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Young ones and teens are exposed to complex problems that their parents may not understand. Young Christians, you are bombarded with multiple options for solving everyday problems through social media. Where do you turn to find answers? Where can you look to find guidance from Scripture? In order to provide a Christian perspective on problem-solving, the author of this devotional book decided to take a different approach. Terry Overton was determined to find out what problems middle school children and teens were worried about the most. While visiting her grandchildren one weekend, she asked her granddaughter to send topics to her so that she could write a devotional about the topic. In a matter of weeks, not only did her granddaughter send her topics, but the other grandchildren and their friends sent topics of concern. Once the author wrote a devotional for a topic, it was sent to the teen requesting the devotional. Soon, these requests were happening in real-time. Students sent text requests about problems happening in school and asked what the students should do. How should this be handled? This devotional book is a collection of those requests and devotionals. The youth requests included bullying, handling anxiety, the death of a pet, participating in sports, difficult dating, and talking to friends about Christ, as examples. This devotional book is a conversation starter for children and teens who seek to know more about how God wants us to think and act when faced with everyday problems.



  • Publisher: ‎ Christian Publishing House (April 13, 2018)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 134 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1945757906
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1945757907
  • Item Weight: ‎ 5 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎ 5 x 0.31 x 8 inches



TERRY OVERTON is a retired university professor of educational and school psychology. She has an Ed.D. in Special Education and a Ph.D. in Psychology. She has two children and six grandchildren. Her writing and publication experiences include textbook and journal articles in the fields of special education and school psychology. She seeks to answer God’s call to share the good news and grow the church by writing Christian books and devotionals. She and her husband live in the southern tip of Texas where they enjoy the semi-tropical weather and spending time with their friends and family.

DEVOTIONAL FOR YOUTHS: Growing Up In Christ by Terry Overton

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