Special Review, YA Christian Self-Help

ARC Book Review: The Smart Girl’s Guide to God, Guys, and the Galaxy by Susie Shellenberger & Kristin Weber


 Thank you Barbour Publishing Inc. for being kind enough to give me an ebook copy through NetGalley in change for an honest review. 

Goodreads Summary:

The Smart Girl’s Guide to God, Guys, and the Galaxy melds spiritual and practical advice with humor—a winning combination as you’re trying to navigate the ups and downs of life with grace and confidence. You’ll be encouraged and challenged with sound, biblically-based advice equipping you to stand up for your faith and live the Christian walk every day. . .plus, you’ll encounter some fun, common-sense tips along the way


First of all I will say that this took me a little while longer to read than I anticipated because it no longer necessarily pertains to me anymore. When I had requested this on Net Galley, I believed I could find some good pointers for me as well even though I am in my early twenties and the book is targeted to teenage girls.

I do want to say that the messages and devotionals in this book are really good if you are between the ages of 13 to 17. It’s a wonderful help to parents because it answers a lot of the questions that sometimes parents aren’t exactly sure how to answer (or if we are being really sincere here, teenagers a lot of the time will not listen to their parents even if the parents do know the answer, but will listen to others.) The messages about self-image and toxic friendships are wonderful. They are relevant to today’s age and ties them together perfectly with the bible. If I had had this book as a teenager, It’s highly possible I could have seen my mistakes in the friendships I had chosen early on and would have not struggled as bad with body image issues as I did. It really is a very empowering book and very very funny. 🙂

If you have a teenage girl or know of someone who has a teenage girl at home, buy them this book. Trust me when I say it will help them immensely.

Rating: 4/5

1 thought on “ARC Book Review: The Smart Girl’s Guide to God, Guys, and the Galaxy by Susie Shellenberger & Kristin Weber”

  1. To be 100% honest I saw this on NetGalley and didn’t request it thinking it would be very religious. I tend to not read anything from that genre. I’m glad to see it was still enjoyable though!

    Patty @ Bookish Wanderlove

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