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Keeping It Real (Gogirl Series) [Paperback]

By Heather Jamison (Author) & Henry J. Rogers (With)
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Written for teenage girls, this second book in the goGirl series tackles three crucial issues facing young women and how misconceptions can be changed into valuable lessons.

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Written for teenage girls, "Keeping It Real" uses real-life examples and applicable Scripture verses to talk with girls about life's essentials--gabbing (saying things that aren't always so good), goals, and goodies (maintaining relational purity). As a follow-up to the first book in the goGirl series ("Real Stuff "), author Heather Jamison walks alongside teens as they make smart choices and avoid disastrous pitfalls. Includes a study guide perfect for group or individual study.

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Keeping It Real (Gogirl Series) by Heather Jamison & Henry J. Rogers has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • CBA Retailers - 04/01/2007 page 45

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Kregel Publications
Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.45" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.35"
Weight:   0.42 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2007
Publisher   Kregel Publications
Age  13-17
Edition  Student/Stdy Gde  
Series  GoGirl  
Series Number  2  
ISBN  0825429323  
ISBN13  9780825429323  

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More About Heather Jamison & Henry J. Rogers

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Heather Jamison conocio a su esposo, Brian, en la banda de jazz el segundo dia que estuvo en la escuela secundaria. Hoy sirven como misioneros en Kenia, Africa, junto con sus tres ninos. La autora ha escrito para varias importantes publicaciones cristianas y ha presentado importantes conferencias para mujeres.

Heather Jamison met and fell headfirst in love with her husband, Brian (M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary), when she was 14 years old (he was 16!). Today they serve as humanitarian workers together in East Africa with their four children. A widely published author, Heather's work has appeared in many places including Focus on the Family, Today's Christian Woman, Real FamilyLife and Youthworker's Journal.

Heather Jamison was born in 1970.

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3Books > Subjects > Teens > Religion & Spirituality > General

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Keeping It Real  Jun 4, 2008
I don't have teenaged girls (or any girls, for that matter), but I have worked with them--junior high and high school.

I wish I had this book when I worked with them.

Heather writes with a clear and teenaged style. In this book, she addresses "gabbing, goals, and goodies." The topics may seem random, but they are the topics on every girl's mind. Boys, of course, what am I doing with my life, and what's everyone else doing with their day. She's honest but not scary. Using real-life examples, stories, and good theology in a language for girls 12-15 or 16, Heather puts it all on the table. She doesn't beat around the bush, which means that they can get into the heart of each matter quickly.

It's not just "don't do this," it's "here's why you shouldn't do this." She demonstrates how doing the wrong thing can hurt you and your friends. And manages to do so without becoming preachy.

As far as the "goodies" section, she reveals how guys think. My parents tried to tell me those things, but I didn't believe them.

I happened to luck out in my innocence.

Not every girl is so lucky.

She presents their way of thinking that makes a girl go, "Oh. Really?" and then watch out for it. At least, that's how I would've reacted if I were a teenager. And let's be honest, in my mind, I'm still eighteen.

I've said enough. So let's recap: this book is valuable. If you have a girl approaching twelve or if you work with teenagers, go ahead and click on that little link I provided for you.

Oh, and this book is flexible. Besides being able to touch its toes, it can be used individually or as a group. Heather provides extensive study questions in the back to get the girls thinking.
Focusing on pressure of being a teen girl  Jul 18, 2007
In Keeping It Real, Jamison uses real-life examples and appropriate biblical text to talk to teen girls about gossiping, goals and sexual abstinence. This book is about what teenage girls go though, with all the gossip, the sexual purity and the goals we want to reach. It talks about how you need to make smart goals like if you want to go to college and not waste your time making out with boys. The sexual purity is the most important part because some girls just give it up when they don't know the guy at all.

Gossiping is the most hurtful thing a teenage girl does and something that can hurt her friends the most. Sometimes you think someone is your friend but they turn their back on you when you need them the most and just go tell them all the stuff you trusted them with.

Girls gossip for many reasons, like getting into a clique, to be mean, to retaliate for hurt feelings, and also to vent. But all these reasons don't justify teen girls' actions since being a gossip can bite her in the back.

Heather Jamison's advice will help you if you're having troubles with gossip, goals or sexual purity. Keeping yourself chaste until marriage and finding the right man is very important because teen girls get pressure from guys all the time, even if it's just to make out with them. Jamison writes in a style that a tween or teenage girl can understand because she speaks to us at our level instead of lecturing us, almost like she's our friend, but in book form.

(13-year-old Mimi wrote this review with her mother's guidance, giving us a special perspective to the info. Thanks, Michele for sharing your daughter's ideas.)

Armchair Interviews says: A good book that helps teen girls stay focused on their goals and get control of all the pressures they face.

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