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Books 2017-06-03T09:14:45+00:00
Becoming a Girl of Grace Bible Study

Becoming a Girl of Grace Bible Study

Finding responsible role models can be especially difficult if you are a tween girl, or the parent of one. In Becoming a Girl of Grace: A Joint Bible Study for Tween Girls and Their Moms, author Catherine Bird takes a close look at some of the amazing ladies of the Bible and the character traits they model for today’s tween girls. Becoming a Girl of Grace is prayerfully and intentionally written for tween girls to share with their moms.  The book is full of engaging questions and fun activities designed to facilitate meaningful conversations between moms and tween girls.

What People Are Saying

“Capturing the unique relationship between a mom and a girl, in Becoming a Girl of Grace, Catherine Bird weaves the wisdom in God’s Word into the fabric of a tween girl’s heart. This wonderful and unique resource helps set a firm foundation in the heart of a girl, and in her mom, for becoming a girl of grace.”

Lynn Cowell, Author of Magnetic: Becoming the Girl He Wants and speaker and writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries

“In a time when families are drifting apart, Catherine Bird draws mamas and their girls close—both to each other and to God. Becoming a Girl of Grace is chock-full of biblical wisdom, fun mother-daughter activities, and practical steps that move us toward deeper, long-lasting relationships.”

Amy Carroll, Author of Breaking Up with Perfect and speaker and writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries

“Catherine Bird is passionate about cultivating daughters and mothers who are grounded both in their faith and in their identity as beloved children of God. She communicates with a confident vulnerability that gives permission for families to share in like. Becoming a Girl of Grace is a unique resource for mothers who want a deepening relationship with their daughters during a time when girls begin to explore the joys and perils of becoming their own women.”

Rev. Katie Meek, Associate Pastor First United Methodist Church of Round Rock, Texas

“As a mom myself, I sometimes struggle with how to explain biblical concepts, like grace, to my growing daughter. Catherine Bird, however, has written a heartfelt, interactive, and biblically sound study that takes the guess work out of grace, making it understandable and desirable to both my daughter and me.”

Tracy Steel, Speaker and author of Images of His Beauty

“Parenting tweenage girls is no easy task. Every lesson in Becoming a Girl of Grace has a ‘Mom and me’ activity that is hands on fun, and perfectly illustrates the topic at hand. Girls of Grace ‘heart checks’ are also included in each lesson to open dialogue and discuss real life situations. I have taken this study with my own tween daughter and facilitated groups of tween girls and moms. What a joy to experience, and witness, tween girls forming stronger connections with their moms through Bible study!”

Jennifer Hall, Director of Children’s Ministries, First United Methodist Church–Round Rock

“Finally, a study for moms and tween daughters that provides a sound, biblically-based study that strengthens those mother/daughter relationships through a fun Bible study. By reflecting on the lives of biblical women, Catherine makes relative applications for each character with hands on activities, heart checks, and personal reflections in ‘From a Momma’s Heart.’ Becoming a Girl of Grace is well written and easy to follow. I highly recommend this study!”

Sandy Ferguson, Retired Director of Christian Formation, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
Building Circles of Grace

Building Circles of Grace

In the next book of the Girls of Grace series, Catherine encourages moms and daughters to explore what it means to build and sustain Christ-centered relationships with what Catherine calls circles of grace—the relationships that we develop beyond our relationship with God.  Some of the toughest experiences we encounter as young girls (and moms, too) are a result of the people we choose as friends.

How do you respond with grace to a bully?  How do you cope with the loss of a friendship?  Can you really make a difference by putting Jesus first when it’s not the cool thing to do? Building Circles of Grace: A Joint Bible Study for Tween Girls & Their Moms invites moms and daughters to discuss all of these questions and more.

What People Are Saying

“The tween years are often challenging for girls and their moms to navigate. Resources like Circles of Grace are a godsend for those of us who want to guide our girls to a deeper faith during these often tumultuous years. This Bible study for moms to do with their daughters is an opportunity to speak wisdom and truth into their hearts during a season when the world is telling them what they lack. Circles of Grace will help moms help their daughters build godly friendships which is such an important part of adolescence. If you have a tween daughter, you need this Bible study!”

Teri Lynne Underwood, Girl mom cheerleader, founder of Prayers for Girls, author of Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most, and proud mother of a beautiful inside-and-out daughter

“For Christian moms desiring intimate, meaty, and eternal connections with their tween daughters, Circles of Grace is a welcomed treasure. Author Catherine Bird seamlessly meshes timeless biblical truth with contemporary struggles of relationship, helping both generations embrace Christ’s love for us and in us. I so wish a study like this had existed during my tween years; my mom and I would have relished drawing closer together as we also drew closer to the Father.”

Ava Sturgeon, Author of the teen Bible studies A Daughter's Worth and A Daughter's Heart

“I wish I had this resource available to me when my girls were tweens. It’s biblical, relatable, and an excellent follow-up to the first book in the series. The emphasis on relationships with practical wisdom and insights for navigating friendships in today’s world will meet the real, felt needs of tweens . . . and the moms that love them.”

Anna LeBaron, Author of The Polygamist's Daughter

“Moms of young girls need a lot of tools to help their daughters reach their potential. Building Circles of Grace is one of those tools, helping a mom invest in her relationship with her girl and empowering a young girl to build her own best network of positive relationships in her life.”

Lynn Cowell, Speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries and author of Brave Beauty