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This Is Now: A Girl-To-Girl Devotional for Teens [Paperback]

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A daily devotional presenting stories and blurbs written by teenage girls about their struggles, paired with prayers and excerpts from the Bible.

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Finally: Someone Who Gets It
Adults may mean well, but do they really "get" everything you're facing as a teenager? The pressure to drink and party, cheat on that test, or give in to that guy? How about the devastation of losing a friend, parents divorcing, or low self-esteem? Who can better relate than your peers? "This Is Now" is a devotional written by your peers across the country who face the exact same things you do. God wants you to find encouragement and support through one another "that they might be called trees of righteousness" (Isaiah 61:3, KJV). Brief entrees and rich Scripture verses are packed with hope and wisdom to guide you through these challenging years.
This Is Life--the Real Deal
Nobody said these years would be easy. Or maybe someone did--but it was probably an adult who doesn't "get" it. Now, in this 365-day devotional, teens just like you come together from around the world to offer guidance through your toughest questions and situations. The entries are genuine--solidly built on the Word of God.
"Why do we look at the girl next to us and wish we had her hair, nose, or thighs? Did God make a mistake when He made you or me? No way We are expressions of His ingeniously creative mind."
"When I got older; I wasn't so sure of myself anymore. I wanted to grow up, have a career, get married...but I still wanted to climb trees, run, and play."
"Satan tells me things like, 'You don't look pretty' or 'Your friends don't really care about you.' I think these are lies that most girls face. So what do we do with them?"
"This wasn't the first time I had vomited a meal. It was just that, well, I ate too much. I wanted to take it back. I didn't think I was fat; I just wanted to be thinner than I was."
Story Behind the Book
"The teen years make up one of the most challenging and exciting time periods in anyone's life. Teens are faced with temptations most adults either don't understand or have forgotten about. For the one committed to Christ, pressures are even greater. They look for encouragement, support, and belonging from their peers. Sadly, much of what is found is divisive and destructive. So I figured: If teens are intent on learning from their peers, why not give them incredible peer role models? A book written by teens for teens in devotional format will be an exciting tool for spurring spiritual growth among teens "
--Patti M. Hummel

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Multnomah Books
Pages   388
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.1" Width: 5.1" Height: 1.2"
Weight:   0.82 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2006
Publisher   Multnomah Books
Age  13-17
ISBN  1590526058  
ISBN13  9781590526057  

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More About Patti M. Hummel

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Patti M. Hummel, author or contributing author of seventeen books, has written numerous articles for Christian magazines, and speaks to Christian women's and youth groups. The President of the Benchmark Group LLC in Nashville, TN, Patti has earned numerous awards for sales and leadership accomplishments. She was married to the late Rev. Donald R. Hummel, Sr. She is the grateful mother of three adult children, four adorable granddaughters, and two GRAND sons.

Patti M. Hummel currently resides in Nashville. Patti M. Hummel was born in 1951.

Patti M. Hummel has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Teen to Teen

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Reviews - What do customers think about This Is Now?

I AM IMPRESSED!  Jun 27, 2006
What a great concept!
Teens writing to teens, yet I am 51 years old and I am inspired by its content. Keep these fresh ideas coming.
Devoted fan  Jun 22, 2006
We know two of the wonderful girls who participated in this book. It's been a great way to share the word of God with other girls. The many topics the devotional covers are important for both teens and their families. We have given quite a few of these books away to cousins and friends. The author, Patti Hummel, has put together a great collection from the young contributors.
Real Life Advice  Jun 21, 2006
I remember (way back when) being a teenager and feeling totally alone with all the conflicts the usual teenage girl goes through. I didn't feel like I could turn to my parents or teachers, and I didn't always confide in my friends for fear of being thought a geek or nerd. I cannot tell you how much I wish I had this book back then. THIS IS NOW confronts, without fear, the real-life issues of a teenage girl. Many are quite appropriate for boys, too. The advice and help given is not from some parent or teacher (which is usually discounted immediately by teens) but by their peers who can relate first hand to life's many confusing and frustrating situations. Uplifting, heartwarming, comforting and encouraging, these well-written daily devotionals are a must for every family with teenagers, or soon to be teenagers.
Wonderful gift for all the teenage girls in your family!   Jun 21, 2006
This book touches on many of the difficult challenges and issues teenage girls face. It was written by teenage girls from all over the United States, who share their personal experiences from their Christian viewpoint, for teenage girls, with one devotion for each day of the year. Each devotion is followed by a brief Scripture verse. I have given this lovely gift to each of my teenage nieces, neighbors, and my son's girlfriend. For those who might be a little too young for some of the topics, I gave it to their moms to give to their daughters when their moms feel they are ready. I wish someone had given me a book like this when I was a teenager!
This Is Now - Buy It Now!  Jun 21, 2006
I read the devotional, not because I am a teen girl, but because three girls from our school contributed to the book, . The book is very well done, with each of the teen authors displaying excellent writing and incredibly deep content. The great thing about this devotional is that young readers encounter teen girls like themselves struggling to grow up and will receive Godly encouragement and direction. As a devotional it provides a great way to start the day by thinking about how God might work in their lives through the situations young women deal with today. A must have for any teenage girl!

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