No Girls Allowed - review

Author Bio
Jayce O'Neal is a speaker, actor, and writer living in the Los Angeles area. He and his wife moved there for the writing and acting opportunities and to be missionaries in the entertainment industry. He has, as he likes to say, "a PhD, two master's degrees, a B.A., and a small trophy for perfect attendance in Sunday school." He is a committed Christian who comes from a family of Christian workers. His parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles were all children's pastors. Jayce and his wife have continued this tradition and have been actively involved in ministering to jr. high and high school kids for many years.
Jayce has recently published a book with Strang Communications called 100 Answers to 100 Questions Every Graduate Should Know. He has also published a picture book titled Crazy Circus World.
About the Book:
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 cartoons—each 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.
My Review:
Considering I have 4 boys, two of which are at the perfect age for this devotional, I was excited to be able to review it.  I have to say, I wasn’t disappointed.  After reading the first chapter together, my boys were both apologizing to each other.  Not that they had done anything specific, it was just great food for thought and had them regretting not always being uplifting to each other.  The devotions continue in that direction, taking everyday situations and teaching you how to handle them in a Godly fashion.  Something we all need more of.  
All 60 chapters include a short story, word puzzle, ideas on things you can do to implement the current topic, things to remember - bible verses, and “do it” wisdom with applicable quotes.  
As a mom, I love any book that deepens my kids desire to be in the Word and challenges their walk!!  This book definitely does that.  I would recommend it to anyone with boys 9-12 or so.  There is also a girls devotional - “No Boys Allowed” available for girls.
Thank you Tyndale Publishers for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
Counting it all Joy!!

2 comments:

Sheila (Bookjourney) September 20, 2010 at 10:32 AM  

No Girls Allowed sounds good and funny. I would also like to read the new Kingsbury book. Have a fantastic week!

dollycas aka Lori September 20, 2010 at 10:33 AM  

WELCOME!!! I have always loved Karen's books!!

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