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The Fight of Your Life: Why Your Teen Is at Risk and What Only You Can Do About It Paperback – February 17, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (February 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601421109
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601421104
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.2 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #463,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Jeffrey Dean reminds us that the culture surrounding today’s teens is changing just as fast as the technology. Parents need to read this book–today.”
Mike Yorkey, co-author of the Every Man's Battle series

“As our culture disengages more and more from Christian faith, it’s becoming harder and harder to follow Christ. This fact is hitting Christian teens very hard. Jeffrey Dean’s book shows parents how to put on their spiritual boxing gloves and fight for their children’s destinies in God. Read this very practical book!”
Bayard Taylor, author of Blah, Blah, Blah: Making Sense of the World's Spiritual Chatter

Praise for This Is Me and Watch This
This Is Me will encourage, inspire, and challenge anyone who dives in. Many girls and women feel too scared or uncomfortable to talk about these issues with a guy. For that reason this book posses a uniqueness that separates it from the pack. Not only is Jeffrey’s approach on a very personal level, it's packed with biblical truths. This book will change your life if you’re a young lady, a mother, or even a guy!”
Josh Reedy, lead singer, DecemberRadio

"In Watch This, Jeffrey uses Biblical truth to encourage teen guys to grow toward authentic manhood.”
Jason Roy, lead singer, Building 429

“Jeffrey Dean has a way of zeroing in on today’s youth culture. He knows teens and how to communicate the love of Jesus to them in a way that captures their attention and convicts their hearts.”
Josh D. McDowell, author and communicator

“Jeffrey Dean’s This Is Me reads like an honest conversation with a trusted big brother. No catchy gimmicks or watered down lessons, just straight talk about the things girls care about most, backed up by scripture, with all the authenticity that today’s teens long for. I can’t wait to share it with the girls in my life!”
Shelley Breen, singer, Point of Grace and author of Life, Love, and Other Mysteries

“In both This Is Me and Watch This, Jeffrey Dean has done a great job of identifying the things that matter most in life and conveying a message of hope for teens. His words are timeless and strong. You’ll love what you read, because it connects with the very heart of God.”
Daniel S. Wolgemuth, President/CEO, Youth for Christ

This Is Me is one of the most thorough, honest, biblical, and compassionate books I have read in quite some time. It’s the kind of message I believe God will use to touch many teenagers across America. Jeffrey Dean is not only a talented musician and communicator, but God has given him a deep love for today’s teenagers, and it shows. I highly recommend his work to you.”
Dawson McAllister, National Talk Show Host and Youth Communicator

“Among student communicators I’ve heard, I rate Jeffrey Dean among the top five. His message is relevant, clear and biblical. He has a unique ability to relate to students about their culture and the choices they face. I highly recommend him.”
Phil Waldrep, Phil Waldrep Ministries, Trinity, Alabama

“Jeffrey is a gifted and passionate speaker who connects with teens at all levels. He is insightful and relevant–speaking into today’s issues with the boldness that contemporary student culture requires.”
Ron Keck, Managing Director, Serendipity House Publishing

“I am always amazed at the energy and enthusiasm that Jeffrey Dean brings to his work with young people. And his enthusiasm is contagious! Jeffrey’s abstinence message has been an extremely valuable resource for our clubs–becoming, in fact, the perfect vehicle to carry this all important message to our young people. I know through first hand conversations that Jeffrey’s message is not only getting into our schools and youth facilities, but it’s being listened to and taken to heart by kids. His presentations have bolstered the self-esteem and self-worth of so many youth throughout our state.”
John Hollis, Director of Development, Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware

“Jeffrey’s stories are true, his facts are accurate, and his message to teens about making today’s choices count for the future is heard loud and clear.”
— Leslee J. Unruh, President of the Abstinence Clearinghouse

About the Author

Jeffrey Dean is the author of Watch This, This Is Me, and the One-Liner Wisdom books for Multnomah. The founder of Jeffrey Dean Ministries, he speaks to more than 150,000 teens each year about teen issues and culture. He lives in Nashville with his wife and family

More About the Author

Jeffrey Dean is an Ordained Pastor, National Communicator, and Author. He is the founder of Jeffrey Dean Ministries, whose mission is to equip people to know and grow in Christ more. A 20-year veteran of teen and family ministry, Dean has risen to become an authority on teens and teen culture.

With his innate ability to zero in on today's youth culture, Dean connects with teens by speaking their language, understanding their dilemmas, and resonating deep within their hearts on the issues that matter most. With a heart for evangelism and a passion for communicating to both teens and adults, Jeffrey has spoken to more than three million people in churches, conferences, prisons, public and private schools and at music festivals.

With his signature style of tackling everyday issues by applying real-life biblical solutions, Jeffrey has spoken at countless evangelistic and secular events, including Creation East, Alive Music Festival, Ichthus Festival, Creation West, The Big Ticket, Lamb Jam and LifeFest Musical Festival. Exuding a unique combination of humility and boldness, Jeffrey confronts topics of relevance for this generation head-on equipping people to realize their purpose and value, align their priorities to God's plans and win in life.

Jeffrey has partnered with such popular ministries as Youth for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Josh McDowell Ministries, Teen Serve Ministry, and many local Boys and Girls Clubs and crisis pregnancy centers across the country. He has also held a position on the Strategic Stakeholders Committee for the Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C., and presently serves on the Advisory Board of the National Abstinence Clearinghouse.
A lover of writing, Jeffrey has a column in Forward and Direction Magazines. Additionally, he has written for numerous publications including Horizon Magazine, The Brink, Fusion Magazine and Stand Firm.

Jeffrey is the writer of the multi-volume curriculum Flood, published by Serendipity House Publishing, and acclaimed books Between the Lines: One-Liner Wisdom for Today's Guys and Between the Lines: One-Liner Wisdom for Today's Girls, published by Random House Publishing.

His latest releases for teens, This Is Me and Watch This, are bold, interactive resources for teen girls and guys, respectively, offering relevant solutions and practical applications to the current issues plaguing them most today, including relationships, parental conflicts, witnessing, dating and more. His most recent release specifically for parents, The Fight Of Your Life, is a shockingly truthful and reassuringly practical book highlighting the "must-know" information every teen influencer needs to help guide and guard this generation.

A highly relevant and sought-after communicator, Dean makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and their two daughters.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Eric A. Brasure on July 15, 2009
Format: Paperback
"The Fight of Your Life" is an insightful look at the issues faced by today's teens with strategies for parents to both discuss and deal with threats to their child's body, mind, and soul. Jeffrey covers issues varying from premarital sex, pornography, dating, internet usage, friends, drugs/alcohol, and self injury. This common sense approach to teen struggles brings out of the darkness, issues, that parents may not have been faced with before. "Sixty years ago there were prescribed social norms of morality. Today the trend is relativism", "The Fight of Your Life" is a convicting approach to how to reach an ever-changing youth culture with the unchanging truths of the gospel.

Jeffrey takes an aggressive stance on pornography, encouraging parents to remain aware of their child's browsing habits. He goes to great lengths to demonstrate the wide spread affects of pornography, giving specific statistics regarding the age at which most teens encounter sexually explicit content, "One study showed that a whopping 90 percent of all eight to sixteen year olds had viewed pornography online - most inadvertently while doing homework." For more information visit Family Safe Media

Yet Jeffrey doesn't stop at remaining the baron of your child's computer habits. He encourages dialog between parent and child about sex, and what a healthy relationship can look like. He states,

"Your teen needs to see you as safe. Your teen needs to know that if he or she comes to you with any question or any concerns you will talk with them about what's truly going on[...
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