and how the challenge went.

Weekends have a slightly longer scripture reference to read, with questions to answer about it, and a bigger journaling space for more thoughts.

If you have a daughter, granddaughter, or favorite tweener girl, then TRUTH & DARE is a devotional to consider. Just for girls, it has a great girlie cover, kinda pale pink and sparkly, and it will bring the girl into word and get her used to having devotions. I’m going to give my copy to my nine-year-old for Christmas. I know she’ll enjoy it. This will make a great stocking stuffer for a girl you love. $14.99. 384 pages.


Author: Jeremy V. Jones
Publisher: David C. Cook
October 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7814-0457-0
Devotional for boys

TRIPLE DOG DARE is a devotional for young boys and tween boys. The glittery-gray cover is filled with robots, sling-shots, dogs, and other boy stuff that make it instantly appealing to a boy. My twenty-one year old son was even attracted to the cover. The inside pages kind of look like a bad copy from a Xerox machine, with blotches and marks, but even that is kind of appealing to a male.

This is a year-long devotional is not dated, so you can pick it up at any time of the year. But the devotions are divided by week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc. Each one starts with a verse or a couple verses for your son to look up, then it has the short devotional that has something to do with life and the verse. On the side of that is a Triple Dare where it gives suggestions for your boy to follow. And under that is a section with lines for your son to record his thoughts about what he learned and hopes to apply to his life.

At the end of the week is a section to tie the weeks worth of devotions together, more scripture for him to read and answer questions about, and a page to record his thoughts.

If you are looking for a devotional for your favorite tween or young boy, then TRIPLE DOG DARE would be a great book to stick in their stocking this Christmas. I don’t really think teen boys would like this book much, my twenty-one year old liked it better than my nineteen year old, but that depends on your son I think. My nineteen year old wanted more focus on Bible study and less on stuff. So that is something to consider there as well.

All in all, I think it’s good for younger boys – and I’ll give it 4 stars. $14.99. 432 pages.

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