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Becoming a Young Woman Who Pleases God: A Teen's Guide to Discovering Her Biblical Potential
New Hope Publishers / 2010 / Paperback
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Becoming a Young Woman Who Pleases God takes a youthful eye view of what goes on in the heart, soul, mind, and actions of a young woman who wants to develop the character traits of a Christ follower. Following the journal entries of a fictional, contemporary high school senior, Sarah, readers experience the challenges and triumphs of her "incredible journey" of everyday faith.
Questioning, "Is it possible to enjoy my teen years and please God at the same time?" Sarah finds answers through her own experiences. From the pages of Sarah's personal journal, the reader will learn how to choose friends wisely; manage money well; embrace biblical principles in decision making; choose to serve rather than be served; and develop knowledge and skills that make life more creative, enjoyable, and emotionally and physically satisfying.
Following the author?'s popular book Becoming a Woman Who Pleases God, this new volume for young women explores in the context of the teen years the timeless issues of building godly character. As today?'s teens are thrust into a world which demands a flexibility for which many are not prepared, the content of this book addresses real issues with biblical wisdom.Following the journal entries of a fictional, contemporary high school senior, readers experience the challenges and triumphs of her incredible journey of everyday faith. Questioning, Is it possible to enjoy my teen years and please God at the same time Sarah finds answers through her own experiences. From the pages of Sarah?'s personal journal, the reader will learn how to choose friends wisely; manage money well; embrace biblical principles in decision making; choose to serve rather than be served; and develop knowledge and skills that make life more creative, enjoyable, and emotionally satisfying.Ultimately, a teen will be challenged to embrace God?'s special instructions to women so that she establishes lifelong character traits that bring honor to her heavenly Father. Living counter-culturally with confidence, she ll realize the joy of living up to her God-given potential.
Pat Ennis is an accomplished home economics teacher who has taught for the San Diego Unified School District, Christian Heritage College, and the Masters College. She is the author of Precious in His Sight, Becoming a Woman Who Pleases God, Designing a Lifestyle That Pleases God, and Practicing Hospitality. She is also the cofounder of the Royal Ladies Tea Society.
Pat holds a doctor of education degree from Northern Arizona University, and both a master and bachelor of arts degree from San Diego State University. She currently resides in Southern California.
Fun to read, interesting to do, generating some really deep thoughts, and fine for individual study or for group work, Becoming a Young Woman Who Pleases God is truly a multi-purpose study. Author Pat Ennis has years of experience teaching young women in High School and College. In this book she uses that expertise to portray the senior high school year of one student and the spiritual growth which can ensue. The best way to introduce all that goes on in this personal notebook (soon to become the readers personal notebook), is to use that students own words: I, Sarah Joy Abramson, invite you to read my personal notebook. Its morphed into a scrapbook of my senior year, including mementos, sample assignments, lecture notes, small-group notes, doodles, notes from my parents, and more stuff. This records my triumphs, challenges, and how I made progress in becoming a young woman who pleases God. Walk with me and see how I... (p. 3).
As the reader walks with Sarah what can be found? Character growth, friendship, beauty and nutrition, getting ready for that perfect job, living with others, life skills, style and modesty, communicating successfully, standing firm and still entertaining friends, praying, useful resources, and more. All these are tied up together in sixteen interest gripping Senior High School classes, ranging from Humanities to Work-Study.
Many significant fields are discussed each with their relevant Scripture, with wide open questions about yourself, spaces to write your own ideas, and spot-on prayers. These fields include: usable, valuable rules; guides for living this modern life such as smart eating and healthy self-image; the correct way to write a consumer concern letter; wise decision making; to believe or not believe labels on clothes and other consumer goods; wardrobe planning; cleaning your tongue; family life; developing a gentle and quiet spirit; and, a Scripture-based list (reader fills it out with her own thoughts) about the ideal man. While teachers and parents will consider this a worthy book, its trendy format and modestly contemporary wording will get the Senior High student agreeing and wanting to read it. The theme of Becoming a Young Woman Who Pleases God is growing a biblical worldview. Sarahs challenge is, I dare you to check out what I discovered? Look through my papers...and come up with your own findings for your life (p. 4). This book will make a good study for individuals and for classes in school, church, clubs, etc., as well as morphing into a good reference for ongoing growth. Much of the data, though deliberately aimed at young women, is good lesson material for any age Christian seeking to make their whole life one lived for God. Donna Eggett, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
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