Monday, June 18, 2007

Keeping It Real

Title: Keeping It Real
Author: Heather Jamison with Henry J Rogers
Published by Kregel Publications, 2007
ISBN 978-0-8254-2932-3

Are you looking for a high quality Christian book for your teenage girl? Just how should a girl know how she should act during this important time in her life. Heather Jamison has written a book for teenage girls using her personal experience and applicable Scripture references. Henry J Rogers gives his input from a male perspective at the end of each chapter. Just what do guys think when they see the way girls are acting, Henry tries to help the girls understand.

"Keeping It Real" talks of the basics addressing girls of today. Sometimes there are little trivial things that become major setbacks to the young girls of today. Maybe it is that awful thing called peer pressure. "Everyone else is doing it, why can't I?" In the 21st century, it is sometimes difficult for parents to gently lead their daughter into truly being a "Daughter of the King," that is a Christian young lady who God has a intended plan.

There are three major areas explored in this useful book. The issue of gabbing is explored first. Just as God says we should never let unwholesome talk flow from their mouths, gabbing is more than just gossip. What limitations should young girls have on their tongues? Heather Jamison uses an acronym for this area, it gives solid advice. Think, always thinking before speaking is recommended. Goal setting is given a rather significant portion in itself. Her acronym for this section is Smart. Keeping the goodies is a fantastic section on maintaining purity. Heather uses her personal experience and regrets to urge girls to resist temptations and situations that would put them at risk.

There is a study guide at the end of the book which will definitely help small groups to study the valuable information within its pages. As a mother of a girl, I'm thankful that there are high quality books like this one being printed to help us with our highest calling, being a Christian parent and training in the way they should go, so they do not depart from it. Being a youth girls leader, I would definitely love to share this book with the precious sheep in my care as they mature into Christian ladies. AHeather's central theme of driving a car to your ultimate destination is very attractive as driving is an important part of a girls growing up years. This is a must read for any teenage girl that wants to know just how she can be what God wants her to be. The language is very easy to read and understand. I look forward to more books by Heather Jamison in helping the youth of today as they grow to be the adults of tomorrow!

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