No Girls Allowed Devotions for Boys is the companion devotion to the popular For Girls Only! Devotions (2009). The devotion books follow the same format: a story related to a scripture theme, a game/activity, a list of things to do, and quotes from people and the Bible that reinforce the theme. Each of the 60 devotions is 4 pages long (2 complete spreads) and includes original single-color art that will attract and engage boys ages 8-12. The illustrations are more like cartoonseach has a caption that relates to the theme. Some of the themes addressed include bullying, being a good winner, generosity, church participation, worship, and creation. The devotions use a wide range of examples. The author uses original stories, but he also uses things familiar to boys (G.I. Joe, Transformers, sports figures, superheroes, comics, video games, etc.) to illustrate his point.
|Publisher:||Tyndale House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book! Besides the short (but important) messages... The inclusion of scripture, memorable quotes and the fun activities (crosswords, word search and so on) This is great for boys of all ages, as it relates with so many well known personalities. (Spongebob to Tony Hawk!)
Ever wondered if there was a devotion out there just for boys? Containing topics and things that only boys want to talk about? Well have I discovered a true treasure for you! In the book, No Girls Allowed by Jayce O'Neal, you find the perfect blend of the joys about being a boy contained with the pages of this devotional. Since this isn't geared to any specific day on the calendar, you can pick it right up and begin reading it on day one. There are stories with the pages geared just for boys, but I know for our youngest daughter who loves the rough house that our neighborhood boys put her through most of these apply to her as well. One of the stories was about technology and the things we hear on TV and the radio. Even though the general concept can be good, it teaches that the messages behind some of the programming on both, can cause you to question whether or not it's beneficial for your life. I found this to be a great tool for opening up conversations with my own kids because sometimes just preventing them from a program isn't what's needed. Its the why behind it all. It's even better if your kids discover those on their own and can see why not all the things of this world are truly meant for good. Coupled with games and scriptures that go hand in hand with each story the messages are well worth purchasing this for anyone in your family you believe can benefit from it. I received this amazing devotional from Tyndale House Publishers for my honest review and think this one is a winner at 5 out of 5 stars!
This is a special book for boys ages 8-12. It contains 60 devotions written just for boys. Topics cover praising God, character, thinking about how others feel and what to do when you get in trouble. Each devotion is a page and a half with a nice illustration to help make the point. A Bible verse and a prayer are included in each section. After each devotion are two pages filled with activities, such as secret codes, word searches, and scrambled messages. There is also a things to do and things to remember page along with quotes on the topic to reinforce the devotion. I like this book as does my 8 year old. The cover design is just right for a boy. Each devotion is well written to keep the interest of a young boy without talking down to him. There is a lot of info in each four page devotion. The suggested activities to do and things to remember are excellent ways to put the lesson into action. My son says, "I like how it has parts of the Bible in it. It has pictures and shows you what to do. It shows you how not to be a bully. And the cover has no girls allowed on it!" I received this book for free from Tyndale publishers in order to review it and the opinions shared are my own.