Reading expands the mind. Teens today are faced with daily challenges at school, in social situations, and even when spending time alone. It is important that we protect our youth from worldly things as much as possible, instead filling their hearts and spirits with the love of Christ. He is holy and just, and what better teacher than our Lord! Below are an array of books that will not only teach our youth about making godly decisions day to day, but to look to the Lord when doing so.
The Smart Girl’s Guide to Mean Girls, Manicures, and God’s Amazing Plan for Me – This wonderful book is perfect for any teen girl. When faced with life’s ups and downs, challenging situations, and relationships they are involved in, this book will allow girls to grow in their faith, and make smart, biblically sound decisions.
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Cute teen devotional that is easy to read and navigate. The devotions are practical and written in a way to encourage the teen. Light and easy to read and just enough teaching for dippers. Source
A Teen’s Guide to the 5 Love Languages – This is a wonderful book for teen girls and teen boys alike. It speaks to and allows teens growing into adulthood to learn more about loving themselves, while loving others and God in a big way.
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Bysavingsinsecondson August 17, 2016
I don’t make this kind of wholehearted recommendation very often, but if there’s any book you need to read WITH your teenager, this is it!!! in case I didn’t make that clear enough, let me reiterate…..A Teen’s Guide to the 5 Love Languages holds the kind of information that can impact a person in all areas of life, no matter their age. There were so many pages of the book that I wanted to dog-ear and shove in my pre-teen daughter’s face. That wouldn’t be a display of love, though. Instead, I have been following the suggestions in the book and modeling the love languages for my kids. And, hey! It works!! Read my full review at Savings in Seconds. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Opinions shared are mine. Source
The Manual to Manhood – How do you change a tire? Plan a date? Apply for a job? Write a cover letter? Whatever questions teenage boys are faced with, this book is packed with generous advice in a godly fashion.
I have to admit that I am completely enamored with this book. If you have a tween or young teen boy in your life you would do them a big favor by getting this manual for them. The content contains just about everything a young boy needs to know about everyday life to ease them into manhood. Source
Can You Relate? How to Handle Parents, Friends, Boys and More – Teenage girls often face relationship challenges as they grow into adulthood. From best friend conflicts, to dating in high school, this book will answer the many questions as to how to keep it all together while keeping God in the center.
By Carmen on April 21, 2016
This review was written for Can You Relate? How to Handle Parents, Friends, Boys, and More. I absolutely love this book! I originally got it to read for later since my daughter wasnt in the targeted age group of 9-12, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that most of the book was already relevant for her. In fact, I plan to use the book as a tween-friendly tool to discuss the various topics that the book covers. It is divided into the four sections entitled Friends, Family, The World Around Me, and God. The sections are cleverly divided by differing color schemes to make finding the section youre looking for easy. Source
AHA Student Edition: The God Moment That Changes Everything – In the AHA Student Edition, teens will discover the power of the Holy Spirit, how to apply God’s teachings to everyday life, and staying grounded in God’s word. Personal stories, biblical teaching, and transforming dialogue will drive students forward with God by their side.
By Aim4p31 on February 6, 2016
I am a mom of five beautiful children. Some periodicals and some “older bros”. I pray that God would continue to give me the heart and Grace needed as I watch my adult children grow in the path He has laid out for them. Source
The Case for Grace Student Edition – This amazing book is written about the truthful story of Lee Strobel, and his journey from atheism to Christianity, and the amazing power of God’s light in his life today. Anyone can be radically changed when in the midst of God’s forgiveness and grace no mater where you are, or where you come from.
Review by Jalynn
Lee Strobel tells it like it is and I like that about him. He gives you his own personal account of his search for grace. It is a no holds barred account which will leave you turning page after page just to see how he handled each situation. We need truth tellers such as he to give us these accounts because I believe these accounts are what people cling to and these will win them for Christ. Source
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