Jaquelle Crowe is 19 years old although she wrote this book when she was even younger. If anyone knows how to write a book to make the gospel clear to teenagers, it's her. She writes as a teenager to a teenager, a peer to a peer, and a sinner in need of grace to another sinner in need of grace.
Teenagers should read this book. Maybe you and your teenager should read this book together. Perhaps you, like me, should read this book for the sole reason of spiritual growth.
Crowe comes against the thought that teenagers need "fluff" instead of the hard-core truth of the gospel. They need all of the gospel--all of the Bible--to let it change all of their being. Why? Because Christian teenagers love Jesus and want to grow, too.
In each chapter, Crowe hits a common theme in the Christian life and shows how the gospel should affect it. Personally, my favorite chapter was her chapter on spiritual disciplines. She gives tools on how to read through the entirety of the Bible, memorize chunks of scripture (She and her dad memorized Colossians and Habakkuk together. Since writing the book, she's probably done more, too.), pray, and evangelize. Not only does she lay out tips to do these effectively, but she also, encourages Jesus to fuel our delight in these practices.
Crowe states, "I've learned from God's Word about living a joy-fueled, obedience-filled, and Christ-exalting life while I'm young." She is a powerful example of what it means to glorify God in your youth. Let your teenager read about what it means to allow the gospel to transform your life and what it looks like through Crowe's personal example.