Book Review + Giveaway: Bible Belles - The Adventures of Rooney Cruz: Ruth: The Belle of Loyalty


Title:  The Adventures of Rooney Cruz, Ruth: Belle of Loyalty
Series: Bible Belles, Book 4 
Author: Erin Weidermann
Illustrator: Megan Crisp
Publisher: Bible Belles
Release Date:  April 25, 2017
Genre: Children ; Christian
Ages: 4-10




Rooney's superhero journey continues in Book Four of the Bible Belles series. With the help of her angel, Mari, Rooney has learned that God has given her three real superpowers: Prayer, Patience, and Bravery. She’s learning how to use these powers as she faces challenges, but how will she handle it when the trouble is coming from a close friend? When she wants to give up, when all she wants to do is leave, can she choose to love instead?

As Rooney watches Ruth face the choice to stay or walk away, she learns what it means to be loyal and put another person’s needs before her own.

Join Rooney as she becomes the greatest superhero of all: a Bible Belle!



The Adventures of Rooney Cruz is a great series for young girls to learn about female characters in the Bible and the "superpower" they have.  I love that girls can relate to the story and to these Biblical characters in the modern sense, giving them a way to find strength in themselves and in God.  The concept of being h.e.a.r.d, taken from Exodus 28:35, "The sounds of the bells will be heard," brings forth 5 characters in the Bible that demonstrates 5 different traits, and each characters' names begins with a letter in the word heard.


In book 4, we have Ruth, one of my favorite Bible stories. Ruth is The Belle of Loyalty. I really enjoyed this one. I think as we strive to listen to God, our own feelings, including thoughts of betrayal and anger gets in the way. That is the case with Rooney in this chapter of her life. Things may not turn out the way we want, and how could they when we're talking about when we're in primary or middle school? For kids, things can get very dramatic very soon, but I think instilling kids with the special powers God gave us, it will be a great start in managing their emotions.

"You’ve got powers: prayer,
patience, and bravery. And, best of all,
you’ve got God. There’s nothing you and God can’t do . . . together.”

Also, Bible Belles started a devotional for each book, which will be a great way to discuss topics of the books with your girls.


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Erin Weidemann is an enthusiastic and goofy mom to two children, one of them with paws. She is a wife, author, teacher, former college athlete and a five time cancer survivor. Her heart is in Seville, Spain, though she calls Encinitas, CA home. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach with her husband and daughter, coaching softball, and pretending she can bake. She loves eating, laughing, and volunteering at church teaching Sunday school. In addition to being the CEO and founder of Bible Belles, Erin hosts the Heroes For Her podcast.





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8 comments:

  1. Ruth is certainly worthy of admiration because of her loyalty to her mother-in-law Naomi but I also admire Esther. She was very young but terribly brave and she saved her people from death.
    This would be a wonderful book and series to share with my granddaughter!

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    1. Esther is a great one too! I think your granddaughter will love this! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. My favorite female character is Mary the mother of Jesus. Just thinking of her great faith and trust in the Lord inspires me to learn more about our wonderful Father.

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  3. I really love the story of Esther. I admire her courage and I am fascinated with how God planned all of it out so that the Jewish people would be saved.

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    1. O, yes. Esther is great! So true with what you said. thank you.

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  4. Mary is my favorite! She is Jesus' mother and was a lovely example.

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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