Item description for What Then Is This Child Going To Be? by Steve Hawley...
Overview As this rapidly changing world seems to be spinning out of control at warp speed, we yearn for constants to lend stability to our lives. Historically, society has relied on her schools to promote the values shared by Americans. What Then Is This Child Going To Be? is a unique look at life from the perspective of a Christian teacher. Subtitled Lessons from the Classroom, this book presents insights on a wide variety of issues facing our culture and our children. Steve Hawley offers a collection of stories taken from more than twenty years of chapel talks and devotionals, each illustrating central biblical truths. As the author blends memories of his childhood with teaching and coaching experiences, family members, students, and players become characters in a twenty-five part essay on the Christian's walk with the Lord. What connection is there between a 1960's rock song and a little girl in a Honduran village? Why did a magical high school baseball season turn tragic? How can a morning in a dentist's chair inspire a lesson on honesty? The answers are revealed in chapters that stand alone, encouraging a devotional study that will be thought provoking and, perhaps, awaken echoes of your own childhood.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.72" Weight: 1.03 lbs.
Release Date Mar 20, 2003
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1591605016 ISBN13 9781591605010
Availability 96 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 25, 2016 03:01.
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Reviews - What do customers think about What Then Is This Child Going To Be??
During my lifetime, I will read this book again and again..... Jan 6, 2008
I have been blessed to know the author of this book. It is wonderful to know that others can receive blessings through this collection of his stories and experiences. Indeed, his kindness and devotion are clearly manifested in his personal scenarios that leave you relating to the message and sincerity. This book has touched many lives including mine and I look forward to reading it again and again in the years to come!
A teacher we can all learn from Jul 25, 2005
I've had the privelege of not only reading this book, but working with the amazing teacher who wrote it. After reading this book every parent would want their child to have been taught by such a wonderful person.
A Must Read For All! Aug 19, 2003
While the title and cover of this book may seem to speak to those in the educational profession, its messages reach much further. Whether you are a teacher, a coach, a parent, or someone just searching for an inspirational read, this book will touch your heart and inspire you to touch the heart of a child. The life lessons and biblical references make this book a must read even for those who feel they have little opportunity to affect the lives of children. Through amusing and humorous everyday occurrences Hawley reminds us all of the way that God wants us to live each day.
Strikes a Chord Jun 18, 2003
Steve Hawley's book is a collection of short stories that center around the question, "What then is this child going to be?" People at all levels of society have been and will continue to be interested in what will become of our children. Hawley's book shows that while the answers are different, many of those answers are profoundly influenced by teachers, family, and faith.
The author utilizes decades of experience as a son, brother, student, teacher, coach, and Christian in each of the 25 easy-to-read chapters. Each chapter contains observations based on individuals and/or events that affected that author. Hawley's passion for people and his keen perception is evident throughout What Then Is This Child Going to Be?. Perhaps the book's greatest strength is its ability to "strike a chord" with its readers in a number of ways-reflection, inspiration, humor, nostalgia, optimism, and wisdom.
As the author asserts in his acknowledgements--"this is a book about what we learn as we grow up." While told from one man's perspective, the book really does show what WE learn or can learn as we grow up and does so in a way that will leave you wanting to read it again and again.