Item description for Prove It! God (Prove It) by Amy Welborn...
Overview All the Good Stuff Happened Thousands of Years Ago. . . How Come Water Never Turns to Wine Anymore? So what's up with God? It would be easy to believe if a couple of seas suddenly parted or a few cities were destroyed with fire and brimstone, or people were able to walk on water. But after spending a jillion Sundays in church, teens haven't seen anything that would convince them that God is alive_ much less that God cares about them personally. In fact, nobody is giving clear, solid help in dealing with the really important questions of life_ like, does God exist? What does God want from them? Does it matter if they're Catholic or not? Until now. God, the first in the Prove It! series, answers the real questions they have about God, the Catholic Church, other religions, evolution, good and evil, and a whole lot of other things they never hear about in religion classes, Sunday sermons, or from their parents. But don't take our word for it. Let them read Prove It! God and decide for themselves. What do they have to lose besides their doubts?
Publishers Description There are good reasons to believe in God and the Catholic Church, and Amy Welborn explains them in a way that teenagers will find surprisingly convincing.
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Studio: Our Sunday Visitor
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.32 lbs.
Release Date Sep 23, 2000
Publisher Our Sunday Visitor
Series Prove It
ISBN 0879733969 ISBN13 9780879733964
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More About Amy Welborn
Amy Welborn is a well-known, popular freelance writer. She is the author of many books on prayer, the saints and apologetics. Amy lives with her family in Birmingham, Alabama.
In the author's own words...
I was born in 1960, an only child then and now. My father,a political scientist, passed away in October 2011. My mother, deceased since 2001, was a teacher, librarian and artist. The Catholicism comes from her side.
I grew up in a number of places - Indiana - Washington, DC - Lubbock Texas - Arlington, Virginia - DeKalb, Illinois - Lawrence, Kansas - and Knoxville, Tennessee, where we settled in 1973. I attended Knoxville Catholic High School, then the University of Tennessee where I majored in history. I received an MA in Church History from Vanderbilt University, where I wrote a thesis on the changing role of women in 19th century American Protestantism, and the ways Scripture was used to justify those changes.
I have worked as a teacher in Catholic high schools, and a Parish Director of Religious Education. I started writing for the diocesan press - the Florida Catholic - in 1988. I've written columns for Our Sunday Visitor and Catholic News Service as well at times over the past twenty years. I've been writing full time since 1999. My articles have been published in venues ranging from Our Sunday Visitor to the New York Times to Commonweal. I've written nineteen books and many pamphlets and study guides. I am a regular contributor to the Living Faith and Living Faith for Kids devotionals.
I have five children, ranging in age from 29 to 7.
For 8 1/2 happy years beginning in 2000, I was married to Michael Dubruiel, who had worked as an editor for Our Sunday Visitor for nine years, but in the summer of 2008 changed jobs to serve as Director of Evangelization for the Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama.
On February 3, 2009, Michael died while running on the treadmill at the gym. My new book,Wish You Were Here: Travels Through Loss and Hope, is a memoir of those first few months, which included a sort of crazy decision to travel to Sicily.
Amy Welborn currently resides in Fort Wayne, in the state of Indiana. Amy Welborn was born in 1960.
Reviews - What do customers think about Prove It! God?
Prove it God Nov 5, 2006
Fantastic. Buy this book if you deal with kids at any age group. Answers questions that even burgeouning adult Christians may have. A must read for any Christian evangelist, and anyone trying to spread the Word. Transcends its target audience, high school teens, indeed the toughest group going.
Great for teen and adult May 10, 2006
I bought this book for my teenage daughter, who had a lot of questions. I pre read it before giving it to her and was quite pleased. The reading level was not to advanced or overly simplified. Amy Wellborn did a great job of taking some difficult concepts and explaining them very clearly. Even if your kids are not into reading this book will give y ou a lot of information to explain things to them, or it can be used for just about any CCD/ Religious Ed class. Keep in mind that this is not intended to be an all encompassing tome like the Summa Theologica of Aquinas, but for the average teen and pre teen this does a great job.
insightful Mar 30, 2006
My teen enjoyed this book. And even though I am in my 40's, I thoroughly enjoyed it also. I found it to be insightful and simply explained some concepts that can get confusing when confronted by a nonbeliever. Highly, highly recommended!
Don't believe in God? This book can help. Dec 19, 2000
Written in a lively style, this excellent book provides answers to the most common arguments for not believing in God. Short and easily readable, this book is ideal for teenagers or adults that question their faith.
Drawing from Welborn's experience as a teacher, she tackles statements such as:
-I don't believe in God because no one can prove he exists. -I don't believe in God because people could have just made the stuff in the Bible up. -I don't believe in God because people do such horrible things in the name of religion. -I don't believe in God because innocent people suffer.
Welborn provides clear, solid help in answering the important questions of life, such as does God exist? What does God want from me? Does it matter if I'm Catholic or not?
Each chapter includes a summary. This book could easily be used with teenagers, or as part of religious instruction or CCD classes.