“Here is a book with much to offer young women who are encouraged by loving parents, church school teachers–and by church librarians–to read and ponder the possibilities.”
—Journal of the Lutheran Church Library Association
Kerl engages readers in devotionals and challenges on topics such as:
• Who Are You?
• Self Esteem
“Are You Listening, Lord? focuses on positive feelings and attitudes toward even difficult issues in adolescent years. Without preaching, it is clear that the Christian perspective makes the difference.”
—Nancy Taylor Coghill, Ph.D., U. of Southwestern Louisiana.
“…is a wonderful book for a young teen girl because it does not philosophize about her relationship to God. Instead it presents short, practical, simply-stated paths for her to follow as she confronts the real feelings and issues of her life. Any young teen girl who reads Are You Listening, Lord? will believe the Lord is listening and that He understands and cares about her. She will also believe that God must have sent Kerl to give her some useful guidance.”
—Kay Moser, Author of best-selling novel, Celebration!
“Like candles lining a path to happiness, the author, in her wonderful communicative style, sends a guiding message to teenage girls on dealing with the problems of today’s fast-track society. Riding the theme that answers to all problems are found in God’s Word, each bit of advice is taken from a passage of Scripture.”
—Stoney Hardcastle, Eastern Oklahoma State College.
“Are You Listening, Lord? by design makes the readers feel good about themselves while receiving instructions for life based on God’s word.”
—Harold Starbuck, Evangelist, Director of Kiamichi Mountains Christian Missions.
About the Author
An ordained deacon in the Presbyterian church, Kerl has written children’s Sunday School curriculum for United Methodist Publishing House. Over 1,000 of her articles and stories have been published in newspapers and magazines, and she authored a book in Augsburg’s best-selling series–Books for Young Readers. She was a major contributor to the gift book Through the Night with God, published in 1999 by Honor Books, Tulsa, OK. When she was marketing her girls’ Are You Listening, Lord, parents requested a book for young boys. She wrote Cut Me Some Slack, Lord.