Borrowing God's Glasses (Paperback)
A Girl-to-Girl Look at Life Through His Eyes
Search for the Truth Ministry, 9780971591189, 208pp.
Publication Date: July 8, 2010
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Borrowing God’s Glasses seeks to take students beyond the surface knowledge of God and to challenge them to actively pursue Him and His answers for their lives. It is written specifically for a young woman who has already given her life to God, has a desire to know Him more, and is willing to do whatever it takes to become the woman she is created to be. The book is broken into 4 parts, each providing His answers to questions faced during the teenage years. Part 1 answers the question "Who Am I?" by helping girls discover who they are as individuals, learning to see themselves as God sees them, realizing what it means to be beautiful, and figuring out how to forgive themselves for past mistakes. Part 2 deals with the question "Who Is God?" as it guides girls to solidify their belief in Him, understand why they need a Savior, and see God as both their Dad and their Best Friend. Part 3 asks the question "Who Are Christians?" and then answers it by discussing misconceptions of what it means to be a true Christian, how to truly fall more in love with Him, and how to see people through His eyes. Part 4 wraps it up with the question "Who Am I Created to Be" as it teaches girls how to live out His vision for their lives and experience true freedom, joy, and adventure. Although God can use this book to impact teenage girls when it’s read on their own, Borrowing God’s Glasses is also designed for small group study, grades 6-12. Each of the 18 chapters is followed by a scripture verse for memorization and reflection questions for group discussion. In addition, the appendix is a wealth of small group materials, encouraging group leaders and providing practical tools for using this book to best impact teenage girls’ lives. Included are extra group activities pertaining to each chapter, a basic outline giving a detailed breakdown of a small group time, and two pages that may be copied and used as needed—a weekly update (accountability sheet), and a page for keeping track of the prayer needs of the girls in the group. Borrowing God’s Glasses is a perfect book to prepare youth for the "real life" that is racing towards them. Filled with scripture and real-life stories, Borrowing God’s Glasses has the right stuff to transform a teen’s life.
About the Author
Lacei Grabill has been involved in youth ministry for the past 15 years. She has taught in the public schools, been a missionary to youth overseas, and led middle school and high school small groups. She is passionate about pouring into the lives of students. Lacei and her husband, Keith, are currently the youth pastors at Christian Celebration Center in Midland, Michigan. She enjoys going on dates with her husband, spending time with her 3 children, writing, and eating ice cream.