So Long, Insecurity: Teen Edition
Book Review- So Long Insecurity
So Long Insecurity is a woman's devotional helping woman to overcome the many insecurities life throws at them. Woman are not the only ones who struggle with insecurities. This edition of So Long Insecurity is written for the teen girl.
The magazine style helped to enforce the teen vibe. The magazine layout with its polls, girl testimonials, and tests also helps to make the reading easier. The reading portions are small a bonus for those who find long passages to be boring ( however, a minus for this reader) I enjoyed the topics that Beth brought up and many people tend to overlook in matters of insecurity. I felt the book was geared more towards girls who are either not Christians but are interested in God or a young Christian. If you want a devotional to get deep in the word with this may not be your fit. Overall I enjoyed reading the magazine.It was attractive, and God glorifying.
I received this complimentary copy from Tyndale for my independent and unbiased review.
November 8, 2013
Wonderful for pre-teen and teen girls
My soon to be 10 year old granddaughter devoured this book and has started prayer every day before school, before tests, before important events in her life. As she is much taller than most 4th graders, which also makes her bigger she is sometimes faced with exasperating comments from children and adults. This is allowing her to find herself and know God has a purpose for each. She is a Honor Roll student, and I have emphasized to her studies and school are most important and God will arrange her life as He sees fit. Other than a stuffed $10 dinosaur she still sleeps with I purchased when she was @3, this is the best $'s I have spent for her.
September 26, 2013
Great book for teens!
About The Book....
There were topics such as: boys, modesty, insecurity (hence the book title), and living our life for Jesus Christ. Polls showed different views from other teen girls, a interview from an inspiring woman, Bible verses, quizzes , and lodes of advice.
Beth Moore, writes about how to overcome our insecurities as teenage girls, and how to walk in the steps of Christ.
Really enjoyed this book! Beth Moore is an amazing author, and her fun writing, the layout of the book... everything, made you want to read it. Sometimes I would have to leave the book down for a little bit, because this book was more a magazine then book, and I would want to read a book, but I still enjoyed it!
The only two cons, were the fact the book gave modestly guidelines, but then would have girls in the pictures later on wearing clothes that they just said was a red light. It was a little annoying on that note, but still wasn't to big of a issue. The second bad thing, was the so short of chapters - the author could have gone a little deeper , but sometimes seemed to only skim the surface.
You learned a lot, and I loved the Christian values in the book! It even had some questions that could be used as a teen Bible study, which gave it bonus points.
August 20, 2013
Great Conversation Starter
"So Long, Insecurity" is the teen version of Beth Moore's popular book for adult women. It is printed in a magazine style, that keeps each chapter short, sweet, and to the point.
I'm going to start off by admitting that I had very low expectations for this book. I have read magazine style studies before, and found them to be shallow and fluffy, especially when they started to talk about insecurity, which is the theme of this particular study. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that this was not the case. Each chapter, though short, is filled with scripture, practical tips, fun quizzes, great discussion questions, and very little "fluff".
The chapters were quite short. There were several times that I thought the author could have gone deeper into a topic that she was discussing and skipped some of the "fun stuff".
I think that this would be a great book to use in an environment where this book could be used as a springboard for discussion and further study, such as a Sunday School class, or mother-daughter study.
August 19, 2013