Item description for Mean Girls Gone: A Spiritual Guide to Getting Rid of Mean by Hayley DiMarco...
Overview Mean girls are everywhere.
And they never seem to give up. In Mean Girls, Hayley showed you how to end the cycle of mean once and for all. Mean Girls Gone goes a step further. It is a trip inside your heart and soul--a journey of the spirit.
Do you spend your time and energy making sure the other girls like you? Do you feel like they control you with their mean? Dive deep inside your heart to see what might be hiding there that's adding to the pain of living with mean.
Hayley will show you how to:
- determine if you have a Mean Girl problem - be free from the grip of mean - heal from the inside out - find inner peace in the face of mean
A look inside will change the way you look at your Mean Girl. Because when it comes to getting rid of the mean in your life, the only person you really have any power over is yourself.
In "Mean Girls, readers learned how they could stop the cycle of mean once and for all. Now, in this companion volume, popular author Hayley DiMarco urges girls to take a closer look at what God has to say about the Mean Girls they encounter every day, including the one in the mirror. Crammed with biblical insight, guided questions, and prayer tips, "Mean Girls Gone leads girls through one of the toughest challenges in their teen lives and shows them that the strength to overcome is not found in some act of revenge but in God's Word.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2005
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0800730569 ISBN13 9780800730567
Availability 0 units.
More About Hayley DiMarco
Hayley DiMarco is the bestselling author of more than thirty books, including Dateable, Mean Girls, Over It, Die Young, God Girl, The God Girl Devotional Bible and The Fruitful Wife. She spent the early part of her career working for a little shoe company called Nike in Portland, Oregon and Thomas Nelson Publishers in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2002, She founded her company Hungry Planet.
Hayley has been a featured guest speaker for such large events as Women of Faith, Precept National Women’s Convention, D6 Conference, and MOPS Intl. Leadership Convention among others. She has also consulted on the creation and enhancement of some of the largest stadium events tuned to teens and young women in North America.
Hayley is married to another bestselling author, Michael DiMarco, and is mother to the most amazing daughter on the planet.
Hayley DiMarco currently resides in Nashville, in the state of Tennessee.
Reviews - What do customers think about Mean Girls Gone: A Spiritual Guide to Getting Rid of Mean?
A Happy Little Person Jan 22, 2007
My 8 year old daughter had been having trouble at school. Academically there were no problems, but in the playground it was a different story. There were a number of girls who would pick on her and make her life a living hell!! (I don't remember this happening to me at school) When she asked me what she could do about it, I didn't know. This book was recommended to me by a work mate. With a nice Christian slant to the book, she has been able to arm herself for the new school year with the knowledge of how to deal with the "Mean Girls" in her life in a way that lives up to our values and beliefs.
Not Recommended for Christian Teens Sep 26, 2006
This is a book written to Christian girls...First of all the cover of the books are inappropriate...It shows the girl pushing a girl out of a seat with the ejector button...there are also pictures within the book of "girl angels" and "girl devils"...On pages 6-7 there is a picture of a Mean O Meter...that is having a mean looking girl placing her hands on a machine that looks like you would drop change into...and the front of the machine says "TEST YOURSELF!"...the options that the meter might show you as are angel, goody 2-shoes, sweet, nice, cool, chatty, vain, jealous, nasty, or she-devil...Personally...I don't think Christian girls should call themselves she-devils or use a Mean O Meter to tell what kind of a person they are...there are various tests in these books to measure how much of a mean girl problem you have or what kind of a mean girl you might be...She uses "psychological thinking", New Age type terms...Purpose Driven type terms...and mixes them with Scripture to present truth...She also promotes self doing things instead of dependence on the Lord to help you overcome in a situation...and she contradicts herself chapter to chapter with statements of hypocrisy to her own statements...On page 11 she says, "Before you dive into the truth about mean, take some time to do a spiritual inventory of yourself. It will do you good to think about what your soul is crying out for and what you hope to find within yourself as you take this journey. So open up your heart and look into the inner workings of your soul."...this reminds me of New Age terminology...On page 73 she says, "Let Go. If someone who you think is yours has turned against you or been taken from you, rethink your position. Spend some time in prayer allowing God to take back what is really his. If you want to, close your eyes, imagine the person, and imagine walking up to God and leading this person into his arms. Then imagine turning and walking away, trusting God to do what he wants with the person."...This reminds me again of New Age...UNBIBLICAL...Also in the "psychological counseling" realm...RED FLAG WARNING TO ME...On page 76 it gets worse...she says, "Avoid the cares and anxieties of this world, because they are just momentary distractions from your real purpose. To allow them to consume you is to take your focus off your goal, the prize for which you were made. Beware of returning what you renounced. Before you took on the Spirit of the Lord, you managed your world with all of your energy, and now you have to resist the urges to go back into that same state of mind"....at the end of the paragraph she does say, "Trust the divine power of God, and allow him to lift your burden."...We are to cast our burdens on Jesus...not to avoid the cares and anxieties of this world...our real purpose is to glorify God...and we are not made for the prize...this all seems to be written from the view of self...On the next page 77...she writes..."2. Make a list of the things you will let go of today. Focus on your purpose and your holiness, and let the other things fall through the cracks, trusting him to pick them up. After you write the list, take it to a fireplace or some other safe place for burning and burn it, representing to yourself and to God how you will let go of controlling the things you can't control, the things that only make you crazy."...again...UNBIBLICAL...I have never read where we are to make a list of what we will let go of in Scripture...or then seen Scripture instruct us to burn it...In the book she recommends many times that you ignore the Mean Girls...and she contradicts that advice on page 80 when she says..."If you have a girl who is mean to you, then the holy thing to do is to care for her."...later in the same paragraph she says, "Confidence means having the strength to laugh in the face of insults and to know that in the grand scheme of things, they mean nothing."...Does Christ instruct us to laugh at people when we are insulted? Does that show confidence and strength? Here is a big whopper on page 81 in the "Dive" Section...she says..."1. Think about these words spoken by Jesus Christ: "Love your enemies" (Matthew 5:44). Do you have the strength of spirit to do that? If not you , then who does? He was talking to all of us, not just the priests and the nuns. Everyone who truly loves, loves those who hate them, for it's not real love to love only those who love you back."...I underlined the part about the priests and the nuns because they are pushing for Catholicism and Ecumenism if she is following that the Scriptures were written for the priests and the nuns....I could go on and on...I have practically most of the pages in this book marked out with unscriptural advice and contradicting statements...I believe from most of the statements throughout the book she has been influenced under the teaching of purpose driven, ecumenism, and emerging church which introduces New Age teaching...I would never recommend that a Christian read this for Biblical advice...or to use in addition to Biblical advice.