Web Newberys and RR News (Plus Giveaway!)

It feels wrong to merely skip over Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, especially with President Obama’s inauguration today, and yet with Black History month coming up in less that two weeks, we’ve opted to save our coverage of the topic for then.  We’re looking forward to talking about the movie Lincoln and other related books about American history!

pattieBut for now, we’d like to stay focused on the topic at hand: the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the sexual confusion that has even now permeated the world of kids’ books.  For our Web Newbery’s today, I thought I’d focus on a few resources that parents and educators might appreciate on the issue.

Web Newberys

  • Lies Young Women Believe:  I haven’t read this book, but I have seen a video of Nancy Leigh DeMoss discussing the topics of self-esteem, dating, etc. and it was very good.  It’s a site moms might want to visit together with their daughters, whether or not they read the book.
  • Interview with Christopher Yuan: Last week Janie recommended Yuan’s website to our readers in her summary of YA novels that deal with homosexuality.  Just so happens that the Gospel Coalition website posted an interview with him last week too.
  • Carl Trueman’s Review:  Later in the week, I’ll be reviewing Rosaria Butterfield’s book, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert.  As a feminist English professor, Ms. Butterfield was firmly entrenched in a lesbian lifestyle and working hard to convert her students to her feminist worldview.  The account of her conversion is a stunning read…and Trueman’s review is a good place to find out why.
  • Justin Bieber’s Mom: I’ll be honest, I’m not a big Justin Bieber fan and until tonight thought it unlikely I might need her advice on any subject.  But this article in World about her childhood history of sexual abuse and her choice to keep Justin in the face of pressure to have an abortion made me do a double-take.  I had dismissed her autobiography Nowhere but Up before, but I’m going to try to read it now.  And I’m also going to spend some time tonight on my knees, repenting for the pride it revealed on my part.
  • Passport2Purity: A resource for building communication with your tween-age son or daughter to help them prepare for teenage trials and temptations.

RedeemedReader News

This isn’t the first time we’ve written about sex and teen culture.  See Janie’s review of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, our 50 Shades Interview with Tim Challies, and a widget (that uses Flash technology) of some of our favorite sexual integrity resources.  Also, see my World radio review of Surrender the Secret, a reality TV show for post-abortive women, but which might be an interesting tool for women considering abortion, too.

Last week, Janie reviewed some YA books dealing with LGBT issues.  This week, Janie writes about the 40th anniversary of Roe, while Emily will review Rosaria Butterfield’s book, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert.  Janie will also review some middle grade titles that deal with LGBT issues, and help you prepare your kids to meet them or book and movies like them.

Book Giveaways

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS ALREADY OVER!  BUT CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE NEXT ONE.***

This is a tough subject, but it’s also a subject that, with God’s grace, can reap eternal benefits in the life of your child.  We’d like to help two of our readers face that subject by giving away three books this week.

1) The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Butterfield,

2) Unseduced and Unshaken: The Place of Dignity in a Young Woman’s Choices by Rosalie De Rosset, and

3) Girls Uncovered: New Research on What America’s Sexual Culture Does to Young Women.

 

 

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41 Comments

  1. Josiah on January 21, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I would like to be entered in to the giveaway, as I work with youth at my church, and I think they could be quite helpful.

  2. Kathy on January 22, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I would like to be entered in the giveaway.

  3. pam in IA on January 22, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Please enter me. I’m currently reading “Six ways to keep the little in your girl” and this topic is foremost on my mind.

  4. Desire' Miller on January 22, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Oooo, I’m excited about all of these books, especially the one by DeRosset. She was one of my professors at Moody!!!!

  5. Gen on January 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    I would love to be entered into the book giveaway. Thanks.

  6. Jennica on January 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Please enter me! I’ve been following all of the reviews of Rosaria Butterfield’s book. 🙂

  7. Amos on January 22, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Please enter me.

  8. Jo on January 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I’d like to be entered into the giveaway! Thanks.

  9. Marijo Taverne on January 22, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    I’d like to be entered for the giveaway. I appreciate your website, and gain pointers from it for choosing good reading material for my children.

  10. sarah on January 22, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I would like to be entered…thanks!

  11. Tracie on January 22, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I would love to win these! I have a 10, 7, & 19m, plus a 15 yr old niece that I have a lot of influence with.

  12. Kim H on January 22, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    I have a pre-teen daughter already acting like a teen. I would love to be entered.

  13. Stephanie C on January 22, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Enter me, please.

  14. Bethany on January 22, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Thanks for doing the giveaway. Please enter my name. I check your blog often and greatly appreciate the reviews and insights here.

  15. Crystal on January 22, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Please enter me.

  16. Anna on January 23, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Please enter me. This looks like a great giveaway!

  17. Amanda on January 23, 2013 at 8:26 am

    I have 4 daughters, so I am excited to read up on these issues. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Sarah on January 23, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Interested, teach at a bible college and have a 3 year old girl, never to early to form a perspective
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  19. Robert Wiggins on January 23, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I would like to be entered.

  20. Rosa on January 23, 2013 at 10:15 am

    I’d love to be entered in this giveaway. With two young daughters I’d love any resources that would help me prepare for the upcoming years.

  21. Stacy on January 23, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Please enter me. I have three daughters to guide through these issues.

  22. Stefannye on January 23, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Please enter me.

  23. Jessica B. on January 23, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I’d like to win!

  24. Gina on January 24, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I pray for the Lord’s wisdom and grace and the Spirit’s guidance for my daughter, the girls in my church family, and the young middle school ladies with whom I meet weekly for Bible study, as they all grow up in a world full of enticing but hurtful messages about their femininity and sexuality.

  25. Wanda on January 24, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Thank you for this giveaway 🙂

  26. Angela Hall on January 24, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I would like to be entered. I pray for my sister who lives in that lifestyle. I pray for her partner and her children that see this. I pray for our world that has put this out there and put a positive spin on it.

  27. Stuart on January 24, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I would love to be entered, especially as a teacher in junior and senior high.

  28. Erin on January 24, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Would love to read these…

  29. Erin D. on January 24, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Please enter me in the contest.

  30. Alice Horrocks on January 25, 2013 at 5:29 am

    I would love to read this book. Please enter me in the draw.
    My daughter is an English student and we spoke just the other day about her conversation with a feminist professor who had no conception of a Christian worldview.

  31. Jennifer on January 25, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Win or lose, I’m looking forward to reading one or two of these… Thanks!

  32. Dave on January 25, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I would like to enter the giveaway.

    Thanks!

  33. Julie G on January 25, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I’d like to be entered!

  34. Linda on January 25, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Please enter me in. Blessed by your reviews.

  35. DL on January 26, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I appreciate your website! Thanks for the chance to win and read these books!

  36. Nancy on January 26, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Very. Thought provoking . Our culture is so lost and hurting in the area of sexuality

  37. Mary Stanley on January 26, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Would love to read these books. Thanks!

  38. David J on January 28, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Please enter me. Thanks

  39. Hollie on January 28, 2013 at 11:18 am

    These look like really interesting books. Please enter me in the giveaway 🙂 Thank you 🙂

  40. Kristin on January 28, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Please enter me 🙂

  41. Sara on January 28, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    I would love to enter to win these! I have three teens at home 🙂

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