You are in for a treat this week! I’ve invited my good friend, Paula Hendricks, to pull up a chair and share some of her story with us. You’ll love hearing her heart. I’ve known Paula since she was (just a kid) fresh out of college and I’ve loved watching God grow her into a beautiful woman with a strong love for Jesus.
Paula graduated from the Moody Bible Institute in 2005 with a degree in Print Communication. Two weeks later, she began working at Revive Our Hearts, where she currently serves as Writing and Editorial Manager. Her first book, Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey from Neediness to Freedom, released September 2013. When she’s not blogging, you’ll find her hanging out with people indulging her insatiable curiosity by asking lots of questions.
That’s one of the things I love most about her. She’s a learner. She has a teachable heart. She also has a vibrant passion for Jesus and that’s why I’m sharing her with you this week! I’m also going to give away a free copy of her new book every day this week!! So tell all your friends to join in on the fun. It’s like a big party with prizes!
Here’s what a few friends are saying about Paula’s book:
What a joy it has been to watch Paula on her “journey from neediness to freedom.” The transformation has been nothing short of remarkable. Her reflections on that journey are honest, engaging, refreshing, and insightful. In this book, young women will find Paula to be a relatable, caring, wise friend. She will make you laugh; she will make you cry; she will make you think. And she will point you to the only true Satisfaction for a heart that longs to be chosen and cherished. (Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author; Revive Our Hearts radio host)
Love the boy. Hate the boy. Long for the boy. Wait for the boy. If you want off the roller coaster ride of romance, this book is your ticket. In a style that feels like a great conversation with a good friend, Paula gives us front row seats to her up and down ride on the roller coaster of love and then teaches us that there is a better way. You will be encouraged, inspired, and entertained by her story and ultimately you’ll find the surprising secret to the lasting Love you’re looking for. (Erin Davis, author of the One Girl series)
Here is warm, wise, and clear headed counsel from someone who has dug past the surface and has identified the root cause of boy-craziness. Paula knows firsthand about the “expulsive power of a new affection.” Take the quiz in the first chapter and see if this book is for you or for someone you know. (Bob Lepine, cohost, FamilyLife Today)
And this is my endorsement:
Paula Hendricks has charged right into the heads and hearts of most females with her Confessions. I wish I could’ve read this book as a young teen; it addresses so many common temptations and provides gospel-centered help.
With refreshing transparency, Paula invites the reader into her struggles with image, beauty, insecurity, lust, and of course-guys! Paula comes alongside the reader as a friend and opens her heart to tell her story. She doesn’t run from the tough questions, but uses Scripture to grapple with the heart issues. If you’re a teen, you need this book. If you’re a parent or you have input into young women’s lives, you need this book. May the life lessons Paula shares here impact the next generation for God’s glory!
You may not be boy-crazy, but you probably know a young woman who is. You need to pass this book on to her!
Leave a comment below and one of you will be chosen to receive a copy of Paula’s book: Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey from Neediness to Freedom