Gritty and Graceful by Caryn Rivadeneira

Gritty and Graceful
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“It wasn’t easy to be a girl in Bible times. Girls lived hard lives.” With those words Rivadeneira opens her book, Gritty and Graceful: 15 Inspiring Women of the Bible. And yet, “God used girls (and boys!) to do great things for God. And God did great things for girls!”

Compelling first-person accounts, from Eve in the Garden of Eden to Mary Magdalene with Jesus at the tomb, make it clear that from the very beginning, God looked to girls and women to teach, lead, love, and change the world.

Through Rivadeneira’s engaging storytelling and Sonya Abby Soekarno’s vivid illustrations, the stories of these biblical women come to life. This hopeful and inspiring new picture book will encourage gritty and graceful girls of today to imagine how they can make a difference in the world and do great things for God. (Beaming Books)

About the Author

Alison Hodgson is the author of The Pug List: A Ridiculous Dog, a Family Who Lost Everything, and How They All Found Their Way Home. She lives in West Michigan with her family and their three good dogs.