What advice would you give a teen or tween boy today?
How “explicit” would you be?
Don’t let the word “explicit” strike you funny. Explicit seems to almost be a bad word today. It seems like it’s usually paired with the word “lyrics” and describing some pretty raunchy content. But I’m using the actual Webster’s definition of the world explicit. Clear, almost painfully obvious.
In a world of explicit lies, today’s young men need the explicit truth.
About a year ago my agent called me up and told me, “I’ve got a book that you need to write. It’s a book for teen guys. It needs your understanding of teen culture and your frank approach.”
A month later I was neck deep in a devotional for teen guys, giving them candid, real world advice about God, girls, and technology!
I have to admit, this has been one of the most enjoyable writing projects I’ve ever undertaken. The book is titled The Guy’s Guide to God, Girls… and the Phone in Your Pocket, and New York Times Bestselling Author Nancy French describes it as “refreshingly brutal.”It’s 101 daily snippets providing straightforward explicit advice. Here’s a couple of the entry titles:
- Today’s nerd is tomorrow’s boss.
- If you have to look over your shoulder to check if anyone’s in the room, you probably shouldn’t be typing it into the search engine.
- Losing your temper feels really good. . .for about 17 seconds. Keeping your cool feels even better. . .for the rest of the week.
- Realize most bad choices usually began five choices ago.
- If you have a TV in your bedroom, unplug it right now and move it to another room.
- Learn a skill to help you survive a Zombie Apocalypse!
Not your typical devotional.
But let’s be honest, what do today’s teens need… someone tip-toeing around the issues, or someone telling them the way it is and offering some good Biblical counsel of how to respond in real-to-life situations?
If you’d like to get a sneak peek at this book, I’m going to be giving away signed copies to anyone who pre-reviews the e-book for us on Amazon. Email me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.