- Paperback: 338 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson (December 17, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785275746
- ISBN-13: 978-0785275749
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #554,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Happiness Is A Choice For Teens Paperback – December 15, 1996
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As previous reviewers mentioned, this is a book written by religious Christians, from a Christan perspective. Two of the seven Guidelines deal specifically with the spiritual life. Readers who are offended by the promotion and discussion of religious belief should probably find other reading, but Christians and those who "take no offense" will benefit from the book's information and may even find the authors' encouragement of spirituality refreshing.
That said, this book is a great resource on teen depression, with symptoms, information on treatments, and guidelines for living a happier life from a Christian perspective (including prayer and Bible reading). Easily understandable explanations of the components of depression (biological, environmental, and spiritual) are included.
Small gripes: the chapters on personality types seem outdated and out of place here. Also, although this book gives a well-balanced perspective on depression in the Christian teen, it does stress medication and hospitalization a little too much and therapy and counseling too little.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to Christian teens with depression and their parents. It is one of the few to address this pressing issue that affects so many teens in a Christian manner with understanding and without extremes or judgments.