Boom: A Guy's Guide to Growing Up

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2004 ECPA Gold Medallion winner!

Where can teen guys go when they have questions about their life and the changes they're going through? Boom: a Guy's Guide to Growing Up uses a low-profile approach to tackle all the issues guys face. They'll find honest and straightforward answers on sexuality and dating, physical changes, money management, spiritual growth, and more. This book provides the answers guys crave for understanding this crazy time ...

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Overview

2004 ECPA Gold Medallion winner!

Where can teen guys go when they have questions about their life and the changes they're going through? Boom: a Guy's Guide to Growing Up uses a low-profile approach to tackle all the issues guys face. They'll find honest and straightforward answers on sexuality and dating, physical changes, money management, spiritual growth, and more. This book provides the answers guys crave for understanding this crazy time in their lives. Tyndale House Publishers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589970601
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 653,608
  • Age range: 13 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.53 (w) x 10.21 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part 1 Becoming a man
1. Get a Life! 12
Ultimate Man--Ultimate Life!
Are You "Cross-Eyed"?
Crucifying Sin
Following Christ
Cross Training: Workout for the Soul
2. Discover Your Destiny 22
Getting a Clue About God's Will
Beyond High School: Time to Set Goals
3. Shape the Man Inside 28
Boy Versus Man: A Shift in Attitude
Tuning the 'Tude
Growing Integrity
Part 2 Body Basics
4. 911--Help! What's Goin' On Down There?! 36
Body Warp: The Incredible Morphing Kid
Sexual Appetite
Masturbation
5. I'm Becoming a Man--But Am I Normal? 42
What Is "Normal"?
Guy Stuff: Top 10 Questions
6. Buffing Up Your Bod 54
Defeating the Zit Zombie
The Problem: A Case of Growing Up
The Solution: Grooming Game Plan
Muscle-Building Nutrition
Bodybuilding Facts
Bodybuilding Basics
7. Tired of the Freak Show: Creating a Better New You 62
The Cruel "Cool Code"
Cool Redefined
Confidence Clues
Bullying and Teasing
A Word to Bullies
Part 3 Waiting, Dating, Relating
8. Sex--What It Is, What It Isn't 74
Good Sex--God's Way
Blasting the Myths
Love Versus Lust
9. Waiting Isn't Weird 82
How Far Is Too Far?
Why Wait?
Making a Pact for Purity
I've Already Gone Too Far
Helpful Resources
10. Boy Meets Girl 90
Get a Clue About Your G.Q. (Girl Quotient)
Aliens Among Us
Talking to Girls
Chivalry Defined
11. Girl Friends or Girlfriends? 106
Surviving a Crush
Diggin' Dating or Choosing Courtship?
Goals with Girls
Why Do You Want a Girlfriend?
She Likes Me, She Likes Me Not
What to Do on a Date (or Court)
Part 4 Family and Friends
12. Home Hot Spots 118
Why Parents Sometimes Bug You
Conflict Control
Anger: "Caution--Contents May EXPLODE!"
Communication Tips
When Families Fracture
13. Power of the Pack 134
Friendship Defined
Making Friends--and Keeping Them
Loneliness and Depression: The Dirty Duo
Handling Peer Fear
Wanted: Leaders
Top Five Pressure Points
14. Surviving the Chalkboard Jungle 152
Success in School
Relating to Teachers
Prayer: Know Your Rights
Part 5 Hollywood Squares-Don't Be one
15. The Power of the Media 164
A Dangerous Double Standard
How Far Will Fans Go?
A Modern Parable
Keys to Discernment
R U Ready 2 Get Radical?
The Battle Within
Where Are the Boundaries?
16. Music--Dissect the Lyrics 172
The Power of Music: It's All in Your Head
Explicit Stuff
Perform Surgery
17. Video Games: Play It Safe 176
The Truth About Violent Video Games
The Desensitizing Effect
Moderation Is the Key
18. Movies and TV: How to Avoid Mind Meltdown 180
Movies: Don't Check Your Brain at the Door
Time to Take a Stand
Know Before You Go
What About R-Rated Movies?
TV: What's with the Tube?
Don't Let TV Skew Your View
Take Every Thought Captive
Keep Your Brain Engaged
19. A Web of Choices 190
The Good Side
The Dark Side
The Dilemma
Navigating the Net
Get a Real Life
Download This! (Worthy Web Sites)
Christian Record Labels (Your Favorite Artists)
Part 6 Who Wants to Be a Teenage Millionaire?
20. Money--What the Bible Says 202
Success in God's Eyes
Give Your 10 Percent
Tithe Your Time
Overcoming Green-Eyed Greed
21. How to Earn Money 212
Stash-Cash Secret No. 1: Be Creative
Stash-Cash Secret No. 2: Maximize Every Opportunity
Stash-Cash Secret No. 3: Get Off Your Can't
10 Incredible Ways to Make Summertime $$$
22. Dollars and Sense 218
Stewardship--What Is It?
The Prodigal Spendthrift
Spending Versus Saving
Making Money: Three Goals
How to Spend Wisely
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2005

    Awome book! But why did it have to end?

    You will have absolutely NO REGRETS buying this book. It is an awesome book written creatively in a way that's entertaining for a teenage guy to read (I'm 15). It covers topics from what changes our body is (has will be) going through, girls, sexual purity, school, music, tv, the internet, money, and much more! With so many topics, nothing is left out for a teen to know (and of course, we can always head to the Bible if there is something not mentioned in the book). I've learned something new every chapter about the Lord, and how he wants me to act (and I've read the Bible through and through), and I'm sure I will constantly refer back to it when I need help. It's an amazing book. Boom: A Guy's Guide to Growing Up is not only a great read, but looks beautiful on the inside, and by simply flipping through a page or two, you can see colorful pages with fun graphics that relate to the topic. But the only problem I had with the book was how abruptly it ended...but really...that only motivates me to search more for a closer relationship with him. This would make a WONDERFUL birthday present for any age of teen or graduation gift for a teen going into high school. (My recommended age, because this is the time period when I read it, and I'm not sure if I'd have been mature enough to really dive into a stronger faith (and fully understand everything) with the Lord a year or so ago...but then again...all people are different, and, as I've said, this is a GREAT book for any teenager.) Oh, and if you happen to be a youth pastor...This would be an excellent guide on how to instruct teens. It goes over many topics that matter to teens, and, all that aside, it's a fun read.

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