I recently had the opportunity to read Girls Who Choose God – Stories of Courageous Women From the Bible by McArthur Krishna and Bethany Brady Spalding. This book has 11 stories with beautiful illustrations of women who made righteous decisions starting with Eve and ending with Mary Magdelene.
For Family Home Evening, we sat down with the kids and read the first story about Eve. Each story briefly describes who the women were and a choice they had to make. Then the story continues with what the woman chose to do and what happened. The story concludes with an application question of a time when you had to make a similar choice.
My daughters loved this! I love how the stories are short so my girls were able to sit and listen to the whole thing (3 and 2 year olds). The application question is also great for children who are little older. We helped our 3 year old think of times when she made good choices.
After we read about Eve and looked at the pictures, the girls wanted to read another! After we read the second story about Miriam, we looked at the rest of the pictures and I told them who each of the women were. This was the best FHE we’ve had so far complete with songs, prayer, a lesson without fighting, closing prayer, and treats! Coincidence that this book created a great atmosphere? Maybe. But it was awesome.
I think this is a great book for young girls to learn about righteous women in the Bible. It’s simple enough for young children to understand and then the question allows kids a little bit older to think about the story as well.
This is a great book for FHE lessons or for young girls to read on their own to learn about righteous women and how to be like them. This is definitely a book you’ll want in your family library. You can find Girls Who Choose God at Deseret Book!
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