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    1. The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective
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    2. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul
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    20. It's Not About Me Teen Edition

    1. The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens
    by Sean Covey
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    Asin: 0684856093
    Catlog: Book (1998-10-09)
    Publisher: Fireside
    Sales Rank: 450
    Average Customer Review: 4.37 out of 5 stars
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    Based on his father's bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly EffectivePeople, Sean Covey applies the same principles to teens, using avivacious, entertaining style. To keep it fun, Covey writes, he "stuffed it fullof cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teensfrom all over the world... along with a few other surprises." Did he ever! Flipopen to any page and become instantly absorbed in real-life stories of teens whohave overcome obstacles to succeed, and step-by-step guides to shiftingparadigms, building equity in "relationship bank accounts," creating actionplans, and much more.

    As a self-acknowledged guinea pig for many of his dad's theories, Sean Covey isa living example of someone who has taken each of the seven habits to heart: beproactive; begin with the end in mind; put first things first; think win-win;seek first to understand, then to be understood; synergize; and sharpen the saw.He includes a comical section titled "The 7 Habits of Highly Defective Teens,"which includes some, shall we say, counterproductive practices: put first thingslast; don't cooperate; seek first to talk, then pretend to listen; wear yourselfout... Covey's humorous and up-front style is just light enough to be acceptableto wary teenagers, and down-and-dirty enough to really make a difference. (Ages13 and older) --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars This is it...a must read!
    We all know what the meaning of teenage means. Late-night parties, cheating on tests, and sneaking into movie theatres. It's a golden age in our life when we can just wild out and simply have fun! I have to admit the person I am now, is quite a different character from what I was before I read the book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens". A bit like a mentor who taught me to see the light, I've learned to appreciate so much more in life. The book really reaches out and touches each person individually, and helps them find the best in themselves. Sean Covey has created 7 "habits" to help teenagers make the most out of their teenage life. Illustrated with funny cartoons, easy to read fonts, and simple language, not once was I ever bored when I read the book. Speakin from the heart, Covey brings back memories of his own personal past and shows us how we can change things before they actually happen. For example, he spends a chapter talking about the importance of being a good friend. After reading that chapter, I tried using some of the tips he mentioned into my real life senerio. And guess what? It really works! I've learned to become a much better listener, a better advice giver, and better at keeping secrets. All that was deprived from one chapter. I was just surprised to find out that a lot of the things he said related directly to me, therefore it made it really personal. If Covey was able to make a personal connection with me, I'm sure he can do so with everyone else. I speak as a teen to a teen; read it. This'll be the most memorable peice of writing you'll remember throughout your teenage career.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Book review for The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
    As a sophomore in high school, there have been a lot of ups and downs in my life. So, during the winter break, just when I started caring about my grades and life, I saw this book and thought it might be helpful.

    This book is written by Sean Covey, the son of Stephen R. Covey. Stephen R. Covey wrote a book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which is about 7 habits, be proactive; being with the end in mind; put first things first; think win-win; seek first to understand, then to be understood; synergize; and sharpen the saw. His son, Sean Covey, built his book around the same 7 habits, yet with ¡§teen language¡¨. Usually when books are about habits for teens or how to improve your life, they're usually dull and readers dread for the ending. This book is absolutely not like that. There's a comic illustration on nearly every single page, lots of great quotes from well-known people, along with real-life stories from teens around the world.

    At the end of each one of these chapters, there's a section called ¡§Baby Steps¡¨. Here Sean Covey gives step-by-step directions on how to improve yourself using what you had just read in that chapter.

    Some things to keep in mind while reading this book is that, in order to really learn something from this book and use it as a helpful tool, you really need to read it with an open mind and a heart willing to learn. Also, in order to move on to the next habit, you really need to thoroughly understand the previous one.

    Unquestionably, this is a fascinating book and it will definitely help you in one way or the other. So go purchase this excellent book, read it and live by the 7 habits for a while and see how it works!

    1-0 out of 5 stars expensive toilet paper
    I hate this book! I truly can't see why this book is so popular.
    Heres why i hate it: First off I can't stand covey's writing style. Its just so unsophisticated, so annoying, and very dry.
    Second the messages that covey presents are blatant. He says that we should perform random acts of kindness (Really? i don't think my grandmother ever told me to do that) he also says that we should not let our fears make our decisions (wow!!!! what a great motivator). so if you already wiped your ass today you haven't any use for this book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book to steer teens in the right direction
    Sean Covey is a great role model for teens! He uses the principles from his father's best-selling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, to show teens how they too, can use them. The Covey model encourages solid character formation, and provides essential strategies for success in all areas of life. You start by mastering yourself and then you learn how to interact correctly with other people. The book is logical and the cartoons add fun.

    I must also recommend "Optimal Thinking: How to Be Your Best Self" endorsed by Dr. Steven Covey. The author of Optimal Thinking, a former teacher, interacted with teens in the classroom for a decade and truly understands them. Optimal Thinking shows all of us how to bring our best self to every situation, deal most effectively with our feelings, bring out the best from others, and make the most of every situation. Optimal Thinking should be taught in every school, and these books should be in every home.

    4-0 out of 5 stars An effective book for effective people
    I bought this book last year.What attracted me was not just the content,but the fun and interesting English language teenagers will find reading enjoyable (Note: it's not the type of super English with bombastic words and terms that'll probably send you poring through the dictionary).There are also interesting and cute little quotations that get you start laughing and giggling.

    But what is really great about this book is that it is hardly a book.It's so well-written,it's like a essential manual for all teenagers to possess! There are true-account experiences as well as well as well as accounts of scenarios which you may find familiar...like struggling to do well in an exam,coping with relationships problems and stuff.

    Frankly speaking,Sean Covey did make a point.I was quick to point out that i'm a procastinator (something i learnt over here),and is now able to control my emotions and get the better of myself.Though this book is like the one of the many thousands "self-improvement" source i've read,i think it is one over at my top ten list.Pointers,comics strips,useful hotlines,true accounts...and a really cool author,what more can you expect?

    Need help? This is the book for you! ... Read more


    2. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul (Chicken Soup for the Soul)
    by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger, Mitch Claspy
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    Asin: 1558744630
    Catlog: Book (1997-05-01)
    Publisher: HCI Teens
    Sales Rank: 933
    Average Customer Review: 4.82 out of 5 stars
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    This book, the latest in the hugely popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series, contains stories,poems, and cartoons relating to the specific troubles that traumatize teenagers everywhere. There are plentyof stories about dating ("HE KISSED MY TEETH!"), friendships (don't gossip), and school.But Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul doesn't shy away from the big issues either, with essays onsuicide, dying young, and drunk driving. This book stems from the knowledge that teens know their ownconcerns best—thus, much of the book is written by teens themselves, which gives the book a veryaccessible, informal tone. Also, the authors had each piece evaluated by as many teenagers as possible. Thecare shows. Teenage Soul is always respectful, and doesn't minimize any of the dramas ofadolescence. It does, however, mete out plenty of perspective. This wise, tender, funny book is filled withwisdom useful to teens (and everybody else, too). ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing
    "Chicken Soup for the Teenage soul" is about teenagers who go through some bad & good times. The book is also about teen love, friendship, sad poems and also some stories. The book helps other teenagers realize that they're not the only ones who go through rough times. It also tells teenagers to not take life for granted, and that there is only one life to live. If you mess up you can't go back. The book has teenagers who tell their stories about bad times and it gives them inspiration to keep on trying. The stories & poems the teenagers write show other teens that life is not always fair and can be difficult at times, but no matter what they always don't give up.

