Item description for The Disconnected Generation by Josh McDowell...
Overview Arguing that adults should be helping young people overcome their feelings of isolation and alienation, the author outlines his best plan for helping the disconnected generation find its place. Original.
The real battle is not in the amoral and immoral influences of our culture, but in the hearts of our young people, says author and speaker Josh McDowell in"The Disconnected Generation." And our young people are losing hope because they feel isolated and alienated from their parents. They are the disconnected generation. This book shows parents and youth workers how to understand and close the isolation gap to form nurturing, enduring relationships that can withstand cultural influences. As a companion to"The Disconnected Generation, "the video curriculum resources provides five video sessions from Josh McDowell offering practical steps that every adult can take to close the emotional gap between themselves and their children.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Disconnected Generation by Josh McDowell has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 06/26/2000
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.38" Width: 5.76" Height: 0.61" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jul 18, 2000
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 084994077X ISBN13 9780849940774
Availability 0 units.
More About Josh McDowell
An internationally known speaker and author. He is most often connected with Campus Crusade for Christ - having spoken to more than ten million people in at least 84 countries and 700 university & college campuses.
Josh McDowell currently resides in Julian Dallas, in the state of California.
Josh McDowell has published or released items in the following series...
Coffee House Chronicles
Helping Friends Who Struggle Through Life's Toughest Issues
Reviews - What do customers think about The Disconnected Generation?
!Must read for all DADs.... Jan 25, 2007
If anyone is concerned about their youth or pre-youth.. or just need some good advise on your 15yr-old... this is a must read...
When you start not to understand your child... and he/she seemingly have a different culture all of a sudden... you need help.... how do you build a close relationship? How can you understand their world...
I think this book help me for sure....
A Dangerous Book, If Such a Thing is Possible Jul 4, 2002
Let me make something clear from the outset. I am a postmodernist. Deal. For those of you that are still reading, let me explain why this book is dangerous. First, McDowell's goal is one that I can wholeheartedly agree with. Students shooting each other is a situation that is unacceptable. Something needs to be done. This, unfortunately, is very much NOT it. The reason is very obvious, once you set aside your bias and consider what the author is trying to do. He is attempting to show you how to lead (i.e., coerce) your child/children back into a faith in God.
This very attempt to coerce your children back to God is wrong. No one should be forced to believe in Christianity or anything else, or we may as well reinstate the Crusades and the Inquisition. It will give you a good laugh if you take it the way that I can only assume that it is meant: as a joke. If you do what McDowell suggests, you will be forcing them to believe what you do and you will be sending them down a certain path to self-destruction. If you want your children to relate to you and to be healthy, teach them critical thinking skills and attempt to understand their lives and their decisions. They are their own human being and they CAN indeed make their own decisions.
It's a fun joke and I read it every once in a while to give me a fun laugh. Taking it seriously is a mistake. You do a good job, Josh. Keep the laughs coming! Harkius
For Parents of Teens Feb 8, 2001
Today's teens live in a different world from their parents, more so than ever before. It's hard to teach your teens how to grow up spiritually, especially when you may not have had good guidance from your own parents. This book is a great resource for learning how to connect to your teen. Learn how to make connections with your teen that will give them their needed sense of authenticity, importance, security, significance, lovability, and responsibility. My husband and I are already making great steps towards beginning to better relate to our teenage daughter.
Outstanding and Insightful! Sep 4, 2000
We read the book with great relief. We were sure our teenagers were the only ones behaving and speaking a language we did not understand. After reading the book and trying some of the techniques suggested, we can only describe it as the Rosetta Stone of teen language. It was great!