It is rare that I find a book which describes a pertinent problem, illustrates it and then clearly outlines its solution, but Younts does this deftly in his new book, EVERYDAY TALK.
Few would dispute that there are increasing problems with the youth in America today. The increasing crime and suicide rates, drug and alcohol problems, and teenage pregnancies are testimonials to the alienation from God and our fellow man that children are experiencing. As with every complex problem, the causes involved are varied and diverse. In dealing with such a pervasive and complex issue, these causes must be identified and fixed one at a time .
In his work, Younts selects the aspect of everyday interaction with our children and clearly defines, with both explanation and example, how this impacts our children. Further, he then, by instruction and example, outlines ways for correcting the situation. As opposed to a list of rules, he gives us guidelines appropriate to any given situation.
All who read this book will realize that following its precepts results in drawing closer to both God and man, and achieving the clear benefits derived from that. The instructions are outlined in a simple, clear and easy to understand manner. The precepts are not burdensome, but refreshing. This is not an ordinary, but an extraordinary volume; I would recommend it to anyone who interacts with youth in any capacity.