Review by Bridgette Taylor
The next step in the “Beautiful Girlhood” series is “Beyond Beautiful Girlhood Plus Companion Guide” authored by Margaret Sangster and Shelley Noonan, a wonderful guidebook for those with twelve to twenty year old girls. Picking up where “Girlhood” leaves off, this guidebook takes you on a seven to twenty-one week journey designed to help you teach her the skills every young woman needs to know. “Beyond” goes even further to teach seven spiritual disciplines that will help to create a closer walk with the Lord not only for your daughter, but for you as well.
What I like most about the “Girlhood” series is that it assists in instilling Christian values right at the core, and right at the time they are needed the most. “Beyond Beautiful Girlhood” is no different, acting as your navigator while you traverse the teenage years. By helping her to form good practices and encouraging an open dialogue between the two of you, you will help your daughter to form a solid platform of values and skills she will carry with her as she matures.
The included mother/daughter journal becomes a precious record of this time in her life that the two of you will always treasure. Another aspect of this book I particularly like is the hands-on projects you can do together. These projects really bring the ideas put forth in the book alive, and the quality time spent doing them together is the biggest reward . Make the most of the time you have left with her by using these years to help her prepare for the next stage in her life. “Beyond Beautiful Girlhood Plus Companion Guide” is the perfect way to do just that.