When I was a little tyke (or, should I say, "tykette"), it was wonderfully exciting to receive a new magazine in the mail that was at our age and interest levels. I remember receiving National Geographic for Kids for several years, and we all really enjoyed waiting for that to come in the mail each month.
Back then, however, there wasn't this overwhelming inundation of print material and advertising quite like there is today in our day and age. Now, with so much easily accessible via the internet and in print, a person can learn and enjoy almost anything they want in no time at all.
I still had a hunch that my girls would be thrilled about our family using and reviewing Aletheia Writing Magazine. My girls enjoy writing - which actually surprises me, because no less than five years ago, writing was a much-dreaded subject. One of the girls would get writer's block almost immediately, and the other girl would melt into a puddle of tears.
After I taught them how to type, and they became proficient at typing quickly, things changed. Over time, they began to love to write! Well, maybe one of them doesn't care for writing that is "forced" or required for some of her school subjects, but she does love to write and create with words.
I don't think I told the girls that we were going to be reviewing Aletheia Writing Magazine. I decided to surprise them.
I brought it in from the mailbox and left it conveniently on the kitchen counter.
Hmm...I wonder how long it would take the girls to discover the new magazine?
About an hour. Tops. One of the girls began browsing through it, viewing short stories, poetry, and artwork. I heard "oohs" and "aahs" from the kitchen. But I didn't say a word.
Later that evening, I asked the girls if they had an opportunity to read through Aletheia that day. "Yes!" said one of the girls (Brittany).
"What did you think of it?"
"It was great, Mom! It had the kinds of stories and writing that I'm really interested in reading. I liked it a lot!"
I asked Kelsi if she had flipped through the magazine at all.
"Of course, Mom! I read the whole thing while Brittany was at her piano lesson."
I think this would be a very good indication that they really enjoyed reading stories, poetry, and more written by Christian teens their ages!
Aletheia is the Greek word for "truth" or "unveiling", and it is pronounced, "Ah-LAY-thei-uh." Aletheia Writing Magazine contains stories and poems that can "uniquely unveil or glimpse Christian truths in mysterious, beautiful, or wondrous ways, including but not limited to: allegory, fantasy, fable, nature, or inspiration." (quote from Aletheia Writing Magazine). Aletheia is filled with original literary and artistic work from teens across the country and also includes several unique features.
I have a feeling that Aletheia Writing Magazine is going to need to be on the Christmas or birthday girl wish lists. It was a hit at our home! I'd also love to see my girls submit a story or other literary work at some point in the future for publication in Aletheia. That would be so exciting!
If you'd like to preview Aletheia Writing Magazine for yourself, you may take a peek at it HERE.
Aletheia Writing Magazine also has its own blog site containing additional writing by Christian teens.
Subscribers to Aletheia Writing Magazine receive four issues per year. The magazine contains 40 pages, in color, on high quality paper. An annual subscription costs $26 in the United States and $29 in Canada, and it includes shipping and handling.
Read what other TOS Crew members have to say about Aletheia magazine!
Disclosure: I was provided with one hard copy issue and one digital issue of Aletheia Writing Magazine in exchange for my honest review of this product. No other compensation was provided.
5/7/2012 08:30:30 pm
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