Written by Erin Weidemann
Bible Belles is a wonderful book series written to speak to the hearts of young girls and teach them about magnificent women of the Bible. This series reaches out to teach your children the struggles these women went through, showing their strengths and the gifts they carried to get them through their trials. Bible Belles shows young girls how to persevere and become triumphant simply by following God's direction.
In Esther The Belle of Patience, Rooney Cruz is upset when one of her teammates places an I in TEAM. This particular teammate seems to be all about herself, not thinking of the team that works hard to play together. Rooney wants to talk with her coach about it but she's not sure how to approach the subject at hand.
Mari, Rooney's gaurdian angel who teaches her all about God's provisions and wisdom, shows up just in time to help Rooney work through her anguish in expressing her feelings about her teammate. Mari shows Rooney the story of Esther, the Queen who faced the serious challenge of saving her people and herself from death. Through this story, Rooney learns patience and to find the right timing when she has something important to get through. In the end, Rooney finds the right time to talk with her coach about her teammate and when she does, she feels a lot better about herself and helping her team become a team again.
I read this story with my youngest daughter several times and she really enjoyed hearing all about Rooney, Mari and Esther. She learned a lot about being patient and listening for God's guidance in things she needs to make happen. This is definitely a book we will be reading again and again. I will also be adding more Bible Belle stories to our book list as soon as I can.
This series of books is wonderful. I often try to add in books about strong biblical woman for my daughters into our reading curriculum and Bible Belles has made that easy for me to do. I look forward to teaching my girls more through this series as we go.
You can purchase Bible Belles: Esther The Belle of Patience online through the Bible Belles website! The price for Esther The Belle of Patience is listed at $14.99. It's well worth the price!
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