Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Girls Who Choose God by McArthur Krishna and Bethany Brady Spalding

Girls_Who_Choose_GodGirls Who Choose God: Stories of Courageous Women from the Bible

Authors: McArthur Krishna and Bethany Brady Spalding

Illustrated: Kathleen Peterson

Publisher: Deseret Book

Published: August 24th, 2014

ISBN13: 978-1-60907-882-9

Hardcover: 48 pages

FTC FYI: Received a hardcover copy in exchange for an honest review.

Book Summary 

From Eve to Esther, from the Samaritan woman at the well to the widow with her two mites, many women in the Bible have made courageous choices. All through the ages, women have chosen to help, to solve problems, to stand up for others, to strengthen families, and to follow God no matter what.
Girls Who Choose God invites young readers (and those who love them) to make important choices of their own, following the examples of great women in the scriptures. With breathtaking illustrations, beautifully told stories, and insightful discussion questions, this delightful book is perfect for sharing, reading aloud, and drawing children into the scriptures.

*In buying this book, you support educational and employment opportunities for LDS young women around the world. All of the authors' proceeds will be donated to Interweave Solutions. For more information about the organization's good work, visit

My Review

This book is absolutely beautiful.  The stories are wonderful reminders of the powerful influence of righteous women.  I loved the illustrations.  They perfectly depicted these precious scenes.  I also appreciated the scripture reference at the bottom of each story.  There is also a question after the stories, it helped me relate these scripture stories to our today and how we can use these examples now to help the girls of our day make righteous choices.  Very well done and enjoyable.  A great addition to any library.

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About the Authors

McArthur Krishna inherited her grit from her Utah pioneer great-grandmothers. With a master’s degree in communications from BYU, she co-owned Free Range, an award-winning marketing  business focused on telling social justice stories. In 2011, she moved to the Magic Land of India and started writing books. More of her stories can be found at

Bethany Brady Spalding likes to stir things up in the kitchen and in the community. She has founded programs to promote health and nutrition in the USA, South Africa, and India. Bethany currently leads a regional coalition in Richmond, Virginia, to create a healthier food environment for at-risk children. She loves to cook and climb mountains with her husband, Andy, and their three adventurous girls.

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