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Growing Up Christian: Have You Taken Ownership of Your Relationship with God? Paperback – September 27, 2005
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"Karl's love for God's word and for young adults is evident on every page. He wants to see them transformed by Jesus Christ's finished work on the crossnot merely living off the religion of their dads and moms." --Joshua Harris, pastor and author of Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is)
"Provides a shot of encouragement to teens who have grown up immersed in Christianity. Engages readers to consider whether they have taken possession of that which they profess." --Ken Smitherman, President of Association of Christian Schools International
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The book is divided into three sections. The first lays out the blessings and the dangers of growing up in a Christian family. "Growing up in a Christian home is a wonderful privilege. We have been given so much: godly parents, training in the Word of God, friends from Christian homes, support from a Christian church community, and most importantly an opportunity to know God at a young age. Throughout our lives, we are repeatedly taught about the love of God, his plan of salvation, ways to recognize and resist sin, and living for the glory of God" (page 21). He goes on to recount other benefits of being raised in a Christian environment, pointing out that while we are given so much we are also protected from so many dangers.
"Church kids face some unique challenges...Though surrounded by the things of God, we can still be drawn to sin and live double lives. We can easily assume that we are saved even if we are not; or we may be driven by a desire to be popular more than a desire to live according to biblical values.Read more ›
For parents, it allows us to have our eyes and ears open to what our children may be experiencing as young people "growing up Christian"--the dangers of knowing all the information, yet not having a heart soft towards the LORD; of becoming conditioned to the voices of Truth and having a wandering eye and ear towards the world and its voice of lies.
This is an excellent book to read with your young adolescent (or pre-teen) to help them realize who they are and where they live currently and to see the pitfalls that potentially lie ahead of them if they choose to walk in the way of this world versus the Way of the LORD.
I've been giving it out to anyone who "grew up Christian" or have children who are "growing up Christian".
I have not yet had a chance to read this book completely; it looks like one that will be good for my teen daughters to work through as they "own" their own faith.
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This is a fine book and deserves to be read by all Christian parents and youth workers in today's churchPublished on June 21, 2013 by Mr. Alan A Morrow
i never thought i will gonna love this book this much.!!
Good for yourself, good for your teen-kid, good for your adult-kid,
good for sunday bible study,
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