Title: Growing in Godliness: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Maturing in Christ
Author: Lindsey Carlson
Genre: Youth/YA Christian Living
Publishing Date: May 31, 2019
Length: 128 pages
About the Book:
“Hands down my favorite book for teen girls.”
Rosaria Butterfield, author, The Gospel Comes with a House Key
Your teen years matter.
Of all the ways you’re learning and changing during the busy teenage years, your growth in Christ is the most important. God intends to use your teen years as a launching pad into a lifelong pursuit of looking more like Jesus.
This book will help you prioritize your Christian growth–pointing you to the resources God has given you in his Word, in prayer, and in the church; offering help for managing your emotions, watching your words, and bearing spiritual fruit; and challenging you with ways to center your life around this important task.
Even as a teenager, you have all it takes to grow in godliness.
This was a wonderful read to encourage personal reflection, growth, and maturity in tween and teen girls. Through real-life examples found in both in the Bible and modern times, the author illustrates how true growth doesn’t happen overnight, but time, dedication, and perseverance can really pay off. Sometimes using small examples can help understand larger truths. How do you get to know a friend? You spend time with them. If you want to get to know God better, you need to spend time with Him. How do we do that? Praying, reading our Bible, going to church, being in fellowship, etc. Not only does this book encourage girls to build stronger individual relationships with their Heavenly Father, it encourage them to self-reflect and evaluate their personal walk and the areas they need more growth in. The author appeals to teens to mature in their personal walk with God without falling into the lie that they can’t do anything for God until they’re adults. This book speaks in a very real and practical way to girls without going over or under their heads.
My recommendation for this book is more for personal study than a group setting. While it could be a good tool for a group, I think it’s a better resource on an individual basis. It’s more of a read for self reflection than group discussion. It’s still one that I highly recommend and would consider a must-read for young girls as they start to grow and mature in their personal walks with God.
*I received a copy of this book through Crossway Publishers. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.