Item description for Prove It! Jesus (Prove It) by Amy Welborn...
Overview Gives young people the true facts about Jesus, including who He really was, whether the Gospels are reliable historical accounts of His life, what's behind all the miracle stories, evidence for the Resurrection and most importantly, what it all means for you.
Publishers Description What do we really know about Jesus? How do we know it? Why does the Church say things about Jesus that other Christians don't agree with? Here are the answers to questions every teenager asks about Our Lord.
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Studio: Our Sunday Visitor
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.33" Height: 0.32" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2002
Publisher Our Sunday Visitor
Series Prove It
ISBN 0879733950 ISBN13 9780879733957
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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! Jesus?
Prove it! Jesus (Prove it) Nov 5, 2006
Truly great. An excellent resource for parents, educators, in addition to the target audience, high school teens. Gets inside the head of that group, and answers lots of tough questions that they'll ask Buy this one, you'll not regret it. All Faiths, not just Catholics or Protestants will benefit.
Good for middle school kids up to adults Aug 27, 2006
My family purchased this book, along with the "Prove It! God" and "Prove It! Prayer" during the summer. I find this one to be particularly good, especially in her selection of quotes from sources ranging from the Bible to C.S. Lewis to Mother Teresa. The style of the writing is geared to teens, but the author is very direct, pulls no punches, and doesn't attempt to water down the truth of the faith and of Jesus's teachings. Many authors of adult authors would be well-served to consider the effectiveness of books like these.
While published by Our Sunday Visitor, and intended primarily for Catholic teens, the book really is suitable for nearly all Christian groups. Other than a short mention in the belief that Jesus had no siblings and a mild critisism of denominations that are overly concerned with the end times, there is no reason that all Christians could not read, enjoy, and learn from this book. Buy it!
Outstanding apologetics, not just for teens Mar 30, 2006
My teen gobbled up the books in this series. I'm twice his age and enjoyed it, also. Other teens have borrowed the books from us and have found them useful in defending the Catholic faith to Christians of other denominations. Unlike the previous reviewer, I do not see the title as asking the Lord to "Prove It!", rather I see the title as what our teens commonly hear from others when it comes to our faith. These books give teens (and adults for that matter) the knowledge to defend the Catholic faith and "Prove It!"
Prove It! Series Is Great Tool for Teen Apologetics Dec 10, 2003
Amy Welborn's nine years of teaching high school theology show through on every page. She has a great ear for the "sass" of adolescent conversation.
Her question in the first book (Prove It! God) reveals the goal of the whole series: "Isn't it awful to be asked to explain something you know is true, but just can't explain?" She takes teen readers from an emotional understanding of their faith to something deeper. Tapping into the angst we all remember so well from that age, she reassures them that challenges to the faith are nothing new. She instills great confidence that thoughful responses have been part of traditional Christianity (and especially Catholicism) for centuries.
With amazing clarity and Ms. Welborn's trademark sense of humor, "Prove It! Jesus" examines all the major issues: the basic facts about Jesus and his teaching, the Incarnation, Crucifixion and Resurrection, Jesus' divinity, and finally "What It Means For Me Today". Ms. Welborn wraps up each chapter with a 2 - 3 paragraph recap of key points.
The series ought to be in every high school religion course; it moves students beyond the undemanding "feelgood" approach by introducing them to an intellectual appreciation of their faith. All the books in this series carry the "Nihil Obstat" and "Imprimatur."