    To Me this book is a really interesting and fun book to read. This book has also taught me that everybody has problems no matter what it is. The book has also taught me to share what I feel and how to express my self. This is why I like the book "Chicken soup for the teenage soul letters" so much. I would really recommend other teenagers to read this book, because it tells you how to deal with your problems with out hurting your self or others around you. I really don't hate anything about this book, it is very good to read, and it really does help you. I think the Author wrote a very good book. I will be reading all of the books they publish. The book really touched me, and made me look at life from a different point of view.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Most Touching and Inspiring book I've ever read!
    When I first heard about Chicken Soup For The Teenage Soul, I was not in a hurry to purchase or even read it. Later though, my freind bought it and I read a story he told me too. WOW! That one page of what he went through totally changed my perspective on life. I went home and bought the book that night. When I began to read it I relized what I had read was just the beginning of a renewal on the way that I treat and look at my life. Day after day I read a few stories at a time. There were stories that caused my to laugh, cry, smile, frown, get scared, think, and love. If there were more stars beside just 5, I would give them to this book. I feel like this book has renewed so many things in my life that I believe i am a different person. I also have learned many lessons about family, life, freinds, and many many other things. I would recomend this book to anyone that needs a little hope, inspiration, renewal, or just a nice read. Thank yo for your time and if you read Chicken Soup for the Teenage soul I hope that you enjoy, wait, I know that you will enjoy every story in there. Thank You!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very good
    This book is oacked with awesome stories about growing up. I recommend it to all teens.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Chicken soups
    The Chicken Soup for the Teenagers soul books I think are the best book to tell teenagers how it really is, the peer pressure, love, loss, friendship, and family. If I didn't have this book or any of the others I don't think I would make it through my teenage years. This book has helped me with the loss of my grandpa, my family problems, and my relatonships with guys especially with the ones that didn't work out.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Chicken Soup
    Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul
    By:Jack Canfield, et al
    Reviewed By: B Beard
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    The book Chicken soup for the soul is a really good book to read. It is a book that cover almost every topic that comes up in a teenagers life. This book is written by many people and all are great stories and poems. Also, this book is said to have lead some people in the right path. Maybe you are caught up in some stuff and you don't know where you are going to end up, I would advise that you read this book.
    I enjoyed reading this book a lot. It showed me many things in a new point of view. It showed me how words can hurt other people and that any kind of gossip is bad gossip. In the book it says " It is easy to drop your words but not pick them back up." In many ways this book has help me to be a better person.
    I really didn't have any dislikes about this book. Other than talking about hugs and kisses, it was a really fun book to read. One story called A simple Christmas card really touched me. It was about this girl that had no friends and had problems at home. She joined this club, but she could tell that they didn't like her. So the girl had decided to jump off of a bridge. So she was going to leave her parnets a letter in the mailbox, but when she opened it she found a letter from one of the people from the club. They had wanted to be friends with her. So she went back inside and thought to herself that someone really did care about her and her life.
    My favorite part of the book is the story named Anne. It was bout a young girl that was a teenager and laughed and cried like everyone eles. The only thing that was different was that she spent two years hidding in an attic. On August 1, 1944, two months after her 15th birthday, Nazi police burst through the door. yanking open drawers, ripping mattresses, the police stuffed jewelry in their pockets and looked for any hidden money. Then, shoving Anne and her family down the steps, into waiting cars, they drove off. Anne's sister died of malnutition, and her mother of exhaustion. Anne herself died at the age of 17. She never thought that no one would be interested in her life , but she was wrong. To this very day people still read the story about a teenager called Anne Frank. This and many other stories showed me how many people do care about you even if you don't know it. ... Read more


    3. Revolve: The Complete New Testament
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    Asin: 0718003586
    Catlog: Book (2003-07-15)
    Publisher: Nelson Bibles
    Sales Rank: 4362
    Average Customer Review: 2.99 out of 5 stars
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    In focus groups, online polling, and one-on-one discussion, Transit Books has found that the number one reason teens don't read the Bible is that it is "too big and freaky looking." This fashion-magazine format for the New Testament is the perfect solution to that problem. Teen girls feel comfortable exploring the Scriptures in the New Century Version and over 500 further-study notes because of the relevant language and format!

    Revolve is the new look for teen Bible publishing!

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Is "evil" too strong a word?
    Finally we have sunk to the bottom of barrel in a BIBLE-FOR-PROFIT industry! Here is a Bible that leads one to believe that the primary message of the Gospel is teenage girls in their adolescent self absorption. I have always been against Bibles that cater to a specific market, but this Bible manages to take an already bad concept to an all time low, with a glossy model cover and beauty tips for teenage girls. Inside one will find teenagers skimpily clad in bikinis. I was under the impression that the Bible served to correct the egocentricity and demonic consumerism of our times. I had no idea that we were to pretend this egocentricity were all the while about Almighty God!

    It gets worse. If one goes to the Thomas Nelson website, one gets the official justification for this rubbish as being the fact that many teenage girls think that the ordinary Bible is just too "big and freaky looking." Perhaps the cross of our Lord is also too freaky looking? The truth is that most of these teenagers are a figment of the publisher's imagination. My experience as a Minister is that teens seek for the deep things in life, and that we should not believe profit driven companies who stereotype teenage girls as being shallow and self absorbed. Are we truly to believe that the only way to reach a teenage girl is to make the Gospel funky like her lipstick?

    I have taken a personal decision with this publication, and that is no longer to support Thomas Nelson publishers, either by buying or reviewing their products. They have lost all credibility in my eyes with what can only be described as utter refuse, and they have prostituted their once good name with sheer devilish tripe.

    1-0 out of 5 stars The disturbing evolution of scipture
    Though I am not a devout Christian, as many reviewers here are, I am very open to many concepts in the Bible, as well as encouraging of the intellectual study of the New and Old Testaments as vital historical documents.

    However, Revolve strays so far from the "word of god" that it is almost sacreligious.

    The biggest problem I have with this zine is the sidebars. Take out the "blab," the quizzeses, etc. and you have a New Testament marketable to teenagers. Many followers of Christianity are raised to read the New Testament with the disclaimer that it was written centuries ago and that not all rules necessarily apply to modern day. However, the writers and editors of revolve have taken the New Testament and applied it literally to modern day situations. This is a very dangerous enterprise, people.

    For example: one "reader's question" discusses what one should do if they are being sexually abused by a parent or family member. Yet nearly one third of the moral dilemas presented in Revolve can be allegedly solved by simply submitting to what your parents tell you. How can this piece of literature in good conscience acknowledge the existence of abusive and destructive parents, and then turn around and preach the infalliability of thy mother and thy father.

    At a time when teens need to learn to think for themselves and make their own decisions, revolve is teaching them that this ability is unecessary--and in some cases sacreligious.

    This is an outrage--and I am one reader whose disgust has nothing to do with lack of faith in god

    1-0 out of 5 stars Revolve portrays young women as "second best"
    Getting young people interested in religion seems to be getting more and more difficult daily. But "Revolve" goes about it in all the wrong ways. Encouraging young women to think it is OK to be subserivient to males may have been encouraged by our Puritan ancestors, but I think almost every woman, Christian or otherwise, would agree that the idea doesn't fly today.

    Racist issues illustrated by this publication have also come to my attention, with sidebar "facts" declaring that African-American teens are 40% more likely to have had premarital sex than Caucasian teens. Nowhere are these "facts" credited or sourced.

    If your family's ideals and values include women following their husbands instead of walking beside them, or a skewed idea that African-Americans, Hispanics, and any other minority is "less moral" than whites, or "unclean", then this could be the book to give your daughters, nieces, or granddaughters. However, if you would rather raise your daughter (or any other young female you may know) in a more equalized (and as far as I'm concerned, Christ was the most "equal" human being to ever walk the planet) environment, then I suggest you stay away from this book and maybe purchase her a copy of the timeless "Our Bodies, Ourselves", or maybe even a standard bible that isn't geared towards one demographic as a moneymaking scheme designed to pull teenage girls in with a pretty cover.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best bible for teens EVER!!!
    My parents made it a goal for me to read the whole new testiment of the bible. I tried, and couldn't stick to it for ANYTHING! But then i heard about "Revolve" and OMIGOSH! I know i'll have the new testiment read soon! this bible encourages me to read all the time! There are so many fun ideas, tips, and advice for living a Godly life! Plus this version of the new testiment is easy to understand! I LOVE IT TO DEATH!!! All of you teen girls out there would have to be CRAZY not to ADORE this version of the bible!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very well thought up!
    I first saw not Revolve, but Refuel, the New Testament for Guys when my good friend got it. I commented it, and he said, "I think there is one for girls, too." I went to my local bookstore and there it was. I bought it with my birthday money (I had turned 13 that day) and started reading it. I liked it from the start. It is very encouraging, and good. ... Read more


