Item description for Wild Truth Journal for Junior Highers: 50 Life Lessons from the Scriptures (Youth Specialties) by Mark Oestreicher...
Overview These 50 lessons help junior highers find a passage in the Bible, read it and answer questions about the amazing people it describes. It's a fun and interesting way to help kids see how lessons from these lives can apply to their own--and a great way to encourage small groups or individuals to study the Bible.
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Studio: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 7.75" Height: 0.48" Weight: 0.51 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1995
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Grade Level Middle School
Series Youth Specialties
ISBN 0310207665 ISBN13 9780310207665 UPC 025986207663
Availability 0 units.
More About Mark Oestreicher
Mark Oestreicher (Marko) is a veteran youth worker and former president of Youth Specialties. The author of dozens of books, including Youth Ministry 3.0 and Middle School Ministry, Marko is a sought after speaker, writer and consultant. Marko leads The Youth Cartel, providing a variety of resources, coaching and consultation to youth workers, churches and ministries. Marko lives in San Diego with his wife Jeannie and two teenage children, Liesl and Max. www.whyismarko.com.
Mark Oestreicher currently resides in El Cajon, in the state of California.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Wild Truth Journal For Junior Highers?
Excellent, Creative Approach to Introducing Youth to Key Character's in Scripture Sep 20, 2005
This journal is an interesting (and sometimes hilarious!)way of introducing Junior Higher's to important characters in the Bible, while also connecting the scripture to real life issues faced by today's youth.
Each Journal page is made up of two parts (page front and page back). The front page introduces a Bible Character with a cool alias (e.g. "NICK at Nite" [Nicodemas] "Stuck Up UZZIE" [Uzziah], "FLAKY JAKES, the Thankless Bunch" [The ten lepers],etc.) Youth then need to play detective by reading the assigned Bible passage and discovering the character's real name, while also learning about an episode from the character's life. The front page concludes with some humor-laced questions that help draw out the content of the Bible story.
The back page, entitled "Fast Forward", then asks the reader to think about a real-life issue that ties into this character's story (e.g. "Wise Guy" [Solomon} introduces the real life issue of making good decisions). Questions and activities here encourage the youth to apply the Biblical material to their own life in the coming week
My only regret with the journal is that the characters do not appear in biblical/chronological order. We use this book as a type of 'Bible Survey' to introduce youth to the Scripture, so we end up having to 'jump around' the journal from week to week instead of going through the pages in order. But that is a small price gladly paid to allow youth to make use of this excellent resource.
Unneccesary Nov 26, 2004
This is an unneccessary addition to the Wild Truth book. It's just a way to make an extra profit off of a so-so book. I wouldn't recommend buying this if you're on a limited church budget.
It is a great way to interest Junior Highers in the bible! Jul 29, 1999
I just started doing this book and I can't wait to do the next day's lesson. It tells you about different Bible charachters in a way you wouldn't imagine. It will keep you interested in God and on fire for him. I'm tellin' you this is the best devotional for Junior Highers that you will find!