10 Ways to Prepare Your Daughter for Life--book review
10 Ways to Prepare Your Daughter for Life
by Annie Chapman
About the Book:
Drawing on her years of being a daughter and a mother, the wisdom of God's Word, and practical insights from other women on the same journey, Annie Chapman encourages mothers to share 10 essential truths that will help their daughters lay a strong foundation for success, including how to
- draw on faith in Jesus for wisdom and strength
- use choice to transform circumstances
- cultivate inner and outer beauty
- understand and celebrate the differences between men and women
- prepare for and establish successful relationships, including marriage
Highlighting the traits of women in the Bible, Annie provides practical guidance for helping young women develop discernment, trust, and integrity. She candidly shares her own experiences to help today's mothers navigate the sometimes tricky, yet always fulfilling role of "Mom."
As a mother of a preteen daughter, I am acutely aware of how quickly she is growing up, and of all the things she is going to need to know. I am on a mission to gain as much knowledge as I can to better equip my daughter for life and all that it holds. This is one book of many that I have chosen to gather this knowledge.
First thing I noticed and really loved about this book is that author Annie Chapman has a very large amount of scriptures to back up what she is talking about. So many times my kids will ask why they must do it this way in which I reply, "Because the Bible tells us so." I love that I now have most of these scriptures at hand to better answer their questions.
The ten topics in the book cover everything from making the best choices to keeping a pure heart and body. From marriage and motherhood to money and fear. In each chapter author Annie Chapman offers guidelines to follow during life and has backed them with multiple scriptures. She shares her life stories along with lyrics from old hymns and songs that she and her husband wrote that tie in perfectly with the theme of the chapter. At the end there is a page with a book list she wants her daughter to read. And yes, I will be going over that list as well with my daughter.
I found all the information in 10 Ways to Prepare Your Daughter for Life very practical, all the while very helpful. I had this thought often while reading, "Of course. That make perfect sense." I am so glad I chose this book as it is going to be a great resource for my daughter and I.
If you are like me and in the market for books to help you help your daughter, I would like to recommend this book to you. I know it will bless you!
***Thank you Harvest House Publishers for the free book in exchange for my honest review.***
Also be sure to stop Harvest House Publishers to see more of Annie's books. I would give a link to her web page but it doesn't seem to be working.
Annie Chapman is a gifted musician and the author of several books, including Letting Go of Anger, The Mother-in-Law Dance, Hot Topics for Couples . Sharing the concert stage with Steve, writing books and articles, speaking at conferences, and ministering through radio and TV give Annie many opportunities to reach a wide audience for Christ. She is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute.