Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Redefining Beautiful: Win Free Books For Your Entire Campaigners Group

WIN MORE FREE CAMPAIGNERS RESOURCES BY COMMENTING BELOW.  
Through a random drawing we have chosen our winners from last week's post

Erin Green in Austin, Texas has won as many copies of "A Girl's Guide To Life' as you need for your Campaigners group. 

Derek Babb in Wheaton, Illinois has also won as many copies of "A Guy's Guide To Life" as you need for your Campaigners group. 

Congrats to Erin and Derek. Please send us an email with your address and the # of copies you need.

If you've been a Young Life leader for any time at all, you’ve likely struggled with choosing the right resource for your Campaigners group. For some groups, a simple Bible study will work. For others, a book study may be better. It just depends on your group of friends, and sometimes it can take some trial and error. As you gear up for the new semester, I hope this series of posts will help you find a book that can be a great fit for your friends in your Campaigners group. -Kristen Baird


This week’s book is just for the ladies’ Campaigner groups. Redefining Beautiful is written by Jenna Lucado Bishop, with help from her dad,  bestselling Christian author Max Lucado. I used this book with my Campaigners group when the girls were sophomores. It was such a success that I would do it again with any new group of girls I may have.

This book focuses on what God says about beauty. The world says a lot of things about beauty. Many of our high school friends can’t go a single day without hearing something about their looks, their clothes, or their beauty in general. Society today makes it really difficult for girls to be happy with the way they are. With her book, Redefining Beautiful, Jenna hopes to change the definition of beauty. She wants girls to learn what beauty is from God’s perspective.

All of our high school friends want a life of peace, joy, and confidence, right? This book will help girls learn what they need to receive that–a personal relationship with Christ. A lot of our high school friends may not have the best relationship with their earthly father (some may not have one at all.) In addition to teaching the truth about beauty, Redefining Beautiful also focuses on the most important  Father-daughter relationship: one with God. Girls will get a clearer picture of what that can look like, and what having that can do for your heart. Jenna reveals that when girls look to God as their Father, He can change their focus, their looks, and their lives.

This book is definitely a favorite for me. It’s the perfect setup for a book study. There are questions within the text and space for the reader to fill in their answer. These questions and answers always sparked great conversation in my group. There are some funny questions that will get the girls laughing and break the ice. Then there are some serious questions that girls will have to be really honest about, and those are the times when change happens.

I hope this book can be a blessing to your Campaigners group. I know it was for mine!

Preview the book HERE. You can order copies HERE.

I’m also happy to offer the SAME giveaway for Redefining Beautiful as we’ve offered throughout the series. One lucky leader will win copies for her entire Campaigners group! Enter by leaving a comment below with your name and city/state. We’ll announce the randomly chosen winner next Tuesday right here on The Young Life Leader Blog.

 

Just for Young Life leaders, enjoy 20% off your purchase of Teen Non-Fiction books from Thomas Nelson for the month of August. Use code LEADERS20 at checkout! Click HERE to see the selection!   

Today's guest post was written by Kristen Baird. Kristen has been a Young Life leader in Nashville, TN for five years. She led throughout college and is now a career leader. Kristen works in Christian book publishing, and has some awesome resources to share with us for Campaigners studies. Chat with Kristen on Twitter at @KristenBaird.

72 comments:

  1. Sign me up! Thanks! Marci Eben, Hill City, SD.

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  2. Taylor McComb, Richmond VA

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  3. Sounds like an awesome resource! Savannah Smith, Grand Rapids, MI

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  4. Thanks! Ashley Hart, Asheboro NC

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  5. Bethany Bradsher, Greenville, NC

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  6. McKenzie Lentz, Gainesville, FL

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  7. Lucy Noble Pinehurst, NC

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  8. Sounds like an incredible resource for my wife's campaigner group of Freshmen girls!

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  9. Joel Heslop
    Shepherdstown, WV

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  10. Would love to win this! Shelley Milligan, Saint Louis, MO

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  11. Megan Dawley Fort Collins, CO

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  12. This would be awesome!! Kylee Meyer, Altoona PA

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  13. Camille Brantley, Collierville, TN

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  14. Rika Friedrich
    Cape Girardeau, MO

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  15. Lauryn Turner
    Salem, Va

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  16. This would be perfect for our group of girls!
    Erika Rus
    Erie, IL

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  17. Rhiannon McNulty, Newburgh, Indiana

    We just did a series on insecurities and this would be a great follow up with girls!

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  18. Kelly Selong
    Elon, NC

    Thanks!

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  19. This is so timely -- sounds perfect!
    Jenn Felan
    Chesapeake, VA

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  20. Thanks, this looks awesome!

    Katie Calawa
    Mercer, PA

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  21. Michelle Totah, Austin TX

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  22. Erin Green
    Austin, TX

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  23. Brittany Stephens
    Cookeville, tn

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  24. Brittany Stephens
    Cookeville, tn

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  25. Brittany Stephens
    Cookeville, tn

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  26. Brittany Stephens
    Cookeville, tn

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  27. Amy Scarborough, Colorado Springs, CO

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  28. Jennifer Schroeder, Prior Lake, MN. We are starting campaigners THIS fall and would love this resource!!!!!

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  29. Cassie Kraus
    Traverse City, MI

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  30. Such a great and needed topic!
    Courtney Knies, Westfield, Indiana

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  31. This is so amazing....I was just starting to research what my girl's campaigner group could do this year and I got an email from one of my YL friends to check this study out!! She had no idea I was looking for one! God is SO good!! Love the input!!!

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  32. Such a great idea, especially if your Campaigners is predominately girls!
    Cailey Hollen - Wheeling, West Virginia

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  33. Lydia Shook. Traverse City, MI

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  34. Marissa Martinez College Station, Tx

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  35. Hope LaMonica,Colorado Springs

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  36. Sounds awesome! I'm looking for something to do with my girls. Dana Day-- Louisville, KY

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  37. Woot! Elise Bianconi, Clarksville, TN

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  38. Courtney Barber
    Augusta, GA

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  39. This would be perfect for my girls for campaigners!

    Trista Hathaway
    Bozeman, MT

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  40. Lyndssey Autrey
    Macon, GA

    What an awesome book for campaigners!

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  41. This would be great! Something that can be used for any age and passed on to other leaders! Love it.

    Melissa Kuhns
    Greenville, NC

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  42. Miranda Ritchey
    Blacksburg, VA

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  43. This book sounds awesome.

    Carli Elligan
    Reston, VA

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  44. So cool! Jenna is one of my small group leaders and mentor. I shared with her what y'all are doing!

    Lauren walls
    San Antonio, TX

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  45. This would be great with my girls!
    Mallory Simerville
    Oxford, Mississippi

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  46. Looks wonderful!
    Donna Zimmerman
    Morgan Hill, CA

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  47. Emily McIlvaine
    West Chester, OH

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  48. Lisa Dougherty
    Long Island, North shore, NY!
    :D

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  49. This would be great for my girls ! Been looking for a new study:)

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  50. I have been looking at this book as a study for my campaigners group!!! It would truly be a fantastic study. Sign me up!!!!

    Traci Sanderson
    YL Volunteer Leader
    Garfield-Palouse Young Life
    Palouse, Washington, 99161

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  51. Melissa Harrington Austin, TX

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  52. Melissa Harrington Austin, TX

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