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5-Minute Devotions for Teens

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Whilst the title say this is for teens, I read this as an adult in her late 20s who just wanted to explore faith in bitesize sessions. This really worked well for me, I was struggling through a very rough year so each devotional only being 5 minutes made it a lot easier to fit into my days. The devotionals are well explained and easy to follow ans the book allows plenty of space for notes and responses to the prompts. Would recommend whether you're a teen or not.

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This book was so perfect for me, it for me, got me into a zone of focus on God and I loved how relevant it was to me as a Christian teen. I'd recommend to any other Christian teen no matter where they are at in their walks with God. I really pray this book impacts many people and gives them encouragement!

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Would recommend this book as a positive way to start or end the day for any teenager. Concise and to the point daily devotions mean this can easily be used on a regular basis no matter how busy your day has been.

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This is an outstanding book for teens, as well as their parents or other adults. I cannot say enough good things about it. There are 100 devotions, which are each 1 page long, so are short, relevant and to the point. The information provided are a Bible verse and interesting, applicable thoughts. They relate especially to teen/young adult issues. One time my teen and I were discussing a situation, and the devotion addressed that topic! The Scripture and comments are very encouraging. Here is a sample of an interesting statement, '"Every morning when you wake up, new baby nerve cells have been born while you were sleeping that are there at your disposal to be used in tearing down toxic thoughts and rebuilding healthy thoughts"' according to Dr. Caroline Leaf, a neuroscientist. I consider this book to be valuable and a keeper. I would be eager to read anything else from the author.
I appreciate being able to read this from the author, publisher and NetGalley. My thoughts are my own.

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A huge Thank You to The author, The publisher and NetGalley for providing the e-arc in exchange for an honest review.
Quite a bit late, but this was very helpful at this time, and also very thoughtful. I loved it :)

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Reading through this devotional, specifically written for young adults, it is clear that the author has an understanding of teens, the issues and challenges that they face. Often, for young adults growing up with faith, or at the very least in a Christian home, these challenges can be compounded. This knowledge and experience is coupled with the author’s clear vision as to what they may need to hear and how to apply the Bible to their lives.
The particular focus of this devotional is mental health, maintaining a sound perspective on life and supporting those who may struggle. It is written in a knowledge that Jesus can and does turn up to edify and love all people, especially those who are in a place of need. There is also much good practical advice and support from experts in the field.
The daily devotions are short, easy to read in a friendly style that makes them feel quite personal. There is a large section for notes to encourage the reader to turn it into a notebook that can be returned to again and again.

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I didn't read the whole book here as it is designed to be read a day at a time, but it was a great selection of short, manageable devotions for a teen reader. It can be hard as a young person to take time to reflect and pray, but this book is designed to be digested in short chunks and doesn't have to be read on consecutive days. Each day begins with a Bible verse or two and a short devotion that gives some context to the verse. Each devotion then ends with a prayer or a simple activity that gives the reader the opportunity to reflect on what they have read. I'd definitely consider buying this for a young Christian who was exploring their faith.

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Great read for teens. Well written and thought evoking
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

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100 days of bible quotes, text explanation and short paragraphs about how the bible and God links to making us love ourself and look after ourself. Each day ends with a suggestion of something to do which can range from turning a light on and thinking about our Lord, or reading a bible passage or writing a poem. The ideas are all lovely and well written in a chatty engaging style. My teens are 15 and 17 and this book is aimed at the younger ages - 9-12 I’d say. My older teens struggled to engage with it and found it too young for them. Younger readers will love it.

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This is a great tool book! the format, the simplicity and the style of each passage.
Its easy to read, and it deals with issues teenagers are facing, while keeping the biblical word of God into it.

This is for the new generation that do get to deal and process these feelings properly, while feeling support by caregivers and God.

I highly recommend this book!

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I have two girls 13 and 11 and they have both already started reading this book. I love the format and the simplicity behind each passage. It deals with relevant issues teenagers are facing while tying back the issue to the biblical word of God. Thank you for doing this for a generation that needs God now more than ever. Highly recommend and will be purchasing for other mom friends with teens.

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I received an ARC of, 5-Minute Devotions for Teens, by Laura L. Smith. This book is 100 days worth of 5 minute devotions for teenagers. Being a teenager is hard, this book helps to center your self, and deal with, anxiety, stress, and much more.

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The 5-Minute Devotions for Teens, by Laura Smith, is the perfect guide for teens who are facing the stresses of teenage life. Short, but emotionally deep, Laura Smith incorporates the Bible with the troubles the reader may be facing. Smith really can relate to the troubles of teens and knows how to speak to their hearts. The messages are relayed in short paragraphs so the teen doesn't have to read too much to get to the point.

I recommend this for a gift for any teen. I love how it relates directly to them and can be used as a day to day guide, or a reference to a specific problem. It truly reminds them that in a chaotic world filled with rudeness, that God is always there and will get them through anything as long as they retain their faith and commitment to serving God.

Great straight read, or reference. Inscriptions Books recommends!

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