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Overview As teens make the move from the home to the university, they enter a unique moment in time of new freedoms coupled with new challenges. But far removed from their family, church, and youth group, students soon find their childhood beliefs tested to the core. With an honest voice and a relevant approach, Mark Tabb equips young people to find a faith all their own, and provides an invaluable blueprint for students to build their beliefs on truth, not just tradition
Publishers Description You're ready for college--but are you prepared for life?Part of leaving childhood behind is sorting through the things you've accumulated over the first eighteen years of your life and deciding what to keep and what to throw out. The same thing is true for making choices about your relationship with God. How can you learn to think for yourself and make your faith your own--not the faith of your parents, youth leaders, or pastor? This insightful yet humorous guide will lead you through the process of grappling with and living out your convictions in a postmodern world. The "faith of your fathers" will become a "faith of your own" through four key sections: THINK - Wrestle with the big questions of life and think through the issues KNOW - Move from duty to desire in your relationship with God and find a more mature faith that goes beyond emotional experiences CONNECT - Know you are not alone by getting connected with others who share your passion SERVE - Make your faith real with words and actionsFind out whose Jesus you have, and make your faith your own.
Community Description As teens make the move from the home to the university, they enter a unique moment in time of new freedoms coupled with new challenges. But far removed from their family, church, and youth group, students soon find their childhood beliefs tested to the core. With an honest voice and a relevant approach, author Mark Tabb equips young people to find a faith all their own, and provides an invaluable blueprint for students to build their beliefs on truth, not just tradition.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.45" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Mar 29, 2007
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1600060978 ISBN13 9781600060977
Availability 0 units.
More About Mark Tabb & Stephen Baldwin
Mark Tabb is the author of more than twenty books, including the number one New York Times best seller Mistaken Identity and A Promise to Ourselves (with Alec Baldwin). He and his wife of over twenty-five years have three grown daughters. In addition to writing, Mark is a volunteer firefighter and serves as the chaplain for his local fire department.
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Highly recommended for Christians of all walks of life, not just those about to begin college. Jul 9, 2007
Written by 2004 Gold Medallion finalist Mark Tabb, Own Your Faith: The Adventure of Following Christ in College is a guide for college students to the sticky problems of living out one's religious beliefs in an increasingly secular postmodern world. Chapters discuss learning to embrace faith in God through thinking for oneself, rather than simply accepting beliefs spoon-fed by others; the value of forming connections; preparing for "the inevitable storms that will confront your faith"; and much more. "The difference between being told what to think and learning how to think is the difference between a faith that is your own and one that is nothing more than an extension of those who programmed your mind. How can you tell which you have? You've already experienced the difference in your relationship with every math student's best friend, Bob, aka, Mr. Back of the Book. When brains lock up and an answer is nowhere to be found, Bob comes to the rescue... as long as the problem has an odd number." Highly recommended for Christians of all walks of life, not just those about to begin college.
A Must Read Jun 7, 2007
I read this book in one sitting. It is a must read for any high school graduate - not just those going to college. Tabb does a great job identifying the strange feelings that everyone experiences as they transition from high school to adulthood, and the process of making a faith that has been shared by many - thier own. Parents and youth pastors should read this book as well!