Saturday, September 24, 2011

Aletheia Writing Magazine

Aletheia Logo - Blue Border

"Girls, I got a new review item today -- and this one is for you!"

"Oh, Cool!"

"WOW!  This looks great, mom!"

And so began our review of Aletheia Writing Magazine.  Aletheia (pronounced Ah-LAY-thei-uh) is a Greek word that means "truth" or "unveiling."  Isn't that a great name for a Christian teens magazine?   How wonderful that this magazine wants to unveil the truth about CHRIST to my children!

My girls (all 3 of them) have been filling notebooks with stories and story ideas and illustrations for as long as I can remember.  They've "started writing a new book" so many times over the years, and I just can't bear to part with any of their work.  Some of it has been good, some of it needs a little editing -- but all of it gives a little glimpse of who they are and where their hearts are leaning.

They get it honest.  The MainMost is a writer and I love to read all that he has written, too.  It amazes me how much writing is a work of the heart.  I've long heard the saying that "what's down in the well comes up in the bucket" and that is definitely true when it comes to the spoken and written word.

With so many things competing for our children's time and eyes and ears in this world, it is wonderful to me to find a magazine written FOR teenagers from a CHRISTIAN worldview.  Promoted as "Creativity for Christian teens," Aletheia Writing Magazine bridges the world and home in a beautiful way.  Written BY teenagers FOR teenagers, Aletheia Writing Magazine affords Christian teens the opportunity to express themselves and "articulate their Christian faith and experiences" in writing and in art.

BUT, since this magazine is written for teens, don't just take my word for how wonderful it is.  Here's what my teen girls thought of it:

The Senior said Aletheia was a different kind of read for me . . . and it was extremely enjoyable.  The stories were different and fun and moving.  I was "iffy" about it at first, seeing as how I'm an avid reader of People and Us Weekly magazines, but it was surprisingly well worth my time.

For once I managed to go through a magazine with no negative thoughts itching at me while I read. The graphics were beautiful and they captured my attention.  It was wonderful.  I WANT MORE!

{AMEN and AMEN to her testimonial -- especially the bold print above!  WOW!}

The Sophomore said I like how much insight Aletheia has; how in-depth the stories are, how real everything seems. Personally, I think all the different artists' contributions are amazing.

My favorite part of Aletheia was how personal some of the entries are -- like the poems.  My favorite poem from this issue was "Be" by Andrew Eckley.  It was so inspirational and moving.  I liked it because to me it said basically no matter how dark things seem to be, the SON still shines so things WILL get better.

{Now, THAT'S what I want my children to get out of what they read!}
Aletheia Spring 2011 Magazine Cover
A full years subscription of 4 full-color issues can be purchased for only $26 (which includes shipping and handling) from Aletheia Writing Magazine.  You can purchase your SUBSCRIPTION NOW and introduce your 13-19 year old to great Christian reading today.  You can download FREE WRITING TIPS for your promising writer as well as see a SAMPLE of the magazine online.


~~I was given the opportunity to use and review Aletheia Writing Magazine as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew.  The opinions stated are mine and mine alone.  I was not paid to share my thoughts and feelings with you.  I encourage you to check out the Crew Review and see what other members of the TOS Homeschool Crew thought of  Aletheia Writing Magazine HERE.~~ Pin It Now!

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