- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Harvest House Publishers; First edition (1 Mar. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0736921079
- ISBN-13: 978-0736921077
- Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.3 x 20.2 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 501,039 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Young Woman's Guide to Making Right Choices Paperback – 1 Mar 2009
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.
About the Author
Elizabeth George, whose books have sold more than 9 million copies, is the author of A Woman After God's Own Heart (more than 1 million copies sold) and A Young Woman After God's Own Heart. She's also a popular speaker at Christian women's events. Elizabeth and her husband, Jim, are parents and grandparents, and have been active in ministry for more than 30 years.
Inside This Book(Learn More)
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Generally, the content is good. There are plenty of Bible references to look up. Memorization is encouraged. Chapters are arranged in a consistent manner. Picking out the main thoughts is made simple through use of italics and bullet points. The reading level is not too high. The chapter on friendship was good. My group found some things they had not yet considered in the list of what to look for in a guy in the chapter on dating. The level of questions in the book is very basic. No one is going to be greatly challenged by most of them, yet they do get the information, mostly biblical, across.
Elizabeth George writes in a patronizing tone that wears on the nerves. One of my young women noted that being called "dear" and "precious" by someone she doesn't know is a "little bit creepy". One young woman noted that while there are many verses in each chapter, the same verses seem to crop up in multiple chapters. She felt like the same ground was being covered repeatedly. Another recognized that when a verse is printed in the book it is not always the entire verse. The group then realized that the author uses some verses to suit her own purposes. Biblical context is not always respected. The author occasionally reads into the biblical text what she wants to be there. For example, she has created an entire theology around cleaning one's room that is a stretch from the verses she uses to back up her position. (eisegesis vs exegesis) Good management of resources is not the same as having a clean house. (I do not intend to suggest that they are mutually exclusive either.)
I hesitate to recommend this book. It is not bad, but neither is it good. The best discussions my group had stemmed from textual criticism. I am gratified that after 5 years of doing Bible studies with me, they have learned to return to their Bibles to see if the message of an author meshes with God's message. I wish this book had not provided them such food for criticism. If you choose to do this study, do it with Bible in hand. Help your girls learn to think biblically, not merely accept everything they read.
The author gives great insight into how to make choices and why to make them. She doesn't preach or shove things down your throat, but shows you how your choices affect not only your own life, but the lives of those around you, too. It has made my daughter very aware of her choices and is helping her to make better ones.