Girl Talk With God

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Conversations between God and a teenage girl inspire, teach, and motivate young women to pray and live a dynamic life for God.

Most Christian teens don't know how to pray. And when they do pray, they don't know how to discern God's voice. In Girl Talk With God, author Susie Shellenberger shows teens how to pray and challenges them to deepen specific areas in their lives through a series of conversations between God and a teenage girl.

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Overview

Conversations between God and a teenage girl inspire, teach, and motivate young women to pray and live a dynamic life for God.

Most Christian teens don't know how to pray. And when they do pray, they don't know how to discern God's voice. In Girl Talk With God, author Susie Shellenberger shows teens how to pray and challenges them to deepen specific areas in their lives through a series of conversations between God and a teenage girl.

As a trusted author and founder of Brio magazine, Shellenberger has proven a keen ability to reach this often-misunderstood age group with her signature blend of casual,
non-threatening teaching.

Updated for teens in 2010, this book will teach girls what it means to pray and know God as
Father and Friend.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400317004
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/8/2011
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 979,058
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Susie Shellenberger was the founding editor of Brio magazine and currently serves as editor of SUSIE Magazine sold nationally in Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. She has written 49 books and is in demand as an international speaker. Susie has traveled to every continent in the world, loves burnt hotdogs and walking her 16-lb. Schnauzer,
Obie.
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Table of Contents

Read This First! vii

1 On Becoming a Christian 1

2 On Divorce 13

3 On Music and the Media 19

4 On God's Love 27

5 On the Gross around Your Neck 33

6 On Spending Time with God 43

7 On Boyfriends 49

8 On Language 57

9 OnHell 63

10 On Eating Disorders 73

11 On Gutting 93

12 On Forgiveness 105

13 On Reaching Out 115

14 On Sex 131

15 On Pornography 145

16 On Missions 157

17 On Absolute Truth 165

18 On Modesty 175

19 On Getting Married 185

20 On Keeping the Spiritual Fires Burning 195

21 On What Others Think 205

22 On Social Media 213

23 On Persecution 225

Acknowledgments 231

About the Author 232

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Pentacostal girl

    Hey guys im 13 years old and i wanted to take a survey and if anyone has any questions pease ask them and if you have an answer to my quetion please address it to pentacostal girl!!!! So here goes my question..... have any of you ever spoke in tounges or have the holy ghost or even has been babtized in the name of jesus christ? PLEASE AMSWER MY QUESTION!!!! May god bless you all

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    Meaningful Topics with a Simple Message

    Overview:
    Girl Talk with God by Susie Shellenberger is designed to teach teenage girls about having a real, viable prayer life. It teaches that prayer is more than just ritual "it's actually all about talking to Him and listening to Him talk back."

    My Thoughts:
    Girl Talk with God allows you to eaves drop on conversations God is having with His teenage daughters. These conversations cover many relevant topics including: entertainment choices, what it means to be a Christian, the language you use, eating disorders, and cutting. The writing style is almost script like as you read the prayer dialogue between God and the girl He is talking with. It honestly made it a little hard for me to get into as I prefer to read a single narrative or a more continuous writing style. The chapters are short and easy to manage. They are written in a way that is easy to understand and that I think any teenager will get. Some of the chapters are almost too simple or they just seem a little too perfectly packaged because teenagers (and adults alike) just don't listen that well. I would also have liked to see some more added material in addition to the actual "conversation".

    One thing that I really, really appreciated is that each conversation with God was packed with scripture. It wasn't just the references so that you would look it up later. It was the actual written word right there on the page. Which is good because we are often too lazy to look it up later and it's important that those scriptural truths be read because they directly deal with what the conversation is about. It also makes for an easy way that teen girls can share scriptures with their friends. If they are talking about sex, just turn to the chapter that deals with sex and you have several scriptures ready to go that talk about sexual purity and what God intended sex to be like.

    Overall, Girl Talk with God was a quality book and teaches strong lessons that we all should learn. I would read it again and I will probably recommend it to several of the girls in our youth group.


