Journeys of Faithfulness: Stories of Life and Faith for Young Christian WomenAbout Home School ReviewsCurriculum, teaching aids, online resources -- they abound for the Home Schooling family. Budgets are usually tight, making each purchase count. Home School Reviews come from our Shiloh Home School, as we check out some of the resources available to home schooling families, giving detailed, comprehensive descriptions of the product and our honest opinions about the quality of the product, based upon the price.
by Apologia Whole Heart
There are books that come through our household and quickly pass on through as soon as they are read for reviews. Journeys of Faithfulness is not one of them. It is being placed on the for-when-she's-a-teen-shelf for my daughter.
Those are two words that adequately describe the writing of Sarah Clarkson. Her writing is reminiscent to Anne Voskamp, an extraordinary thing and highest compliment I can give. This style provides rich imagery, both mentally and emotionally and triggers a desire for more -- more faith, more of God, more relationship with God. That is the cry of my heart as a mother for my daughter and I anticipate the day we can read this aloud and work through it together.
A free sample can be accessed on the book page found at Apologia's website, while I'm on the topic of Sarah's writing ability.
There are two sections per chapter. Sarah first writes a fiction narrative of chosen women in the Bible, weaving an almost magical, if not beautiful, story around Biblical fact. This is then followed by a personal devotional taken from Sarah's own life journey and walk with God, followed up by a Bible study section, complete with areas for writing, that assists your daughter in digging into the word. An area for journaling follows this section, with adequate pages, even for a prolific writer.
All this combined and Journeys of Faithfulness of faithfulness becomes a record of a part of a young women's faith journey. A mile marker, perhaps an "altar of remembrance" in years to come.
It must also be noted, that while meant for young women of the faith, grown women will also find themselves challenged and inspired when working through this book.
The women focused on within the book include
Mary and Martha ~ Learning to See, A Circle of Glory, The Hush of Love
Mary, the Mother of Jesus ~ Story-Formed Soul, Swords and Starlight, The Great Adventure
Esther ~ Heart Alive, For Such a time, Courageous Beauty
Ruth ~ Claiming the Light, To Walk in Darkness, Desire of my Heart
One book: Journeys of Faithfulness
One price: $13
One gripping inspiration and challenge for faithfulness for young and older teen women: Priceless
I give this book a 5 out of 5 rating
(which in the event you don't look up the rating system means--everyone should have this book for their daughter, in my humble opinion :)
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this product for review purposes, made possible by:Apologia