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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,
has creative ideas,
likes to give
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and
dreams of writing a book
goes the extra mile
So this site offers;
good books to read!
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,
how to grow in faith
how to share your faith
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A Book I can Highly Recommend
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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