We want to let you know about some of the resources available, both for yourself and those in your world. Nomatter where you are in the unfolding seasons of life, there are some great resources and encouragements out there just waiting for you to grab hold of.
Faith Treasury is co-owned by Emma Beaney and Deborah Gregg. Their shop includes Bible Journaling kits and downloads, gifts, beautiful artwork, cards and goodies. www.faithtreasury.com
Ann Voskamp emails/blog at www.aholyexperience.com. We can also recommend her book ‘One Thousand Gifts’, if you like her style of writing, who knows it could be a life changer.
Emily P Freeman is also a favourite and has a blog – www.emilypfreeman.com/blog/ She has written several books including Grace for the Good Girls for women, along with Graceful for teen girls.
Use www.biblegateway.com . This is an online Bible (lots of different versions of the bible), useful to look up verses (for journaling!?). They also have various Bible studies, reading plans, and a number of devotional emails you can sign up to if you want. The Encouragement for Today emails are great.
www.wordlive.org Word Live has a contemporary style which is quite fresh and different. They have a great podcast that you might find helpful, you can download it on your phone or computer and play it daily, another way of feeding on God’s word!
Recommended Teen Books
Megan highly recommends Andy Croft and Mike Pilavachi books.
Lifelines is good for getting into your bible. It shows how Jesus is within both the old and the new testament, it also an overview of the bible in 20 pages!
Storylines gives accounts of specific people in the bible. For example, David, Ruth, Solomon etc. Andy and Mike also relate the characters stories to situations in the here and now, and have a bit humour too!
Deborah Gregg highly recommends a big fat book called ‘Unlocking the Bible’ by David Pawson. She says – This is a big book, but don’t let that put you off. There’s a chapter for every book of the Bible, and gives you essential background info, main themes and message, puts it into context, helps you to understand it. For me, it is the most comprehensive Bible study guide that is also straightforward to read and really useful to me, helping me to understand so much better. Really great to dip into, for example if you wanted to read through a particular book of the Bible, then also read his chapter about that book at the same time, it really helps to unlock the Bible. It does what it says on the cover…!
Priscilla Shirer has a daily devotional called ‘Awaken’.
This has more of a journaling style. Priscilla draws you into bible text and brings application to your own life. She ends each day with a challenge, where there is space for you to write your own thoughts.
Lysa Terkeurst has a daily devotional called ‘Embraced’. This is beautiful gift for either yourself or someone in your world. Lisa is easy to read and has a warm writing style that gentle challenges as you start or end your day.
UCB The Word for today – Either order a daily reading or read on-line – http://www.ucb.co.uk
Joseph Prince – You can sign up and an email will be sent to you each day… www.josephprince.org
‘Day by Day with God’ rooting women’s lives in the Bible notes.
Here are a few artist you may like to look at…
- Rend Collective
- Martin Smith
- Will Reagen
- Phil Wickham
- Meredith Andrews
- Hillsong Young and Free (Teens+)
- Elevation Worship
- Vertical Church
- Soul Survivor (Teens+)
- Tom Smith (Teens+)
- Here Be Lions
- Tauren Wells
- 7eventh Time Down
- Matthew West