This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years

The gospel transforms the teen years.

A new book on living for Christ as teenagers — written by a teen.

The teen years have been hijacked—by fashion, music, movies, and games; by the pressures of school, peers, and society; and by superficial expectations set by the world. But there is something more glorious than all these influences that has the power to change the life of a teenager: the gospel.  

Written by a teenager for teenagers, This Changes Everything is a deeply theological yet practical and accessible book on how the gospel radically transforms every aspect of the teen years, including pursuing relationships, managing time, combating personal sin, and cultivating healthy habits. 

In a culture awash with low expectations for young people, this book exhorts teenagers to embrace a gospel-centered perspective on their lives and pursue wholehearted devotion to Christ now.

What Leaders Are Saying:

"Jaquelle's practical words and her positive example offer needed encouragement to other teens. And they deeply encouraged this mother of teens, as well.”

— JEN WILKIN, author, Women of the Word

"These precious years are not the time to slack off, Jaquelle says, it’s the time to stand out. This book stands out as a valiant work from one teen serving other teens (and those who love them)!”.”

— TONY REINKE, staff writer,

"Reading this book was a pleasure; it’s biblical, challenging and refreshing. Jaquelle’s heart comes across clearly, her theology is strong, and what she says about church is desperately needed.”

— RANDY ALCORN, author, Heaven

"Jaquelle's zeal for the gospel is contagious. I pray that a multitude of teens would take up and read this book.”

— GLORIA FURMAN, author, The Pastor's Wife

What Teens Are Saying:

"A simple, yet profound book, I would recommend This Changes Everything to any young person eager to start taking their faith seriously.”

— TRENT BLAKE, age 17, Mulberry, Florida

"So often, as teenagers, we get caught up in school, sports, and other activities and forget that our lives should really be about God. In this book, Jaquelle points us back to the Creator of all things and his wonderful plan for us.”

— JASON ZIMMERMAN, age 16, Ithaca, New York

"Without clear direction on why and how we should be living as Christians, it’s easy to just give up. With plenty of real-life illustrations,This Changes Everything clearly explains why the gospel matters so much and challenges us to live for the glory of God.”

— OLIVIA WHITE, age 13, Mebane, North Carolina

"This book was phenomenal. As a young Christian myself, this book cut straight through me and gave me a deeper yearning for Christ, as well as practical ways to live a life more like his.”

— EMMA ROTH, age 17, Grafton, Ohio

About the (Teenage) Author

Jaquelle is a 19-year-old writer from eastern Canada. She is the editor-in-chief of and a contributor to the Gospel Coalition,, and Unlocking the Bible. She co-hosts the Young Writers Workshop. Her first book is This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years.