God's Answers 4 UR LIfe by Steve Russo
Rating: 5 / 5 (☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼)
NetGalley is awesome. I love it, and this is how I found this book.
As you know, I'm not really much of a person that reads realistic books or Christian-based books because I'm more of a YA fiction nerd, but as you can tell, the day has come where I am reviewing a Christian book.
And what an awesome one it is.
It's a teen guide to all the topics and situations teens are going through today, varying from sex to pornography to even vampries! Yes. I thought it was a silly thing to add, but the entry actually makes sense. Each topic provides a little section where the author relates the topic to your relationship with Jesus, and how the world can glorify it, but following Jesus is the way to go.
Here's an excerpt of a hot topic: Lust
Lust is a struggle for lots of people living in our seductive culture. Being bombarded daily with advertising for material stuff every day can cause us to have an uncontrolled appetite for bling and bank. These intense feelings or cravings for things like cars, clothes, and cash can easily own our emotions and consume us. But even worse can be intense feelings of sexual desire. These thoughts and feelings can quickly and easily become uncontrolled in our life. And it’s not just a guy thing. Girls struggle with lust just like guys do. And all of us can have trouble sorting through our emotions to discover if we are dealing with lust or love. We might think that we really care about someone when instead we really are craving them. Lust can get so intense and out of control that we end up in a type of emotional prison. It can be a tough one to escape from. But if we truly want to escape from the bondage of lust, God can give us the strength and courage we need to be free. It takes time and discipline, but with His help it’s doable.
Behave like obedient children. Don’t let your lives be controlled by your desires, as they used to be.This is a very helpful guide for a lost and faithful teenager. I will definitely be buying this one to keep with me at all times. Very, very refreshing reminder that God is always with us, and there is a way out even if the path looks dark. Bravo!
~1 Peter 1:14 CEV
Don’t lust for her beauty. Don’t let her coy glances seduce you.
~Proverbs 6:25 NLT
“But I tell you that if anyone looks at a woman and wants to sin sexually with her, in his mind he has already done that sin with the woman.”
~Matthew 5:28 NCV
And because we belong to Christ Jesus, we have killed our selfish feelings and desires.
~Galatians 5:24 CEV
Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls.
~1 Peter 2:11 NLT
Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.
~Romans 13:14 NLT
For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
~1 John 2:16 NIV