Item description for Teenvirtue 2: A Teen Girl's Guide to Relationships by Vicki Courtney...
Overview Presents issues affecting teenage girls and their relationships, including dealing with boyfriends and physical attraction, being a good friend, and relating to family, and provides tips and advice for how to handle these situations.
Publishers Description Following up the best-selling first issue of this book-smart, magazine styled series, TeenVirtue 2 confidently guides young girls through the delicate world of key relationships: with family, with friends, with boys, and with God. The experienced, article-length insights of author/in-demand speaker Vicki Courtney are paired with slick, oversized pages and colorful contemporary designs that appeal to all female teenagers, regardless of where they are in their faith. Where they will be after perusing TeenVirtue 2 is undoubtedly closer to all the things that matter most.
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Studio: B&H Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.4" Width: 7.9" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Broadman And Holman
ISBN 0805441913 ISBN13 9780805441918
Availability 0 units.
More About Vicki Courtney
Vicki Courtneyis a speaker and the best-selling author of many books and Bible studies. Among her popular writings are the ECPA Christian Book Award winnersTeenVirtueandTeenVirtue Confidential. Vicki and her husband have three grown children, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love, and a grandchild. They live in Austin, Texas where they are blessed to have all of their children living nearby. More information can be found at VickiCourtney.com."
Vicki Courtney currently resides in Austin, in the state of Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about Teen Virtue 2?
Trendy, Fashionable, and Appropriate Jul 15, 2006
Finally, a high end magazine I don't have to preview (and rip out advertisements) before my teenage daughter reads it. Yes, she's trendy, likes boys and wants to keep her reputation and personal value intact. Teen Virtue provides an outlet for all of these things.
Insightful, Fun, and Relevant Jul 14, 2006
TeenVirtue 2 is the answer to what teenage girls are looking for. It is so great to find a fun, stylish book that addresses real issues teens are facing without all the fluff!
TeenVirtue--Definitely read this so you know what you are purchasing Jul 10, 2006
From the title and cover of this book, you would think you were buying a book to help guide teen girls through their relationships. You would not know that the focus of this book is building and maintaining a relationship with God and how this relationship plays into and effects all of the other relationships that exist.
The book is divided into four sections: Your Relationship With...Guys, Friends, Family, and God. For people not looking for religious guidance but relationship advice, it might seem fine to just ignore the last section and to pay attention to the first three sections, however this is not an entire solution. In the section titled "Your Relationship With...Guys," the list of "10 Never Nevers" includes both "never ever think that you can understand everything a guy is thinking" as well as "never ever entrust your heart to a guy who doesn't care about God."
The book teaches abstinence and references biblical passages throughout. It also teaches that a relationship with God is the most important relationship of all--more important than healthy relationships with friends, family, or others. For people who want information on these other types of relationships, this is not the book to read because the religious messages are on every page, in every story, and you cannot read around them. One story about how guys are different than girls emphasizes that the major difference is testosterone that makes boys attracted physically to girls. However, it goes on to explain how good Christian boys are able to ignore their testosterone and focus on other, more important things.
This book needs to advertise itself as religious material so that customers know what they are buying. It is not appropriate for this book not to be marketed as religious literature. Without buying this book, one has no idea that the piece of literature they are about to read or give to someone else to read is filled with messages they do not necessarily believe or support.
Glossy Teen Magabook Emphasizes Virtue over Vogue Jun 26, 2006
Reviewed by Kelli Glesige for Reader Views (6/06)
When my review copy arrived, my 15-year old enthusiastically asked if the copy was for her. What a great sign!
Vicki Courtney has written an excellent resource for teen girls that looks just like one of the popular glossy magazines we all see at the newsstands today, but this one is unique. The teen magabook offers advice on life and relationships, but unlike the mainstream teen magazines, this one emphasizes virtue over vogue. Girls should enjoy the quizzes, fashion tips and advice columns found in "Teen Virtue 2".
The book begins with an attention getter for teen girls when Vicki Courtney asks, "Do you want or need a boyfriend?" My guess is that most girls will want to begin reading right from page one. Next, girls are asked to take a quiz on their current crush, finding out if instead, they might be getting crushed, ultimately distracting them from reality. After several interesting articles, Courtney includes some fun activities:
"Can You Relate?" Gives a girl questions to think about concerning what has been discussed and how she might apply it in her own life. Activities to reiterate the message are included.
"We Asked...You Told" offers real answers from real girls given on a specific question asked of all the teens.
The book is conveniently divided into four sections on relationships with articles on guys, friends, family and God. Along with great articles, Courtney includes a list of ten things to NEVER do. These items are straight and to the point. The pictures and bright colors should also be appealing to the youth. All the information in "Teen Virtue 2" is relevant and fun to read.
I believe teen girls will find "Teen Virtue 2" very appealing, and parents will find it refreshing. I do not particularly approve of much of the reading material that is currently available at the newsstand for teen girls, but this is on a completely different level. Courtney has taken a more poignant approach to modern cultures negative influence on girls' self-esteem and behavior. Courtney gives value to developing friendships with other girls, parents, and siblings. Dressing sexy is not what makes a girl "cool" or wearing low cut shirts and short skirts.
Not only girls, but everyone can benefit from the information included in the section on relationships with friends. Unfortunately, teen girls seem to be the guiltiest of gossiping and talking behind another's back. All girls should be reminded of the correct way to treat another friend and to never belittle another. The author reminds when it is best to keep quiet but also when it is good to share.
As the mother of a teen, an article that caught my attention was "5 Tips to Being an Award Winning Daughter", in the relationships with family section. I chuckled upon reading that a daughter should cut a parent some slack if Dad mows the lawn in dress socks and shorts that are above the knee or Mom's jeans have a waistband that comes almost to her armpits. Courtney writes that most parents do not think of themselves as cool, so it is unreasonable to expect them to be someone they are not.
This book should be required reading for the teen girls of today, for SO MANY could benefit. I encourage parents to get a copy for their daughter and to place it on her nightstand. Girls will enjoy the articles, and the benefits gained will compound many times over.
Relevant, Truthful, Practical Jun 20, 2006
I would highly recommend TeenVirtue 2 (and its predecessor, TeenVirtue) for any girl 6th-12th grade.
The layout and colors are VERY eye-catching and trendy. It is visually stimulating, and its article format makes it a good fit for this age group. Girls will love the look of it.
Topics are relevant to teens, and addressed in a truthful, Biblical manner. Courtney is funny and connects with teens, but does not water down truth in her effort to get on their level.