    This book was a free copy provided to me by Thomas Nelson Publishing for review purposes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Raven

    My favorite bible book is definatly the psalms. Im 14 and live in Pennsylvania. I love being creative with my clothing style though not too creative! During the winter i do Nordic skiing and i do Crew (rowing) in the spring and fall. Im recovering from a badly sprained ankle that caused me to miss most of the Nordic season so i will definatly pray for you. I hope you find the poor boy and i will pray for him too. Thank you girls for accepting me and God bless you all! -Raven

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    Izzy

    Whats the back up book????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Aly

    Sorry I didn't get a chance to post yesterday. Anyway, I will be back later. I am going to church so.. ttyl. God bless! :) ~ Aly

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

    Great book.

    So worth the money(:

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

    Girl talk with God by Susie Shellenberger

    I have worked in a Catholic all girls school for many years now. And, with it, many gifts have come along to my life. I have made peace with many areas of my life as a woman, a daughter, a mom and as a human being. From all of them the relationship with myself (with God) has been the most satisfying and meaningful as it has allowed me to become closer to what I really am: God! That being said, the expectations toward this book were many and big. I enjoyed and appreciate the format. It is a very easy to read book. The language is simple and plain, while the intention profound and transcendental for those girls that are looking for a different way of experiencing God. The book stands as a resource for finding answers through the intimacy of the conversations the teen in them and God. In much personal note, I would have enjoyed it much more if it was more inclusive about all of the ones that have a very rewarding relationship with God and Christ, but that are not the type of "Christians" she is defining at the beginning of the book. In my very humble opinion, Christ is not patrimony of a few but of humanity and anyone that is willing to live fully it's sacredness as a Creation of our Father. This book will be of great value for Christian adults and teens that enjoy the fundamentals of their faith. Enjoy the reading and the beautiful picture on the front of the edition I am reviewing. Virmared Santiago Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

    Encouraging and Great Book

    Girl Talk with God by Susie Shellenberger
    The book in a nutshell is conversations taking the Word of God as God's actual word and the truth of the scripture as the basis of how God has already answered many questions, even those we don't want to ask. As a believer and servant of Jesus Christ, having one on one conversation with God is the key to keeping the relationship fresh and real!
    I was totally blown away at Susie Shellenberger real life conversations with God, and how she takes the Word of God and brings that as God's response in a way that is easy to understand and take to heart! The issues she covers are not sugar sweet, but deep and thought provoking! I so recommend this book to anyone really who just wants to learn how to talk with God as not just our Savior, but as the friend and companion that never fails.
    Each chapter caught my attention, and I found myself smiling at the wisdom of God time and time, and how with the grace and mercy of His Word and very nature is would so patiently bring the woes and problems of our lives back to the Gospel of how Jesus Christ died for our sins, and expects us to fully give our lives to Him.
    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  • Posted January 28, 2011

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    I great book to encourage prayer

    Simply put, prayer is a conversation with your Best Friend about anything and everything. Susie Shellenberger brings this to life in Girl Talk with God. The book is organized by topics, so it can be a convenient resource for teen girls to see in to God's heart and wisdom about issues ranging from God's Love and Spending Time with Him to Social Media, Boyfriends, and Cutting. "But be prepared: God tells girls the truth, and sometimes it's not pretty. But when He challenges, He offers His grace, His comfort, and His awesome love."

    It is apparent that Susie, who was the founding editor of Brio Magazine and is now the editor of Susie Magazine, has a heart for teen girls. She writes with such compassion, understanding, and humor without being patronizing. The conversations that are written between God and a teen girl point the fictional young lady and the readers to their Bible and to continue in prayer.

    I wasn't expecting the book to be written as actual conversations, but for those who find nonfiction books harder to read, this book make it seem more like you're reading a story or over-hearing a conversation. Sometimes it's easier to see our lives and the changes that need to be made when we first take a look at someone else's life. I plan to pass along this inspiring and challenging book to some young ladies who could use some wisdom and encouragement in their Christian walk.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  • Posted January 28, 2011

    Girl Talk

    I got a chance to review this book called Girl Talk with God and was pleasantly surprised by how wonderful the book was. It had so many good points in the book and only a few points I did not like at all. God and a teenage girl inspire, teach, and motivate young women to pray and live a dynamic life for God. Most Christian teens don't know how to pray. And when they do pray, they don't know how to discern God's voice. In Girl Talk with God it helps a tween/teen learn. This book is designed to teach teenage girls about having a real, viable prayer life. It teaches that prayer is more than just ritual "it's actually all about talking to Him and listening to Him talk back. Girl Talk with God shares eye-opening private communication between teen girls and God. These intimate conversations show how amazing it can be to talk to God about anything. But be prepared: God tells girls the truth. I picked this book because I thought it would be a nice book to give to my grand-daughter when she is a little older. This book is a good book for teens to understand how to pray to God.

