Monday, December 17, 2012

Chew On This

It is hard to find devotionals that are good for teenagers, and this book hits the mark.   Aimed at teens who are learning to seek God on their own, this book guides the reader through meditations and reflections.

There are 31 devotions, and each devotion is just a few pages long which is good for those with a limited attention span and for those are are just starting to spend time with God.  There is room for notes and journaling inspired by the many open-ended questions.

Some of themes were quite appropriate for teens today such as dating, materialism, and forgiveness.  Other themes were not what would I have expected such as death.  In Chapter 6, "Saying Good-bye"is a mediation where the reader sees his own funeral and is guided through questions about who would be there and who would not.  It is a topic I would not have included in a book teaching teens how to have a devotional time with God.  It is why I gave the book a 3 star rating.  The idea of guided devotions is good, the execution is well-done, but the themes are mediocre.

Zondervan provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for my review which I freely give.

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