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Author Allia Zobel Nolan will be at the Fairfield University Book Store for a meet and greet on December 15, from 1-3 p.m. to discuss her new book for tween girls, Whatever.
ABOUT ALLIA ZOBEL NOLAN: Allia Zobel Nolan is the bestselling author of over 130 children's books and nine adult books, including 2011’s Thank You, God from Kids Around the World and 2012’s Hugs & Kisses, God from Kids Around the World. A former senior editor at Readers' Digest, Zobel Nolan is the recipient of the 2005 Mom’s Choice Award for the Most Outstanding Children’s Book for Preschoolers, as well as countless other awards for her writing. She lives with her husband, and three cats, in Norwalk, Connecticut. www.alliawrites.com
ABOUT WHATEVER: Bestselling Author Allia Zobel Nolan Helps Girls Live the “True, Noble, and Totally Excellent Life” in a New 90-Day Devotional for Tweens
Thoughts are powerful tools. They can enlighten and enliven, lead to actions that praise and glorify God, or they can drag a tween down. The good news is tweens can change their lives by changing their thoughts with help from WHATEVER: Livin’ the True, Noble, Totally Excellent Life! (Zonderkidz; October 2012; $6.99).
Helmed by bestselling author Allia Zobel Nolan, this upbeat, 90-Day devotional is a new addition to the popular Faithgirlz! brand. With wit and inspiration, WHATEVER urges girls to test their thoughts through the lens of Philippians 4:8, examining what it means for tweens to be “true, noble, right, pure, lovely admirable excellent, and praiseworthy” in today’s world.
“Our mind is one of the Lord’s most awesome gifts,” says Zobel Nolan. “WHATEVER can help tweens use it to the fullest, so they can enjoy the totally awesome life God intended them to have.”
WHATEVER offers girls advice on how to stay true to God while dealing with everyday decisions, such as dressing appropriately, avoiding gossip and white lies, curbing sarcasm, choosing friends, and more. The book also encourages girls to rethink the negative aspect of the overused word, Whatever, and to instead think positively about whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, and whatever is admirable.
ABOUT FAITHGIRLZ!: Faithgirlz! is a collection of books, Bibles and resources designed to provide transformational Christian experiences for tween girls. The brand encourages honest tween-girl empowerment with engaging, relevant, high-quality offerings. Faithgirlz! also helps tweens understand their world, learn biblical teachings, get closer to God, and grow into Godly teenagers. It also offers excellent content from leading Christian tween writers and spokespeople including Nancy Rue, Melody Carlson, Kristi Holl, and more. www.faithgirlz.com