Today, 80 percent of schools in America have a cheerleading squad. In fact, according to current statistics, there are 1.2 million cheerleaders ages 6-11 in the United States, and another 1.6 million ages 12-17. Cheerleading has been called the fastest-growing sport in the U.S., and it's easy to see why. With the addition of All-Star cheer squads, girls are now able to showcase their athletic ability, showmanship, and spirit in All-Star cheer competitions, as well as support their home team in traditional game settings. Thus, more and more girls are becoming cheerleaders! Media moguls have picked up on this growing subculture of cheerleaders, which is obvious by the success of such reality shows: Cheerleader Nation, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team and Cheer Stars to name a few. That's why it's the perfect time for a devotional written especially for this growing group. Get Your Spirit On! is for girls ages 9 to 12 who are already cheerleaders or who aspire to be cheerleaders. This upbeat devotional offers one entry per week for 40 weeks (which should cover a typical cheer season) and features a prayer (Megaphone to Master); a scripture (Strength Training); a thought-provoking question (Fire Up!); a journaling section (Ready. Ok.), a say it out loud declaration (Give a Shout!) and an action step (Jump Into Acton!), as well as Fit Tips, Fast Stats about cheerleading, and words to actual chants and cheers. Whether done on her own or with her cheer squad, Get Your Spirit On! is sure to lift every cheerleader's spirits and deepen her relationship with God, as well as strengthen the bond with her teammates. It's a 40-week journey to a closer walk with God.
Get Your Spirit On! by Michelle Medlock Adams