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Overview A devotional guide presents the stories of one hundred biblical characters, including Cain, Jacob, Samson, and Mary, and discusses the lessons that their lives offer about following God.
Publishers Description The Bible speaks clearly to issues that teens of any generation experience. Teen People of the Bible is a 100-day devotional for teens that shares the stories of teen celebrities in the Bible Cain, Abel, Rebekah, Isaac, Daniel, Esther, David, Michal, Solomon and many more relating their struggles and victories to those of today?'s teens. As each new biblical person is introduced and discussed, the author provides unique lessons that inspire or challenge teens as they navigate their own spiritual journey.
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Studio: New Hope Publishers - Arise
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 7" Height: 8.75" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher NEW HOPE PUBLISHING #351
ISBN 1596690887 ISBN13 9781596690882
Availability 0 units.
More About Daniel Darling
Daniel Darling is the vice president of communications for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. A former pastor, Darling is the author of several books, as well as a speaker and blogger. He contributes to a weekly column for "Leadership Journal "and his work can be found in the "Washington Post," "Focus on the Family," "Christianity Today," "Relevant," Beliefnet.com, "Homelife," The Gospel Coalition, Crosswalk.com, and many more print and online publications. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Reviews - What do customers think about Teen People Of The Bible?
Truly inspiring and just what we need, Teen People of the Bible is a book no teen should be without. Dec 13, 2008
Paris Hilton or Esther? Justin Timberlake or David? Teens are going to emulate someone. They're bombarded at every turn by celebrities who might not be sending messages of self esteem, godliness, purity and strength. But the Bible is full of "celebrity" teens who stood up under pressure and made a difference in their world. Daniel Darling offers a cool alternative to today's fare of role models in "Teen People of the Bible". And it's about time.
Teenagers recorded in the Bible are presented in an approachable format, like a daily devotional. Even their mistakes are laid out and the consequences explored. Regrettably, the book only spans 100 days, each devoted to a different youth and a question pertinent both then and now. Day 24 asks: Is it possible to resist sexual temptation? Joseph offers in the "Joseph Speaking Today" section: "Saying yes to sexual purity isn't easy, but it's always the best choice." With the Scripture reference to him fleeing from Potiphar's wife, the message has street cred that might not be there if it was merely a sermon. Then the "Just Like You" segment profiles a present day teen choosing purity when temptations are high. Each entry ends with a "Today's Prayer" and a journal question with space to write your own thoughts on the topic.
"Does music have that much influence on my life?" "Am I a pawn for someone else's evil desires?" Darling deals with thought provoking, timeless, and relevant subjects here. We see in a new way how Leah and Rachel must have felt when they fought over the same guy. Rebekah's inner beauty is revealed when she helps a stranger, inner beauty being an under emphasized and much needed attribute nowadays. Samuel set himself apart for God's calling and changed history, and suddenly the teenaged reader might wonder if he can too.
The book asks us to take the 100 day challenge, to stay in the Word for 100 days. It suggests that you reward yourself with a new CD or book if you make the goal. It couldn't be easier to do with this book. Just by reading the two page chapter each day we're meditating on the given verses and putting ourselves in the place of a teen who lived so long ago. And even though so much has changed, human nature hasn't. We still struggle to overcome the very same obstacles.
I wish I could give "Teen People of the Bible" to every guy and girl in America. I didn't even know there were so many teenage heroes in there! Truly inspiring and just what we need, it's a book no teen should be without.
--Reviewed by Carol Kurtz for TitleTrakk
Great Read for kids and parents Jun 7, 2008
This guy really did a nice job for teens who want to relate to the Bible, their characters, and making it real for them in a crazy world. Topnotch stuff for parents who care about their kids getting more exposure to the Bible.
Great Resource May 31, 2008
Although Teen People of the Bible is geared toward the Christian teen, I feel that will be of interest to any generation It is broken down into 100 short devotionals that are very enlightening. These devotionals help us to remember that the "saints" were people just like us, with their strengths and weaknesses. They show the reader that God loves them with all their faults and that He has a plan for their lives. It will encourage them to become all God intends them to be.
Teen People of the Bible Mar 17, 2008
I am just finishing Dan Darling's book "Teen People of the Bible." I couldn't recommend it more. It is separated into 100 stories which can be used as daily devotional/studies/workshops. All churches should make this book available to their youth. To me every devotional seems truly inspired making it applicable to any age group. I think it should be a must read for any student from grade school through college and their parents.
To quote a great pastor and a great writer "my 2 cents!"
An excellent, faith-reaffirming resource for young Christians. Mar 3, 2008
Teen People of the Bible: Celebrity Profiles of Real Faith and Tragic Failure is an eye-opening biblical study guide especially for young adults, focusing on the stories of teens confronted with incredible situations. From Leah and Rachel's conflict over the love of a man, to Solomon who allowed himself to be led astray, to Josiah who refuted his family's harmful choices and led his country back to God, Teen People of the Bible reminds the reader that one's age does not prevent one from making a positive difference - or causing great harm. Divided into one hundred entries, each with a brief reference to a biblical passage retold in contemporary language, a "just like you" passage discussing modern-day issues from internet predators , a daily prayer, and a journal question with blank lines for the reader to write down his or her response. One of the suggested prayers is "God, help me to make a difference in my family, my school, my church, and my community. I'm only one person, but I know You can empower me to do things that seem impossible." An excellent, faith-reaffirming resource for young Christians.