Be Yourself!: A Journal for Catholic Girls

by | Sep 21, 2017 | Books, Reviews | 3 comments

One of the gifts our oldest daughter received for her 14th birthday last month was the brand new release from Gracewatch Media: Be Yourself!: A Journal for Catholic Girls by Amy Brooks.

It is such an inspiring and unique journal for Catholic girls, filled with places to “color, doodle, write, create… & make this journal your own!” It was an immediate hit with the birthday girl, and her sisters too! I love the “Saint Spotlights” interspersed throughout the journal, as well as all the bible quotes, prayers, challenges, and writing prompts perfect for young girls.

One of the awesome things about the publisher is that they allow you to look through a PDF preview of the whole book on their website to make sure its the right choice before you make a purchase.

Note: I was given this as a sample/review copy from the publisher but have already ordered another journal to give to our 12 year old this upcoming December. I’m keeping it in mind as a possible gift for some of our goddaughters as well! 

The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness. 
~ Saint Therese of Lisieux

“Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire!” Those words are at the heart of Be Yourself! A Journal for Catholic Girls, which is designed to help girls explore their identity and purpose in life in light of the wisdom of the Catholic Church, including half a dozen female saints. 

Packed with gorgeous, full-color line art, quizzes, journaling questions, and inspirational quotes from the Catechism and Scripture, the Be Yourself! journal leads girls to discover that they are beautifully and wonderfully made…and that they have a unique, God-given mission and purpose in the world. 

Ages 9 and up.

Available from Amazon {aff link} and Gracewatch Media


  1. Gina

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful journal! I ordered one last night (through your link) for our soon to be 11 year old. She loves journaling and the Saints. God Bless!

    2017-09-21 23:10:26

  2. Marion

    What a lovely book. I will definately ordering for Christmas or birthdays. I love reading about the Saints. Marion

    2017-09-22 22:41:30

  3. Marilyn

    Your girls look so enthralled with the journal. I love the fact that the Saints are also in the journal. I try to read as many books on the Saints as possible. Marilyn

    2017-09-22 22:42:54


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