Friday, November 13, 2015

"The Truth About Godly Confidence" by Kristin N. Spencer {Teen Week!}

{Welcome to Teen Week! Every quarter we're going to try and do a Teen Week! A week where every weekday has a new review of a Christian book written just for teens! You’re reading the last day of this quarter's! :) } {Day 1 Here!} {Day 2 Here!} {Day 3 Here!} {Day 4 Here!}

About this book:

  “ “God does not make any mistakes, and in His creative plan for us as His children, He is purposeful and specific.”
  As a young woman I was often told that I had low self-esteem. I did not understand what true confidence was, and this negatively affected every aspect of my life. Over the last ten years, God has taken me on a journey to discover the truth about godly confidence. Although it was painful and sometimes I resisted, I would not trade those lessons for anything.
  Are you tired of the unrealistic expectations that the world places on your appearance and personality? Have you experienced dark times in your past, hurtful friendships, or the despair of loneliness? This book is for you. As a plus-sized woman of God, I understand what it is like to have insecurities. Join me in a conversation where we will talk about all of the things no one feels comfortable mentioning in relation to confidence and self-esteem. At the end of our discussion, you will be faced with a choice; either you can choose to believe what God has written in the Bible about His love for you, or you can choose the wide path full of miserable and deceived company. Which path will you follow? I hope that like me, you will finally be set free from the lies that Satan uses to make us feel worthless and unconfident.”

Series: Non-fiction/Devotional.

Spiritual Content- Over 190 Scriptures are quoted, referenced or mentioned; All about God, His unconditional love, Godly confidence, pride, humility, insecurities, God’s will & trusting Him;  ‘H’s are capital when referring to God & Jesus; Many mentions & talks about those in the Bible; A few prayers.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘stupid’; A couple mentions of vomit & throwing up; A couple mentions of suicide.

Sexual Content- The author’s husband struggled with a p*rnography addiction (“Eventually God delivered my husband from his addiction…”) & a few mentions of it; A couple mention of puberty; Mentions of eating disorders; Many mentions of physical appearance; A mention of rape; A mention of the author’s experience that having s*x didn’t fill the hole in her heart; A mention that men are told they should want s*x; A couple mentions of premarital s*x & sexual purity; A few mentions of the belief that you have to be beautiful to be kissed or have s*x with (the author debunks this); Mentions of the Samaritan woman being an adulteress & “living (and having s*x) with a man she wasn’t married to.”; Mentions of love;
           *Note: Mentions of women complaining about body parts; Mentions of women’s curves; Mentions of large breasts, small waist lines & breast or butt implants; A mention of an unrealistic assumption of men like “a chiseled and hairless Marvel comic book hero.”.

                                                        162 pages

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My personal Rating-

The author makes some excellent points in this non-fiction. But, not necessarily the best for teens at some parts. Mentions of adult things (spouses, being a parent, etc.) made the ratings lower, though I wish I could have done a bit of a higher rating because the author was quite informative.

And that’s the last review of Teen Week! I hope y’all found a new book to read! :)
See y’all on Monday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.

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