All in All: Journaling Devotional, written by Sophie Hudson, was published by B&H/LifeWay Publishing Group and I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review. It is a hardcover and reasonably priced.
Sophie Hudson wrote a beautiful devotional which I can share with my teenage girl. Looking for a devotional of my own, I felt my daughter could use it as well. Many of the stories are relatable to her, while others are ones I connected with. It is packed with joyful expressions of motherhood, nostalgia, and humor in 100 days of journaling opportunities and scripture references.
My favorite day was Day 11 where she talked about arguing before church and not wanting to go. I can completely relate to this situation. It made me laugh in agreement.
“…whether it’s an argument with someone we love, a moment when we’ve been caught acting less than our best, a gigantor misunderstanding with a sibling, or a time when we’ve felt a little betrayed, we really can bounce back. We can be better” (Hudson, 34).
Sophie has the reader reflect on lamentations and provides a journaling opportunity with response questions followed by writing out a daily prayer.
I believe the copper foil on the cover is a beautiful touch. The words inside are the same as the green-blue color on the cover. I recommend this devotional to any woman looking for a lighthearted and relatable text. The scripture references are relevant and great references.
I also recommend this devotional to high school senior girls looking to dig deeper without the academic biblical approach.
Purchase your copy here (affiliate link)!
From the Boomama website about Sophie Hudson:
My first book, A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet, came out in June 2013. My second book, Home is Where My People Are, released in January 2015. And book #3, Giddy Up, Eunice released in June 2016. They’re all 18 months apart, my personal (nerdy) version of stair step babies. In August of 2017 book #4 arrived; it’s a journaling devotional (for young women) called All in All. Considering that I spent most of my 30s vowing and declaring that I would never write a book, I believe these four books are what the experts would call SWEET, SWEET IRONY.
Photograph from Amazon.com
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