Monday, September 26, 2011
TOS Crew Product Review ~ Aletheia Writing Magazine
Aletheia Writing Magazine is quarterly publication aimed at 13 to 19 year old Christian teenagers that is "committed to offering readers a quality literary and artistic publication that nurtures spiritually minded creativity from Christian teens."
As a member of the TOS Crew, I received a copy of the Fall 2011 edition along with a digital copy of the Summer 2011 issue. Having two editions gave me a broader overview of the magazine, revealing a nice variety of content. (These products were provided to me at no charge for review purposes.)
Aletheia Writing Magazine has a Featured Contributor in every issue, along with a Writer's Challenge and a Book Review. One of their newest features is a blog where Christian teens can share their thoughts and experiences on many different topics.
I'd like to share what 3 of my teen daughters had to say about Aletheia:
Oldest daughter ~ "It's a good magazine overall. It features talent from young people in a much more positive way than the typical 'junk' found in most magazines for teen girls. The writing challenges me as a teen writer and I feel I could learn quite a bit from this magazine, things that will enhance my skills as a writer."
Second oldest daughter ~ "It's neat to see what other teenagers have done, and I am impressed by their stories. The artwork and photos are impressive, too. I usually don't enjoy reading magazines, but Aletheia was the opposite for me. I enjoyed it."
Third oldest daughter ~ "Bottom line, I like the fictional stories. It's fun to read what other kids have written. This is the first magazine I've seen that does that. And the tips for artists are great. I enjoyed it and I felt like I learned some things."
Before I share my thoughts about the magazine, I'd like to provide a disclaimer. ** Some of the subject matter is controversial, even though it is presented from a Christian perspective. Parents should certainly read the magazine prior to allowing their children to read it. **
I found the nature photos to be pretty fantastic. It's really great to see the talent of young people within the Christian community. And the interviews with the artists section (called Into the Artists Studio) segment is full of valuable information that my artistically inclined teenagers absorbed like sponges. If you have a child with an artistic bent, Aletheia Writing Magazine could be a real blessing to them. The same is true of your budding author or photographer.
The website www.AletheiaWritingMagazine.com has plenty of information available about the magazine, including upcoming issues, reviews and testimonials, writing tips and subscription information.
Subscriptions cost $26 in the United States and $29 in Canada for four annual 40-page issues (no additional charge for shipping & handling). To subscribe, click HERE.
To read what my fellow TOS Crew reviewers had to say about Aletheia, just click HERE.
Thank you for taking the time to read this product review - Lord bless you as you seek to bring God glory in your family's homeschool!
Day 119 done :)
Jan L. Burt