Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl {Giveaway}

"What do you believe is your ticket to love?" | book review and giveawayA few weeks ago, I was contacted by Paula Hendricks, the writing and editorial manager at Revive Our Hearts ministries. She wanted to discuss the possibility of turning my book 25 Ways to Communicate Respect into a 30-Day online challenge, to which I enthusiastically agreed.

During the course of our communication, Paula mentioned that she had recently published a book herself: Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl. Would I like a few signed copies to give away on my blog?

I told her sure, send them on. That would be great.

Although I had not heard of her book at the time, my daughters had โ€” were they ever excited when Paula’s package arrived on our doorstep just a few days later! – and they were visibly disappointed when I told them they’d have to wait to read the book until after I had finished it.

Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl by Paula Hendricks As it happened, they didn’t need to wait long, as I devoured the book (my 12-year-old did, too, once she got her hands on it). Paula has such a transparent and engaging writing style, I felt like I was sitting right across the table from her. I could readily relate to many of the personal anecdotes she shared.

Although it’s been a few years, I was once the same boy-crazy girl she describes: stealing sidelong glances at myself in the mirror, going to desperate lengths to attract a guy’s attention, wondering distractedly whether any of my male classmates might be “the one” (a tendency exacerbated by the fact that I was frequently the only female student in many of the classes I was taking, beginning with wood and metal shop in junior high, right on up through differential equations, abstract algebra, hermeneutics, and New Testament Greek in college).

I might easily have penned Paula’s relationship-in-my-head chapter myself!

Human rejection can be God's divine protection.Paula uses her old journal entries as a starting place, which allows readers a candid but beautiful glimpse of how God has matured the thoughts and desires of her heart through the years as He has taken her “on her journey from neediness to freedom.” She weaves in lots of poignant Scriptures and personal insights to support her points.

The book was written with teen and tween girls girls in mind, but it is packed with wisdom that some twenty-somethings (and their moms!) may have missed… which is why I sent a copy to my twenty-something daughter in dental school and so enjoyed reading it myself.

Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl would be a great book for any mom to read and discuss with her daughters, as it touches on so many concepts that are vital to our contentment and maturity in Christ. Paula makes it easy to dig deeper by providing questions to ponder (and/or journal about) at the end of every chapter.

And thanks to Paula’s generosity, I have three signed copies of Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl to give away this week. (I’m keeping the copy I read and marked up for my own library.) Follow the rafflecopter link below and enter for your chance to win one:

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0 thoughts on “Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl {Giveaway}

  1. Donna Taylor

    I loved your book 25 Ways to Communicate Respect to your husband…so does my husband! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve purchased a copy for my 31 year old daughter and she loves it, as well as my son-in-love! I’m excited about this book, Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl, for my “spiritually adopted” grand daughters. Thanks for all you are doing to promote loving, healthy, Christ centered families! God bless you!!!

  2. betsydecruz

    The 30 day challenge sounds like a great idea. Will that be in October for 31 days of blogging? I love the subtitle of Paula’s book: “From Neediness to Freedom.”

  3. Jacqueline Flores

    I really enjoy your Blog. It is an inspiration and very encouraging for me. Thank you for taking the time to share and enlighten many of us christian women.

  4. Leigh Waid

    I love your blog & getting your wisdom in my inbox. As a Christian mother of a 9 year old daughter, I would love to win this book. I try to read anything to help me guide her decisions now and in the future. My husband & I have 2 boys that are teenagers, but we know having a teenage daughter will be a different (and possibly more difficult) challenge that we want to be as educated as we can to tackle ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Amber Drummond

    I would love to win this book! Definitely want to read it! It is so awesome that you are teaming up with Revive Our Hearts ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Jennifer Flanders Post author

      Thanks, Amber. I’m excited about that, too. It will be a couple of months before the 30-Day “Respecting Your Husband” Challenge is out, but I’ll be sure to post a link to it as soon as it’s available.

  6. Ruth Betts

    I have 15 grandchildren, half of which are unmarried girls from 12-21 and I love sharing practical wisdom with them.

  7. Lisa

    Oh wow- this sounds like a great read. My 12 year old daughter keeps becoming obsessed with actors. (Which is weird because we don’t even watch many movies and can’t pick up any tv stations.) I’ve been trying to figure out how to deal with this as I don’t think it’s healthy – even if it is considered “normal” today.

  8. Christie

    I think I entered for the free copy of Confessions of a Boy- Crazy Girl . ( my phone is acting a little strange )This definitely sounds like a nice resource to share . Thank you and Paula , both, for the offer:) I would consider ordering more copies for family and friends. I would like to read it first . Thanks again !


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