Raising a Modern-Day Joseph: A Timeless Strategy for Growing Great Kids

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David C Cook, Jan 1, 2009 - Religion - 138 pages
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Imagine this scenario for a typical teenager in your church: He's separated from his family and sent to live in a hedonistic, no-holds-barred culture. He's stripped of his spiritual support, left alone, and treated unfairly. Then, at his most vulnerable point, his ego is stoked with power and success. Throughout this rollercoaster ride, would he continue to serve God?

This very test was given to the Old Testament Joseph, whose faith remained rock solid. Yet it seems that our youth are ill-equipped to face the moral vacuum in today's culture. Worse, research shows that when young people leave home, many also leave the church. So how can we forge sons and daughters of faith and fortitude?

The vital answers are found in the story of Joseph. Drawing from this timeless narrative, author Larry Fowler offers a biblical plan for building teens who will love and serve Jesus Christ. Biblically based and up-to-the-minute relevant, Raising a Modern-Day Joseph is an essential guide to raising a generation that can pass life's tests with flying colors.

  

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Review: Raising a Modern-Day Joseph: A Timeless Strategy for Growing Great Kids

User Review  - Ryan Boomershine - Goodreads

I liked it generally. It's a quick read and strong at pointing parents to keep the end in view, comparing Joseph to the prodigal son, codifying some deliberate steps to take along the way (even if I want to reword them). Read full review

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User Review  - Ginger - Goodreads

Easy-to-read, though a bit slow moving at times, Fowler makes the case for parents and churches to work together to teach their kids spiritual (Christian) values ; parents in the home, youth workers ... Read full review

Contents

KNOW LOVE SERVE
9
THE MOST DIFFICULT MOMENT IN PARENTING
13
THE CHRISTIAN KID NEXT DOOR
23
JOSEPH AND AN ANTIJOSEPH
45
A CLEAR TARGET
53
DREAM TEAM DREAM TEAMWORK
81
THE JOSEPH PLAN
99
CONNECTING LIFE THREADS WITH LIFE SEGMENTS
113
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About the author (2009)

\Larry Fowler is the executive director of global training for Awana and the author of the popular Rock-Solid Kids. His writing is clear, from the heart, and biblically based. Having trained children's workers in forty-five countries, Larry is an international leader and key influencer of children's ministry around the globe.

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