Live in Light: 5-Minute Devotions for Teen Girls
Crushes, girl squad drama, school stress—not to mention figuring out who you are and what you want to be when you grow up—a lot happens in your teens that can make you feel left in the dark. Find the light—open this book and let the Scripture be your guide.
Live In Light is every girl’s guide to tackling their teenage years with the wisdom and comfort of the Bible. From navigating the pressure to be “perfect” on social media to dating and dealing with frenemies, these 5-minute devotionals help you to become the woman that both you and God want you to be.
Inside these teen devotionals for girls, you’ll find:
- 5-minute devotionals—Bring the Bible into your day at any moment with quick and practical readings.
- Relatable Scripture—Unpack lessons from the Bible with anecdotes you can apply to your daily life.
- A spiritual toolkit—Relate God’s words to challenges and topics like social media, body image, self-worth and more.
In a world filled with change, this book offers unwavering guidance to live under the bright light of faith.
“Live in Light is a great devotional for teen girls. With a daily verse to reflect on and Melanie’s commentary to add insight, this devotional will help guide you into the life-giving truths of God’s Word. Don’t enter your day without it.”—Donna Gaines, pastor’s wife, Bible teacher, and author
“I believe to my very core that staying close to the Lord through daily study of the Scriptures is crucial to our Christian journey. That is why I am tickled about Melanie Redd’s new devotional for teen girls, Live in Light. The format is easy to read and offers Scripture, some words of encouragement from Melanie and a point for reflection. Melanie has worked with girls and women for decades and I cannot think of anyone better to pen this book. If you want a starting place for your relationship with Jesus, or if you want to deepen your walk with Him, this book will be your go-to devotional.”—Leah Adams, blogger, speaker, and life coach at leahadams.org
“As young women are searching for truth in our world today, Melanie gives an encouraging outlook in our walks with Jesus. Her words should be read by every young woman!”—Wren Robbins, host, Friends of a Feather Podcast, wrenrobbins.com
“Melanie Redd pours timeless truths into devotions that are relevant today, providing words of encouragement and guidance for girls. This would be an excellent book for a teen who’s just starting to carve out a daily quiet time.”—Ellen Olford, director of women’s ministry at Central Church in Collierville, TN
“Melanie’s heart and love for Jesus is on display through the beautiful words woven through these devotions. This book is perfect for a young woman trying to navigate our crazy world.”—Nicki Schroeder, Christian writer and speaker, nickischroeder.com
“This devotional is a delightful and easy-to-read offering of encouragement and insightful reflections. As someone who has lived through my own teenage years, and as a mother to a young-adult daughter, I feel this book addresses many of the relevant topics important to girls.”—Dawn Klinge, blogger and author of Look to Jesus: How to Let Go of Worry and Trust God
“Melanie Redd’s mentoring heart for women of all ages is absolutely evident in the pages of Live in Light. She is not only wise beyond her years but kindhearted and gentle as she loves teaching God’s truths. Live in Light is the perfect gift inspiring us to shine bright and live in the light.”—Amy Elaine Martinez, founder of Amy Elaine Ministries, author of Becoming a Victory Girl, and host of Real Victory Radio. AmyElaine.com
“I could not think of a better woman to reach teen girls through Scripture, real-life stories that will engage them, and questions to help them reflect upon what God desires to teach them. Melanie is a gifted author who knows how to encourage others in their faith. Her devotions cover a wide variety of topics that relate well to teens. I’m sure this book will become a treasured favorite for years.”—Gretchen Fleming, author of Press On! Encouragement to Keep You Moving When You Feel Overwhelmed, speaker, and blogger at GretchenFleming.com
“Live in Light is the glowing product of Melanie Redd’s twenty-five-year investment in teaching and mentoring women and teen girls. In an era of unprecedented opportunity—and sobering challenges—young women need a caring arm around their shoulders to steer them toward hope in Christ. Whether it’s setting healthy boundaries, managing emotions, or establishing habits of holiness, mums, grandmothers, and girls after God’s heart will find spiritual motivation and conversation starters in the pages of this dynamic devotional.”—Michele Morin, women’s ministry leader and speaker, blogger at Living Our Days
“Our teens are pulled in every direction and often their faith takes a backseat. Live in Light is a collection of 5-minute devotions, making it possible for any girl to squeeze into even the busiest of days. In her conversational (yet to-the-point) writing style, Melanie does a wonderful job tackling the topics girls face today and offers not only encouragement but a strategy for facing life with God as a guidepost. Live in Light is a book every teen girl needs in her day-to-day life.”—Lori Schumaker, LoriSchumaker.com, freelance writer, speaker, and author of Surrendered Hearts: An Adoption Story of Love, Loss, and Learning to Trust
“Melanie’s ability to relate to the struggles teen girls face is apparent on each page of this devotional journey. From disappointment and anxiety to navigating the rough waters of friendship and authority, she offers soothing words of empathy, asks just the right questions, and points you back to the One who has all the answers.”—Christi Gee, author of Revival and Behold and writer at ChristiGee.com
“It can seem harder and harder to stop and take the time to read, hear and meditate on God’s word, especially for our young people who are pulled in so many different directions. As I have read through Live in Light, my heart was stirred as I thought of my own daughters and now granddaughters reading these devotions. I am sure that this book will inspire many young women to seek their own personal relationship with Jesus in a deeper way.”—Jaqi Perkins, health and wellness coach, mentor and motivator
“Live in Light is a book filled with short devotions for the busy teen girl. As a mom of two young adult daughters, I wish they would have had this book when they were in middle and high school. Melanie’s wisdom shines through and is so encouraging!”—Shannon Geurin, shannongeurin.com
“The devotional was AMAZING. It was very good and it doesn’t take up a lot of time. It gives good tips on how to balance your life and relationship with God at the same time. My teacher read some of it and said she would love to have it for her and her daughter! Overall the devotional was one I would 100% recommend to other teenage girls!”—Grace, 14 years old
“As a 7th-grade athlete, this devotional helps me balance God and my busy schedule. Having a devotional that is easy to understand and relate to helps me grow in my relationship with God. I am so thankful for this study and am recommending it to my friends and family!”—Ava, 13 years old
About the Author
Melanie Redd is a lifelong Memphian who has enjoyed some short layovers in Texas, Georgia, and North Carolina.
Married to Randy for 30 years; the couple has two amazing young adult children. Authored curriculum with Lifeway for over 10 years before starting her own speaking and writing ministry.
Her passion is to offer practical HOPE to her readers – encouragement with a large dose of common sense and a little humor.