My Life Unscripted: Who's Writing Your Life? [NOOK Book]

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Using the metaphor of screenwriting, My Life, Unscripted explores relationships in every teenage girl's life-with herself, her friends and enemies, her parents, guys, and with God.

Real-life scripts, screenwriting terms, and timely topics, make this an interesting read for teen girls as they delve into their own inner struggles and outward relationships. They'll also learn the importance of "scripting" their own responses BEFORE challenging life-situations arise so they are able...

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My Life Unscripted: Who's Writing Your Life?

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Overview

Using the metaphor of screenwriting, My Life, Unscripted explores relationships in every teenage girl's life-with herself, her friends and enemies, her parents, guys, and with God.

Real-life scripts, screenwriting terms, and timely topics, make this an interesting read for teen girls as they delve into their own inner struggles and outward relationships. They'll also learn the importance of "scripting" their own responses BEFORE challenging life-situations arise so they are able to think about, pray about, and consider how to face these situations before the scene begins. By contrasting real-life with TV or movies, teens will understand they don't have to get caught up in the drama.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418555122
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/11/2007
  • Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 12 years
  • File size: 773 KB

Meet the Author

USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of 35 books, including the three-book Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series. She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. Tricia and her husband John live in Little Rock, Arkansas where John works for FamilyLife. They have six children. Twitter: @triciagoyer Facebook: authortriciagoyer

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Table of Contents


Lights, Camera...Action!     1
Not TV Land (the real deal)     3
Dialogue (the way you talk to yourself)     15
Character Sketches (all about you)     24
On Location (here or there?)     34
Hero's Journey (popularity: getting it, keeping it-for real)     43
Decision (preparing for peer pressure)     53
Inner Conflict (insecurity is something we can battle)     62
Wardrobe (dressing up)     73
Blockbuster Buddies (everyone deserves a supporting cast)     83
The Hottie (need someone to play the boyfriend role?)     92
Admission (what does beauty cost?)     102
Villains (the people you love to hate)     110
The Critic (the harshest judge)     120
The Mentor (wisdom when you need it most)     129
Fantasy (truly out of this world)     138
The Action and Adventure Movie (search for the treasure)     147
The Family Film (wholesome entertainment...or not!)     161
The Worst Horror Movie Ever (facing your fears)     172
Character Arc (a new and different person)     183
Climax (moment of change)     195
Let the Credits Roll     203
Discussion Questions     205
Giving Your Life to Jesus     215
Acknowledgments     217
About the Author     218
Notes     219
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2008

    Tricia meets them where they are

    Christa's note: As a high school teacher for the past twenty years, I wish I could give this book to every girl who steps over the threshold into my classroom. Bombarded by media hype and smothered by peer pressure and angst, so many girls want and need practical and timely advice. They fear making the wrong decisions, not realizing that deciding not to decide may be the worst decision of all. Trish's advice meets them where they are, and she doesn't pretend sex, drugs, alcohol, pregnancy, and abortion don't exist in their world. As a teacher, I most appreciate Trish's approach to guiding them to write their own scripts. She doesn't give them the 'right' answers she leads them to search for the script to guide their lives in ways that will make God smile.

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  • Posted January 29, 2009

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    Great resource for youth.

    In My Life, Unscripted, the author takes real-life scenarios from her teen years and creates valuable lessons from her experiences. Quotes from other teen girls and tidbits of their thoughts are interspersed throughout the book as well. I liked how everything tied together with Scripture and every scene was used to illustrate a point in the lesson. The screenwriting metaphor also made for an interesting set-up and the book was easy to follow. A great resource for teen girls. So check it out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2007

    A reviewer

    Tricia Goyer, I'm sure, wouldn't want the credit for the Inspiration brought forth in this amazing book for teenage girls, but her obedience in having shared her story will bless, strengthen, and encourage anyone who completes this study. God has given her the courage to boldly share her 'unscripted' life to mentor, teach, and provide godly alternatives to hopefully thwart others from the same mistakes she made, while sharing the joy of making right choices! Tricia addresses topics in a unique way, and, if you're not careful, you'll learn a bit about scriptwriting. :' She also includes 'scripts' from teenage girls across the USA. Topics covered are peer pressure, fear, those hard-to-love folks, sex, abortion ... She doesn't back down, and that's what our youth need today - examples of Strong Christians grounded in the WORD willing to take the stand for Christ, sharing His neverfailing love for us - no matter what!! Thank you for your obedience and your boldness, Tricia!!! I pray lives are changed and that final script in the book becomes a reality a thousand times over!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2007

    Great for Teens, Young Adults, and Youth Workers

    What a great book for teens and young adults! I wish I¿d read this book about 20 years ago. It¿s so hard being a Christian young person in today¿s society, being bombarded with peer pressure, media pressure, even parental pressure. This book will help those in their teens and early twenties figure out how to deal with the bad influences and actually take control of their lives and live them according to God¿s plan. My Life, Unscripted gives practical tips on how to mold your thinking, and ultimately your actions, in the direction you want to go. Tricia gives lots of Bible verses about how to live wisely in a crooked and (very) depraved generation. This book will help you steer around the dangers and mistakes that are so prevalent in the teen years. I highly recommend this book to all youth workers, teens, and young adults. It is packed with real-life scenarios, as well as activities, that will get teens to think about their own thought patterns and the possibility that they might be headed for trouble. It will show them how to plan ahead for situations that may arise in which they will need to make a well-thought-out decision. It¿s all about making wise choices and decisions. In the back of the book, youth leaders will find discussion questions perfect for small groups. This book is a real God-send.

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