I just finished reading the companion book - Lies Girls Believe. I loved this book and was extremely impressed with it’s design and presentation. I was hoping this Mom’s Guide would be just as beneficial and impressive.
The Mom’s Guide has very much the same feel as the companion book. It still has a comic book feel but with much less illustrations. It continues the interactive style with it being more like a devotional.
The chapters are also set up very similarly to the companion book. There are 14 chapters separated into 3 parts.
Part 1 = Getting ready to Help Your Daughter
Part 2 = Lies Girls Believe and The Truth That Sets Them Free
Part 3= The Truth That Sets Her Free
The lies are also grouped into the exact same categories as the companion book.
Truth and Lies About God
Truth and Lies About Myself
Truth and Lies about My Family
Truth and Lies about Sin
Truth and Lies about Being a Girl
Truth and Lies about Boys
Truth and Lies about Friendship
Truth and Lies about the Future
I do believe the Mom’s Guide is much more effective and worth while when read in conjunction with your daughter reading the Lies Girls Believe. I believe I enjoyed the Mom’s Guide slightly more because I was able to read the Lies Girls Believe first. It would still present much wisdom and encouragement without having reading the companion book, but it definitely presents another level of engagement.
I think Gresh did a wonderful job of presenting the reality of the lies and struggles young girls deal with as well as a great amount of encouragement for mothers that not all is lost! God has put us in a role of motherhood and equipped us with everything needed to parent well. It is not meant as a devotional for motherhood but rather more as deep insight into today’s world of girls and how we as mothers are able to navigate it with patience, love, endurance, and encouragement.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.