Thursday, June 17, 2010

Raising a Modern-Day Princess by Pam Farrel & Doreen Hanna

My Review:

This book is center is around making your daughters entrance into womanhood memorable with a rite-of-passage. It tells the hows and whys to have a rite-of-passage. Gives invaluable ideas and advice on how and when to hold RoP. Godly guidence and Biblical truths are used throughout the book. You can make your daughter walk into the future with courage and confidence. You'll find this book has all kinds of resources (journal, leader's guide and more) at Becoming a Modern day Princess. There is an appendix in the back of the book with worksheets and some ideas also. This program may be used individually or as a group. Make this program something your young lady will not forget. I must say this book isn't what I was expecting. It is geared toward a information book not a how-to book. It deals with how-to and why have a Rite-of-Passage not How to Raise a MDP. Very good if you're looking for hosting your daughter in a RoP night.

Every young girl dreams of that fairy-tale moment when she gets to be a princess. Whether she’s playing dress up, imagining herself as a Disney princess, or dreaming of her wedding day, deep in the heart of each girl is a desire to be loved and cherished—to feel like royalty.

Pam Farrel and Doreen Hanna have a passion to see young women learn what it means to be daughters of the King. Unfortunately, many girls around the world have lost their way. Statistics of teen pregnancies, bullying, and depression among girls are heartbreaking.

Pam and Doreen say, “Every girl deserves a mentor, a mom, and a memorable blessing—a rite of passage to womanhood—and a chance to be a woman who reflects God’s character and lives it out to leave a positive imprint in a world that desperately needs it.” Pam and Doreen’s new book, Raising a Modern-Day Princess (Focus on the Family/Tyndale House Publishers, January 2010), provides parents, mentors, and youth leaders with the tools they need to help the young women in their lives cross over into womanhood with a healthy self-image and a true understanding of who they are in Christ.

Central to this process is the rite of passage ceremony—a defining moment in which girls can be
blessed by significant adults in their lives when their family and community celebrate and support them as they enter womanhood. The book includes a step-by-step guide to creating this unique rite of passage ceremony and a special chapter for dads or father figures on writing a blessing for that special young lady. “Mentor Moments” at the end of each chapter reinforces the importance of supporting and encouraging adolescent girls during the most formative years of their lives.

Written in the same tradition as Robert Lewis’s Raising a Modern-Day Knight, which sold over
246,000 copies, Raising a Modern-Day Princess encourages parents and those who work with teen girls to raise up a generation of women who recognize their worth as daughters of the King of kings.

Pam Farrel is a relationship specialist, an international speaker, and the author of over 25 books, including the best-selling Men Are Like Waffles—Women Are Like Spaghetti. Pam has been a pastor’s wife and director of women’s ministries, and she currently serves as president of Seasoned Sisters ( Her other books include Red-Hot Monogamy, The 10 Best Decisions a Woman Can Make, and The 10 Best Decisions Every Parent Can Make. Pam and her husband, Bill, write a newspaper and magazine column on relationships and are frequent guests on shows like Focus on the Family. The Farrels live in El Cajon, California.

Doreen Hanna is founder and president of Treasured Celebrations Ministries ( She is the creator of the Becoming a Modern-Day Princess curriculum, a biblically based rite-of-passage program for teenage girls. Doreen is a faculty member and motivational speaker for CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors & Speakers Seminars) and has been a women’s Bible study teacher and trained biblical counselor for more than 25 years. She was a contributing author to Refined by Fire, compiled by Anthony and Crystal Obey, and Families Can Bounce Back, compiled by Diana L. James. Doreen was also an author/mentor for the 2008 Moments of Grace devotional book. Doreen and her husband live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A copy of Raising a Modern-Day Princess was provided for review by
Tyndle House Publishing


1 comment:

Carrie said...

I thought this one was particularly good. If I ever have a girl, it'll stand a re-read.

Enjoyed hearing your thoughts on it!