Saturday, June 21, 2014

So Long, Insecurity Teen Edition by Beth Moore (Review)

  • Age Range: 12 - 16 years
  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (July 22, 2013)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414380438

So Long, Insecurity, Teen Edition is a teen version of the New York Times bestselling adult book, So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore.

This magazine-style book mixes words of wisdom from Moore with pictures, quizzes, surveys, scripture, and more to help girls ages 12-16 live based on God’s truth about them as opposed to the world’s false messages.

Features in each chapter include: Q & A with Beth (taken from adult book but written to appeal to a younger audience), Sweet Notes (scriptures that pertain to the chapter’s subject), Your Stats (a survey/poll of what girls think regarding the subject), Interviews with real girls (and a few teen spokespeople), a quiz to help girls gauge where they are, Bible characters with similar issues, and a wrap-up section for discussion with a friend or in a group.

Girls will have fun reading about boys, fashion, the media, gifts and skills, competing with other girls, and how they can live as secure girls despite the distractions from the world.

 My Review:

I thought this was an interesting magazine style book. It is recommended for girls 12-16 but I think the content is not deep enough for older girls. I like the different sections within the book. It is not text based page after page like a book. It is broken up with different features like interviews, quizzes, fun facts, scripture, and pictures. Some of the pictures contradict the message of modesty though. Their are a lot of pictures of girls in the magazine and not all of them reflect the message of Beth Moore. The clothes are not modest and push the edge on some not all. If you are a super conservative Christian this is not the book for you. It definitely takes away from the book. Otherwise the message is good and I think girls will like it.

 Beth Moore has written many best-selling books and is a dynamic teacher and a prolific Bible-study author whose public speaking engagements take her across the United States to challenge tens of thousands. Beth is focused on teaching women all over the world and is known and respected wherever she goes. She is a dedicated wife and mother of two adult daughters and lives in Houston, Texas, where she leads Living Proof Ministries and teaches an adult Sunday school class at her church.

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