Item description for Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future by Dr James Dobson...
Overview Young adults will face many challenges in the "critical decade" (ages sixteen to twenty-six). In Life on the Edge, Dr. James Dobson candidly addresses their defining issues - vocation, lifelong love, money, power, emotions, and more - and helps young readers see how to make good choices, take control of their lives, and look forward to a meaningful future. Most importantly, Dr. Dobson reveals his firm belief in the need for the right foundation - a lasting faith in Jesus Christ, the only source of meaning in life.
Publishers Description As a young adult, you will face crucial questions about identity, education, marriage, career, God's will, and much more. Some of the most dramatic and permanent changes in life will occur during the "critical decade"--those ten years between 16 and 26. Are you prepared to make the right choices? You can be. Like a trusted friend who understands, Dr. James Dobson candidly addresses the issues that today's young adults face. In his warm, conversational style, he reveals principles to help you make right choices and get the direction you need in order to look forward to a bright and successful future.
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.74 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2007
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 1414317441 ISBN13 9781414317441 UPC 9781414317441
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More About Dr James Dobson
Dr. James Dobson is the Founder and President of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his radio program, "Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson." He is the author of more than 30 books dedicated to the preservation of the family. He has been active in governmental affairs and has advised three U.S. presidents on family matters. Dr. Dobson is married to Shirley and they have two grown children, Danae and Ryan, and two grandchildren. The Dobsons reside in Colorado Springs, CO. Kurt Bruner serves as Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Lake Pointe Church and on the adjunct faculty of Dallas Theological Seminary. A graduate of Talbot Seminary and former Vice President with Focus on the Family, Kurt led the teams creating films, magazines, books, and radio drama. As President of HomePointe Inc., he helps local church leaders create an ongoing culture of intentional families. Kurt is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books. Kurt and his wife, Olivia, live in Rockwall, Texas.
James C. Dobson currently resides in Colorado Springs, in the state of Colorado. James C. Dobson was born in 1936.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Life On The Edge (Repack)?
Must Have Dec 21, 2006
I read this book twelve years ago as a teenager and have bought it for others since; it is a must-have for all teenagers and young adults. It is very easy to digest and devour even for the reluctant teenage reader.
Perhaps too practical Jan 4, 2006
I am a 19 year old seeking guidance on how to become a successful and trusting Christian. I certainly did enjoy reading Dr. Dobson's valuable insight, but I felt that "Life on the Edge" was rather short on bible verses and teachings to back it all up. For example, whenever Dr. Dobson describes something as a sin, such as living with a partner before marriage, he ought to prove it by use of the Bible. Nevertheless, the psychological teachings and advice makes the book worth a read. :)
Bigotry Sep 17, 2004
This book has lots of good advice for those navigating the college years. However, this book is homophobic, and therefore, I must give it a poor rating. Preaching hate is not what I want to find in a Christian book. The book offers bad advice on how to treat homosexuals, and has no advice for homosexuals reading the book.
Why is it important to follow God's will Jan 22, 2002
Dr. James Dobson opens the reader's eyes in this short, but potent work. I read this book in just one afternoon; in this time my view about my future and my own personal goals and aspirations was altered significantly.
Learning how to fit God into my future is one of the most difficult problems that I, as a Christian, struggle with. Reading this book helped me to realize how important it is that God not fit into my agenda, but rather, my agenda should fit around God's.
Please understand that this book will not give you an easy pathway to God's will for your life. It will, however, give to you the reason why it is so important that your life be focused around God. As Christians, we know that God's will is best for our future. However, as humans it is in our nature to do what we want and feel is best for our own life. Dobson's goal in this book is help the reader realize that in the long run of life, it is not our own meek achievements that will matter; in fact they will soon be forgotten. He succeeds in illustrating that searching for and following God's will is the only way that any person can hope to have a life of satisfaction and significance.
One Handbook for Life Nov 29, 2001
Dobson targets readers between the ages of sixteen and twenty-six in the package of his ongoing life's work, studying and teaching the basics of life: money, love, emotions, opportunity, God's will, sin, suffering, and eternal questions.
Life on the Edge is both theologically and psychologically sound, as well as EXTREMELY practical and easy to read. A tremendous kick-start to any interest in personal growth.