Monday, December 5, 2011

Triple Dog Dare: One Year of Dynamic Devotions for Boys by Jeremy V. Jones

David C. Cook (October 1, 2011) 432 pages

My Review:

I think Triple Dog Dare is a really cute devotional book! Now, if the intended audience for it were to read the word "cute", they'd probably pass right on by it! ;) I found myself snickering a good bit while reading the devotionals.

"If the apostle James were around today, he would wear Nikes. He probably wouldn't even care if they matched his robe. He'd be styling them simply because they helped him Just Do It. The guy could've written the slogan. He did write that part of the Bible."

It goes on to connect with the Bible. I just really like the way Jeremy wrote these devotionals(for a young man)!

There's a year's worth of devotionals in here, so I haven't read every single one. I really liked the ones that I have read, though. Keep in mind that this book was written for 9-12 year old males, and I am a 30 year old female! I think Jeremy did a wonderful job of writing for the intended audience, though. (This book is actually going to a young man that I think will really enjoy it)! Some of them do touch on serious topics, like pornography.

"You don't have to be a preacher to praise God in what you do. You can honor Him telling jokes, eating ice cream, and riding your skateboard. You can glorify Him in the classroom, playground, locker room, and ice rink-even the bathroom! You can worship Him surfing, hunting, painting, and going to sleep. He can be pleased by the way you do your homework, hang out with friends, and even brush your teeth."

There's 6 devotionals for each week(one for the weekend). Each includes a short devotional, Bible verses, challenges(dares), and a journal section to write about the dare from the day before. Triple Dog Dare is definitely a book that I will keep in mind for my boys as they get a little older!

**I've slowly been working on my "labels" and trying to be a bit more specific with a few of them. My "gender neutral" label is really just to say it's a book a boy can read. I think most books are perfectly fine for girls to read, no matter what their intended audience is. That's not the case with "girl" books, though. It's not as generally accepted for a boy to read a girl book. (I'm not saying it's wrong for a boy to read a girl book! I'm just speaking in general here). I labeled Triple Dog Dare as gender neutral, just so I wouldn't have to create a lone category just for this book. I don't recommend it for girls, though. There is another book like this one for girls, called Truth and Dare. I don't know of a girl to pass it on to, so I didn't take it on for review. It looks cute, too, though.

*A huge thanks to B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion!

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