I've been following author Tricia Goyer for a while now. She does a lot! She home schools, she adopts more kids, she has a radio show, she blogs regularly, and she leads a Teen MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. Oh, and she's a writer! As one of her followers, I was given the opportunity to join her Street Team for her latest book, Teen Mom: You're Stronger than You Think.
Tricia Goyer speaks to teen moms from her own experience. She became a teen mom at the age of seventeen, so she can identify with the unique struggles a teen mom faces. She tells her story throughout the book, describing how her life has turned out well, in spite of her teen pregnancy. She writes in a warm, friendly voice with lots of encouragement for teen moms. I love how she instructs, admonishes, and encourages girls to be the best person each can be, for their sake and for the sake of their babies. The book is structured around nine needs of teen moms, and explores the importance of each one. As girls read this book, they are encouraged to consider their circumstances, decide what their goals are, and take steps to make those goals a reality.
She also discusses the need for God to be a part of the girls’ lives. She does that in a very conversational, non-threatening way throughout the book, after she has gained their trust and friendship.
The layout of this book is appealing, also. Chapters are broken up into small sections, there are insets scattered throughout, and there are lots of quotes about the subject at hand from other teen mothers. And the font for chapter titles subject breaks is fun!
One thing teen moms do not need is more judgment, and this book delivers the opposite: Lots of encouragement to make good decisions from this point on. I would highly recommend this book to be given to any young girl who finds herself pregnant.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
USA Today bestselling author Tricia Goyer is the author of more than 50 books, including the novelization for Moms’ Night Out. She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. Tricia and her husband, John, live in Little Rock, Arkansas, where Tricia coordinates a Teen MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. They have six children.