GIFTS: Giveaway

mm2Since we’re talking about careers this month, I thought it’d be appropriate to mention a girl who wrote an entire book when she was sixteen! Whether or not this girl decides to pursue writing throughout her adult life, she still used her talents to glorify God at a young age (1 Timothy 4:12).

GIFTS, written by Hannah Colley, is short for Girls in Fellowship and Team Study and covers many areas of Christianity. Her book is specifically geared toward teen girls, and has thirteen chapters with questions and project suggestions at the end of each chapter, so it can be used for individual learning, or for group study in a quarter-long Bible class.

Chapters include

1) What’s Love Got To Do With It?
2) No Turning Back
3) Unwrap the Present!
4) Who’s In Charge?!
5) Sticks and Stones
6) Fashion Tips 101: What NOT to Wear
7) The Right Moves
8 ) Life Savings
9) Hello?! It’s Just Entertainment
10) The Real High
11) Morality or Politics?
12) Here and Now
13) The Gift Exchange

These chapters cover everything from abortion and homosexuality to prayer and school dances. The topics are presented in a no-nonsense, easy-to-read format, and Colley’s beliefs are backed up with scriptural support.

mm11Where to buy

This is one book you won’t find on Amazon or in most book stores––to purchase GIFTS, visit the Colley family’s website, and scroll down on the page until you get to Hannah’s book.


Colley Books is generously giving away one copy of GIFTS to a reader! All you have to do is leave a comment below by Monday, June 29, 2009, letting us know your favorite Christian book (aside from the Bible!), or a book or movie you’d like to see reviewed, and you’ll be entered in our drawing.

Comments are moderated, so they may take a day or so to appear. Make sure to include a valid e-mail address in your information (this will not appear in the post). The winner will be announced on June 30 and will be e-mailed with simple instructions on how to claim this prize. The winner must contact us back within seven days of our initial contact, or the book will go to someone else.

What really matters

If you want to strengthen your faith, learn more about God’s Word regarding today’s issues, or need to teach (or recommend topics for) a teen girls’ Bible class, this book will be a great tool to use. As Hannah says in her preface, “In 100 years, it won’t matter if I bought my clothes from American Eagle. It won’t matter if I was popular in high school. It won’t matter if I saw all the latest movies. The only thing that will matter is that I was a faithful Christian. True success is simply living my life and going to heaven.”

By Davonne Parks

Visit our Monthly Issues page to view all of our past themes, and visit our June 2009 page to read our entire current issue about choosing a career.


  1. My favorite Christian book is “Do Hard Things” by Alex and Brett Harris. I highly recommend the book to all Christian teens.

  2. Shieldmaiden says

    I’d like to see, I KISSED DATING GOODBYE by Joshua Harris reviewed. It’s a really great book and totally changed my life.

  3. Deb Postma says

    I really like Pathway to Purpose for Women by Katie Brazelton. She has really helped me to put some order and priorities to my life.

  4. i like the classic book hinds feet in high places. this would be a great resource for our church youth group.

  5. Have you reviewed “Fireproof”?

    ***Davonne here: A review on “Fireproof” has been written and will appear in August!****

  6. Catherine says

    I’ve enjoyed reading Created to Be his Helpmeet by Debbie Pearl from No greater Joy Ministries. It’s really easy reading and a no nonsense approach to being the helper you were created for to your husband.

  7. Connie R. says

    My favorite book is Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer. I wish I would have known those things when I was a teenage girl. I lead a high school girls small group and this book sounds interesting for this group. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  8. Christina says

    My favorite book is Crazy Love by Francis Chan. It’s all about how the fact that a holy God loves such sinful people as ourselves is completely crazy, and we need to love people with a love that sometimes others will see as crazy. It’s an excellent book that has helped me love God more.

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