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Overview In this book, teenagers learn all about the Christian faith they've been baptized into - and the Episcopal Church that offers them a spiritual home. With lively writing that's always informative and never condescending, the book gives them all the basics they need to know to understand their faith - and claim it as their own.
If you listen closely enough to teenagers, you ll hear their deep yearning to connect with God, and a powerful instinct to belong. And you ll find out right away the one thing they really hate being preached to. Here in My Faith, My Life, teenagers learn all about the Christian faith they ve been baptized into and the Episcopal Church that offers them a spiritual home. With lively writing that s always informative and never condescending, the book gives them all the basics they need to know to understand their faith and claim it as their own.
Closely linked to the Book of Common Prayer, My Faith, My Life covers everything from scripture, church history, and sacraments, to the meaning of prayer and ministry in the lives of real teens today.
This is the essential handbook for teens in the Episcopal Church an excellent resource for confirmation classes, youth study groups, and high school Christian education programs."
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Studio: Morehouse Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.64 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Morehouse Publishing
ISBN 0819222208 ISBN13 9780819222206
Availability 0 units.
More About Jenifer Gamber
Jenifer Gamber, a textbook editor for McGraw-Hill Higher Education, is youth facilitator and confirmation leader at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Pennsylvania.
Reviews - What do customers think about My Faith, My Life: A Teen's Guide to the Episcopal Church?
Book Study Jan 20, 2008
This is a great book for a book study with teens. We've been working out of it for over a month and our kids are so enthralled and it has generated wonderful discussion.
Helping our youth get their own grasp of their faith Apr 4, 2007
My wife and a good friend and I are leaders for the J2A group at our parish, and we have been working with these fine young folk for almost three years. Our great desire is that they find or strengthen their faith by attending worship services regularly, even in churches; by communicating and communing with the others in the group at church and at school; and that they build for themselves a strong foundation from which they can take that leap into faith, not necessarily onto which they may fasten themselves and become hidebound.
Ms. Gamber's book has turned out to be a wonderful resource for us, both the young people and their leaders in the group, with the great help of our Rector. We have every hope that they will all make the decision to go through confirmation this summer.
An Excellent Introduction to the Episcopal Church Jan 4, 2007
This book is really perfect as a preparation for confirmation, but it is by no means for teens only! It is a very readable, comprehensive and well-organized introduction to the Episcopal Church. I very much enjoyed reading it, and the adults in confirmation classes also praised it highly. I certainly recommend it to anyone who wants to know about the Episcopal Church--from whence we came, how we worship, what we believe, how the church is organized, and how we see our place in the Anglican Communion.
Director of Christian Formation Nov 7, 2006
I heard about this book over the summer, ordered one for myself and after looking at it, ordered one for each teen in our church. The teens are enjoying it, learning a lot and so are their parents who have read it! The teachers like it too! All of us are learning things we never knew before. I highly recommend this book for teen Sunday School or as an aide in Confirmation classes for Episcopalians.
An Excellent Guide - and not just for teens Jul 8, 2006
I bought this book for my 16 year old Godson. Kevin has spiritual depth, has been steadily involved with the Episcopal Church for about five years, and has a jumble of knowledge about the Church. My Faith, My Life is just right for Kevin. It sorts out the Christian faith, as understood in the Episcopal Church, the role of Scripture, the centrality of the Trinity for Episcopalians, the history of the Church, and the common practices of Episcopal liturgy. The language is clear and concise, written with teenagers in mind, in a friendly, easy style. It will be a pleasure to give the book to Kevin.
At 183 pages, My Faith, My Life is a well-written, complete, and understandable introduction to the Episcopal Church. While right as an introduction for teenagers, it should prove just as valuable for adults seeking to understand the Episcopal Church. It provides provides the basics, a clear framework for understanding both the spiritual church and the organizational church. The framework should make it easier to integrate the sermons, lessons, readings, and other experiences in the Church into a consistent theology and sense of mission.