so what is up with the loooooonog title. Well the thing is this book is written for teens. I think the author hits the mark and will get their attention. It reminds me of The Life Book (click here for my review) although it is bigger. There are doodles, and different fonts used throughout the book. And questions posed by teens.
It begins with some statistics. Some I thought were rather interesting and some I actually questioned because I was not familar with the research.
For parents I would check out the statistics found in Chapter 1 page 6 through 10. These statistics might blow you away.
For teens you'll really enjoy this book. It gives you great wisdom and insight without being 'preachy'. In fact there are more quotes from people than there are actually scriptures. There are quotes from people like Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa, Groucho Marx(do teens know who he is? I wonder); and some from people that I am clueless about but maybe the Johnny Depp quote just took me somewhere else!
Personally I don't take the lack of scripture as a negative because I see this book as an evangelism tool.
Because I believe it could be a great evangelism tool for a young 'seeker'
If I was the parent of a pre-teen and I was a little concerned about the issue of dating then I might wish there was a little more Biblical truth.
But, I believe that when all was said and done the auther did an excellant job. Here's The last paragraph of the book. . . .
"If you get lost along the way, I hope you will look to good people to help you, and I hope you will look up to God. You are imporatant, and so is your journey. This life is wonderful, and it is also really difficult, but it's beautiful. I'll be here for you, hoping and encouraging, and praying for you. These are your choices, and this is your heart; go and do good things with them. "
And the last quote of the book:
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than you. Dr. Seuss
I would highly recommend this book. I would even recommend to a small group leader or to your Y.M. check it out!
For more info. about the Author click here.
Here's the info. from the publishers website:
Chad Eastham, with his typical wit and wisdom for teens, brings much sought after advice on girls’ favorite topics including dating, love, friendship, and other important stuff.
Chad shines some much-needed light on these major issues for teens. Rather than let their feelings navigate them blindly through their tumultuous adolescence, Chad offers clarity, some surprising revelations, and answers to some of their biggest questions: How do I know who to date? When should I start dating? How should I start dating? Is this really love? And, Why do guys I like just want to be friends?
Packed with humor that adds to the sound advice, this book will help teens make better decisions, have healthier relationships, and be more prepared for their futures. Just a few things girls will learn include: Five things you need to know about love; Eight dumb dating things even smart people do; Ten reasons why teens are unhappy; and Ten things happy teens do.
Any teen can live a happier, healthier life: they just need to hear The Truth.
And the product info:
Format: Trade Paper
Author: Chad Eastham
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Length: 240 Size: 5.40 x 8.10 x 0.80
Weight: 0.50 lbs Carton Qty: 36
To purchase you can find quick links at the publishers site. Click here. Or you can go to
Amazon or Christian Book (dot) com
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