Many years ago, a friend gave my sisters and me a small book titled “Beautiful Girlhood”, written by Mabel Hale. I do not remember exactly when it was, but it was right about the time that I was entering my early teens … more or less the perfect time to read this particular book!
Beautiful Girlhood was written in the early 1900’s and offers godly wisdom to girls making the transition to womanhood. An excerpt from the editor’s note reads:
“What could a book from that era possibly say to girls of the twenty-first century? Plenty. Even though fashions, technology, methods of communication – society in general – have changed dramatically since Mabel Hale’s day, human nature hasn’t. And the underlying message of Beautiful Girlhood, that every girl must consciously decide to develop godly character, is truly ageless.”
That last sentence sums up the purpose of this book. Every girl who desires to be a woman of virtue must make a conscious decision to learn and practice the traits that characterize a Godly, virtuous woman. Although Beautiful Girlhood was written in an era much different from our own, I believe every young lady can learn from the truths that are presented in this book. Not only does the author address the different aspects of acquiring a godly and virtuous character, she also discusses the many practicalities of beautiful girlhood, from choosing friends and discerning between good and bad books, to dressing in an appropriate and modest manner and behaving correctly around young men.
I highly recommend this book for young ladies of all ages, but especially those who are leaving girlhood behind and beginning to enter this glorious new stage of womanhood! We will be giving away a copy of Beautiful Girlhood to one winner … see rules below for a chance to win!
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This giveaway ends on March 18th.