    4. Life Strategies for Teens
    by Jay McGraw
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    Asin: 074321546X
    Catlog: Book (2000-12)
    Publisher: Fireside
    Sales Rank: 1253
    Average Customer Review: 4.12 out of 5 stars
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    "Are you as tired as I am of books constantly telling you the same oldBrady Bunch, Beaver Cleaver, goody-two-shoes BS about doing your best tounderstand your parents, doing your homework, making curfew, getting a haircut,dropping that hemline, and blah blah blah?" So inquires Jay McGraw, son ofbestselling author Phillip C. McGraw, in the introduction to the younger, hipperversion of his father's LifeStrategies. This funny, straightforward guide helps teens steerrather than drift in life, dealing honestly with topics from peer pressure to TVaddiction with the underlying mantra, "Don't like it? Change it." Divided intothe same 10 "Life Laws" that are in his father's book (from "We teach people howto treat us" to "There is power in forgiveness"), McGraw urges teens to takecontrol of their lives at every turn. That said, he doesn't expect any youngperson to respond to the way his father's book is written, so he translates"People do what works" to "The truth about why you can act so weird" and "Liferewards action" to "What are you waiting for? Get it in gear!" He demands thathis readers ask themselves hard questions about missed opportunities,perceptions, self-sabotage, and personal shortcomings so they can figure outwhat's not working and fix it. Why? So that they can turn dreams intogoals--with specific timelines and strategies. There's no doubt that the bookhas the enthusiastic pounding zeal of an aerobics instructor. But it makes a lotof sense, and if a teen took even a few of these lessons to heart, he or shewould be more in control than most adults. (Ages 13 and older) ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars I may be way past my teens,
    I haven't been a teen for a long time, but I still remember the frustrations and not knowing how to do what I wanted or get what I wanted. I bought this book for my oldest son and I read it in three days. Then I bought a new one for him and one for his best friend. If I had had a book like this when I was a teen it would have made my life so much simpler by showing me what I had, what I could have and how to follow the path I wanted. It's a wonderful book for teens, young adults and reminds us "old folks" how we once struggled to "figure out the rules of the game" I can only urge parents to get give this to their kids and read themselves. Closest thing to a "Life Handbook" available. :-)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Clearly written guide for teens who need to "get it"
    I saw Jay McGraw on Larry King and was so impressed by his calm yet straightforward manner and convictions that I decided to buy his book. I'm glad I did. using clear language and concrete examples, Mcgraw updates and adapts his father's Life Strategies so that teens can understand them. He also adds some personal real-life examples to show how teens can either drift along in life or forge their own directions.
    I was also pleasantly surprised to find that this wasn't just another cookie cutter self-help book. There are questionnaires designed to make teens think, REALLY think, about what matters to them - and why - and how they can go about achieving their goals. It isn't always an easy read but it is a worthwhile one.
    As the parent of a teen, I found the short quizzes and question sections very thought-provoking and they even started some good discussions in our household.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Changed My Mindset & Thinking Habits
    This book was quite excellent. As a thirteen-year-old girl, it sure got me in gear! My twelfth year was spent trying to fit in with the crowd, dismiss good grades, and wear tight clothing. Now, thanks to this book, I have newfound self-esteem, willpower, and goals which I am reaching one by one! My aunt, a huge fan of Dr. Phil, gave it to me for Christmas. I am already a different person. It helps so much with self-esteem issues, peer pressures, goal-setting and other teen dilemmas and issues.

    I definitely recommend it to all teenagers who want to get their life in gear! It helps so much, but only if you allow it. This is not the kind of book that you can just skim through. You've got to read it and take action, take it to heart, in order for those Life Strategies to work in your life. I'm telling you, it's so helpful! Thanks Jay!

    One last thing, however, I would like to direct to those who thought Jay McGraw was copycatting Dr. Phil's book- NO KIDDING! Where've you been? This book is the same as LIFE STRATEGIES, but it's just been rewritten for teenage understanding. And, also, the rich have their problems, too. Maybe Jay hasn't had to work hard for his popularity or money, but I'm sure it's obviously something he knows a lot about- THINK ABOUT IT! He has DR. PHIL for a father. Please try not to be so critical. Not everyone's perfect, and perfection is only in the eye of the beholder- there is no real perfection. No reality, just perception!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Didn't like what I read
    I merely skimmed this book for about 20 minutes, but I didn't like it. I'll admit I had a preconcieved notion because I've seen Jay McGraw on the Dr. Phil show (Dr. Phil is his father)and I didn't like him at all. He grew up wealthy and knows zero about real problems (not meaning to imply the wealthy don't have problems). He's been presented as a voice for the average teen and he's not. At all.

    Anyway back to the book. Here are the main problems-
    1. It's paifully, painfully obvious he's trying to use teenage slang and come of as your average high schooler. It doesn't work.
    2. He's pretty much a poor writer.
    3. This book got published, quite simply, because he is the son of Phil McGraw. And it shows.
    4. He makes examples of ridiculous cliched stereotypes and there is, as someone already said, an example of sexist thinking.
    5. Come on, this book isn't going to change your life like he claims in the introduction. Maybe I'm just too cynical, but when a book starts out like that I automatically roll my eyes.
    6. He didn't come up with an idependant idea for a book, he just dumbed down his daddy's version. If you look at the life laws about a half of them are things Dr. Phil says on his show pretty frequently.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Direction for a lost teenager
    This book really got me on track for success in high school and life. I received it as a Christmas present in my freshman year and it is one of the reasons that I am still in one piece.
    Coasting in high school is a common ailment of my class and this book helps you see what the problems with coasting are, why you do it and what you can do about it.
    The format was well thought out. The beginning of each chapter starts with why you need to read that chapter and the end finishes with a lightbulb box that highlights the important parts you should remember. It is concise and really addresses what you need as a teen and not what your parents want you to do. But, it also steers you towards the "right" decisions, highlighting the payoffs of your harmful behavior and making you realize the error of your ways.
    All in all, this book is excellent for teens who know they can do more and do better but really don't know how to go about changing themselves. ... Read more


    5. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff : Stories of Tough Times and Lessons Learned (Chicken Soup for the Soul)
    by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger
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    Asin: 155874942X
    Catlog: Book (2001-10-18)
    Publisher: HCI Teens
    Sales Rank: 2453
    Average Customer Review: 4.77 out of 5 stars
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    This latest offering in the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul series explores a host of challenges faced by today's teens. Within its pages teens will find portraits of life's complexities expressed from the viewpoint of their peers. Teen contributors share their thoughts and feelings on difficult issues, ranging from poor self-image to thoughts of suicide, from family discord to coping with the loss, from peer pressure to school violence.

    Teens ranked stress as one of their top concerns (along with child abuse and STDs). Oftentimes, the pressure can feel overwhelming, whether they involve worrying about an upcoming test, competition sports, family responsibilities, dating, or more extreme issues such as depression, suicide and school violence.

    The first three volumes of the Teenage Soul series and the companion journal illustrate the ongoing popularity of this series (unit sales exceed 11 million). Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff and the Spring 2001 release Teenage Soul Letters will undoubtedly follow suit as the next best-sellers in a phenomenally popular series.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars I Love the new Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul!
    Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff was a book I feel all teenagers and for that matter adults should read. It really touched me. At times I cried, and at times I laughed. This book really touched home. It reminded me that no matter how bad my day was, there is someone that has gone through the same thing and maybe worse things that same day. I have all the Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul books and this is my favorite.

    I hope others can recieve that same joy I recieved from it. This book like the others will serve as a devotional for me. Each story has some meaning or lesson that will touch home.

    5-0 out of 5 stars How it helped me!
    Hi I recently received Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff and I absolutely love it. I lost my mom two years ago and this book has really help me. I would recommend this book to anybody who is dealing with these problems.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff
    I thought this was an excellent book. It talks about true stories that happened to people. It makes people feel better to know that other people out there are going through and dealing with the same situations. It makes people realize how good their life really is, and also how bad it could be. I would recommend this book to anyone, no matter what types of books they liked.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff
    I think this was an excellent book. It talks about true stories that really happened. It makes people feel better to know that other people out there are going through and dealing with the same situations. It makes people realize how good their life really is, and also how bad it could be. I would recommend this book to anyone, no matter what types of books they like.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The interveiw
    Okay Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul was a great book for me i think because i lost a family member not that long ago. And by reading this book it helped me to cope with that. And i think taht it could help other teens around the united states too. So jsut remember that if you choose to read this book some of it is pretty powerful as to what it says. So read it and see if it can help you. Have fun! ... Read more


    6. So You're About to Be a Teenager: Godly Advice for Preteens on Friends, Love, Sex, Faith and Other Life Issues
    by Dennis Rainey, Barbara Rainey, Samuel Rainey, Rebecca Rainey
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    Samuel and Rebecca Rainey, preteens themselves not many years ago, add their perspective as young adults who vividly recall their own successes and failures as teenagers. Covering such topics as friends, peer pressure, boundaries, dating, and sex, the Raineys address the most common traps of adolescence and teach young people how to avoid making poor choices. Short, concise chapters are filled with engaging illustrations and practical applications. This book is essential reading for preteens. ... Read more


    7. One-Minute Bible 4 Students: With 366 Devotions for Daily Living
    by Doug Fields, John R. III Kohlenberger
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    Asin: 0805493484
    Catlog: Book (1998-08-01)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Great short resource for students
    I give this four stars only because many of the days don't include anything beyond the scripture passage and a quote. The days that do, however, provide excellent devotional thoughts. Along with this, the entire framework of the Bible is covered in only minutes a day. What more can be expected of one book (outside of the Bible itself?).

