Saturday, August 22, 2015

This Means War - Review and GIVEAWAY- *ENDED*


The teen years can be tough; don’t try to make it through without one of your most powerful weapons—prayer. A companion book to the movie War Room, this new kind of journal will get you ready for a new kind of prayer life, one that’s strong, growing, and reflects just how powerful prayer is. Each short chapter tackles one of the biggest questions teens have about prayer, questions such as:
Why pray, anyway?What should I pray for? Are selfish prayers okay?Who should I pray for? Am I really supposed to pray for my enemies too?Will God listen? And will He answer? Just-right journaling prompts will then get you thinking—and praying—and reinforce the real power of fighting battles on your knees.



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About the Authors:
Alex Kendrick is an ordained minister and New York Times best selling coauthor of The Love Dareand The Resolution for Men. He has spoken in numerous countries to students, families, and men’s groups. He is also an accomplished actor, screenwriter, and film director, whose credits include Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and Courageous. He and his wife, Christina, have six children.
Troy Schmidt has writing and video production credits ranging from assignments with Disney (The Mickey Mouse Club) and Nickelodeon to Max Lucado’s Hermie franchise. He is currently the lead writer for The American Bible Challenge hosted by Jeff Foxworthy on the Game Show Network. Troy and his wife have three sons.
Stephen Kendrick is an ordained minister who has served families for 20 years in student ministry and associate pastor positions. Along with his brother Alex, he is also a screenwriter (Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous), movie producer, and coauthor of two New York Times best-selling books (The Love Dare, The Resolution for Men). Stephen and his wife, Jill, have six children.
I was blessed with this book in exchange for an honest review. 


My Thoughts:
This is such a great journal/devotional for teens! It speaks their language - tweets, texts, social media status. Stephen and Alex do a great job of bringing this book to a teens level. This book talks on a military level - Boot Camp, Arsenal, Basic Training, Advanced Training, Sniper School and a Journal at the end. Each devotional includes questions and spaces to journal along the way. The authors give alot of food for thought and then require the teens to think!! 
For example:  "The Enemy - after a brief explanation on the enemy and his strategy there are questions such as: ANALYZE Satan's strategy to stop you from praying. How does he do that in your life? What are the things that DISTRACT you? What are the things that DECEIVE you? What are the things that DIVIDE you (from God, Family, Church)?"
After each of these questions is a space to write out their thoughts. Then a GO TO WAR - "Pray that God will show you the ways Satan keeps you from prayer. Pray against all the distractions, deceptions, and divisions invading your life."
This is the pattern all through the book. The last chapter - SNIPER SCHOOL is a specific, strategic, and strenuous approach to prayer! It hits every angle you can think of your teen needs to be praying about in their lives, as well as including their friends, future, family, school, country and so much more. 
This is a book you don't want to miss getting for your teen! Our country and communities need prayer warriors and it is our job to build them up and encourage them!! This book was inspired by the feature film War Room releasing this month (August 2015).
*****GIVEAWAY*****
TO ENTER:
Leave a comment on this post about what battles you think teens may be facing in their daily lives.
Be sure to leave an email as a way to contact you if you are the winner.

FOR EXTRA ENTRIES:
Follow my blog by any of the methods in the sidebar on the left or visit my Facebook Page.
You could also visit the WAR ROOM Facebook Page and encourage those who were involved in the making of this movie.

Giveaway open to US residents ONLY. Must be 18 or older to enter. Seasons of Opportunities is not responsible for distribution of prize. Prize consists of one copy of    This Means War   awarded by Icon Media Group. Giveaway ends September 14th. Winner will be selected Sept 15 and notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen

28 comments:

  1. I think teens face lots of different battles today. I think peer pressure is a big one.

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    1. Peer pressure is definitely a tough battle.Thanks for entering.

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  2. I think teens battle self esteem issues daily.

    farmermomwife at gmail dot com

    Followed by email

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    1. Wow! That's a good one. Self-esteem is such an important issue.

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  3. How to dress....

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    1. So true! That seems to be a struggle, especially in today's culture.
      PLease leave an email or way to contact you. Thank you.

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  4. Peer pressure to make bad choices for sure. But God is with them and BIGGER! <3
    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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    1. God is so amazingly BIGGER than our problems. That is what kids really need to learn, that God can handle it and help them be over-comers.
      Thank you for entering.

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  5. I follow you on Bloglovin :)
    https://www.bloglovin.com/people/kaizenfashionproject-1031446

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  6. Why God didn't stop the abuse of the parents God gave them too

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    1. Such a tough topic for sure. Why does a good God allow bad things to happen! I pray you are able to help them understand that inspite of the evil in the world, that is not the way God originally intended it to be, and how sad that makes Him.

      Good Luck, thanks for stopping by and entering.

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  7. The children today are under not only peer pressure but pressure from adults who don't believe in Christ. They need all the encouragement they can get! Eapurcell@aol.com

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    1. Amen!! We need to be an encouragement to them.
      Thank you for entering.

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  8. would share this with teen girls in my church and my granddaughter, who is a preteen,.
    God Bless. aanne926@gmail.com / grace_89408@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank you for entering Anne. I am sure those girls would enjoy this book.

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  9. Teens battle with being who they really should be on the inside.theirs so many wrong inspirations out there that make them act out in the wrong way.teens shouldn't have to change who they are just because others say they shouldn't be that way...ruz.j@hotmail.com

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    1. Yes, God created each of us special, and we need to help them realize they are His creation! He has a special plan for their life, and it may not be what someone else thinks they should be.
      Thank you for entering.

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  10. My teen is facing the challenges of the older kids in his school calling him names for being into science and robots. I love the way he challenges his mind, but he is down on his ideas since school has started!

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    1. OH NO! That is awful. My son actually enjoys those things also, and he thinks he will become a scientist when he gets older, although he hasnt yet decided what field of science he wants to pursue.
      Thank you for entering. Praying he has the courage to follow his GOD given dreams.

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  11. I follow you on Google + and Facebook!

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  12. I visited and liked the WAR ROOM Facebook Page!

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  13. With my daughter I would say body image and self-esteem

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    1. Body image!! That is a wonderful answer. What pressure our girls are under to "look" a certain way.
      Thank you for entering.

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  14. All the bad things happening all over the world.

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    1. Yes, and it seems every day there is something new we hear about.
      Thank you for entering.

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  15. Teens are facing battles every day that we can't even imagine. I love finding resources that help us as parents and them as teens face the challenges of these teen years!

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