Wising Up: A Youth Guide to Good Living

Wising Up: A Youth Guide to Good Living

by Reynold Feldman, Jan M. Rumi
     
 

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Written especially for teens and young adults, Wising Up distills the wisdom of many traditions to set out eighty principles of good living in bite-size, two-page spreads. “Know Yourself,” “Seize the Day,” “Respect Others,” “Trust Your Instincts,” and “Take Responsibility” are just a few of the dozens of

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Written especially for teens and young adults, Wising Up distills the wisdom of many traditions to set out eighty principles of good living in bite-size, two-page spreads. “Know Yourself,” “Seize the Day,” “Respect Others,” “Trust Your Instincts,” and “Take Responsibility” are just a few of the dozens of principles explained in no-nonsense, respectful, clear language. Perfect for individual or group reflection, Wising Up is ideal for youth groups in both secular and religious settings and makes a great gift for the teens in anyone’s life.

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VOYA - Jennifer Rummel
The authors desire this book to describe a way in which teens can relate to an "antidote to the streams of negative images young people receive every day." To achieve their goal, the authors divide the book into eighty short chapters, each containing one thought and matching it with a quote to jumpstart an area of potential improvement. Chapter titles include "Wait a Minute," "Go for It," "Attend to the Details," and "Get the Big Picture." Then the book describes the idea and gives reader exercises to examine how their lives fit into the ideals and how to change if necessary. Each chapter ends with exercises to discover more about oneself as an individual. There is no order to the chapters, quotes are sometimes repeated, and contradictory points pepper the pages. This book, however, identifies a need for self-awareness and shows the reader ways to go about finding that answer. It would make a great graduation gift for high school students or eighth graders and would also serve as a learning tool for English classes or a self-help book for teens. It makes one think critically about one's self and one's place in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561013135
Publisher:
Cowley Publications
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Reymold Feldman, with three degrees from Yale University, has served as a university professor and administrator and as a consultant to nonprofit organizations.

M. Jan Rumi, born in Bangladesh, studied at Berea College and Purdue University. The two cofounded Wisdom Factors International land are past Lions Club presidents.

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