Though this book may look like the chick-lit novels on the racks at Target, don't let the cover fool you.
Girl Talk: Mother-Daughter Conversations on Biblical Womanhood, by Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Mahaney Whitacre, is a significant book for women, specifically mothers and their pre-teen or teenage daughters.
It could be extremely helpful as well to youth workers, not only to pass on the content to teenage girls, but to gain a greater appreciation for the significant mother-daughter relationship and to encourage teenagers to "talk to Mom," as Mahaney and Whitacre like to say.
The book is divided into two parts. The first part is devoted to making the mother-daughter relationship strong. The second part is all about carrying out a purposeful relationship, one that passes on the character qualities of biblical womanhood from mother to daughter. In doing this, they write, the gospel will "sparkle" in our lives. Topics discussed include communication, conflict, salvation, roles of men and women, friendship, courtship, true beauty, modesty, homemaking, good works, and marriage.
With book lists for further study, discussion questions, and a list of memory-making activities, Girl Talk could be just a starting point for years of fruitful discussions, reading, and memories.