Saturday, April 7, 2007

31 Girl

Title: 31 Girl
Author: Mary Simpson
Publisher: Whitaker House,2005
ISBN: 0-88368-808-5
Reviewed by Lori Plach for Christian Review of Books 4/07

Are you looking for a manual for a young lady that will teach all that she needs to know about being the type of girl that God has designed her to be? If so, look no further than "31 Girl" by Mary Simpson.

Mary Simpson takes each verse of Proverbs 31 and develops a chapter around it. Each chapter has a quote found in a secular book or film. She includes the scripture verse in New International Version format. She then tells a story about her personal life that relates to that scripture verse. Each chapter has a prayer which can be used for the girl's individual prayer time. There are treasure tips included in each section which deal with everything from nail care, face care, letting others know how much they mean to you, and pedicures along with alot of other helpful advice. At the end of each chapter is a story written about one of her "31 girls" with their own experiences being their guide.

There are chapters about humility, serving the Lord with gladness and true beauty coming from within ourselves. This one book that I feel is very important for every Christian girl to have. There are pictures throughout the book which show girls having fun. There are wide variety of poems and quotations that apply to every girl no matter if she is in her teens or twenties.

Mary Simpson is very knowledgable in the Scriptures and has created a real treasury. I had a difficult laying this book down until I was finished with it. However, it could be taken one chapter a day just as easily. I am hoping to use this book as part of my curriculum for my young girls group at our church this fall. The rose theme is carried out throughout this book making this is a beautiful book in its content which outweighs its physical appearance. "31 Girl" is a must read for every girl in their walk with their Lord!

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