Nothing comes close to the pressures of high school. If only there was a place to turn for advice on everything from grades and relationships to the greater questions in life. Now there is, and it's especially cool because this survival guide tackles the tough questions from a biblical perspective! High school survivor and author Adam Palmer takes a laugh-out-loud look at life before adulthood. With his hip and humorous style, Adam shares both personal and collected wisdom about the high school experience. From grade expectations to the opposite sex to balancing the studies with the social, Adam prepares students of any age for four years they'll never forget.
KENNON L. CALLAHAN, PH.D. -- researcher, professor, and pastor -- is one of today's most sought-after church consultants. He has worked with thousands of congregations around the world and has helped tens of thousands of church leaders and pastors through his dynamic workshops and seminars. Author of many books, he is best known for his groundbreaking study Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, which has formed the basis for the Mission Growth Movement, a widely acclaimed program for church renewal. Callahan has earned the B.A., M.Div., S.T.M., and Ph.D. degrees. His doctorate is in Systematic Theology. He has served both rural and urban congregations in Ohio, Texas, and Georgia and taught for many years at Emory University. Ken and his wife of over forty years, Julie, have two children, Ken and Mike, and three grandchildren, Blake, Mason, and Brice. They enjoy the outdoors, hiking, horseback riding, and camping.
"The church has had to wait too long for this indispensable material. Dr. Callahan's careful attention to detail and practical church programming is balanced by a depth of theological understanding and an earnest desire to help the church move from maintenance to mission. This book will give direction to the church for many years to come." (George Morris, Institute for World Evangelism)
"[An] excellent book for churches that are contemplating renewal.... [Callahan] understands the need for objective, measurable, and workable methods." (The Presbyterian Survey)
"Callahan has produced a book which should, for many years, be an effective guide for local congregations.... The book is realistic and does not place upon a congregation impossible demands, but holds to realistic hopes.... This book is useful for pastors and employed staff. It can be used by the various organizations within the church. Each organization would do well to read [it]." (Perkins Journal)
"This very readable book offers a step-by-step, how-to approach to its subject.... Clear, concise,...[it] must certainly be judged a valuable contribution to the task of congregational long-range planning." (The Christian Century)
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