    The best way to use this resource is to study it in a group with the curriculum written by the author available at simplyyouthministry.com. Use this with your class and the impact will be much greater.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great way to get to know God's Word...
    I got this book when I started to deepen my faith and found it as a great way to learn the Bible. Every day, there is a story from the Bible that includes scriptures to look up that apply to the story and a fun thing such a verse to memorize or a profile on a person in the Bible. I have since passed it down to my sister and she reads it every day. A great book with great intentions.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 1 minute Bible 4 students
    I am in my early forties and just found a type of Bible that I really enjoy reading. It is not easy to read just one study a day since you want to continue reading. Would recommend to those who want to start reading the Bible.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best devotional I have ever read
    I am a middle schooler and I read it every day. my church friends read it every day and like it. This is a very good way to learn the bible in 1 year and be able to read it year after year. my youth paster gave this to me because he thinks its a good way to read the bible. this book only does the main points of the bible but at the bottem of each scripture it show verse that are realated to that scripture.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must buy!!!
    I am a youth pastor and have used the one-minute Bible with my teenagers. They love it! For those of them that struggle with reading the Bible on a daily basis, this is a great tool to start a lifelong habit of doing so! Doug Fields is concerned about teenagers having Scripture in their lives, and so am I! Don't miss out on this great tool! ... Read more


    8. Teen Study Bible, Revised
    by Larry Richards, Sue Poorman Richards, Zondervan Publishing House
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    Catlog: Book (1999-02-01)
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    - The best-selling Bible for teens ages 12-15 because of it's relevancy and application - Color insert pages give biblical answers to the toughest questions asked by today's teens - Other features include The Bible Says (issues, facts, and questions), Direct Line (commentary and application), Dear Sam (advice column), Quizzers (Bible trivia) ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The coolest teen Bible you'll find
    This is a very cool Bible for teens and I wish I had owned one of these when I was a teen! I looked at a number of Bibles designed for teenagers before settling on the "Teen Study Bible" for our church youth group. Everything about this Bible is simply cool. Little things, like the chapter numbers or the page numbers, have a cool hip design to them. There are pull-out quotes and "quizzer' questions that highlight important passages. The best thing about the Teen Study Bible is that it takes the Word of God to a level that teens can not only relate to, but understand and not only understand, but understand how the scriptures apply to their lives. "Dear Sam" letters address issues that teens face with Godly advice, for instance. Other parts have entire pages dedicated to specific topics like Prayer, Self Image and Dating.
    Quite frankly, this is a fun Bible. It's colorful, visually appealing and is cool enough for teens to throw into their book bags and take with them. I highly recommend it for any teen.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Bible Ever!!!
    I'm a 13-year-old, and I was looking for a cool teen bible to read, so that I could understand it a little better. I found this one, and started reading it. It's the best bible ever made for teens!! I can't see how it can get any better! the side notes help me understand it more, and I love reading the bible now! If you are looking for a friendly Bible that makes God's word more clear, get this bible!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Makes you WANT to read the Bible...
    The Bible normally seems confusing, rigid, and boring. This Bible is quite the opposite! The bible is colorful, easy-to read and UNDERSTAND! It definately makes the bible enjoyable and fun. The notes and other added things really help teens. I got this Bible as a 18 year old and still interesting at 19(although I am thinking about up-grading to a Woman's Bible).

    Definately recommend to any pre-teen or teen!

    5-0 out of 5 stars OMIGOD, this bible, like, ROCKS!
    My mom says that when she was, like, a teen or something, she couldn't understand the bible because it said like "Thou" and stuff and other words that sound like books written by old people. That's why she went to the mall and got me this bible because it's more, like, modern or something? Whatever -- it ROCKS.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Better than Christian Rock
    Being 14 years old I thought that the only Christan stuff cool enough for me was hardcore Chirstan rock. This book has proved me wrong. Know I know that BEHOLD THE BOOGNISH! I WILL CONQUER YOU AND YOUR PATHIC SHEEPISH WAYS everything about the Bible is totally awesome!... ... Read more


    9. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II (Chicken Soup for the Soul Series)
    by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger
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    Asin: 1558746161
    Catlog: Book (1998-10-01)
    Publisher: HCI Teens
    Sales Rank: 3098
    Average Customer Review: 4.87 out of 5 stars
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    Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II offers more inspiring stories to help you master the game we call life.Today's teens have ever more issues and social pressures to juggle than young adults just 20 years ago.This book, like its predecessor, can be your guide - a beacon in the darkness, a safe haven in a storm, a warm hug in the cold and a respite from loneliness.There's no preaching as to what you should and shouldn't do.Instead, this book is full of teens sharing their experiences on learning to accept like, becoming the best person you can be, being happy with who you are, and loving yourself - no matter what.

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II
    For those many readers who liked the first edition of Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, here comes yet another helping, with 101 more stories on subjects such as love, friendship, random acts of kindness, etc. This volume contains even more poems that you can read quickly when you just need a boost of self-confidence. This book has even more stories on relationships, how to overcome obstacles and learning important lessons. I have to say that I liked this Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul better than the previous ones, because there is even more stories dealing with tough stuff such as anorexia, divorce, etc. Each story is unique in its own way but one thing is for sure: each story touches the reader and makes them stop and think about how all of their actions have consequences, some good, some bad.

    Jennifer Love Hewitt contributed yet another story for this book, as well as Andrew Keegan and Elisa Donovan. I strongly encourage teenagers, pre-teens and even adults to read this book in order to better understand the feelings teenagers' are experiencing, and how to deal with these often confusing emotions. Lovers for the Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul will not be disappointed, especially when they learn that a Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul III is also in stores.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Chicken Soup For The Teenage Soul 2
    ...Chicken Soups are books written by readers of real life stories about either their life or someone else's. There are many Chicken Soup books directed to certain people, mostly by ages. Some of them are Chicken Soup for anyone to read, Chicken Soup for kids, for mothers, for fathers, for parents for Christians, teenagers and many others. This particular book is the second version of the Chicken Soups for Teenagers. It has one hundred and one more stories about the life of teenagers. The writers of stories have written about the following topics: Relationships, Friendship, Love and Kindness, Tough Stuff, Family, Learning Lessons, Making a Difference and Growing Up. All these are topics, which teenagers can relate to as they all experience things connected to the topics. The authors of the topics vary, most of them are written by teenagers. Some of the stories are even written by parents who have teenagers and sometimes celebrities write in a story. In this particular book actress Jennifer Love Hewitt wrote a story about friendship. In addition not only are there stories but there are also poems.
    Chicken Soup Teenage Soul II has a story written by Jennifer Love Hewitt, which is known to have attracted many people to read this edition. Her particular story is on the topic of friendship. The title of the story is "A Friend For Life." This story is about Jennifer Love Hewitt meeting a young girl named Nicole who is suffering from cancer. Jennifer Love Hewitt was asked by an organization to help young people with sickness have their dream come true. Nicole's dream was to meet the actress. The story explains the kind of personality Nicole had towards life, even though she was suffering from cancer. Jennifer Love Hewitt explains about her full-of-energy life, how she didn't want anyone to pity her, she just wanted to live a normal life, she was just so positive about everything. Jennifer Love Hewitt mentions that her experience with Nicole is a day she'll never forget and that would affect her forever. Nicole was and always will her inspiration.
    This is a book, which teenagers can connect with. By reading it they can realize that they aren't alone when it comes to certain conflicts or struggles in common daily life a teenager could experience. Every story and poem all have life lessons and morals to learn from, take notice of and understand. It is classified as an inspirational book and is very uplifting.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Chicken soup for the teenage soul II
    If you like poems and love stories then this is the book for you . It talks about lost loves can broken hearts.This book is also about friendships and family too!
    One of my favorite poems is called inside , by Melssa Collette because it relates to my life called inside, it is very good. Another good poem is called Confussed , by Anonymous. The authors are jack Cnafeild Mark Ulcter Hansen , and Kimberly Kirberger.When I read this book it warmed my hear. I would recomend this book to anyone.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Chicken soup for the teenage soul II
    Chicken soup for the teenage soul II¡Xa book of love, life and learning by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Kimberly Kirberger made the #1 New York Times bestseller list and made my list of meaningful books.
    In a way Chicken soup made me feel that I am not the only one left alone with all my teenage problems. There are a lot of kids my age out there who are dealing with the exact same problems and more.
    The importance of this book is not to read all those love or sad stories that you usually see in movies, but actually to relate many of these real experiences in your life! It¡¦s like a guidebook, an instruction book or a reference guide that you can always flip back to when you¡¦re having a hard time. These experiences can be used to consult the way other teens have struggled through situations that we might encounter and help us to develop our own path to solving our problems.
    Another reason I would recommend this book is that its inspirational stories can help counter all the negative stories we get from the media. It gives people the other side of the story that there is hope for the human race.
    There is one shocking story of bravery that stuck in my mind called ¡§Hero of the ¡¦Hood¡¨, about Mike Powell, whose mother, Cheryl, was fifteen when she had Mike. Fonso, Mike¡¦s father, had psychological problems, and after he was released from prison, he forced Mike to do pushups for hours when Mike was only four. When Mike was barely eight, Fonso was murdered, and Cheryl brought home Marcel who was even worse and got her hooked on cocaine. Marcel was violent and often did horrible things to all Cheryl¡¦s kids. Cheryl began not to return home more and more often, leaving only Mike to take care of all his younger brothers and sisters. When it was the right age for them to be educated, Mike encouraged them to go to school, get good grades and be model citizens. At last Mike and all his seven other brothers and sisters were rescued and went to live with their grandparents. Though they still struggle, the children are in a loving environment, and Mike is pursuing his goal to start a small company that can help street kids who were like he and his siblings once were.
    When I read these real life struggles for decent life, I feel that my problems are really not so insurmountable, and that if people can keep hoping and have confidence that what they are doing is right, even though the path is so difficult, then they will succeed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars chicken soup for the teenage soul II
    Chicken soup for the teenage soul II was a fun book! THis book never got boring, it always had something interesting to learn about. Many of the stories made me cry, laugh and left me wondering of what happen to the person in the story. These are the stories that real teens want to hear about because, they come from teens that have experienced some struggles along their life, and want other teens to learn from their mistakes. I give this book an A+ for the awsome stories that make you not want to put the book down. ... Read more


