Keepin' It Real

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Anyone who is (or who ever has been) 13 will identify with Leslie's struggles to make sense of her family, her faith, her own thoughts, and the world. Through her letters to God, Leslie deals with questions as big as the very nature of God and as small as why Mom gets so bent out of shape about how the bathroom towels are folded. Sandra Humphrey has done a beautiful job of not only creating a very believable character, but more importantly, of showing young readers how ...
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Overview

Anyone who is (or who ever has been) 13 will identify with Leslie's struggles to make sense of her family, her faith, her own thoughts, and the world. Through her letters to God, Leslie deals with questions as big as the very nature of God and as small as why Mom gets so bent out of shape about how the bathroom towels are folded. Sandra Humphrey has done a beautiful job of not only creating a very believable character, but more importantly, of showing young readers how inextricably faith is linked to the issues of everyday life.

Lynn Gilliam

Associate Editor, Pockets

Leslie has just turned 13 -- and she is having a very bad year. Not only is she stuck in a new school where she doesn't know anyone, but she's also stuck in a "life group" at her church where the leader of her small discussion group asks tough questions that she can't answer. Come along and join Leslie on her faith journey as she writes letters to God, and in the process begins to discover answers to some of her problems.

Keepin' It Real is sassy and sensitive. It's an honest look at a young girl's struggles -- and insights -- as she faces puberty and searches for faith.

Mary Lou Carney

Editor-in-chief, Guideposts for Teens

Warm, witty, and real, these true-to-life prayers offer delightful windows into the heart of God and every girl who prays to him.

Lois Walfrid Johnson

Author, The Disappearing Stranger and the Adventures of the Northwoods series

Keepin' It Real will help young people all over the world love themselves and God -- and have light and hope in this wild, confusing world.

Troy and Genie Nilsson

Christian Songwriters

Sandra Humphrey takes on all the trials of teenagehood -- pimples, dates, gym class, even parents contemplating divorce -- and gives her readers an idea of just where to turn for help.

Rick Hamlin

Managing Editor, Guideposts

Sandra McLeod Humphrey is a retired clinical psychologist with over 35 years experience working with young people. She is the author of the best-selling volumes If You Had To Choose, What Would You Do? and It's Up To You ... What Do You Do?, and is a regular contributor to My Friend, the Catholic magazine for young people. Humphrey is also a writer and consultant for the Heroes and Dreams Foundation, which supplies character education materials to elementary schools throughout the United States.

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Lois Walford Johnson
Warm, witty, and real, these true-to-life prayers offer delightful windows into the heart of God and every girl who prays to him.
— author of The Disappearing Stranger and the Adventures of the Northwoods Series
Nilsson, Troy
Keepin' It Real will help young people al over the world love themselves and God--and have light and hope in this wild, confusing world.
— Genie Nilsson Christian Songwriters
Sandra McLeod Humphrey
I would also like to add an author note in the author section: "Leslie has just turned 13--and she is having a very bad year. Not only is she stuck in a new school where she doesn't know anyone, but she's also stuck in a 'life group' at her church where the leader of her small discussion group asks tough questions that she can't answer. Come along and join Leslie on her faith journey as she writes letters to God and in the process begins to find answers to some of her problems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780788019531
  • Publisher: CSS Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Pages: 94
  • Sales rank: 1,250,523
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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  • Posted February 10, 2010

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    A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!

    Keepin' It Real is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards® honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2003

    Keepin' It Real: A Young Teen Talks with God

    What's really cool about 13-year old Leslie, who wrote every single letter in this book, is how she figured out that you can talk to God like a friend, and then how she went ahead and did it. Any young person who wants to feel closer to God (but who wonders what the "right language" is supposed to be) should read this wonderful year-long diary. Before you know it, you'll be wanting to start writing your own set of letters to God.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2003

    Keepin' It Real: A Young Teen Talks with God

    Keepin' It Real is sassy and sensitive. It's an honest look at a young girl's struggles-- and insights-- as she faces puberty and searches for faith.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2003

    Keepin' It Real: A Young Teen Talks with God

    Anyone who is (or who ever has been) 13 will identify with Leslie's struggles to make sense of her family, her faith, her own thoughts, and the world. Through her letters to God, Leslie deals with questions as big as the very nature of God and as small as why Mom gets so bent out of shape about how the bathroom towels are folded. Sandra Humphrey has done a beautiful job of not only creating a very believable character, but more importantly, of showing young readers how inextricably faith is linked to the issues of everyday life.

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