Get Your Story Straight: A Teen’s Guide to Learning and Living the Gospel


Get Your Story Straight: A Teen’s Guide to Learning and Living the Gospel” is a devotional for teens….a devotional that is a bit different than any of the other ones that I have received in the past. It’s different in a good way. I have placed this book in the youth room for the teens to use when they want….who knows maybe my husband will use it for their lessons in class.

Each day you read a short passage and then there a few questions for you to answer. There is plenty of room for your answers to written directly in the book or you could just pull out a notebook! Each week there are 7 devotions….what you read about on day 1 will be used throughout the week. It’s awesome.

This book isn’t just for teens. Even adults could get a lot of use out of it. I’m so excited to be able to share this devotional with the teens. It is a great resource.

What’s your story?

We all tell stories to each other—stories about what happened when we were kids, stories about last night, and stories where we dream about the future. Some stories are funny, some are amazing, others are sad, but they all have something in common—each of us is the hero of our own story. Our thoughts, feelings, hopes, and dreams take center stage. But when it’s all about you, it’s also all up to you. You have to make life work, find meaning, and hope for the best even when you mess up or things go badly wrong.

But what if we were made for something different? What if the main character in our life story isn’t us, but it is the God who became like us and is now with us? What if being fully human means knowing him and growing to be like him? What if the way to be fully alive is to be caught up in Jesus’s story?

This 52-week devotional book and small group resource is designed to help you live with Jesus in his gospel story—the good news that your sins are forgiven, your future is assured, and following him is the only meaningful way to live. No matter your age, where you live, who your family is, or what your past, God wants you to experience the freedom that comes in being secure in his love.

Divided into three parts, starting with creation, each section progressively explores the idea that the whole Bible is the unfolding story of Jesus. Through this grid, who Jesus is and why we need him will shape your understanding of freedom and grace and how you grow to be like him. This yearlong study for teenagers and young adults is designed for individual devotional times, but a small group discussion guided by a mentor would help participants to absorb and live out the truths of each week’s teaching.

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Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.


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