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What's the difference between an ordinary teenager and an extraordinary one? A great deal, as sought-after youth speaker John Bytheway points out in his latest book for teens.
In his usual lively manner John Bytheway draws useful contrasts
between typical and better-than-typical teenage attributes and invites
readers to rise above the ordinary. After all, being extraordinary is
just being ordinary with a little “extra!”
It's easy to push the buttons of ordinary teens. That's because they give away the remote to their feelings. They say things like, “He makes me so mad" or “She drives me crazy.” If someone walking down the hall doesn't say “Hi,” ordinary teens act as if someone just pointed a remote at them and pushed “be depressed.”
Extraordinary teens control themselves. They're not controlled by others. Not even remotely. They keep their control inside. They realize that the things others do may influence them but not control them. They can channel their feelings, lower the volume of outside voices, or mute them altogether. They have the power. They hold their own remote.
About the Author
John Bytheway is a bestselling author, favorite speaker, and part-time instructor at Brigham Young University. His many titles include Heroes: Lessons from the Book of Mormon; Standards Night Live; Isaiah for Airheads; A Crash Course in Teenage Survival; Behind Every Good Man and his most recent book, Of Pigs, Pearls & Prodigals. He has also created numerous talks on CD, many of which are combined in The John Bytheway Collection, Vols. 1 and 2.
John served a mission to the Philippines and holds a master’s degree in Religious Education. He and his wife, Kimberly, have six children.
It is a great book to read or hear over tape
by Customer - reviewed on January 24, 2008
Just by looking at the cover or case I knew that it it would be a good book and I was right.
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