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*Being a Girl Who Loves: Learning to Love Like Jesus* by Shannon Kubiak Primicerio - young adult book review

 
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Being a Girl Who Loves: Learning to Love Like Jesus
by Shannon Kubiak Primicerio
Young adult 170 pages Bethany House October 2005 Paperback    

Shannon Kubiak Primicerio wrote How to Be a Girl Who Loves: Learning to Love Like Jesus for middle school and high school girls. She exhorts these girls to become Christ-like, using language and situations they understand. Primicerio does not give these girls easy answers or a moralistic lecture. Instead she calls to them to choose the way of sacrifice and to follow Christ.

Primicerio explains that love is selfless. It is not manipulation or control; love is without judgment or expectation. It is, in her words, supernatural. Through stories and examples, she teaches girls how to love people who are different, hard to love, or just plain mean.

She acknowledges that this kind of love isnít easy. In fact, she says, itís not possible in the natural order of things. No girl can love like Christ unless she deals with her own fears and losses. And no girl can love like Christ unless she is connected to Christ. We must be loved to give love, and He is the only unfailing source of love.

This is an excellent book that encourages spiritual growth and maturity in young women. It would make a great discussion guide for a small group of girls. Primicero speaks bluntly and directly, respecting her audience by treating them as women who can choose to follow Christ.
 
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