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No Girls Allowed:Devotions for Boys

The Watered Soul: No Girls Allowed:Devotions for Boys

Sep 14, 2010

No Girls Allowed:Devotions for Boys

clip_image001I know I broke the cardinal rule of this book by daring to peek inside the pages of this devotional designed for elementary aged boys. But, as a Sunday school teacher (not to mention an aunt, too), I’m always on the lookout for creative ways to share the gospel with my students and captivate their attention. So I jumped at the chance to review No Girls Allowed: Devotions for Boys by Jayce O’Neal.

O’Neal does a good job at incorporating familiar topics, characters or shows like Batman, basketball, Scrooge, video games and Nickelodeon into the devotions.  Using a 2-page spread, every devotion contains a short story, scripture point, prayer, puzzle, things to do, list of additional scriptures that tie into the lesson’s main theme, and quotes from contemporary leaders.

I really like that the author shows boys how to apply the truths, found in each lesson, into their daily life through the things to do section.  Although I appreciated the idea of including puzzles, I felt that more variety was needed rather than just secret codes, word search and crossword.

As someone wanting to use this to supplement Sunday school activities, I wished the book included an index showing the theme and/or scripture emphasis for each lesson. Just listing the name of the story in the table of contents provides little information about the aim of the devotion. More visually stimulating illustrations would also enhance the book. Overall, I think the book provides solid Biblical teaching and would be a good addition to preteen boys’  library.

For a preview of the book, click here.

Thanks to Tyndale House for providing a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16CFR, Part 255  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements in Advertising”.

 

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4 Comments:

At September 14, 2010 at 5:38 AM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

I enjoyed reading this, I suppose peeping into the book will give you a birds eye view on how to teach the boys as well as girls.

Take care.
Yvonne.

 
At September 14, 2010 at 7:00 AM , Blogger MTJ said...

Hi Wanda,

Thanks for sharing a review of this book. I'm not involved in biblical teaching but I recognize that providing meaningful teaching resources is important in reaching out to youth.

I'm glad to know that you are among the many who help shape the minds and hearts of the young.

Blessings and peace.

MTJ

 
At September 14, 2010 at 12:49 PM , Blogger Faith Imagined said...

This book sounds something I would love my boys to read. I am definitely going to check it out. Thanks for the review!

 
At September 16, 2010 at 8:32 PM , Blogger Petula said...

Sounds like a great read.

 

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