Item description for Dangerous Devotions for Guys: Dare to Live Your Faith by Tim Shoemaker...
Overview Here are 30 attention-grabbing devotions that teach a guys' small group how to blow stuff up...prompt pumpkins to puke...navigate minefields of rat traps... and more! Danger makes these devotions fun--but it's the debriefing and close Bible connections that make them life-changing. They're guy devotions built by guys for guys, so grab your goggles and have a blast...literally! Review This Product
Publishers Description Okay, yes: If you do these devotions carelessly, kids could get hurt. Will get hurt. But if you follow directions, these 30 attention-grabbing devotions will teach your guys' small group unforgettable lessons as they blow stuff up...prompt pumpkins to puke...navigate minefields of rat traps...and more Danger makes the devotions fun - but the debriefing and close Bible connections make them life-changing. They're guy devotions built by guys for guys, so BYOG* and have a blast *Bring Your Own Goggles Notice: This book contains a number of activities that may be dangerous. All of these activities should be carried out under adult supervision only. The author and publishers expressly disclaim liability for any injury or damages that result from engaging in the activities contained in this book.
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Studio: Group Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Dec 8, 2008
Publisher Group Publishing
ISBN 0764437348 ISBN13 9780764437342
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More About Tim Shoemaker
TIM SHOEMAKER, the author of eleven books, speaks around the country to men and to parent groups about living the Christian life in a way that influences the next generation. Tim is active in church leadership, and he and his wife, Cheryl, happily married for over 34 years, have three grown sons. TIM AND CHERYL SHOEMAKER live in suburban Chicago. In addition to their work with the high school group at their church, Cheryl is involved in children s ministry, and Tim serves as an elder and teaches Sunday school. Tim is also the author of "Smashed Tomatoes, Bottle Rockets" and "Mashed Potatoes, Paint Balls." The couple has three grown sons."
Reviews - What do customers think about Dangerous Devotions for Guys: Dare to Live Your Faith?
Amazing! Be careful! Apr 4, 2009
"Dangerous Devotions for Guys" is an absolutely must-read - must-own - must-use teaching tool for any youth group leader, or parent for that matter. This wonderful book by Tim Shoemaker gives Biblically-based lessons for life and some incredibly dangerous and/or disgusting hands-on exercises that will stick in any young man's head. These activities are amazing! Frankly, I was blown away with how well the activities complimented the lessons that were being taught. For example, to teach the concept of how God can use each of us although we are different, the author suggests having a water gun fight (with different sized guns) - he also suggests setting up a target to shoot at if it's an issue for the guys to get wet. And that's one of the tame exercises. This is truly an amazing read! I think any young man - and many young women - would really enjoy and learn from the ideas in this book. What a creative way to bring kids to God.
A Prophetic Edge Feb 13, 2009
The prophets of old did some pretty funky things in order to get the attention of their people - things like dancing in the streets half naked. In "Dangerous Devotions for Guys," Tim Shoemaker presents a number of lessons that all begin with a hands on experiment that high school and junior high guys will love and be engaged by. The experiment is then mined for insights that can be applied to Biblical living.
The opening experiments range from awesome to mildly entertaining (flame throwers to omelet making). Just like the prophets used to do, most of these devotions will go a long way toward catching your students attentions. If you have led a group of junior high or high school guys before, especially the younger ages, you know it is difficult to engage them in our modernistic attempts to sit down and rationally plow through sections of scripture. These devotions will engage them in biblical concepts in ways that inductive Bible study just is not able to do.
There are a few complaints I do have - which is why there are four stars instead of five: - Although the publishers claim there are 30 devotions, there are actually only 24. - It may be difficult to calm the kids down and get them thinking about studying the Bible after you have just had them playing with fire for a half hour. I have not yet used the devotions with my students however,so I will update this once I do. - Some of the connections between the experiments and the Biblical principles are very tight and straightforward while others are pretty tenuous.
In all, this is a great little devotional. You will probably be drawn to using only about half (12) of the devotions in the book. Even so, 12 solid lessons that your male students will actually remember are well worth the price of this book.