Below is a book review I was asked to do. I reviewed the book and all I can say - as with all of Vicki Courtney's books - SUPERB!!! A must have, get it today kind of thing!! My daughter, Emmajoy - 10 - loves anything by VC! The writing below is not my own - the professionals can say it so much better - but in my momma to momma kind of way - You go girl - get it!! love, Leigh
Between God & Me: Timeless Proverbs for modern girls
Bestselling author offers tweens tips for virtuous decision-making
AUSTIN, Texas - Young girls today not only face the usual adolescent issues like body image, cliques and peer pressure, they also grapple with problems past generations never dreamed of, such as cyberbullying, "sexting," and even a recent instance in the news of "text rage." How do parents talk to their daughters about making good decisions and living a virtuous life when they practically don't speak the same language?
Fortunately, bestselling author and mom-in-the-trenches Vicki Courtney is working to help moms stop these bad behavioral habits before they start. Her new "magabook," Between God & Me: A Journey through Proverbs (B&H Publishing Group, 978-0-8054-4985-3, June 2010, $14.99), helps steer tween girls in a positive direction as they enter young adulthood.
Between God & Me is the latest in a line of popular magabooks from Vicki Courtney, whose books have collectively sold over 350,000 copies. Besides being an author and sought-after media expert on youth culture and parenting issues, she is also the mother of a daughter herself.
"What I love about the book of Proverbs is that it's full of biblical principles on how to make the kind of choices that lead to a long, happy life," says Vicki, whose popular blog receives over 20,000 unique visitors a month. "As tween girls enter young adulthood, it¹s more important than ever for them to monitor their own hearts to make virtuous choices."
Between God & Me tackles tough tween issues through fun interactive quizzes and exercises that will open a dialogue between girls and their parents. In a contemporary magazine format with colorful graphics, Vicki asks tween girls to consider how they would handle common sticky situations such as whether to watch an R-rated movie at a friend's house, send a provocative text to a cute boy or even cheat on an exam.
Vicki is available to discuss topics such as:
· Between God & Me: How to use Proverbs to talk to your tween about life choices
· 16 and Pregnant: Do these programs glorify teen pregnancy or warn girls against it?
· A parent's guide to Chatroulette: The bad and the ugly of the latest social networking platform
· Too much too soon? How parents can put the brakes on the rush to grow up
· How to talk to your tween/teen about sticking with the right crowd in school
· Parent the heart: Helping kids develop their own inner-voice for good decision-making
VICKI COURTNEY is the founder of Virtuous Reality Ministries and virtuousreality.com, which reaches more than 150,000 girls and mothers a year through its website, resources and events. Vicki confronts the cultural concerns facing children and their parents today and offers a blueprint for addressing these issues. She has appeared on Fox News, CNN, "The 700 Club," "Good Morning America Radio" and "Focus on the Family Radio," and has been featured in The New York Daily News, The Chicago Sun-Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Christian Science Monitor and The Dallas Morning News. Vicki lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, with whom she has two sons and a daughter. For more information, please visit http://vickicourtney.com.