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This site is like Ruthe, the heroine of my novel, Ruthe's Secret Roses

Ruthe is . . .
intimate with God,
prays a lot,
a bleeding heart for the hurting,
a big sister,
rescues friends,
has creative ideas,
likes to give surprise gifts,
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and marriage,
dreams of writing a book
goes the extra mile

So this site offers;
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help to become Friends with Jesus,
The One Ideal Real Friend
a cure for loneliness
An Older Sister's Coping Secret
how to pray Panic Prayers,
& regularly/daily
how to grow in faith
Christian mentoring,
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Maximum Friendship

Devotions for Students

by Jeff and Ramona Tucker

Published by Harold Shaw 1999 ISBN: 0877885834

These short devotions can be used by teens individually, and would take eight weeks to complete. That might be long enough to get the daily devotional habit started for most teens. Friendship is certainly a topic of keen interest to teens. It could also work as a discussion starter in very small groups such as two or three friends of the same sex.

Each devotional reading begins with a snapshot of a situation between teenage friends. A few short paragraphs zero the lesson in for the reader, with a short Bible passage to read, and a couple of questions to consider or answer as an exercise in personalizing the point on friendships.

The authors worked closely with junior high and high school students, and have a fresh, current view of how such students think and feel. However, they do not try to become one of them, nor are they shy about what the Bible says about friendships. They draw from some excellent examples, showing they know the answer book well too.

Over the eight weeks the daily readings move gradually up from describing the various types of friends we meet, through the kinds of friendships guys and gals can have, and the ones to avoid, on to how to be the best friend, and even how to cope with the unpleasant ones. The latter weeks build up to the kind of ultimate best friend Jesus is ready to be, and how to begin a friendship with Him, if one has not done so before.

Altogether, this slim book would even make a lovely gift to a teen, whether or not yet a Christian. I hope the authors, Jeff and Ramona will make a regular habit of writing these devotional books.

(Reprinted with Permission from Provident Bookfinder)

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