Today’s post features a teen devotional out to help kids see through all the lies. The kids on the cover are late 80s at best and probably remind today’s teens of Mom and Dad’s high school photos. I would imagine any teen shopping in the 200s will just walk on by this title. Teen religious materials are popular in my library, but like all things they age quickly.(Now, I am willing to bet that someone will write me and say that we believe Bibles should be weeded.) I also think there is a lack of decent writing in inspirational nonfiction for teens. I get the scenarios but I keep thinking the advice is bad. I also think the author needs to tone down the “lies are everywhere” rhetoric. Some of my more religious pals back in high school would have absolutely disliked the obnoxious teen preaching about the evils of evolution.
Beefin’ Up: Daily Feed for Amazing Grazing: A Teen Devotional
Submitter: It is a teen devotional book with a bunch of lovely little cow line drawings scattered about. You can see one of the “bad cow” drawings on the table of contents. You will notice that “bad cows” can be identified by their black trench coats with skull graphic, cigarette, beer cans (bad cows litter, you know) and shiv. The section regarding the tape store is especially good. While I personally love U2, I can promise that I have never used the word “zing” to describe them. Oh and the “That grass will kill you” chapter is indeed about grass dude.
Holly: Clearly, this is out of date. Submitter pretty much summed it up!