Get Your Story Straight
A Teen’s Guide to Learning and Living the Gospel
This 52-week devotional book and small group resource is designed to help you live with Jesus in his gospel story–the good news that your sins are forgiven, your future is assured, and following him is the only meaningful way to live. No matter your age, where you live, who your family is, or what your past, God wants you to experience the freedom that comes in being secure in His love.
Divided into three parts, starting with creation, each section progressively explores the idea that the whole Bible is the unfolding story of Jesus. Through this grid, who Jesus is and why we need him will shape your understanding of freedom and grace and how you grow to be like him. This yearlong study for teenagers and young adults is designed for individual devotional times, but a small group discussion guided by a mentor would help participants to absorb and live out the truths of each week’s teaching.
About the Author
Kristen Hatton is a native Texan now putting roots down in Edmond, OK with her church-planter/pastor husband. With a public relations background from Southern Methodist University, Kristen has a wide array of professional experiences, none of which she counts as important as the job of being a “present” mom. Through leading a small group Bible study of teenagers, she has discovered her passion for teaching and writing about God’s grace. Kristen is also author of Face Time: Your Identity in a Selfie World. She and her husband Peter have three children.
“We are story people, created by a storytelling God. Get Your Story Straight is a brilliant resource designed to help students discover the beauty and power of the greatest story ever written, the story of Jesus. This guide provides a creative and clear way for students to unpack the living and breathing Word of God.”
— Louie Giglio, Passion City Church/Passion Conferences
“If you’re a teenager, you should know some things about Kristen Hatton and her new book. She:
- Speaks to you honestly; there’s no soft-pedaling the big issues
- Treats you with dignity; there’s no talking down here
- Takes you seriously; she knows what’s at stake in your life
- Helps you to maturity; she’s learned the path
Good reasons to make Get Your Story Straight your book of the year!”
— Sinclair B. Ferguson, Professor of Systematic Theology, Redeemer Seminary, Dallas
“After working with teenagers for decades, I am well aware of the challenges that come with adolescence. Kristen Hatton cuts to the heart of today’s ‘me-centered’ culture by placing Christ as the true hero of everyone’s story. With a heavy emphasis on how God exists for his own glory, this devotional is a humbling reminder of his transformative grace. It’s perfect for every teenager’s walk with Christ!”
— Dr. Joe White, President, Kanakuk Ministries