Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey From Neediness to Freedom
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Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey From Neediness to Freedom  -     By: Paula Hendricks

Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey From Neediness to Freedom

Moody Publishers / 2013 / Paperback

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Perfect for boy-crazy teenage girls, this book is a true how-to guide on overcoming boycraziness and trusting in God with your love life. Told in a first-person perspective, Confessions of a boy-crazy girl reads like a diary of author Paula Hendricks life, from her blossoming interest in boys to her more and more frequent (and costly) crushes on boys. Girls will learn from Paula how to let go and trust in God for their love lives, rather than trying to control them.

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Title: Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey From Neediness to Freedom
By: Paula Hendricks
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 7 X 5 X .38 (inches)
Weight: 6 ounces
ISBN: 0802407501
ISBN-13: 9780802407504
Ages: 13-18
Stock No: WW407504

Publisher's Description

Sound familiar?

1. You spot a cute boy (we’ll call him Boy A).

2. You dream about Boy A.

3. You do whatever it takes to make Boy A notice you.

4. Even though Boy A doesn’t pursue you, you hang on to your dream of Boy A until he (a) moves to the North Pole with no access to a cell phone or computer, (b) dies and is buried or cremated, or (c) begins dating another girl.

5. You mend your broken heart by hating Boy A and finding another cute boy (Boy B). You replace Boy A with Boy B and begin all over again . . .

Paula has gone through an entire alphabet—and more—of boys over the years.

As she shares her journal entries and stories—the good, the bad, and the ugly—you’ll be encouraged to trust God with your love life and buckle up for the ride!

Written for teen girls, Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl will help you on your own journey from neediness to freedom. 

Part of the True Woman publishing line, whose goal is to encourage women to exude God’s beauty by embracing his design for womanhood

Author Bio

PAULA HENDRICKS MARSTELLER is the Writing & Editorial Manager for Revive Our Hearts and the author of Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey from Neediness to Freedom. There's nothing she loves to share more than the gospel-centered truths that have so transformed her own life: what it means on a daily basis to be "dead to sin, alive to God, and in Christ Jesus." Paula and her husband, Trevor, make their home in New York.

Editorial Reviews

"Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl is about a girl who is looking to God to help guide her with her love life. Each chapter has some advice on the situation as well as her relating everything to her own life and being boy-crazy.  There are also bible passages related to the topic and the first chapter ends with a quiz! (my favorite) And each chapter has an area for you to journal. (Turns out after chapter 1 I found I am indeed boy-crazy. Oh. Wait. I didn't need a book to tell me that!)

This book is geared more for girls in their teens but honestly I think there are women of all ages who this book would help!  It is all about being you for you and not worrying about what others think of you or say about you (certainly easier said than done!) and should really get you feeling positive about yourself.  When you see Paula's journal entries you will realize that you are not alone and not only did Paula go through it all before - everyone probably did!  But now you can learn from what Paula learned with hopefully not having to go through it all yourself."

_Katie Wanta, posted on Net Galley August 10, 2013

I can image what some of you may be thinking, "isn't this a book for girls? Why is a guy reading it?" It is true that I am a guy, I am married, I am not a teenager, and I am not boy-crazy. (My wife affirms all the aforementioned)

Paula is a good friend of mine and has been for about seven years. We used to attend a discussion group about the application of our Christian faith in today's world. To hear that she was writing a book was a joy and I really wanted to read it.

That said, here is a guy's perspective on Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl.

The first thing I noticed was the openness that Paula has on the pages. This was not a do/do not type of book. It was Paula's story and what she learned along the way.

From early in life to the present day Paula shares struggles, fears, sins, but also joys, growth, and a desire to be Christ-like. What I really appreciate is that Paula is not shy about calling sins in her life what they are: lust, envy, jealousy, fear, etc. Her heart, felt throughout the book, is that girls find their true worth, value, and acceptance in Christ. These are lessons that we all should learn regardless of our sex and age.

Another trait running through the pages is passion. Passion to really know God, his son Jesus, and what it means to be a woman who is free in Christ. So much of our culture demands that women dress a certain way, have certain measurements, have flawless features, and that is true femininity. WRONG!!!

Paula makes this very clear: acceptance cannot be found in that which will fade away. Beauty is not skin deep, looks are. Beauty comes from loving your Creator and how He created you. Easy? No. Worth it? Absolutely! Paula went through much pain to understand this and shares as much in this journal-like book.

Thus, as a youth pastor, I HIGHLY recommend this book not only to girls struggling with boy-craziness but also to those of us who will counsel these young women. Their lives and souls are potentially at stake. To not combat the lies of our culture is to do them an egregious error.

Daniel Greegor, posted on Net Galley 5/12/2014

"This was a interesting spin and take on how to become a independent person and take dating as it is a day at a time.

There are parts that are hysterical and we all can relate to like the middle school crushes. There are parts that will have you laugh so hard you will cry and there are parts where you see extremes.

It’s funny because she goes to extremes. She is all about the boy and dating and how it never works and it makes her sad and than she goes to the extreme of God being the only way to find the answers. Don’t misunderstand me God is important in all lives but a healthy balance is good too. Here she turns to the bible to answer her questions about her relationships including whether or not to date or continue dating someone. That to me should be a decision of the heart and gut but it does show a interesting take on that concept. It also shows how when she brought religion into her life she became more confident in herself and in life itself.

Just the extremes are really eye opening. We can all relate to her dating tales though and they are funny. A fun book about dating and how she left the world of being boy crazy."

Melissa Derby, Rating 4 of 5, Net Galley May 15, 2014

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