Item description for Parents' Guide to the Spiritual Mentoring of Teens (Heritage Builders) by Joe White & Jim Weidmann...
Overview "My teens are questioning the truth they have been told about Christ their entire lives!" "How do I deal with the peer pressure that's influencing them?" Many parents ask these and many other tough questions when their children reach the teen years, and the Parent's Guide to the Spiritual Mentoring of Teens is a book that answers them by sharing information, advice, and techniques to help guide teens into a growing, grace-filled love relationship with Jesus Christ. A new addition to Focus on the Family's best-selling series of guides.
1. Catching The Vision 2. Building A Strong Parent-child Relationship 3. Discipline By Intent 4. Enjoying The End Result 5. Conclusion
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.2" Height: 1.5" Weight: 2.14 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2001
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series Heritage Builders
ISBN 1561798916 ISBN13 9781561798919
Availability 0 units.
More About Joe White & Jim Weidmann
Jim Weidmann has been a consultant for Men of the Word, and helps to train parents to become intentional in passing their faith to their children, coming alongside the church, and helps educate, equip, and encourage parents in the process. He is the voice of "The Family Night Guy," a radio feature providing parents with simple ways to teach their children the values of their faith. He is co-author of the Family Night Tool Chest series of books, "Spiritual Milestones, The Power of Teachable""Moments, Dad If You Only Knew," and served as general editor on "A Parents' Guide to the Spiritual Mentoring of Teens." Mike Nappa is a bestselling and award-winning author with more than a million copies of his books in print worldwide. He's also the founding publisher of FamilyFans.com, The Free E-Magazine for Parents, and a noted commentator on pop culture, theology, family, and film. He still likes to read comic books just for fun.
Reviews - What do customers think about Parents' Guide to the Spiritual Mentoring of Teens (Heritage Builders)?
A Thorough, Practical Book About Raising Christian Teens Jan 6, 2003
Though the book is titled, "Spiritual Mentoring of Teens," that specific subject is only a small portion of this volume's material. It is really a thorough, positive book about rearing teens, including matters like communication, choosing what to fight over and what to let slide, practical do's and don'ts, tons of relational stuff--a wealth of good, realistic advice for parents who want to encourage their children toward godliness without creating a backlash through over-control.
The front cover of the book identifies it with James Dobson's, "Focus on the Family," and it is in line with Focus on the Family's general philosophy. This would make a great textbook for a class and wonderful reading for serious parents.
As with any book of this nature, there is bound to be a point or two readers will disagree with. For me, it was the author's advice to assure that teens are in a church with "lively worship." Sounds like a theological bias toward charismatic/seeker sensitive approach to me. There is a lot to be said (but is usually unsaid) about the importance of building stability and convictions beyond the superficial and entertaining. Teaching children that church is about things like relationships, growth in grace and knowledge, and faithfulness (rather than being entertained) has gone the way of the record player.
Despite my personal soapbox, I highly recommend this volume as one of the better ones available.