Tuesday, November 3, 2015

PICTURE BOOK REVIEW: Girls Who Choose God: Book of Mormon version


Shining light on strong women from the Book of Mormon, this groundbreaking book shares well-known stories alongside others that may be less familiar. Come to better know and love Sariah, the heroic daughters from the land Zeniff, Nephi's wife, the maidservant spy, and other women from the Book of Mormon who chose God with all their might. These faith-filled women defended their families, protected their husbands, and risked their lives for others—providing powerful role models for us all.

With stunning illustrations, ten compelling narratives, and thought-provoking family discussion questions, this volume will give you a new perspective on the Book of Mormon. Reading and reflecting on these brave women's stories, girls and boys will learn that they too can be strong and choose God.

In buying this book, you support educational opportunities for women. A portion of the authors' proceeds will be donated to nonprofit organizations in their local communities.


The Book of Mormon has some great heroines in it as well as heroes, but it is easy to forget this since a number of them are not mentioned by name.  But the role these women played in there world was no less important than the men and truly inspiring.  One of my favorite female stories in the Book of Mormon revolves around the power of mothers to influence their children for good.  The mothers of Helaman's stripling warriors lead their sons down a righteous path that led to their survival in the face of incredible odds.  And the other women mentioned in the book are just as inspiring and a powerful reminder of the good that women can do.  Each story is briefly summarized and then a choice made by the woman or women involved is presented for discussion.  The decision made is then presented on the following page.  Not only is the book an inspiring one but arranged neatly for teaching during family home evenings and other times. Recommended.

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