Item description for Recreate: Building a Culture in Your Home Stronger Than the Culture Deceiving Your Kids by Ron Luce...
Overview Luce urges parents and Christian leaders to wake up to the war against America's teens and to recreate culture in order to claim this generation for Christ.
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Studio: Regal Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.18" Width: 6.26" Height: 0.87" Weight: 0.93 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2008
Publisher GOSPEL LIGHT PUBLISHERS #9
ISBN 0830746374 ISBN13 9780830746378
Availability 0 units.
More About Ron Luce
Ron and Katie Luce founded Teen Mania in 1986. Today Ron serves as president of the ministry, rallying teens who pack arenas and stadiums for events called Acquire the Fire. Teens also come to the 472-acre headquarters in Garden Valley, Texas for leadership internships and to attend the ministry's academy. Ron holds a bachelor's degree in theology and psychology and a master's degree in counseling. He has written more than thirty books, including "ReCreate: Building a Culture in Your Home Stronger that the Culture Deceiving Your Kids" and "Friends Without Benefits: What Teens Need to Know About a Great Sex Life." Ron and Katie have three teen and young-adult children.
Good Advice with a little Infommercial Feb 4, 2010
I was very pleased with the first half of this book with its solid suggestions on how to forge strong relationships with our kids. I didn't really learn anything new, but it was a good reminder that I needed at the right time - while raising a teen. Then there are two other parts of the book, about re-creating culture in our churches and our society - not so pleased with these. I kept waiting for the meaty how-to in the church section and all I got was infomercial-type promo for another of Luce's publications. Unlike the parenting section, I didn't feel like I could really do anything for my youth group after reading the book other than to order another product to learn more. The re-create society section was almost like an afterthought, with mild schizophrenia. Luce criticizes Muslims for having an agenda to join church and state, but isn't that what he's advocated throughout this last section as he urges Christians to get into public office and make their voice heard to elected officials? I'm actually in total agreement with that because I don't believe it pleases God that we lopped off government as being outside the reach of His authority. That's not to say we need to chop off the hands of infidels, but from where we stand right now, doesn't it seem like we've gone a little too far with this separation thing? (off the soap box now). I do appreciate Luce's continual reminding that we must be creative and loving in our attempts to re-create culture - a poignant message for many religious right who are busily equipping their children to go tit for tat to defend their faith, when the real defense of it is in telling what God has done for us. Luce continually refers to the 98% v. the 2% - the latter is forcing their culture on the former - and he challenges the reader to become the 2%. All well and good, but it doesn't seem it's in the future for us, or ever has been in the past. Jesus said, "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." We still have a great commission to fulfill, but Luce may be just a tad overly optimistic about how it can impact society.
Eye Opener Jan 21, 2010
While it can be repetitive at times, this book definitely opened my eyes. As a parent, its easy to fall into routines and allow your household to develop easy patterns and habits that could be damaging and create a materialistic mindset. This book reminds us all to take a proactive stance against the great marketing machines and the culture that is trying to take our money, grind up our kids, and use us all.
A perfect mix of parenting philosophy and PRACTICAL advice! Apr 21, 2009
This is absolutely the best parenting book I have ever read! It is written primarily for parents of teenagers; but is practical for parents of kids of any age. Ron Luce first points out an incredibly important fact that we parents have overlooked; namely, that satan is actively, intentionally, and constantly luring our kids away from God and from us. Then, the author provides lots of practical tips of tangible things that parents can do to win the hearts of their children and keep them out of the hands of the enemy. His suggestions are things that any parent (who is willing to sacrifice) can do. The accompanying study guide is also well worth the buy as it helps the reader to develop personalized, additional, practical ways that he/she can draw his/her family closer to each other and to God. If you are a parent that feels helpless, frustrated, or confused, read this book immediately!