Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women, published by Zondervan, offers 365 devotions targeting a young audience of Christian women. Written by Lindsay A. Franklin and illustrated by Micah Kandros, the foil overlay and blue and white pages are inviting. I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.Young women face daily challenges, anything from bullying over social media and in friendships and dating. Zondervan offers this beautiful hardcover book of devotions that target the daily challenges facing our young women. Each day speaks to the heart of the matter, paired with scripture, and a journaling area for further reflection.
One of my favorite devotions was Day 144 where Franklin quotes from 2 Timothy and goes on to speak about our feelings of self-worth.
“Do you ever take a look at yourself – at all the areas where you feel inadequate or at all the times you’ve failed – and wonder why God would choose you?” (p. 152).
Franklin lets her reader know that God does not make mistakes and extends to us his grace in spite of our failures. At the end of this devotion, there is a small space to journal as the reader reflects on the questions “Whose path can you light today?”
This devotional wins the prize for the most beautiful illustrations and the most inviting graphics throughout the book. It will immediately grab the attention of the young women in your life. Each page is filled with deep Biblical truth.
I felt this book was targeted toward young women who were in their 20’s and not so much my teenager. That being said, I think it’s written for young women who are already aware of the stories in the Bible and the narratives therein. If a young woman is just starting her walk with the Lord, this devotional may be a great gift she will grow into.I do recommend this book to young women who need to remember who they are in Christ. If you’re new to Christianity, this devotional may not resonate well with you. Although, I don’t recommend that you pass it up.
This makes a great gift for Christmas and or Thanksgiving. If you can contain yourself long enough, it’s a great graduation gift.
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*Thank you to Stephanie Alton at the Blythe Daniel Agency, Inc. for allowing me to review this book and for providing a book for the giveaway this month.
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