Becoming a Girl of Grace
A Joint Bible Study for Tween Girls and Their Moms
by Catherine Bird
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Pub Date 07 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 15 Apr 2021
Abilene Christian University Press & Leafwood Publishers, Leafwood Publishers
Finding responsible role models today can be especially difficult if you are a tween girl, or the parent of one. In Becoming a Girl of Grace: A Joint Bible Study for Tween Girls and Their Moms, author Catherine Bird takes a close look at some of the amazing women of the Bible and the character traits they model for today’s tween girls. These women of yesterday have a lot to share with the girls of today! Dealing with mean girls and bullies, feeling left out, and learning to like oneself are not new social dilemmas. The Bible is full of examples of strong females who chose to follow God and pursue faith despite what was happening in their world and cultures.
Becoming a Girl of Grace is prayerfully and intentionally written for tween girls to share with their moms. The premise is simple—offer a way for moms and their tween daughters to dig into the word of God together and keep the lines of communication flowing. Becoming a Girl of Grace is full of engaging questions and fun activities designed to facilitate meaningful conversations between mothers and daughters.
Moms and daughters may approach study however it fits into their schedules. Read and study a little bit each day or consolidate into fewer days. Becoming a Girl of Grace is intentionally flexible.
“Capturing the unique relationship between a mom and a girl, in Becoming a Girl of Grace, Catherine Bird weaves the wisdom in God’s Word into the fabric of a tween girl’s heart. This wonderful and unique resource helps set a firm foundation in the heart of a girl, and in her mom, for becoming a girl of grace.”
- Lynn Cowell, Author of Magnetic: Becoming the Girl He Wants and speaker and writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries
“In a time when families are drifting apart, Catherine Bird draws mamas and their girls close—both to each other and to God. Becoming a Girl of Grace is chock-full of biblical wisdom, fun mother-daughter activities, and practical steps that move us toward deeper, long-lasting relationships.”
- Amy Carroll, Author of Breaking Up with Perfect and speaker and writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries
“Finally, a study for moms and tween daughters that provides a sound, biblically-based study that strengthens those mother/daughter relationships through a fun Bible study. By reflecting on the lives of biblical women, Catherine makes relative applications for each character with hands on activities, heart checks, and personal reflections in ‘From a Momma’s Heart.’ Becoming a Girl of Grace is well written and easy to follow. I highly recommend this study!”
- Sandy Ferguson, Retired Director of Christian Formation, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
“Catherine Bird is passionate about cultivating daughters and mothers who are grounded both in their faith and in their identity as beloved children of God. She communicates with a confident vulnerability that gives permission for families to share in like. Becoming a Girl of Grace is a unique resource for mothers who want a deepening relationship with their daughters during a time when girls begin to explore the joys and perils of becoming their own women.”
- Rev. Katie Meek, Missionary, Director of Congregational Development and Education at General Board of Global Ministries
“As a mom myself, I sometimes struggle with how to explain biblical concepts, like grace, to my growing daughter. Catherine Bird, however, has written a heartfelt, interactive, and biblically sound study that takes the guess work out of grace, making it understandable and desirable to both my daughter and me.”
- Tracy Steel, Speaker and author of A Redesigned Life: Uncovering God's Purpose When Life Doesn't Go as Planned and Images of His Beauty
“Parenting tweenage girls is no easy task. Every lesson in Becoming a Girl of Grace has a ‘Mom and me’ activity that is hands on fun, and perfectly illustrates the topic at hand. Girls of Grace ‘heart checks’ are also included in each lesson to open dialogue and discuss real life situations. I have taken this study with my own tween daughter and facilitated groups of tween girls and moms. What a joy to experience, and witness, tween girls forming stronger connections with their moms through Bible study!”
- Jennifer Hall, Director of Children’s Ministries, First United Methodist Church–Round Rock