(Tricia Goyer with her new puppy, Jake at basketball game)
I'm so excited! Just yesterday I finished writing the second 1/2 of my book for teen girls: My Life, Unscripted.
Yes, you are one of the first to get a sneak peek. Do you like the cover?
One COOL this is that dozens of teens worked with me, answering questions for the book. We talked about many things, and one of them was WISDOM.
Have you every known someome super-smart that didn't make wise choices? Yeah, me too. The fast is the wisdom doesn't come from school books like Chemistry and Algebra, but rather from THE BOOK ... The Bible.
Knowledge is head knowledge about facts and figures. Wisdom is understanding God's perspective on things and allowing Him to work in your mind and heart. Here is what some of my teen friends had to say about it. They're very WISE :-)
Wisdom is not just being smart, it the ability to evaluate choices and help other evaluate theirs. I find wisdom when I am alone in my room listening to God, I find wisdom when I am talking to my friends, and I find wisdom in the Bible hidden within verses.
Sarah, Minnesota, 15
The only place I know to find true wisdom is God. A lot of older people I know also have some wisdom, but they've got it from God. Wisdom is incredibly hard to define I think. Its not the same is knowledge, which is knowing facts. Wisdom is more like, knowing the important things, the things that will last.
Katy, Ohio, 17
Wisdom is godliness and knowing what the right thing is and doing it. I find it from the Bible, what God gives to me. I also find it in certain people, like my mom and others who I believe have wisdom.
Miranda, Georgia, 16
His Word has wise advice for everything.
Shelby, Iowa, 15
So what do you think? Where do you find wisdom? What is one WISE thing God has shown you lately???
Now, here's the scoop on the book:
Using the metaphor of screenwriting, My Life, Unscripted explores relationships in every teenage girl’s life—with herself, her friends and enemies, her parents, guys, and with God.
Real-life scripts, screenwriting terms, and timely topics, make this an interesting read for teen girls as they delve into their own inner struggles and outward relationships. They’ll also learn the importance of “scripting” their own responses BEFORE challenging life-situations arise. By contrasting real-life with TV or movies, teens will understand they don’t have to get caught up in the drama. They also don’t have to face situations as they arise, but rather they can think about, pray about, and consider how to face these situations before the scene begins.