Will my teens' faith be strong enough to withstand the tests of college? Will they focus on their studies or squander their free time? Will they form healthy friendships or join the wrong crowd? Dr. Chediak has watched too many college students flounder over these and other issues. Sadly, 44 percent of those who start off at a four-year college will not complete their degree in six years. At a time when college has never been more expensive, too many of our children are failing. What makes the difference? Character, a strong faith, and a willingness to delay gratification. And where is that learned? Ideally, at home.
Alex proposes a wide-ranging series of conversations for parents to have with their teens: conversations about being responsible, forming good friendships, understanding faith, living as a Christian in ways that are wise and gracious, being smart with money, maintaining personal purity, living from convictions, discerning talents, working diligently unto the Lord, and many other topics. Parents who engage their teens in the ways Alex recommends will accomplish things that cannot be achieved through any exercise of parental authority...I am happy to recommend this book as a sharp tool for Preparing Your Teens for College.
Author of Shepherding a Child's Heart
Preparing Your Teens for College is an outstanding book about preparing teens for adulthood whether or not they go to college. Every parent who wants his or her teen to make a successful transition to young adulthood will profit from this book.
Author, The Pursuit of Holiness
In this collection of 40 gospel-centered devotionals, Jessica Thompson helps parents teach their children about the grace of God through engaging stories, key memory verses, simple reflection questions, and suggestions for prayer. Suitable for children ages 6 to 10.
“Exploring Grace Together brings the gospel to bear on real-life issues that kids face such as loneliness, jealousy, and failure.”
—Nancy Guthrie, Bible Teacher; author, Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament Bible study series
Jared C. Wilson
Jesus’s parables offer Christians brilliant insights into the heart and mind of God. Forsaking a moralistic approach to the text, Wilson helps readers experience afresh the glories of Christ in these simple, yet profound, stories.
“Jared Wilson’s new book is a punch in the gut. Gone are the tame, bedtime-story versions of the parables we’ve been told in the past. Instead, Wilson invites us to see them afresh with all of their explosive, imaginative power.”
—Mike Cosper, Pastor of Worship and Arts, Sojourn Community Church, Louisville, Kentucky
Offering an antidote to the church’s cultural irrelevance, this book helps us to cultivate and live out the joy of God as the key to having a transformative impact on the world. Part of the Cultural Renewal series. Includes a foreword by Tim Keller.
“Forster presents a picture of joy that inspires readers to hope and live in such a way that they transform their communities, their culture, and their world.”
—Ed Stetzer, President, LifeWay Research
C. Michael Patton
This handbook on the Christian faith will serve as a go-to guide for new believers, helping them understand what it means to follow Jesus with their heads and their hands.
“As a pastor I’m often confronted by new Christians with questions such as“ How do I get started? What should I read? How do I grow spiritually? Although I haven’t had good answers in the past, I do now. I’m sending them to Michael Patton’s excellent book.”
—Sam Storms, Senior Pastor, Bridgeway Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Leads readers through Bunyan’s classic Christian allegory, The Pilgrim’s Progress, with insights into the nature of faith, the reality of temptation, and the glory of salvation. Part of the Christian Guides to the Classics series.
“Ryken is a warm and welcoming guide to the classics of Western literature. The books in this series distill complex works into engaging and relevant commentaries, and help twenty-first-century readers understand what the classics are, how to read them, and why they continue to matter.”
—Andrew Logemann, Chair, Department of English, Gordon College