Carol Stream, Ill.— This summer, Tyndale House Publishers is releasing three products to help teenage girls navigate the world and their culture with a biblical perspective. The new releases include a teen version of the New York Times bestselling adult book So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore (August 2013); The One Year Devos for Teen Girls by Dannah Gresh and Suzy Weibel (August 2013); and Popular: Boys, Booze, and Jesus by Tindell Baldwin (July 2013).
“We’re excited about all the potential impact these titles can have in the lives of teen girls,” said Katara Patton, Acquisitions Director, Children and Youth. “There is a need for quality Christian resources geared toward teens, and we’re seeking to provide that for the girls, their parents, and youth leaders.”
So Long, Insecurity Teen Edition is a magazine-style book that mixes words of wisdom from Beth Moore’s So Long, Insecurity with pictures, quizzes, surveys, Scripture, and more to help girls live based on God’s truth opposed to the world’s false messages. The book also includes interviews with real girls and teen spokespeople, like former Victoria’s Secret model Kylie Bisutti and youth speaker Tindell Baldwin. In the book, Beth tackles subjects relevant to teen girls, including boys, fashion, the media, gifts and skills, competing with other girls, and how to live as secure girls despite worldly distractions. Each section concludes with wrap-up questions that can be discussed with a friend or in a group.
The One Year Devos for Teen Girls is written by popular authors Dannah Gresh and Suzy Wiebel. The devotional reads like a handbook on living as a teen girl in today’s society. Dannah and Suzy don’t shy away from controversial issues but give a biblical perspective on topics teens are sure to wonder about, such as sexuality, bullying, self-worth, church issues, hypocrisy, and Facebook. Action steps at the end of each devotional give practical challenges and activities for girls to incorporate the lesson and God’s truth into their lives.
Tindell Baldwin’s heart is for teenage girls because her story is like so many of theirs. As a teenager, Tindell’s desperate desire to be popular led her to make many mistakes with sex, drugs, and alcohol. Her memoir, Popular, is a two-part “dark” and “light” story that details how she said good-bye to her family’s God and pursued popularity at all costs, while climbing the social ladder in high school. Through her darkest times, Tindell knew God did not leave her. She reconnected with God in college and discovered abundant and real life through Christ.
Teen girls, their parents, and youth leaders will be encouraged and challenged in their walk with Christ by the content in these three books as they navigate through the struggles and difficulties facing teenage girls today. Learn more at www.tyndaleteens.com.
Contact Christy Stroud at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 784-5389 to request review copies, obtain excerpts from the books, or to learn more.