Friday, April 6, 2012

God, Girls, and Getting Connected

Authors: Robin Marsh and Lauren Nelson
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
February 20112
ISBN: 978-0736945219
Genre: Inspirational/devotional/teen girls

Girls today are convinced that their social life would end without their cell phone. Most credit their phone with improving their life. And studies have shown that the fashion magazines that girls look at lower their self-esteem by 80%. By the age of thirteen more American girls are unhappy with their bodies and this makes a huge jump by the age of seventeen. The trends show that today’s Cell phone generation of girls is surrounded by images that cause negative thoughts. When you add gossip, guys, and growing up, with the social media culture, it creates an unstable foundation on which to build self-confidence.

GOD, GIRLS AND GETTING CONNECTED is a devotional written especially for teen girls. With the kind of media that girls are constantly surrounded by, girls need encouraging things to read, and GOD, GIRLS, AND GETTING CONNECTED is a positive, straight-talk, devotional to help guide girls through every day battles.

The devotionals start with a question in “teen lingo”, then God’s “text response” from the Bible, insightful reflections, and a daily spiritual app to help girls relate biblical wisdom to everyday needs.

Some of the topics discussed include:

 how to deal with the drama of other girls
 decisions about boys and sexual purity
 do’s and don’ts of social media
 the fun of living out a bold faith
 their identity and uniqueness in Christ

When I first saw the lead-in for this book, I thought there would be those funny-looking bar code things for girls to scan into their phones for their daily readings. For girls too connected to their phones to pick up a book, that would be a plus, but there aren’t any of those included. Instead, this is a real book, that you sit down and read, to spend time with God.

If you are looking for a positive devotional for your teen girl, then pick up a copy of GOD, GIRLS, AND GETTING CONNECTED. It is a book that my sixteen year old daughter loves for her devotions and I’m sure your daughter will too. $11.99. 169 pages.

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