    10. The Prayer of Jabez for Teens (Breakthrough Series)
    by Bruce Wilkinson
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    Today's teenagers are learning to pray, and this tool is for them! The impact of The Prayer of Jabez has been phenomenal -- with reports of changed lives, expanded ministries, and massive spiritual breakthroughs among believers everywhere. Now teens can also receive extravagant blessing as they discover, in peer-based stories, supporting scriptures, and interactive questions, how to pray the remarkable prayer of the obscure Bible hero in I Chronicles 4:10. Teens seeking God's best for their lives will respond to the challenge of asking for blessing -- and being "blessable" before the Lord. Students, youth groups, and future church leaders will welcome The Prayer of Jabez for Teens. Includes group study leader's guide! ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Gentle Encouragement for Teens to Be Closer to God
    Teenagers often feel left out, like a nobody with no future. For that reason, the story of Jabez (whose mother named him "pain") should be relevant and appealing. From this unpleasant beginning, Jabez came to receive many blessings from God. In this book, Dr. Wilkinson makes the case that if God is there for unpopular nobodies like Jabez, He must be there for all of us!

    Dr. Wilkinson has a nice manner for speaking to teenagers. He recalls his own thoughts and hopes during the teenage years. He also relates stories of how teenagers have made an enormous difference for God in assisting adults and other teens. Suddenly, you will feel like someone is talking to you who cares about you, as God does.

    "This little book starts with everything we put in the original, bestselling The Prayer of Jabez . . . ." " . . . [T]hen we ask the question: If God wanted to change the world with a teenager like you, how would He want you to pray?"

    The challenge also goes out in this form: "Are you ready to do one thing that could change the rest of your life?"

    As much as the Bible teaches me, I find that I learn even more by hearing about the interpretations that others make of the Bible. Those interpretations are most beneficial when they include witnessing one's own experiences. Dr. Wilkinson has provided us with many soulful insights from 30 years of reciting a little-noticed Old Testament prayer in this inspiring book.

    One reason that it is nice to hear what others say about the Bible is that some of them read Hebrew, which I do not. Knowing what the original text said should provide more clues to its precise meaning. Dr. Wilkinson has provided insights from the Hebrew texts to help us understand what the translations mean.

    The Prayer of Jabez is found in 1 Chronicles 4:10 following a brief introduction of Jabez in 1 Chronicles 4:9. This text is in the middle of a long list of about 500 Hebrew names beginning with Adam in providing a geneology. The casual Bible reader might never notice this material.

    Since there is so little text, the plain meaning of what is found here can certainly be confusing. "Jabez" means "pain" in Hebrew. Jabez was named this by his mother "Because I bore him in pain." Since almost all babies bring pain to their mothers, it is hard to know exactly what was different about Jabez, if anything.

    In this book, there is a nice emphasis on the special problems a teenager would have if his name was Pain.

    Jabez is remembered for having his prayer answered. The prayer was: "Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!"

    Dr. Wilkinson provides several perspectives on this prayer that added much to my understanding of the Scripture. First, Mr. Wilkinson interprets this as meaning that the person praying is asking to play a bigger role in achieving God's purposes. That was a new thought for me. I tend to feel that each of us is kept pretty busy trying to do God's will in whatever roles we already have. How can we do more? Obviously, only with God's help. By taking on even larger roles, we probably move closer to a state of humility by knowing that we cannot possibly succeed without Divine guidance and assistance. So what seems like a prideful thing actually turns out to be the opposite. What is your reaction to that?

    Second, I was startled a few years ago to hear a group of rabbis and ministers talk about how the traditional concept of the moral life was to never be tempted. I feel tempted all of the time, and overcome temptations only after sincere struggles. Dr. Wilkinson points out that the best way to avoid evil is not to be tempted in the first place. "Without temptation, we will not sin." So this text encouraged me to ask even more for being kept away from evil. Naturally, the Lord's Prayer does that, but this important point had been partially lost on me until I read this book.

    Beyond those Biblical insights, I also learned from Mr. Wilkinson's experiences. He takes on big tasks, uses the Jabez prayer, and keeps track of how things work out. I, too, believe in the power of prayer. It had never occurred to me to keep a journal about my experiences with prayer. I am sure that there is much to be learned.

    My own interpretation of the book and the prayer is that it is just another example of God's listening to and answering our prayers. So I felt encouraged to pray, rather than to use only this specific prayer. I did find myself revising some prayers that I am fond of to incorporate elements of the Jabez prayer.

    There is a good section that points out that today we can also call on Jesus and the Holy Spirit, which were not available to Jabez.

    Dr. Wilkinson also sets a good example that I intend to follow. He walks up to strangers and says, "How can I help you?" Now, I do that with people who call me on the telephone and people I work with. It had never occurred to me to do so with strangers, but it is probably more helpful with strangers. I look forward to the experiences I will have as a result.

    If you are like me, it will be hard to tell where Biblical interpretation ends and witnessing begins in this book. I'm not sure it's all that important to draw a line between them. The key thing is to feel closer to God and God's wisdom and love. I certainly did after reading The Prayer of Jabez for Teens.

    The book ends with a fine study guide that contains the big ideas of each chapter and some questions for bringing the lessons home to each reader.

    I pray that you and your family will too! What else can you pray for that may serve God's purposes in more ways that you have not considered before?

    5-0 out of 5 stars *Prayer of a teen-age girl*
    The Prayer of Jebez for Teens (from The Breakthrough Series, by Bruce Wilkinson) is a definite compliment to its predecessor, The Prayer of Jebez. Through this small, 116-page book, Dr. Wilkinson goes into great detail on the prayer a man from the Old Testament of the Bible made. Also mentioned in this entertaining, enlightening book is how making this man's (Jebez) prayer your own will impact your life and how it influenced other's lives as well. Finally, during this review, I will mention how the author was blessed by praying Jebez's prayer and how I believe it has helped me.
    The account of Jebez is found in I Chronicles 4:9-10, amid the numerous genealogies that can make even the strongest of Believers want to skip the book entirely. It is important to note that Jebez never had been (and never was again) mentioned at all in the Word of God. Yet, he and his prayer are noteworthy. His time as "man of the hour" is recorded, as follows: "Jebez was more honorable than his bothers, and his mother named him Jebez saying,
    'Because I bore him with pain.'
    Now Jebez called on the God of Israel, saying,
    'Oh, that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from
    harm, that it may not pain me!'
    And God granted him what he requested."
    One way we can see that Jebez was blessed is that he was 1) spoken of in God's Word, and 2) in the family line of Jesus Christ. The author bases his writing of The Prayer of Jebez for Teens around I Chronicles 4:10.
    Before and after publishing his beliefs on this portion of Scripture, Bruce Wilkinson spoke at numerous colleges and seminars encouraging teens and adults to pray this prayer themselves. Many wrote to him explaining the amazing miracles God had been doing in their lives. One was from a lady named Sara who states, "...you have no idea how shy I am, but let me tell you what's happening on my campus since I began to ask God for a larger life..." She then continues her testimony reporting her leading to the Lord two of her friends and her belief that another, who had spoken to Sara about some things that had been on her mind, was going to be the next for salvation. One important entity to observe is the fact that the author records his own experiences relating to praying the Jebez prayer. Dr. Bruce Wilkinson is a talented writer who "practices what he preaches," if you will. He gave the statistical testimony that he began his ministry with 25 conferences a year and it has grown to 50 conferences each weekend. The Lord has blessed him and others in many ways that you must read to learn of. In my own life, I have prayed a similar prayer: "God, please bless me most definitely! And give me more opportunities to tell everyone about You, and please be with me every day of my life. Keep me from harm and temptation so that I won't get hurt/embarrassed and neither will anyone else." Since I read the original The Prayer of Jebez and The Prayer of Jebez for Teens I've told one person about Christ, several about this book, and many people of the churches I attend and their ministries. I hope and pray that God can and will use both my strengths and my weaknesses to glorify him that my life might give even a glimmer of a reflection of His glorious radiance. Please meet with God about His will for your life and enjoy finding it with a little help from Bruce Wilkinson's book, The Prayer of Jebez for Teens.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Experience!
    I read this book only 2 days ago. I can ALREADY start to see changes in my life.
    You can too!
    If you want to grow closer with God, and experience more miracles, read this book!
    5 simple words: This book is awesome!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A New Old Prayer
    This book is much like the original but written for younger folks and has different examples. It is the story of a very old prayer that has the same roots as the Lord's Prayer but it is nice to get a new prayer now and then!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    I Really Like This Book It Is Good For Teens And Adults.
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    11. Teen Devotional Bible
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    Catlog: Book (1999-07-01)
    Publisher: Zondervan
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    Within the pages of this plainspoken Bible, young readers will find a year's worth of teen-written devotionals, one for every day of the work week. For example, in the opening section on Genesis, teens will find a shaded box for Monday's devotional, asking the reader what it means to be made in God's image. "Do you ever put yourself down for the way you look? What are you saying to God when you put down what he made?" Little boxes of text are inserted throughout the Scripture, where teens either suggest devotionals or discuss themes in the Bible. In another box, teens comment on the relationship between Adam and Eve: "The 'two becoming one' thing involves a lot more than sex. It involves two lives becoming one--two stories becoming one."The language, graphics, and frank discussion in this teen-oriented Bible make it a great resource for youth groups. It also makes a loving gift for teenagers who need help understanding how the Bible translates into the stressful world of adolescence. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent devotional bible
    This is an excellent devotional Bible.The first reviewer who doesn't like the Bible because it condemns witchcraft is completely ignorant of New Testament Greek, and seems to dislike anything that cramps their lifestyle or beliefs.The NIV is an excellent translation based on the oldest and best manuscripts and translatedby people who actually know Greek, and don't use alternate definitions that don't reflect the true text in order to make things that are condemned by the Bible seem accaptable.If you want your kids to learn what the Bible says, and not what a Wiccan wants it to say, this is a great devotional Bible.

