Gift Ideas for Teens by Bestselling Authors

This week we welcome Cheryl Kerwin, Sr. Marketing Manager as our guest blogger.

This past summer, Tyndale House Publishers released several products to help teens navigate the world and their culture with a biblical perspective. The new releases include:
A teen version of the New York Times bestselling adult book So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore (August 2013)
The One Year Devos for Teen Girls by Dannah Gresh and Suzy Weibel (August 2013)
Popular: Boys, Booze, and Jesus by Tindell Baldwin (July 2013)
Think 4:8 by New York Times bestselling author Tommy Newberry (September 2013)
Chilvary by Zach Hunter (July 2013)
I’m No Angel by former Victoria’s Secret Model, Kylie Bisutti (May 2013)

“We’re excited about all the potential impact these titles can have in the lives of teens,” said Katara Patton, Acquisitions Director, Children and Youth. “There is a need for quality Christian resources geared toward teens as they navigate through the struggles and difficulties facing teens today, and we’re seeking to provide that for teen, their parents, and youth leaders.”
This Christmas help your teen to unplug and grow in their faith with the following titles:

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So Long, Insecurity Teen Edition is a magazine-style book that mixes words of wisdom from Beth Moore’s So Long, Insecurity with pictures, quizzes, surveys, Scripture, and more to help girls live based on God’s truth opposed to the world’s false messages. In the book, Beth tackles subjects relevant to teen girls, including boys, fashion, the media, gifts and skills, competing with other girls, and how to live as secure girls despite worldly distractions.


The One Year Devos for Teen Girls is written by popular authors Dannah Gresh and Suzy Wiebel. The devotional reads like a handbook on living as a teen girl in today’s society. Dannah and Suzy don’t shy away from controversial issues but give a biblical perspective on topics teens are sure to wonder about, such as sexuality, bullying, self-worth, church issues, hypocrisy, and Facebook. Action steps at the end of each devotional give practical challenges and activities for girls to incorporate the lesson and God’s truth into their lives.


Tindell Baldwin’s heart is for teenage girls because her story is like so many of theirs. As a teenager, Tindell’s desperate desire to be popular led her to make many mistakes with sex, drugs, and alcohol. Her memoir, Popular, is a two-part “dark” and “light” story that details how she said good-bye to her family’s God and pursued popularity at all costs, while climbing the social ladder in high school. Through her darkest times, Tindell knew God did not leave her. She reconnected with God in college and discovered abundant and real life through Christ.


Tommy Newberry, the best-selling author of The 4:8 Principle and 40 Days to a Joy-filled Life returns Think 4:8, a special edition for teens. In just 40 days, teens can change their minds and their attitudes so they can live out their faith. Think 4:8 takes teens from thinking negatively to thinking positively, which will change their entire outlook on life. Not only will this devotional make teens think more positively and have a better attitude, this devotional also points teens to Scripture and helps them understand more about God.


In Chivalry, Zach Hunter dares young men and women to view their lives as a quest, challenging them to develop their own personal code that will prepare them to defend others and live with civility and integrity. A generation is rising up to care for the hurting and oppressed. Committed to changing the world, they are passionate about justice and willing to fight for it. But what would that same justice look like if we lived it in our private lives—close to home, with our family and friends? Zach reframes chivalry in a modern context. He looks at everyday life as a grand adventure and shares ancient wisdom from the Bible, insightful stories, and practical examples to help you develop your own code of honor—and live a life of significance.


In December 2011, 21-year-old Victoria’s Secret Runway Angel Kylie Bisutti stunned the fashion industry when she chose faith over fame and fortune and made the switch from supermodel to role model. In I’m No Angel, Kylie shares her story—from her early years as she struggled to make it big in the cutthroat world of modeling, to the disillusionment and spiritual warfare that followed. After finally realizing that she could no longer reconcile her career with her Christian beliefs, she surrendered her life to God and dedicated her life to preaching a message of modesty and inner beauty. She helps readers understand that true beauty lies within and that real fulfillment comes from knowing, loving, and serving Christ.

Adam Sabados

Adam Sabados

Adam is the Digital Media Coordinator at Tyndale. He gets to have fun running social media campaigns, and online advertising. Adam is a graduate of Malone University in Canton, Ohio where he majored in communication arts and was highly involved in the theatre department. He currently lives in Wheaton, IL with his wife Meghan, his son Luke, and their Cavalier pup Banksy. You can follow Adam on Twitter at @AdamSab where you can learn all about his latest improv comedy shows around Chicago, hear about the woes of Ohio sports teams, or catch an insightful blog post or two.