My daughter is almost three and I’m constantly looking for more ways to teach her about the Bible and faith in a way that she can understand. I read to her from a toddler Bible, and even straight from my New King James Bible, but recently I was looking for a way to help her learn about women in the Bible in an easy-to-follow story format. I also want to help instill in her what God says about her is true, instead of what the world tells her. So I was super excited to learn about Bible Belles to help connect young girls to God’s truth.
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Why I Love Bible Belles
Here’s a look at how Bible Belles got started, “The Adventures of Rooney Cruz highlights five superhero women of the Bible to show girls that real beauty makes ‘a different kind of noise.’ Like most moms, I want my daughter to embrace who she is and to discover early that real beauty is a measure of the heart. In a world obsessed with Me, Mine, and More, I struggled to find role models: real heroes whose inner beauty God used for a might person.”
The Bible Belles is a 5 book series that help teach young girls about “inner beauty, strengthening her true identity, and guiding her toward her unique leadership role in God’s kingdom.”
To say my daughter loves books and reading is an understatement. By now she’s just about memorized every book on her bookshelf. And while a lot of them have taught her how to count, her colors, the alphabet, etc, she’s starting to get to the age that I want to use books to teach her about faith.
Using Bible Belles to Teach Scripture
Right now we’re reading two Bible Belles books: Hannah, the Belle of Prayer, and Esther, the Belle of Patience. I love how each book shares a Bible story in an easy-to-understand way, as well as connecting it to the modern-day character Rooney, to show how it can be applied today.
I don’t want to give too much of the stories away, but in Hannah, the Belle of Prayer, we’re introduced to the main character Rooney as we follow along on a very real problem many young girls might face today. Thanks to an angel, she learns about Hannah and how she used prayer to call out to God when she needed help.
in Esther, the Belle of Patience, we learn about the importance of not rushing ahead in life, especially if we’re frustrated or mad. There is beauty in patience and waiting for God’s timing instead of trying to force things to happen.
In all of the books, Rooney learns that these women of the Bible have “superpowers” that we have access to today! Although my daughter is a toddler she is like a sponge and I am grateful for resources that help me fill her brain and heart with God’s Word and truth. Also, the beautiful illustrations don’t hurt either. 😉
The other Bible Belles books include Abigail the Belle of Bravery, Ruth, the Belle of Loyalty, and Deborah the Belle of Leadership.
And Bible Belles has even more to offer mothers and daughters who want to grow in their faith together. They also have a devotional book for young girls, coloring books, journals for moms and daughters, and even eBooks if that’s more you’re style.
If you’re a mom with a young daughter I highly recommend picking up the Bible Belles. I love that it gives me an opportunity to present Biblical role models for my daughter to look up to as she grows up and begins to make her own choices.