    1-0 out of 5 stars When will Bibles ever be translated with accuracy
    Our world is so filled with miss and false information I am again shocked by the blatent false translations that show up for Christian readers.I was doing a research project on Witchcraft of which there is so much mis-information out there it is amazing. Amazon popped up a reference in this book to Gal 5:20 which inserts the word "Witchcraft", in a list of things that are bad.

    If you take the time to look up in a Greek Interlinerary you'll find the greek word is "farmakeia", meaning in essence "neuter
    "ass" or "donkey".Has nothing to do with witchcraft.

    Just like good ol' King James - changing "suffer not a "poisoner" (aka assasin) to live, to "suffer not a witch to live" this one old testiment change was used to kill and torture people. (The Dark Ages people - Christianity spread by blood, fear and torture - both Catholics and Prodestant "inquisitors".A history that has yet to be owned by the religions of the world.

    Translators and religions have "NO" authority to CHANGE the Holy Scriptures, and this kind of garbage is the root of racism, hatered, misunderstanding, and discrimination on our planet.

    They've all done this and unless your reading from an interlinerary your "intepretation" is subject to false teachings and translations.

    Teach your kids to understand world religions and their people, don't build in biases that cause fear, hatered and division.

    This book gets a two thumbs down.

    If your going to write to kids, at least have the courage to translate based on accuracy of "Gods Word", don't present propaganda embedded translations as "The Word of God".

    We have enough war going on the planet to deal with.In America we are offended when foreign countries teach their children to "Hate" Americans, and Christians and Jews because they mis-translate their religious writings and teach it with auhtority to their children.Christians are and have been doing the same here in America and around the world.This kind of "command and control" manipulation and false teachings have to stop.

    This translation as well as the bible you probably have read from all your live, does just that - embeds false teachings and doctrines to support religious views not "God's Word", it's blasphemy at it's ugliest and it has been such since the beginning.Do your own research, don't take my word for it, and quit being sheep, take responsibilty for "truth".Contextually a "sheep" can never become a Shepard.Your a "Child of God" - consider this context - your not to be a sheep, you are to "Grow up!". Next time someone wants to be your "Shepard" think about any sheep you know that can be promoted to that position...Don't be a sheep.It's time for that baloney and false teaching to also be recognized for what it is.

    Don't bias your kids with false doctines, it just is not right.Take the time to get it right.

    Most of you who may be reading this review may not see or understand this because you have been raised from birth with religious falsehoods and biases taught to you as "The Word of God", the cover of most Bibles say "King Jame's Version" or based there, read the cover, and you'll see who's it is.Besides, Jesus nor the Apostles were "Greek", dah, think about it.

    Good stuff in the bible, Jesus's life amazing - he set a powerful example in his life - any scripture, doctrine, dogma or teaching that goes against his life example should be researched and viewed with a critical eye.

    Learn the Divinity Filter from "The Church of What Works" to sort out Divine teachings from man made and inspired manipulations.

    Teach your kids not to fear, teach them love, teach them their power as Christians - teach them to be healers - teach them Jesus' example.Do the same yourself :)

    God bless you all, in Jesus' name or by whatever tradition you can relate too.

    - David

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    5-0 out of 5 stars This bible is so good, I just keep buying it
    When my kids asked to buy their own bible five years ago I was so excited.We got right in the car and went to the Christian bookstore.My kids looked at several student and teen bibles, and this is the one they chose.It is an awesome blend of devotions, teen stories, neat information, and the Bible in contemporary english.They were immediately attracted to the bold colors and the layout.We purchased two.

    Through the years we have had an opportunity to buy or suggest this bible to other teens, too.Cousins, friends, and youth at the church.I think I have personally purchased about 6 of them.Buy one for your teen!You won't be disappointed!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Study Bible geared toward today's teens
    My teenage daughter got bored and frustrated with her King James study Bible; this Bible has been such a blessing to her because of it's readability and understandability.Let's face it...the KJV of the Bible is difficult and tedious even for the most scholarly person...what's important is that my daughter now immerses herself in the Word and reads it daily.I highly recommend this Bible as a gift to your favorite teeneager; It brings the Word alive and is geared especially toward teenagers.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great!
    The Bible part of this book is just like any other- and that is how it needs to be! On top of that though, this Bible contains devotionals, and a great index, and also a place where you can mark off the sectionsof the Bible once you've read them. I really recommend this one for any of you who are shopping for teenagers. ... Read more


    12. Daily Reflections For Highly Effective Teens
    by Sean Covey
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    Asin: 0684870606
    Catlog: Book (1999-11-16)
    Publisher: Fireside
    Sales Rank: 53395
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Make the ultimate teenage success guide part of your life every day

    Sean Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has helped hundreds of thousands of teens find a path toward success and personal fulfilment. Now, with Daily Reflections for Highly Effective Teens, comes a book that will inspire teens to understand, appreciate, and internalize the power of the 7 Habits. With this day-by-day success guide, teenagers will learn how to improve their self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, make important decisions, and live healthier, more self-confident lives. Packed with great quotes, excellent ideas, and inspiration, Sean Covey's warm, insightful, and humorous guide gives teens a road map for surviving and thriving in adolescence and beyond. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Daily Reflections for highly effective teens
    Daily Reflections for Highly Effective Teens,this book has a good influence for teen.It teaches us and help us how to improve our image, get friends, how to control peer pressure, achieve our goals, think first and make good decisions, also it helps you do new things and enjoy them, have different routines.Also it shows interesting quotes that make you think and ideas. This book helped me a lot and the good thing is that is short you can read one page a day and learn something, now I'm doing good in school, I'm know how to handle pressure, it even helped me to read contstanly. I recommend this book for all teenagers that have problems to face the routine of their lifes.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Get this!
    Hey. I am a 13-year-old girl, and my sister who is 23 bought me this book. I have read and marked multiple pages for future reading. This book has really increased my outlook on life! I suffer from depression and anxiety, yet I feel so happy when I read this book each night. I believe that even adults would be enthralled with this book. So my conclusion is that if you have [have the money] or whatever, get this book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Teens will read this!
    My daughter, who is not a reader, read this cover to cover in one sitting. My seventh grade students, their teachers and parents love it. All of our copies have waiting lists. Teens and adults involved with teens relate to Sean Covey's reflections and practical advice. This is a great conversation starter between teens and parents!

    4-0 out of 5 stars A reminder for everyday
    what was inside was basically some quotes or extract from the book--the seven habits of highly effective teens which I highly recommend. However this book helps you to stay focus on one point everyday, and keep inspiring you throughout the day, you may also refer to the book--the seven habits of the highly effective teens as the page number is included as reference. ... Read more


    13. Checklist For Life For Teens : Timeless Wisdom & Foolproof Strategies for Making the Most of Life’s Challenges and Opportunities
    by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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    Asin: 0785264612
    Catlog: Book (2002-10-08)
    Publisher: Nelson Books
    Sales Rank: 74502
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Checklist for Life is the ultimate handbook for living a successful, joy-filled life. This follow-up title, Checklist for Life for Teens, offers insight into topics and issues that are specific to teens’ interests. In addition to a brief narrative, each interactive chapter of the handbook contains:

    • An “I Will” checklist of heart and attitude reinforcements.
    • A “Things to Do” checklist of action points.
    • A “Things to Remember” section of Scripture verses and applicable quotes from famous and not-so-famous people.
    Topics addressed include self-acceptance, grades and standards, and love. In all, the book addresses 66 topics teens care about. And the handsome, sturdy package and two-color text design make Checklist for Life for Teens an ideal gift.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for Teens and their Parents!
    Having the opportunity to teach the "after school Bible study" for pre-teens, some of which have had no interaction with the Bible, I searched and found this 'Ultimate Handbook'. I showed it to several of the parents of the children involved, and the parents are picking out which lessons I should teach next with great excitment!

