'Teen Spirit' book for teenagers
A must-read for all teenagers! This is an accessible, well-illustrated, easy to read book, packed with fascinating information. 164 pages of pure gold! It is uplifting, comforting and full of wisdom. All teenagers deserve to get a copy of this book!
Chapters topics include: finding yourself, relaxing, gaining confidence, feelings, heartbreak, tuning in to nature and finding your passion.
The author, Lindsay Ullmann, is the Information and Research Officer for Spiritual England. In ‘Teen Spirit’, Lindsay tells us about her own difficult teenage years and how she got through them and achieved her dream of being a singer-songwriter. What is more, she has included the voices of many teenagers and adults, who generously share their thoughts and what they have learnt about themselves and their lives. Lindsay says: ‘I wrote Teen Spirit’ with the belief that it is your right to walk your own path of enlightenment through life. My aim is to help teenagers feel confident to just be themselves and express themselves as they feel the need to. I believe that within all of us lies a unique creative being that wants to express and speak out about who we truly are. Through ‘Teen Spirit’ I want to open teenagers up to some truly inspirational thoughts and stories which will give them the confidence to simply be themselves, without feeling they have to be something they are not to fit in with their peers. I believe that one of the most important things for teenagers is acceptance. When you feel accepted you are able to be yourself!’
‘I think the content is superb for all levels of R.E. and also for P.S.H.E. where there is a dearth of good resources.’
Dr Christopher Grocock, former head of R.E. and Philosophy, Wispers School, Haslemere and Licensed Lay Minister, at St Luke’s Church, Grayshott in Hampshire.
‘Lindsay Ullmann has gathered together a diverse collection of personal stories and reflections on questions about identity, belonging and the spiritual journey. These are honest and sincere reflections on some of the struggles, challenges and joys of being human.’
Christine Easom, Teacher of Religious Education
‘A welcome and valuable resource on spirituality for young people which will help them discover more about who they are and the world they live in. With lots of different ideas, this book has something for everyone!’
Nigel Pimlott, author of ‘Glimpses’ and ‘Glimpses for Young People’.
‘The big questions in life are things like: ‘Who am I?’, ‘What do I believe and how I can I talk about it?’ and ‘What is really important?’. This book’s message is that how you feel and what you think about these big questions, really matters. In a world that seems to mainly value the material things, this book gives the message that the spirit in each of us is part of who we are and that’s what matters the most. When you read this book you’ll find yourself saying: ‘That’s how I feel!’ or ‘I didn’t know somebody else felt like that!’ What is more, this book will give you the confidence to say or feel something that you have felt uncertain or embarrassed about expressing.’
Chris Nickolay, Children’s Work Officer, Religious Society of Friends in Britain (Quakers) www.quaker.org.uk