Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Doorposts: Beauty in the Heart Review

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If you haven't already heard of Doorposts, you need to check them out!  I've been a fan of their Biblically based character training charts for many years now.  This post isn't about all of their wonderfully useful charts though, it's about a brand new product of theirs called Beauty in the Heart

 photo BeautyCover_zpsd1ccc789.jpg Beauty in the Heart is a Study of Godly Beauty for Young Women, designed for ages 10-12 and up.  Included are ten in-depth studies that focus on godly women like Ruth and Esther, and on what the Bible says about discretion, modesty, adornment, true beauty, and more. 

Each of the ten studies are divided into seven days, each with assignments. Here you can see a few sample pages.

Students will learn how to:

* Compare one passage of Scripture with another
* Observe repeated words and themes in a passage
* Outline the content of a passage
* Gather all of Scripture's words about a particular topic
* Study the lives of people in the Bible...and more

I was very excited to receive Beauty in the Heart as this is an important topic for young women ages 10 and up. I felt at this time though, it was a little too in-depth for Funny Bunny, who just turned 10 in May, so I worked on it solo.

To be honest, it took me some time to get into it.  The first study required a lot of reading.  All of 1 Peter to be exact.

I really started enjoying it more during Study 2, which is only of 1Peter 3:3-4: Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

I loved that the author dedicated an entire week to just these two verses because there is so much that young women can learn from them. 

Study 3 switched from a Verse Study to a Character Study.  And it is a character study of Sarah!!  There is so much to learn about Sarah in the Bible!  What a wonderful example she is of faithfulness!


A helpful feature throughout the book are small shaded boxes in the margins.  They list recommended materials, helpful study tips, and useful websites and resources.  Each study also ends with a box listing further study options.

My Thoughts:  I think Beauty in the Heart is well laid out.  I like the daily work and appreciate that it's thought provoking.  It is definitely an in-depth Bible study, so you will want to take a look at the sample pages to make sure your child is ready for it. 

Find Out More:  You can find out more online at DoorpostsBeauty in the Heart is for ages 10-12 and up and is just $14 for the softcover book or $10 for the ebook.  And as a special bonus, use the coupon "beautystudy" in your shopping cart to get a free instant-download PDF copy of the Bible study when you order the printed workbook {ends 8/31}.  

My Crewmates are also reviewing Beauty in the Heart, so you can check out what they think HERE.




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