    This book shows these pre-teens how the Bible relates to their lives, wheather it is "over-reacting" (teens don't do that!), "self acceptance", or dealing with rumors, cliques or gossip. These topics can all be found in the Bible, but the Bible is a big book, and this handbook not only covers it, but shows kids where in the Bible to find the answers.

    In addition, it talks to the kids using the "proper lingo". Some of the chapter titles are "Dissed" (dealing with respect), "Let's get Real" (dealing with honesty), and "Totally Awesome" (Maintaining a Sense of Wonder).

    There are also chapters that are more suited for the high school students such as "Weight of the Wait" (Sex and Intimacy), "The Ex-Files" (Handling breakups), and "Endless Possibilities" (Planning for the Future).

    The basketball coaches are so excited about the values and life-coping lessons in this book - those that they are unable to teach at the public school, that they are cancelling basketball practice (one day a week) so the children can attend the study!

    My turnout for the study has been about 98% of the 5th thru 8th graders in the whole school................... What else can I say.............. if the kids come to listen, it must be worthwhile! ... Read more


    14. Extreme Teen Bible : No Fears, No Regrets, Just A Future With A Promise
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    Asin: 071800163X
    Catlog: Book (2002-10-20)
    Publisher: Nelson Bibles
    Sales Rank: 554011
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    Nelson's Extreme Teen Bible delivers just what teens are looking for: real answers to life's tough questions. All of the innovative study helps are geared to the teen culture--guaranteed to address the issues young people deal with every day.Forty full-page profiles tell the stories of amazing, young people in scripture who allowed God to work through them to make an impact on their world. ... Read more


    15. A Young Woman After God's Own Heart: A Teen's Guide to Friends, Faith, Family, and the Future
    by Elizabeth George
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    Asin: 0736907890
    Catlog: Book (2003-01-01)
    Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
    Sales Rank: 18143
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars "Young Woman" a Great Book, But Slightly Dissapointing
    This is a great book for any Christian teen girl to work throgh. It is divided up into different sections that focus on purity, serving, etc. Each gives real life examples and discusses how teens can make a difference at school, home and church with their faith. George provides lots of information and helps teens to easily apply these concepts to their life. A lot of girls would benefit from this book! I have learned more from this devotional from any other I've read.
    However, some of the "work" in this book seemed like school. Readers look up a lot of scriptures and write a lot, and it's a bit irritating. I'm also surprised that George is writing a book for teen girls when she is much older. Sometimes I felt like she had unreasonable standards, was a bit old fashioned and was talking down to readers. (EX: She was telling readers to keept their rooms clean.) This is a better devotional for girls than most others out there, but still has its down points. Overall, though, girls will benefit from George's insights.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Lessons, but we're teenagers
    This was a great book except Elizabeth George talks to you as if you're in kindergarten. It bothered me when she would say things like "precious one", "dear friend", etc. But other than this I learned a lot from the book and have grown closer to God. I disagreed with some things she said, but it made think and figure out my beliefs.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Every young woman should read this!!!!
    I think every young woman should read this. Great readability-you get the feeling the author is speaking right to you-on subjects any young woman could use input on. Any parent would want their daughter to know about, and take to heart, the contents of this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Young Woman After God's Own Heart
    This book is brilliant with loads of insight to help teens develop their own personal walk with God.
    George writes in a warm engaging manner encouraging the reader to be proactive in their pursuit of a heart that marches to the beat of Gods drum!
    Each chapter is filled with helpful suggestions rounded off with with a challenging heart response, a practical "to Do List" to help motivate & a short bible study.
    I am presently working through this book with my 11 year old daughter & it's providing her with the tools to move on in her christian walk without me being there. ... Read more


    16. And One More Thing Before You Go...
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    Asin: 0743550854
    Catlog: Book (2005-04-05)
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
    Sales Rank: 46568
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Graduating from high school is a big step for any girl. She is leaving her childhood behimd and beginning the rest of her life. She is alsoleaving her mother's protective circle of love and guidance. One of the greatests gifts a mother can give her daughter at this pivotal moment in her life is good counsel. In And One More Thing Before You Go...Maria Shriver, bestselling author, acclaimed journallist, First Lady of California, and mother of two daughters, provides a loving and heartfelt guide for girls as they go off to college.

    Expanded from a speech given to her young friend Ally's graduation class, Maria speaks as a wiser, more experienced girlfriend, but also as both the daughter of a mother whose advice she still seeks and as the mother of the daughters for whom she wishes a fulfilling and happy life. In this stirring and inspiring guide, Maria talks to young women about how to find abundance and emotional richness, and how not to overlook life's most special gifts. Her ten rules offer a firm grasp on what's really important in life.

    Thoughtful, compassionate, and filled with love, And One More Thing Before You Go...will make every mother cry and every daughter stop and think about her mother's words. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars cute book of valuable advice
    I really liked Maria's book. It's short and sweet and to the point. She also makes you really appreciate your mother alot more after reading her bits of sisterly advice. A must read!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Loved it
    I love this little book.I look at my son and I see how fast the time has gone and I feel an ache in my heart.I find myself being fearful of the cruel world the resides ahead of him and it is then that I wonder if I have taught him everything about the down side of life.This book is excellent and I urge you to read it.Another great book is Whispers of the wicked saint, by Veronica Haddon and the glass castle, by jeannett Walls.Try them all !!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great little book !!
    I loved this short little book.It is an excellent read for mothers and daughters.It is scarey how fast life goes and what is even more scarey is that we have to all one day send our children out into this mean and cruel world.Arm them with advice, and the best advice is in this book.Every woman should also read the glass castle and Whispers of the wicked saints.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Book Filled with Excellent Advice!
    Maria Shriver conveys her wisdom in a heart felt down to earth manner that will help any young adult. She speaks of adversity, and how it serves us to become stronger, better people, while she gives examples of how people have endured a lot that made them so much better from the growth they gained. This book is a treasure of wosdom. It doesn't have to be a 300 page book to bring insight and golden advice. In some respects, it reminds me of the book "As a Man Thinketh" by James Allen - that was a small book, and big on messages that are timeless.
    Maria's book is also timeless. I would give it to anyone that values solid advice that can only point you in the right direction.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Transcending gender and age...
    A short book born of an expanded speech to a high school graduating class, Maria Shriver has penned a gem for females and males alike. Additionally, I don't necessarily think her 10 steps are isolated for the young; many of these precepts are applicable to the average adult in every day life. And, before you begin thinking this is just another celebrity trying to make another buck, think again. Maria Shriver is an odd character; as one who has practically been in the limelight her entire life, she is neither pompous or pretentious. Her offerings are heartfelt and poignant.

    Perhaps the most important gem in this book is "Fear can be your best teacher." This, particularly for young adults but for mature adults as well, is such an important premise. Fear, along with its twin primary emotion, greed, create more ill feelings, health concerns, mistakes, anger, resentment, and doubt than practically any other emotion. As a business consultant, I deal with fear constantly; I have so very many clients who are afraid to do much of anything. Fear is paralyzing and dangerous. But I digress...

    Maria Shriver, while short and succinct, has created a wonderfully well written and important "set of instructions" for life. Female or male, young or old, this book will be quite useful and perhaps, magical. Recommended. ... Read more


    17. Dateable: Are You? Are They?
    by Justin Lookadoo, Hayley Morgan
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    Asin: 0800759117
    Catlog: Book (2003-07-01)
    Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
    Sales Rank: 12094
    Average Customer Review: 3.38 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for Teenagers and their Parents
    I wasn't expecting a whole lot when I picked this book up. Perhaps a tongue and cheek take on the dating scene. However I found a lot of depth and insight that is Christian based but not a glaring fire and brimstone, you will go to hell sermon.

    It's well written, funny, and has some good examples. However, the book is aimed toward the high school crowd. If you're a teenager, check it out. If you're a parent of a teenager, definitely get it, read it, and use it as a basis to start talking to your kids about sex and dangers therein. If you're none of the above, and did all the bad things in high school the book warns you against go ahead and look into it. Then if you're a guy get John Eldredge's, Wild at Heart.

