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Tyndale House Think 4:8--40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life for Teens

Get your teens to change their minds and their attitudes in 40 days with Think 4:8, Teen Edition. This devotional helps teens to change their way of thinking, from negatively to positively; helps to point them to Scripture and to help them better understand God. Each devotion in this 40-day devotional features a Scripture passage, action steps, and a prayer.
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Review 1 for Think 4:8--40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life for Teens
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“Think 4:8 Forty Days To a Joy Filled Life for Tee

Date:February 23, 2014
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This is a short book that very clearly gives steps to follow to live a joy-filled life every day, no matter what the circumstances, and in the process, gain a closer relationship with God. The volume contains forty days of devotions and is geared towards teenagers. It is based on the following Bible verse:
“Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about it.” Philippians 4:8
Basing the book on the above verse, the devotions concentrate on how to bring joy into the everyday life of a teenager. Each devotion covers different situations. The circumstances described are events that could commonly be part of most teenagers lives. Therefore, I believe teens could relate to this volume very easily. This work is very practical and down-to-earth.
Each devotion is only a couple of pages long. It is always followed by some sort of activity for the reader to do. For instance, one day might ask the reader to write down a list of things to be grateful for. Another day might suggest the reader think about a sticky situation that might occur, and brainstorm some possible positive ways to handle it.
The end of each devotion also includes a “talk it” section which involves communicating with someone about the main focus of each devotion. This is followed by a “sticky note” that summarizes the main thoughts that have been covered. Lastly, a short prayer is given for help with the subject of each day.
This great book was a joy to read, had great advice, and lots of realistic applications. I think a teen would have no trouble reading it, or putting into practice most, if not all, of the suggestions. The cover design is eye-catching with a large smiley face in the middle.
When looking at devotionals, one wonders if it will really appeal to a teenager. Since I have a teen living under my roof, I asked if they would look it over. Not only did my teenager look at it, I had a very hard time getting it back. I believe that speak volumes to the appeal of this book. Even though this is targeted towards teens, adults will enjoy it as well. I had been a bit reluctant to review a devotional, but am so glad I did. This book was a blessing to me.
This small, very readable volume, offers advice that I believe, if put into practice, would point one’s life in a positive direction. Personally, if a book could do that, I think one should run to get it as fast as possible–and that is what I recommend you do with this five-star work.
The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Tyndale Blog Network (Tyndale House Publishers) for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner. Despite my receiving the book free, it has not influenced my judgment, and I have given an honest opinion.
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Review 2 for Think 4:8--40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life for Teens
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Love it!

Date:December 30, 2013
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I have reviewed a few devotionals for teens before but THINK 4:8 is by far my favorite one ever. It is truly focused on what is pure and right. It teaches kids that you can focus on what is good, that it is a choice. That is even something I am still learning.
Part of me wished this devotional was a whole year and not just forty days. Some of my favorite days were the Joy of Purity, Joy of Awareness, Joy of Being Battle Ready, and Joy of Simplicity. There were many simple and useful ways through the entire book on how to keep your focus on God. As an adult (knowing this is a teen devotional) I found myself going hmmm maybe I could do that.
This is definitely one that I will be giving my daughter to read in the new year to read and go through together.
I received this book from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
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Review 3 for Think 4:8--40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life for Teens
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Great Book

Date:October 23, 2013
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I received a free copy of this book through Tyndale Blog Network.
Cassandra'a Review of the Think 4:8 by Tommy Newberry - What did you like about the book and why? I loved the messages and passages in this book.- What did you not like about the book and why? I loved everything about the book.- What did you learn? I learned a lot about how to give my teens options for a joy filled life. - To whom would you recommend this book and why? - I would recommend this book for teens and young adults, but also for adults who want to learn how to have a blessed life. Think 4:8 will give everyone a chance to learn some great information and all of it is useful.
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Review 4 for Think 4:8--40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life for Teens
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Love this book for my teen daughter!!!!

Date:October 16, 2013
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My daughter and I are enjoying this book together, love it! Very good for teens. Would also be great for a youth group.
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Review 5 for Think 4:8--40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life for Teens
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Date:October 7, 2013
The Think 4:8 Principle is based off of the scripture Philippians 4:8 (TLB) which reads:
“Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about it.”
This is a devotional written for teens. Each day contains a scripture, a short teaching, and sections titled: Work It, Talk It, Stick It: Thought of the Day and Pray It. Authors Tommy Newberry and Lyn Smith challenge teens to take forty days to get their thoughts in line with God’s way of thinking. I think this is a very good book for teenagers as it is easy to read and provides action items. If teens choose to follow the action items they will find themselves not just reading but putting into practice what they learned.
I enjoyed many of the devotionals especially Day 4 which is titled “The Fifteen-Minute Miracle: The Joy of Daily Solitude”. Lyn discusses how her father would wake her up thirty minutes before she needed to be up for school. Her father instilled in her the importance of waking up early and spending time with The Lord. While it has not always been easy, Lyn is grateful that her parents taught her the importance of spending this time with The Lord. Although this book was written for teens I think it would make a good family devotional as well. I believe teens and adults can both learn something for this book.
Disclaimer: Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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