Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Values Stories for a Young Woman


As I teenager, I constantly had my nose in a book and devoured the many editions of Chicken Soup for the Soul. I remember thinking, though, that I wish there was a book that was geared for me as a young women that illustrated the values of what I believe in.  Values Stories for a Young Woman, edited by Marilyn O. Diehl and Marta O. Smith, would have is exactly what I was looking for. Lucky for me though, I can read and enjoy it now.



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Open this book and find over 50 uplifting stories for young women. Based on the eight Young Women Values (Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice and Accountability, Good Works, Integrity, and Virtue), these stories will inspire, encourage, and motivate.

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This all started at one of my favorite places in the whole world—girls, camp, where girls have fun and strengthen their testimonies at the same time. I loved it there, and I want to go back every year I’m allowed. But nothing strengthened my testimony more than falling down a mountain. Well, I didn’t really fall down a mountain. It was more like falling down while skidding on my knee on a steep trail descending from a mountain. I’ll start at the beginning. . . .
—excerpt from “Falling,” by Bailee Eaton


Just check out the amazing table of contents.

FAITH
Attack of the Bees
Faith Stills a Riot
Say a Prayer—Now!
The Special Flour Barrel
Falling
The Power of Prayer
Faith Epiphany
Our Faith Moved a Mountain
Left Behind
The Faith to Ask

DIVINE NATURE
A Mother’s Guidance
The Lei
Something about Me
Weak Things Become Strong

INDIVIDUAL WORTH
Priceless
Be Still and Know That I Am God
Kassie and the Soap
Scarier than Monsters
A Heart for Mariska
Through a Horse
The Worth of Souls
Conspiracy Theory

KNOWLEDGE
The Ordeal
You Already Know
The Obstetrician
Portuguese Prayers
Piano Music

CHOICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY
In a Pickle with a Peach
Never Too Late
A Most Important Decision
Free to Choose
Real Friends
The Haircut
For Choices

GOOD WORKS
Ivy’s Cookies
Why Don’t You Come Too?
A Japanese Book
Tender Feet, Tender Mercies
One Friend
Independence Day
Hit-and-Run Angel
Hill of Tears

INTEGRITY
To Thine Own Self Be True
The Photo Project
Standing Up to Profanity
Don’t You Know Who He Is?
Dance Decision
A Star-Spangled Heart

VIRTUE
No Regrets
A Shining Light in a Darkened Theater
From Immodest to Modest
Orange Juice