    And if you are not part of the sex crazed teenage population and have been offended by the portrayl of men and women's feelings and attitudes expressed by the authors, I'm sure they're sorry. You have fought the good fight and have my utmost respect. However, with the way divorce and teenage pregnancy rates are going, the views conveyed in this book have merit.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT
    This book is a must read for teens as well as adults. It opens both girls and boys up to each others minds, and lets you see the reality. It tells the whole truth- ugly and good, but everything the book is about is something that every girl and guy should know. Justin and Hayley have done just an awesome job with this book, and everyone should read it. It's amazing!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Honest, Funny, Enlightening
    I liked this book because it really doesn't sugar coat that much. It honestly tells it how it is. They tell you the truth about how each of the sexes act, and tips on how you should act accordingly. This book shows that in playing the dating game, how some things will end up, or how to know when to say no.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Gender roles perpetuated
    Why is everything in this book about the male being dominant and the female submissive? Allow me to insert some excerpts. At one point, the author states that "this whole women's lib thing has less to do with women getting rights and more to do with men becoming pansies." Skewed, homophobic logic drives sentiments like this. The girl is "strong" so the boy must be gay. Most of the second half of this book is about outdated, stereotypical roles of boys and girls. The boy should pay ("going dutch" on the relationship quiz bumps you very close to the "Wake up!" category, which states that "This relationship is definitely destined for failure. Get out while the getting is good.")
    "If you dress like a piece of meat, you're gonna get thrown on the BBQ." I'm appalled. While I do believe there are certain limits on reasonable attire for anyone, I refuse to believe that women who are confident and comfortable with their bodies should be pestered because some random man walking down the street sees her and can't control his raging hormones enough to suppress the totally unnecessary whistle that follows. So maybe when boys run around with their shirts off, girls watch. But others don't call them a whore for it.
    To me, the "What's Your Type" quiz is totally ridiculous. The instructions say "Mark the space by the things you prefer in your man." Some traits are denoted by flowers, others by skull and crossbone symbols next to them. Hmm, now which am I supposed to choose? Furthermore, what ARE some of these good qualities? "Goofy, no girlfriends, calls all the time, no piercings, gives lots of compliments, you're his life, intelligent, barely touches you, popular, needs you." In comparison, the bad qualities include traits such as "tattoos, quiet, piercings, HAS HIS OWN LIFE, artistic, mysterious, loner, can get along without you." Why is it that a relationship should be two unpierced, booksmart but not creative, excessively social people who need eachother and refuse to do anything without one another? Relationships are like Venn diagrams, they intersect in some places, but there are differences too. What's the point of dating someone who can't get along without you, who has no life of their own, etc? Why not just date yourself, at least you'd never stand yourself up.

    Repeatedly encouraging males to "be a man" and not "a pansy" while also enforcing the idea that men control relationships basically just reaffirms the old stereotypes of provider vs child-bearer, as well as telling men that it's okay to hate women and gay people. I mean, no one wants to be a pansy, right? And making an attack on someone's masculinity by calling them a girl (...) only shows that the people who talk like this don't see any potential for equality between men and women.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A MUST Read for anyone of dating years
    A fantastic book about the realities of dating. A must read for any and all teenagers (not bad for a dating adult either). Sound advice written in an very enjoyable easy to read format. Give it to every teenager in your life. ... Read more


    18. Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps for Success
    by Stedman Graham
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    Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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    Prominent entrepreneur, educator, and author Stedman Graham writes,"More than anything, Teens Can Make It Happen is about showing youngpeople how to discover the hope and self-confidence they need to leadproductive, healthy lives. This book is designed to help them develop lifestylesand processes that will prepare them for a lifetime of intellectual, emotionaland physical awareness and well-being. Every chapter shows that you are not yourcircumstances; you are your possibilities." Graham, author of thebestselling You Can Make ItHappen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success , writes for teens in astraightforward, no-nonsense manner, no talking down, no vague promises. Afterchapter 1, "The Success Process," one chapter is devoted to each of his ninesteps: check your ID, create your vision, develop your travel plan, master therules of the road, step into the outer limits, pilot the seasons of change,build your dream team, win by a decision, and commit to your vision. Grahamreveals some of his personal trials and tribulations in finding his identity(can you imagine how hard it would be to hang onto your own identity if you'realso Oprah Winfrey's boyfriend?) and reaching for success even when people havetold him he couldn't make it. In his motivational style, Graham makes itcrystal-clear that he believes in the teens of today and the adults of tomorrow.Filled with relevant examples and practical, hands-on wisdom, this book shouldhelp teens move beyond their circumstances and become their possibilities. (Ages12 and older) --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars "One of the two best for youth and teens!"
    Excellent! I teach middle schoolers, and I know teenagers! This is written right down there on their level and offers sincere and practical advice. They'll read it--they'll like it--and that's half the battle!

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Teens Can Make It Happen
    I bought this book for my son who is now approaching his high
    school graduation. It has been a difficult year for him but as
    a parent I feel that he is the type of person who needs to go
    through several life lessons to learn. In going through the
    chapters and Q&A after each chapter, he was able to see things
    from different sides versus a knee-jerk response. I review his
    responses and it has been a BIG eye-opener into his thinking, his
    concerns, goals etc. More revealing than any dinner conversation
    we have ever had. I would highly recommend this book as a tool for your teen to set goals and as a tool for a parent to learn more about your teens thought

    5-0 out of 5 stars UNDERSTANDING WHO YOU ARE!
    Stedman Graham's book is both powerful and practical.He meets teens on their own turf, and seeks to empower them by helping them believe in themselves. Mastering the "rules of the road" is essential. His tips include discipline, good attitudes, working hard on the things you are passionate about, overcoming procrastination, and understanding who you are. He emphasizes the value of who you are is how people identify you. He warns of the pitfalls inherent in today's society; that is, people telling you what you can't do, - and people inflicting their pain on you. He understands that there are people who will always try to "knock you down", but stresses that you can be successful based on yourself. "Sometimes the things you don't do are more important than what you do do", he offers, and further implores teens to do what adds value to you. Mr Stedman's concept of a responsible partnership between parents, the system and the child is commendable. After you finish this remarkable perspective, read "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff", by Richard Carlson. Both books are survival fare with a focus on teens, but anyone of any age wcould benefit from the information they contain.

    5-0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful idea, Stedman!
    We teens need to give thanks to Stedman. Because his book is so great for those teens who think their mens and womens now. First, they need to read this book to learn how the " real world " operates. What a wonderful idea, Stedman! Keep up the great work, you'll go a long way.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great guide for success!
    This is a great book! It talks about all of the important issues that I wish I thought about while I was a teen. I have recommended this book to several of the students at the high school where I teach. For students that are college-bound the DayStar Guide to Colleges for African American Students, by Thomas Lavist is a perfect companion to this book. This book will help students to get your "head right" and help you to figure out what you want to do. And then the DayStar College Guide will tell you how to do it. ... Read more


    19. The Seven Checkpoints: Student Journal
    by Andy Stanley, Stuart Hall
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    Asin: 1582291780
    Catlog: Book (2001-04-01)
    Publisher: Howard Publishing Company
    Sales Rank: 195599
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A changed teen
    this devotional book is amazing! my youth group is currently working through this book. i can already see the amazing things God is doing. Being part of a youth group with out a youth pastor or youth leader is hard. When a young adult stepped up with this book i was hestitant, but i can see God working through this and in us.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Life Changing
    This is one of the best devotinal books I ever read. It helped me to see what God wanted for me in my life. It really turned my life around.
    I was so glad I bought it at my youth camp. That's where I met Stuart Hall himself (awesome goddly man to meet). He mentioned this book at the camp for those who wanted to learn more about what he talked about. (I surly did!)
    This book covers everthing from the Basics to Moral Boundries, Friends, and Choices.
    God really worked on me through this Book and his very own word.
    I hope any and all who read this book will be abel to see God more clearly as I did.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Volunteer Youth Sponsor looks at "The Seven Checkpoints"
    I am a volunteer youth sponsor for our small church and youth group. Recently, and coincidentally, our full-time youth pastor and our only other youth resource person resigned. Without full time leadership we sponsors were feeling mighty inadequate. I heard Andy Stanley on a radio talk show doing a promotion for his new book. I bought the book and found it to be not only an easy read but clearly delineated and organized for even those of us in part-time volunteer ministry. Stanley and Hall offer some unorthodox but very sensible approaches to planning and maintaining a youth group over a long period of time with a specific goal in mind. The book is so easy to follow, we have decided to adapt our curriculum to their philosophy of these seven pivotal checkpoints. I recommend this book for any struggling youth volunteers like me and for any of those in full-time ministry.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A wise choice
    Kids face so many difficult challenges in today's chaotic culture. Andy Stanley talks practically and from the heart to help teens to live victoriously in the middle of this generation. One especially helpful checkpoint is encouraging teens to make wise choices and showing them how. Rather than telling kids that they're making wrong choices, they can consider making the wisest choice in any situation. This builds them up rather than cutting them down. It nourishes the spirit rather than stifling them. ... Read more


    20. It's Not About Me Teen Edition
    by Max Lucado
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    Asin: 1591452902
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-31)
    Publisher: Integrity Publishers
    Sales Rank: 653089
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