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Monday, July 22, 2013

So Long, Insecurity, Teen Edition Review

About The Book:
 So Long, Insecurity, Teen Edition is a teen version of the New York Times bestselling adult book, So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore. This magazine-style book mixes words of wisdom from Moore with pictures, quizzes, surveys, scripture, and more to help girls ages 12-16 live based on God’s truth about them as opposed to the world’s false messages. Features in each chapter include: Q & A with Beth (taken from adult book but written to appeal to a younger audience), Sweet Notes (scriptures that pertain to the chapter’s subject), Your Stats (a survey/poll of what girls think regarding the subject), Interviews with real girls (and a few teen spokespeople), a quiz to help girls gauge where they are, Bible characters with similar issues, and a wrap-up section for discussion with a friend or in a group. Girls will have fun reading about boys, fashion, the media, gifts and skills, competing with other girls, and how they can live as secure girls despite the distractions from the world.
My Review:

 So Long, Insecurity, Teen Edition is an interesting magazine-style book with. This book has tons of things that will help your teenage girl with all of insecurities that are in her life. This book includes:
  • Questions you have about real life, answered by Beth Moore
  • Quizzes to find where you stand on fashion, media, boys, and friends
  • Polls where girls like you weigh in on issues of insecurity
  • Interviews with real girls on handling tough situations
  • Stories of women in the Bible who battled insecurity
  • Interviews with girls and teen advocates, including former Victoria’s Secret model Kylie Bisutti, who have gone through the same things you have
  • And much, much more!
My  Thoughts:
Frame filled black and white image of a beautiful teenage girl looking up with a serious expression - stock photoI like taking the quizzes because it helped me learn more about myself. Even though some of them weren't too good. I took the quiz on How well (or not) you handle your interactions with guys and I got this answer: While it's not a good idea too fall all over guys, it's also not healthy to hide out from them. Work at being yourself no matter who is around. Not exactly what I expected.

At the end of each chapter, is a thing called Bible Girls. Which tells about a certain girl from the bible and her story. Each girls story corresponds with the subject in the chapter. Like Esther is the Bible Girl for the chapter 1: fashion and beauty, The Daughters of Zelophehad for chapter 2: media hype, and so on.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It's both fun and full of information. So Long, Insecurity, Teen Edition has both beautiful pictures and helpful info.

What My Mom Thought:

 Beth Moore is well known for her awesome ministry whether she is helping women or families. But this book where she reaches out to teens is probably in my opinion, her best yet. I joined my daughter on reviewing this book and I'm glad I did. The mean girls chapter really spoke to me because something like that happened to my daughter.

Mother and teenage daughter outside - stock photo Recently, my daughter had small conflict with a girl that caused a small rift in our family. It was something that shocked us all about this young girl. While my husband and I believe that this young girl was doing this hurtful act towards our daughter because she felt threatened in some way, we were not going to allow ourselves to act on our hurt feelings or our daughter's. Instead we lifted her up in prayer and prayed that whatever this was that was binding this child up and causing her to act out be loosed in the name of Jesus.

 Beth Moore gives our teen girls some really good advice. I think ever mother that has a teen daughter should read this book. It will give you some really insightful advice that could possibly help your daughter AND help you as a parent.

About The Author:
Beth MooreBeth founded Living Proof Ministries in 1994 with the purpose of teaching women how to love and live on God’s Word. She has written numerous books and Bible studies, including Breaking Free, Believing God, and When Godly People Do Ungodly Things, that have been read by women of all ages, races, and denominations. Through the years, American missionaries and expatriates have taken the Bible studies overseas, resulting in Beth Moore Bible study groups popping up all over the world. Beth’s Living Proof Live conferences have taken her to thirty-nine states since 1994 and have been attended by more than 421,000 women. God has graciously given her the opportunity to speak to the body of Christ in many different countries, including Ireland, England, Singapore, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and India. With great joy, she began a radio ministry in 2004 called Living Proof with Beth Moore.

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