A Young Woman After God's Own Heart: A Teen's Guide to Friends, Faith, Family, and the Future

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This young woman's version of Elizabeth George's bestselling book A Woman After God's Own Heart? shares the intentions and blessings of God's heart with teen girls. On this journey they discover His priorities for their lives--including prayer, submission, faithfulness, and joy--and how to embrace those priorities in daily life.

Elizabeth's mentor style, the "Heart Response" messages of reflection, and the age-significant themes make this an excellent book for groups or for ...

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Overview

This young woman's version of Elizabeth George's bestselling book A Woman After God's Own Heart® shares the intentions and blessings of God's heart with teen girls. On this journey they discover His priorities for their lives--including prayer, submission, faithfulness, and joy--and how to embrace those priorities in daily life.

Elizabeth's mentor style, the "Heart Response" messages of reflection, and the age-significant themes make this an excellent book for groups or for personal study. And best of all, girls will discover that God is a faithful, caring, and loving presence during this exciting and sometimes difficult time in their lives.

Inspirational chapters and Bible study citations present a pathway to a closer relationship with God.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736907897
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 213,969
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth George

Elizabeth George, whose books have sold more than 7 million copies, is the author of A Woman After God's Own Heart (more than 1 million copies sold) and A Young Woman After God's Own Heart. She's also a popular speaker at Christian women's events. Elizabeth and her husband, Jim, are parents and grandparents, and have been active in ministry for more than 30 years.

Biography

Elizabeth George was happy that her first novel was rejected.

Scratch that. She's happy now. At the time, it wasn't her best day. But the notes from her editor helped her realize that she had written the wrong book and chosen the wrong leading man. She threw out her Agatha-Christie/drawing-room-whodunit model in favor of a more modern police procedural set in the world of Scotland Yard. She promoted a minor character to her leading man, the handsome, aristocratic, Bentley-driving Thomas Lynley. And she invented a partner for him, the blue-collar, foul-mouthed, messy Barbara Havers.

"I was very lucky when the first one was rejected, because the editor explained to me why," George told the Los Angeles Times in 1999. "I had written a very Agatha Christie-esque book and she said that wasn't the way it was done. The modern crime novel doesn't have the detective call everyone into the library. It must deal with more topical crimes and the motives must be more psychological because the things you kill for are different now. Things like getting rid of a spouse who won't divorce you, or hiding an illegitimate child, or blackmail over a family scandal -- those are no longer realistic motivations."

And so, in A Great Deliverance, her first published novel, she opens with the decapitated body of a farmer, his blood-splattered daughter holding an ax, the horrified clergyman who happens on to the crime scene, and a rat feasting on the remains. Nope, not in Agatha Christie territory anymore.

George began writing as child when her mother gave her an old 1939 typewriter. When she graduated from high school, she graduated to an electric typewriter. But not until she graduated to a home computer (purchased by her husband in the 1983), did she actually try her hand at a novel. At the time, she was a schoolteacher and had been since 1974. But with the computer in front of her, she has said, it was put-up-or-shut-up time. She finished her first manuscript in 1983. But her first book wasn't published for five more years.

Though the Lynley/Havers novels are set in England -- as are the tales in her first book of short stories, 2002's I, Richard -- George is a Yank, born in Ohio and raised in Southern California. Maintaining a flat in London's South Kensington as a home base for research, George has been an Anglophile since a trip as a teenager to the United Kingdom, where she ultimately found that a British setting better served the fiction that she wanted to write. "The English tradition offers the great tapestry novel," she told Publishers Weekly in 1996, "where you have the emotional aspect of a detective's personal life, the circumstances of the crime and, most important, the atmosphere of the English countryside that functions as another character."

Readers have made her books standard features on the bestseller lists, and critics have noted the psychologically deft motives of her characters and her detailed, well-researched plotting. "A behemoth, staggering in depth and breadth, A Traitor to Memory leaves you simultaneously satisfied and longing for more. It's simply a supreme pleasure to spend time engrossed in this intense, well-written novel," the Miami Herald said in 2001. The Washington Post called 1990's Well-Schooled in Murder " a bewitching book, exasperatingly clever, and with a complex plot that must be peeled layer by layer like an onion." The Los Angeles Times once called her "the California author who does Britain as well as P.D. James." And in 1996, Entertainment Weekly placed George's eighth novel, In the Presence of the Enemy in their fiction top ten list of the year, where she kept company with John Updike, Frank McCourt, Stephen King, and Jon Krakauer.

