Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My Life, Unscripted by Tricia Goyer


The teenage years were not those of which I am very proud of. Mostly due to the fact that I was trying so hard to fit it and be "popular," that I lost who I was for a while. I think that many teenage girls fall into this trap, simply because you want to be like everyone else. This book is an excellent read for girls as young as 13 or so and, while geared toward more teenage life events, I enjoyed reading it, too. The premise behind the book is that if your teenager knew how to react to certain events, then they could make better decisions. This book is filled with scripts of certain events that they may come into contact with and they are discussed for both their good and bad points to help a teenager determine how they themselves would handle the situation. I really enjoyed the format and think that a teenager would as well.


A Brief Synopsis:

My Life, Unscripted explores relationships in every teenage girl's life--with herself, her friends and enemies, her parents, guys, and with God.


Real-life scripts, screenwriting terms, and timely topics, make this an interesting read for teen girls as they delve into their own inner struggles and outward relationships.They'll also learn the importance of "scripting" their own responses BEFORE challenging life-situations arise and are able to think about, pray about, and consider how to face these situations before the scene begins. By contrasting real-life with TV or movies, teens will understand they don't have to get caught up in the drama.


About Tricia:

Tricia Goyer has published over 300 articles for national publications such as Today's Christian Woman, Guideposts for Kids, and Focus on the Family, and is the co-author of Meal Time Moments (Focus on the Family). She has led numerous Bible Studies, and her study notes appear in the Women of Faith Study Bible (Zondervan).


She has written seven novels for Moody Publishing: From Dust and Ashes (2003), Night Song (2004), Dawn of a Thousand Nights (2005), Arms of Deliverance (2006), A Valley of Betrayal (2007), A Shadow of Treason (Fall 2007), and A Whisper of Freedom (Spring 2008).
Tricia is also the author of Life Interrupted: The Scoop on Being a Young Mom (Zondervan, 2004), 10 Minutes to Showtime (Thomas Nelson, 2004), Generation NeXt Parenting (Multnomah, 2006), Generation NeXt Marriage (Multnomah, 2008), and 3:16—the teen version of a book by Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson, March 2008).


Life Interrupted was a 2005 Gold Medallion finalist in the Youth Category. Night Song was awarded the American Christian Fiction Writer's 2005 Book of the Year award for Best Long Historical Romance. Dawn of a Thousand Nights won the same award in 2006. In 2003, Tricia was named as the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference "Writer of the Year".


Tricia is also a mom to three, all of which she homeschools.


Giveaway!

I will be giving away one copy of this wonderful book. Please enter if you have a teenage daughter, granddaughter, or friend that you think could benefit from reading this! Just leave a comment and you will be entered! I will draw for a winner on Monday, October 22nd.

4 comments:

AshleyR said...

Hi Dandelion Momma-Janis,

I hope I can enter I am a teenager I would love to read this book!!


AshleyR

Tabitha said...

I have been wanting to read this book! I know a girl who could benefit from reading this book...well...I actually know of more than one girl...but this girl especially.

Laura said...

My daughters would really love to read this book!
Laura

Sweet Mummy said...

One of my best friend's girls would really love this book. I love these two young women (they are my friends as much as their mom is), and I'm sure they'd get a lot out of the book. Thanks for the chance to win this prize!

 

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