Thursday, September 9, 2010

No Girls Allowed - A Tyndale Review

I received No Girls Allowed: Devotions for Boys as a complimentary gift from Tyndale House Publishers.

No Girls Allowed: Devotions for Boys
, authored by Jayce O'Neal, is a great book for young adolescent boys. At 249 pages in length, the book is divided into devotion lessons. Each lesson is four pages in length: two pages for the lesson, and two other pages with a puzzle and activities that can enrich the lesson. Topics included in the devotions: gossiping, bullying, anger, discernment, eating right, keeping the Sabbath holy. Activities include: crossword puzzles, secret codes, and word searches. There are also extender activities that can be done through the week, like helping with chores, reading specific scriptures from the Bible, being kind, etc. Also, there are quotes and verses that go along with each lesson topic to reinforce the lessons.

My two boys are ten and six, and my eldest has been reading the lesson and they've been doing the enrichment activities together. The lessons are written for boys ages 8-12, but they can definitely be used by a younger boy as well as a read-aloud. The scripture used in the book is NLT (New Living Translation). We do not use that translation, so instead I had my son read the scriptures from his Bible so that there would be no confusion.

Overall, I found this book to be a nice supplement for our family devotional time.

Here's the run-down of what I think of the book:
Ease of reading ................ 5/5
Supporting Details ............. 5/5
Sufficient Length .............. 5/5
Ability to hold my interest ... 5/5
Overall Impression ............. 5/5

I am a member of Tyndale Blog Network, a fabulous website that sends free books to read and keep if you write a review for your blog and for a major retailer (such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble). Tyndale Blog Network is through Tyndale House Publishers.

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