Item description for Gentle Passages: Guiding Your Daughter into Womanhood by Robin Jones Gunn...
Overview The bestselling author of the Christy Miller series for teens shares stories of how the uncertain transition to womanhood can become the loveliest time in the life of a mother and daughter.
Publishers Description Every woman who has an adolescent daughter recognizes her own forgotten questions and insecurities mirrored in those bright young eyes. How can she let her know that she understands these changes, too strange and intimate for her daughter to mention? How can she make the passage into womanhood not a shameful, unpleasant experience but a harmonious and joyful one -- an invitation to a treasured role in God's eyes? Robin Jones Gunn shares stories of how this uncertain transition can become the loveliest time in the life of a mother and daughter, inspiring women with special traditions to carry on for generations to come.
Robin Jones Gunn is the award-winning, bestselling author of more than 45 books, including 8 in The Glenbrooke series. She is also the author of the nonfiction work, Mothering by Heart. Robin and her husband, Ross, live in Portland, Oregon, with their teenage son and daughter.
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7" Width: 6.86" Height: 0.35" Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Release Date May 6, 2002
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1576739430 ISBN13 9781576739433
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More About Robin Jones Gunn
When Robin Jones Gunn was in first grade her teacher wrote on her report card, “Robin keeps the entire class entertained at rug time with her stories.”
Even with such an early affirmation, Robin didn’t seriously consider becoming a writer during high school or college. She was more intrigued by the idea of traveling to foreign lands and telling people about God’s love.
But Robin’s husband also noticed her gift for story-telling and urged her to attend a writers’ conference. That first conference opened the door for publication of devotions, articles, interviews and eventually 15 children’s books.
While on a camping trip with their church youth group, Robin grew concerned when she saw what the girls were reading in their tent. The 13 year-old girls challenged her, saying, “If you don’t want us to read these books then you should write novels for us. We’ll even tell you what to write. How hard could that be?”
Early Mornings in Robin’s Nest
For over two years Robin carved out time to write by getting up at 3am, three days a week. Each week she would read the finished pages to the girls in the youth group and they would send her home to write and rewrite some more. After ten rejections Robin’s first novel was accepted for publication and released in 1988. More books followed and soon the Christy Miller series was joined by the Sierra Jensen series, the College Years and the Katie Weldon series. Thousands of readers have contacted Robin over the years to let her know how these stories changed their life.
Robin continued exploring other avenues of storytelling with gentle romances in the Glenbrooke series, women’s friendships in the Sisterchicks® series and family relationships in five women’s novels and two Father Christmas novellas.
Stories Travel the Globe
Over the past 25 years Robin has written 82 books with almost 4.5 million copies sold worldwide. To her great delight, Robin’s books are doing exactly what she always hoped to do – they are traveling around the world and telling people about God’s love. She is doing the same. Over the past ten years Robin has been invited to speak at events around the US and Canada as well as in South America, Africa, Europe and Australia.
Robin and her husband have two grown children and have been married for 35 years. They live in Hawai’i where she continues to write and speak in rhythm with her life verse:
“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the LORD Jesus – the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” Acts 20:24.
Robin Jones Gunn currently resides in Portland, in the state of Oregon. Robin Jones Gunn was born in 1955.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Gentle Passages: Guiding Your Daughter into Womanhood?
Great ideas to use in your own way Aug 13, 2008
I loved this book from the first time I picked it up, even though I knew I would not present most of the items the way they were in the book. LOVE the china plate idea, even though we are not a sentimental, let's have a tea party type family. We still found a way to incorporate the idea. When our daughter turned 13, we gave her the plate for her birthday. We, of course, explained what it meant and we got a plate hanger and hung it on her bedroom wall. She has gotten the chance to explain it to her friends over the years when they want to know what she is doing with a plate hanging on her wall. Gives them food for thought.... I also will go in her room before she is going out with friends or on a date now that she is older (17) and will point to it and remind her not to forget. We are planning on her and her husband eating their first slice of wedding cake on it, like it suggests in the book. There are ways to use the ideas in the book without having to copy everything to the letter.
Great ideas Nov 1, 2007
This is a wonderful little book full of ideas for ways to help ease your daughter, or other girl in your life, into womanhood. Many generations never talked about these things and it is helpful to me to have some ideas. I modified the idea about the china plate and used it with a girls' Sunday School class I teach. They had a sleep over at my house and I served them cream puffs on my grandmother's china while I talked to them bout being "God's fine china plate". You can easily adapt some of these ideas to fit your needs. I am sure there are people out there who don't need help with this but it is a very sweet book and it sure helped me! This would also make a great gift to a friend whose daughter is just entering this stage of life. It is set up beautifully and very much a "gift book", not just informational.
lame Dec 19, 2006
Did not help me at all. It is a sweet story of one mother's traditions; but, unless you would follow instructions on how to give a tea party that uses a pretty china plate as a symbol of purity to be guarded and kept, it's sweet and pointless.
Simply Wonderful! Simply Needed! Simply Super! Nov 19, 2002
I am a huge fan of Robin Jones Gunn..have litterly grown up with her books! Even though I don't have kids and am not married I had to buy the newsest book by my favorite author. I read this book within 30 minutes and just had tears in my eyes..just thinking about the day when I get to do these awesome things with my daughter. This book puts in simple ways how you make this journey into womenhood so much more special. I read about the Wildflower dreams from Ms. Gunn's book "Until Now" and quickly went and found my own wildflowers. I am looking for the opporutnity to start the china plate tradition with my little sister as well as with my aunts and my mother. THank You Mrs. Gunn for a wonderful and much needed book!