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BookLook Review: Faithgirlz! Big Book of Quizzes from the editors of Faithgirlz!

on September 29, 2014

About the Book:

Welcome to the world of, well, you! The Faithgirlz! Big Book of Quizzes offers more than twenty quizzes delve into school, friends, faith, family, guys, and questions “All-About-You.” Take the quizzes on your own or with friends. Some funny, some thought-provoking, every quiz ends with wide range of answers to help girls think about themselves, get advice on tons of topics, and learn little “who knew?” facts about how they really think and feel – done in a fun format every girl loves. Girls will love circling questions, asking BFFs for best answers, and LOLing at those “that’s SO me” moments. And, yet, each has a takeaway message that makes the Big Book of Quizzes a super entertaining, relevant, and interactive read for girls ages eight to twelve.

You can purchase your own copy at Zondervan.

My Opinion:

When I was growing up I read certain teen mags that I won’t let my 12 and 10 year old daughters touch let alone read and they had those fun multiple choice quizzes, I said fun not appropriate.  Unfortunately there aren’t Christian magazines out there with quizzes like those in them so when I saw the FaithGirlz! Big Book of Quizzes up for review I knew my girls would enjoy doing the quizzes with each other, by themselves and with friends.  There are four chapters in this book and they are titled:

  1. All About You
  2. School Stitches and Stuff
  3. Besties, Boys and Other Bafflers
  4. Faith and Family

Each chapter has between six and eight multiple choice quizzes for your daughters to work through and the results at the end simply require them to count how many A’s, B’s, C’s and D’s they got and then the one with the most is the girls’ results.  I didn’t think the school section would have much in the way for my girls since they are homeschooled but the quiz on your secret learning style is great for however the girl is being schooled.  The one thing my daughter’s and I did not like were the quizzes about boys such as, “are you totally crush crazy?”, “are you ready to date?” and “who’s your perfect guy”, since my girls aren’t exposed to peers who are boy crazy and we chose to let God lead the way as to who is going to be their perfect guy (or not, maybe He’ll lead them to be single and serve Him) these quizzes weren’t that pertinent to us.  I also don’t think that girls should be focusing on this type of thing, instead they should focus on their relationships with their family, community, God and friends (not necessarily in that order).

There wasn’t much of a spiritual aspect either, which I was sort of surprised by – since it is a FaithGirlz! publication I was expecting some Scripture or Scriptural connection to what the girls learn about themselves or their friends from the quizzes.  Unless I missed it there were no Bible verses or Scriptural connections at all, especially where it was most important – with the guy issue and the Faith section.  Even though there is the chapter on Faith and Family I found this to be a book that whether the girl is Christian, Muslim or no religious affiliation could pick this up and relate it to her life and her beliefs.  Overall, it’s a fun book and provides a fun look into the lives of my girls and their friends but if I had to recommend it based on Biblical worldview or being overwhelming Christian I could not recommend it – it’s simply a book with fun quizzes.

(c) 2014, Sarah Bailey/Growing for Christ, All Rights Reserved, Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws

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2 responses to “BookLook Review: Faithgirlz! Big Book of Quizzes from the editors of Faithgirlz!

  1. kathycassel says:

    You might also enjoy The Christian Girl’s Guid to Me: The Quiz Book. Each quiz has a key verse, a spiritual inside and a take away message.

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