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  • Posted January 27, 2011

    Recommended - High inspirational!

    Girl Talk With God
    By; Susie Shellenberger

    Conversations between God and a teenage girl inspire, teach, and motivate young women to pray and live a dynamic life for God. Most Christian teens don't know how to pray. And when they do pray, they don't know how to discern God's voice. In Girl Talk With God, author Susie Shellenberger shows teens how to pray and challenges them to deepen specific areas in their lives through a series of conversations between God and a teenage girl.

    As a trusted author and founder of Brio magazine, Shellenberger has proven a keen ability to reach this often-misunderstood age group with her signature blend of casual, non-threatening teaching.

    Updated for teens in 2010, this book will teach girls what it means to pray and know God as Father and Friend.

    Now I'm not a teenager, so some of you may be wondering why did I choose to review this book? The answer is simple. My little sister. As some may know I still live with my parents and so I more often then not see the ugly side of my family members, my sister in particular. Over the years she has become a bit of a bully and rather bossy even with her elders. When she wants something her way, she makes it known and more often then not in a bad way. At twenty-two years old I see myself reflecting in my ten year old sisters eyes. I wasn't a saint after all, none of us are and I know that if I had, had a second chance, I'd go back and change the way I looked at life when I was her age.

    I chose to review this book because I wanted to find something I felt might help my little sister find her way back on the right path. I must say I'm impressed and after taking the time to read this book, I've handed it over to her today. She read a chapter and plans to read another tomorrow. She really enjoyed this book right off the bat!

    Girl talk with god is an inspirational book with many real life scenario's that most young girls struggle with. I found that this book was not only great for the younger generation of young woman but it was witty, and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time I read it. It makes you realize that talking with god shouldn't be a foreign subject, it should be easy and reassuring. In life we sometimes fall off the path of good and need a little nudge to get us back in the right direction, if you've really found yourself in a bad spot on the wrong road and unable to find your way back then this is the book for you!

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  • Posted January 25, 2011

    Loved it!!!

    Girl Talk With God is all about girls getting real and talking with God - and listening to him talk back. The overall message is letting God take control of your life, having a relationship with Him, and that He's aways there for you. NMW. No Matter What.

    Susie peirced my heart with honest, intimate talks with God. I would have never guessed in a million years that a conversation would be so riveting. It was like a peek into His heart, a heart burning for a relationship with me, and with everyone in the world.

    I loved how she covered so many topics, going from porn addiction, sexual purity, divorce, eating disorders, hell, cutting, boys, and much, much more. I didn't want the book to end! And the best part is that - it won't. I can pick up from where it left off into my own talks with God.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2008

    Cannot wait

    I have not read this book yet but it sounds amazing. I have enjoy other items that Susie has written. Just from reading Brio I know that this book will be great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2006

    God's in control

    I haven't read the book but have heard many good things about it. I am excited about reading this book because of raven's review. If the devil is this mad about it, God is awesome how he can reach those who want to get closer to him, and make the devil mad at the same time. I for one am going to buy this book for everyone I know.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2005

    worst book ever

    This was a horrible excuse for a book. It was a waste of my time and money. I wouldn't reccommend it to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2004

    Very Inspiring!!

    the best book i ever read!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2002

    AMAZING

    This book is SOOO AWESOME!! IT convicted me about things that I thought were totally fine between me & God. It made me desire a deeper, more meaningful relationship with My Savior. I definitley reccomend this book to anyone who wants a better relationship with Jesus. A MUST READ!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2002

    This book is AWESOME!

    I LOVE this book. Susie is a really great author, and this book made me think about how I pray.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2002

    Right on, Susie!

    This is a great book... it's filled with conversations between a teen girl and God about issues that we all struggle with. Staying close to God...dealing with persecution at school...dealing with divorce... This is one of my faves!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2001

    This ain't your grandma's prayer booklet

    This is an awesome book that can be classified as a devotional, as biography in a way, and as instructional. It's great for girls who don't know how to really connect with God in prayer, and it really hits home on a lot of the subjects. Susie is awesome! I suggest this book to every Christian girl and even girls who are thinking of becoming a Christian. It's great!

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