In her mind, each book begins with the killer, the victim and the motive. She travels to London and stays at her flat there to research locales. And she writes long profiles about what drives her characters psychologically. The kick for the reader isn't necessarily whodunit but why they dun it.

"I don't mind if they know who the killer is," she has said. "I'm happy to surprise them with the psychology behind the crime. I'm interested in the dark side of man. I'm interested in taboos, and murder is the greatest taboo. Characters are fascinating in their extremity not in their happiness."

Good To Know

The original model for Lynley was Nigel Havers, the nobleman and hurdle-jumper in the film Chariots of Fire whose butler placed champagne flutes on the hurdles to keep him from knocking them over. She named Barbara Havers as an homage to the actor.

On page 900 of the rough draft for Deception on His Mind, George changed her mind about the identity of the killer.

George's ex-husband is her business manager.

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    1. Hometown:
      Seattle, Washington
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 26, 1949
    2. Place of Birth:
      Warren, Ohio
    1. Education:
      A.A. Foothill Community College, 1969; B.A. University of California, Riverside, 1970; M.S. California State University
    2. Website:

Table of Contents

A Word of Welcome 7
Part 1 The Pursuit of God
1. A Heart Devoted to God 11
2. A Heart That Loves God's Word 23
3. A Heart Committed to Prayer 37
4. A Heart Committed to Prayer, Part 2 51
5. A Heart That Obeys 65
Part 2 The Pursuit of Gods Priorities
Your Home Life
6. A Heart That Submits 81
7. A Heart That Submits, Part 2 93
8. A Heart That Loves 105
Your Place at Home
9. A Heart That Cares 119
Your Friends
10. A Heart That Chooses Wisely 131
11. A Heart That Is Loyal 145
Your Education
12. A Heart That Grows 159
Your Service to Others
13. A Heart That Serves 173
Your Self
14. A Heart Marked by Purity 187
Part 3 The Practice of Gods Priorities
15. A Heart That Belongs to God 209
Quiet Times Calendar 218
Notes 220
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Great

    This book so far is awesome and has helped me to be closer to God

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2011

    Most amazing book ever!
    I loved it,I just cant get enough of Elizabeth Gorges work now! :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    Awesome book!!!!!

    I just finished this book and i loved it!!!! This is a really good book. I would recomend this to all teens and young womans.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2011

    A great book to teach you how to become "A Young Woman After God's Own Heart."

    I recieved this as a gift this Christmas from my Nana and Papaw. My first thought was "great, doubt I'll ever read this," but I'm so glad that I did. This book is a great way to grow in your relationship with Christ, and I'm confident that it will make me a better person. It's also very nice to find a Christian book for teens that isn't overly embellished or where the author is obviously trying to sound cool or "relate to you". I reccomend this book to any teen who wants to improve her relaptonship with God.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2010

    was a very good book

    i loved it teaches you a lot and i would recommend it to any of my friends.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2008

    Totally the Best book Besides the Bible its self!

    This book totally changed my life! I will always have this book with me!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2006

    AWESOME

    this is a really awesome book you should really read it it shows how you should be untyo god s eyes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2006

    Awsome

    I loved This book so much that i am starting a study on it with a friend. I am thankful for Women of Faith such as Elizibeth George She is a Woman after Gods own heart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2004

    awesome

    I loved this book. It gave me insite for God's love for everyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2014

    A really good book!!!!

    I have read this book and it really encourages me in my walk with Christ. I would recommend Elisabeth George's other books:
    •A Young Woman's Walk with God
    •A Young Woman's Guide to Prayer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    Christian Story Contest Rules

    Hi, and welcome to the Christian Story Contest! Here are the rules: 1) You must be ages ten to fifteen to enter. 2) Your story may come in parts, but only two. You must, and I mean, MUST tell me where your second part is, if need be. Any more parts than two, and you will be disqualified. 3) Your story must be free from profanity and strong language, as well as foul language. And those are your rules! Our contest will be at Courageous Teens. Put 'Otter' in between your first and last name so that I will know! -Clara Johnston, story contest judge

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    JESUS LOVERS UNITE!!

    I love jesus if you do too then put as your title on your post: jesus lovers unite. Thanks! : ) P.S How do you make a heart on a review?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    I am suposed to study this book

    Should I get it on my NOOK or should I buy it at a Christian bookstore?

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    Posted July 27, 2013

    -Cray Cray Girl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2013

    Sup

    I read the tween on and itt was awseome. So i sujest getting this one . Elisibith george will touch you.
    She is truly a woman after gods own heart.

    - im 9

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