Teen Talk Radio
Summary: Author and youth-culture expert, Nicole O'Dell, shares with teens and other listeners about how to successfully navigate those turbulent teen years. Here, at Teen Talk Radio, it's all about choices! Big or small, major or minor, there's a moment before every decision when you can alter the course of your life. Dive in on topics like peer pressure, dating, purity, drugs, alcohol, popularity, your future, and anything else that might come up along the way. You can learn more about Nicole O'Dell or her books on her website: www.nicoleodell.com, or her blog: www.nicoleodell.blogspot.com.
Michael Card Turns Gospels Upside Down in New Series Dove Award–winning singer-songwriter and Gold Medallion–winning author Michael Card has a thirty-year history of artfully opening up the Scriptures in songs, books and seminars. And he’s at it again. Next up is Laura Kurk with On Hollywood. On Hollywood is a column at Choose NOW Ministries and a regular segment of Teen Talk. Check out Laura's recent On Hollywood post to read more about what we'll be talk about on Teen Talk this week and to see who won the Lola Award!
First up on Teen Talk this week, Sol Rexius with the Rock-Solid Faith Study Bible just for you! Rock Solid Faith Study Bible For Teens Helps Build Confidence in God’s Word. This all-new Bible features the complete NIV text, as well as other insightful and informative inserts: Rock Solid Truths that examine Christian beliefs and explorations of other religions; Rock Solid Principles that apply the Bible to relationships, sex, money, and more; Rock Solid Promises that call out what is (and is not) promised in the Scriptures; Rock Solid Plans that explore God’s plan for daily life; Unshaken People that provide scriptural examples of overcoming challenges; and Unshaken God that points out God’s amazing and unyielding attributes. Next up on Teen Talk, Tricia Goyer, author of The Memory Jar talks about making your own memory jar, celebrating life's experiences, and embracing change.
This show is all about dating, relationships, and marriage. How is it possible to wait for God's best and trust it will come? How will you know what it is when it shows up? How can you prepare for a healthy, Godly marriage? We'll tackle all those questions and more! Lisa Raftery and Barbara Precourt, co-authors of the Mr. Right series join Nicole O'Dell for most of the program!!
First up on Teen Talk is award-winning author and Choose NOW Ministries columnist, Nancy Rue, with her book: The Whole Guy Thing: What Every Girl Needs to Know about Crushes, Friendship, Relating, and Dating It's time to deal with all those guy questions in your life. Guys can make life complex. Sometimes they're nice, sometimes they're not, and when they're cute they sometimes leave our brains in a jumble. Featuring relationship topics, real feedback from guys, and even advice on how to talk to your parents about dating rules and guy-girl interactions, this may be the book you've been waiting for. Next, author and Choose NOW Columnist, Laura Kurk, brings us her On Hollywood segment. Find out who wins the Lola Award this month and how to harness grief for good.
The amazingly talented and super funny author of There You'll Find Me, Jenny B. Jones, joins me to talk about her latest book--she's even reads a little bit Mad Libs style. We'll cover some issues like eating disorders, the foster care system, Ireland, writing about overseas locations, teaching high school...and whatever else comes up. Then, Jeff Copeland visits for his monthly on-air illusion. You have to play along!!
Hear my interview with Jim McBride of Sherwood Pictures, writer, director, producer of Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and now Courageous. Hear about the Rite of Passage he instituted with his children.
OOOH, I’ve been waiting to bring you this amazing duo! NY TIMES bestselling Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee! I had SUCH a blast interviewing them at ICRS about their book, Forbidden. Tosca Lee and I were already friends, but it was cool to see her operating in a setting like that. She is so elegant and gracious…and smart. You’ll see. And Ted Dekker…um…that dude is intense. But did you expect anything different from him? ‘Course not. You can watch a short video of the interview here: http://nicoleodell.com/2011/09/ttr-tosca-lee-ted-dekker/. Following Ted and Tosca, Adam Cappa, an up and coming worship leader/musician/singer will be joining me. Adam is mentored by Jeremy Camp.
Trica Goyer brings her book, Beside Still Waters and Beverly Lewis shares the story behind her book/movie, The Shunning. A moving 9/11 tribute that asks the question, Where was God? ends the show.
Jeff Copeland dazzles us with an on-air illusion. He will be a regular guest on Teen Talk Radio on the first Thursday of each month. Following Jeff, you can check out a replay of a recent interview with Matt Redman, worship leader and songwriter.
Jay and Beth Loecken, along with teens Ben and Bekah share their story. After coming home from a mission trip to Africa, the Loecken family returned to their comfortable lifestyle, but they all knew they wanted something more. In April of 2008, the family made the daring decision to sell their home, purchase an RV, and begin traveling the country serving communities in need.
Josh McDowell shares about the misuse of sex and his book and DVD set The Bare Facts: The Truth about Sex, Love, and Relationships which delivers frank and intimate answers to top questions students ask about sex, love and relationships. Josh believes that no question is off limits and that knowledge, not ignorance, is the key to youthful purity and a fulfilling marriage and family. Randy Frazee joins me to talk about Zondervan's bestselling The Story Church-Wide Experience. Randy is senior minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas--partnering with max Lucado. He is the author of The Connecting Church, Making Room for Life, The Christian Life Profile Assessment and Renovation of the Heart Student Edition.
Suzanne Rentz brings her Daughters of Heaven Ministries to TTR; Yancy, a singer, songwriter, and worship leader, joins us to share some news and some music. Mary DeMuth brings us The Muir House, her lastest release.
Matt Redman, author of Mirror Ball and worship leader /songwriter (Heart of Worship, Better is One Day, Blessed be your Name, and Undignified) joins Teen Talk Radio to talk about true worship. Pastor Jim Wood ends the show with a real-life application for teens.
Lynn Cowell and I talk about teens being fake on Facebook. As a speaker and author with Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lynn Cowell has been mentoring teen girls for over ten years. She is the author of the new book, His Revolutionary Love, as well as a columnist for Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family, Susie Mag, and Enrichment Journal. Jennifer Maggio, one of the nations foremost experts on single-parent issues and teen pregnancy, will highlight her own journey thru severe abuse, multiple teen pregnancies, homelessness and how she found hope and freedom through Christ.
A live interview with Maryanne Abbate at ICRS. The Abbate’s lost their son Luke in a rekless driving incident when he accepted a ride from a classmate. The move The 5th Quarter, starring Aidan Quinn and Andie McDowell, was made to tell their story. Listen to this poignant interview with a mom who has done the unthinkable and suffered the unimaginable. Mike Mason joins the program at the halfway point. In The Violet Flash, Mason combines fascinating characters and unforgettable plots with tales of love, friendship, faith, and family, resulting in a story that is truly wonder-full. As an added bonus, Mason has cleverly included several outtakes in the book’s “Afterwords” section, plus a glossary. The Violet Flash will capture the hearts, minds, and spirits of young readers, not to mention those slightly older readers who pick it up.