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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Whatever: A 90-day Devotional for Livin’ the True, Noble, and Totally Excellent Life! By Allia Zobel Nolan

Genre- Juvenile Nonfiction/Religious/Christian/Devotional & Prayer

Series- FaithGirlz!

Published by- Zondervan

Copyrighted- 2012

Number of pages- 304

Age Group- 9 and up

Description of book- paperback, list price $6.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-72534-3

Do you use the word, “whatever,” a lot in a negative way?  This devotional and Philippians 4:8-13 will help change the way you think of “whatever.”  These ninety devotionals will help you grow in truth, nobleness, righteousness, purity, loveliness, and what is admirable with God.

You will learn how to deal with avoiding gossip, changing your thoughts, use of alcohol, having a humble heart, and making the best friends.

About the author- Allia Zobel Nolan currently lives with her husband in Connecticut.  She is an author of over 130 children’s books and nine adult books.  She is the recipient of the 2005 Mom’s Choice Award for the Most Outstanding Children’s Book for Preschoolers.  Her website is



My thoughts- This book is an addition to the FaithGirlz! collection of books.  Philippians 4:8-13 is a great group of verses to use to develop a 90-day devotional for tweens.  Tweens are at an impressionable age and this devotional can help guide them on the right course as they grow.  As an older reader I even took a lot of good nuggets of information to help me with my growth with God.  My tween children enjoyed the devotions I read to them. 

There were just a couple of things that I think would help improve the book- get rid of the slang and add an introduction.  I don’t like the use of slang, because the words change throughout the years and it talks down to the reader’s intelligence.  I think an introduction would help tie the book together and could explain each of the sections.

I would recommend this book if you are looking for a good devotional for the tween girl in your life.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Whatever by Allia Zobel Nolan for free from DJC Communications. 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 16 CFR, Part 255. All links were current when posted.

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