This review was first published for the Christian Book Preview site.
Beautifully illustrated and with all of the girly frills, A Little Girl After God's Own Heart is an attractive and sweet story that is sure to reach every little girl's heart. Characteristics of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control are the focus of the story. The author brings the meaning of those traits to life in a poetic form and by using practical illustrations and catchy rhymes that a child can easily memorize. Short prayers are inserted where they fit and demonstrations of how to better handle situations are highlighted. For example: (on gentlesness) "When things go wrong, take a step back--Calm down, be thoughtful, and please, don't attack! Words of wisdom to live by. I recommend this book as an instruction guide for children as young as 18 months old and up through about second grade. A Little Girl After God's Own Heart was published by Harvest House Publishers and released August 1, 2006.