Friday, August 1, 2014

Book Review and Giveaway: Enough by Kate Conner

Starting out as a blog post, "Ten Things I Want to Tell Teenage Girls", Kate Conner put her thoughts into a book, Enough. I'm glad she did! Kate points out and explains 10 things that teenage girls need to hear. I agree that these practical truths must be instilled into teenage girls. The book covers various issues such as beauty, modesty, contentment, internet folly, social media, emotions, habits, passion, drama, flirtation, tanning, and more. Most teenage girls struggle with insecurity, immaturity, and overreactions. They need Godly wisdom and guidance. This book offers that. Even some mature women still seem to struggle with their worth, value, beauty, and confidence. I think it is a good reminder to all women that in Christ, we are enough, loved, beautiful, valuable, and unstoppable. I enjoyed reading it and appreciated her take-away points sprinkled throughout the book with #10things hashtag.

Enough is an easy & fun read filled with valuable insights and Biblical wisdom. The author gives sisterly advice in honesty (she tells it as it is) with grace, caring heart, and humor. I highly recommend this excellent book to anyone who has teenage girls in their lives. It's an ideal book for mothers to read and discuss with their teen daughters.

"Drama is a poor man's passion, a cowardly man's creativity...Drama is an idle preoccupation; a cheap version of that which we really want, which is to live passionately on purpose." (pages 73, 74)
"There is natural, and then there is right. Just because a thing is natural doesn't mean it's healthy or safe. The standard for our behavior isn't natural or intuitive; it's wisdom." (page 89)
"The Bible, the Word of God, tells us what is right in every situation. It speaks to our actions, words, thoughts, and attitudes." (page 105)

About the Author

Kate Elizabeth Conner is a 28-year-old writer, speaker, and first generation southerner who spends her days learning braille, counseling teenagers via text message, and adjusting to life in middle Georgia. She is married to a college pastor and has three impossibly beautiful children who only make her crazy 97% of the time. Kate authors a self-titled blog, which received more than three million views in two years, due in part to her viral post, 10 Things I Want To Tell Teenage Girls. Kate writes about surviving parenthood, teenagers, and her twenties with her faith and sense of humor intact. She believes in music, coffee, and prose – and in all the world, nothing has taken hold of her like Christ.
GIVEAWAY: You can win a copy of this book. Open only to residents in the US and Canada.
Deadline: 8/13 at midnight (Pacific time) To Enter: Leave a comment here with your email address. Please share the best advice you received when you were a teenager.

~"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


  1. Best advice was don't try to please anybody but God.

  2. The best advice was to stay focused on the Lord and whenever I found myself in a tough situation to call on the Lord for he would never leave us nor forsake email is