"Spiritual Junk Food . . . is an eye-opening book - one that should be required reading for Christian parents and educators everywhere. It provides a great service by detailing how a watered-down, psychologized version of Christianity is being presented to students in place of the real thing. The yellow brick road of pop Christianity is paved with good intentions, but as Mickels and McKeever point out so convincingly, it leads in the wrong direction." -- William K. Kilpatrick, Ph.D
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 253 Vendor: Winepress Publishing Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 8.47 X 5.55 X 0.69 (inches) ISBN: 1579211690 ISBN-13: 9781579211691 Availability: In Stock
"Spiritual Junk Food: The Dumbing Down of Christian Youth" is a stinging indictment on the state of educational curricula promoted by leading Christian publishers. This is one of the most important issues facing the Christian church today. Drawing from fifteen years of experience in public education, Cathy Mickels and Audrey McKeever make a convincing case that Christian publishers are marketing shallow, fast-food methods for teaching spiritual truths. The faith of Christian youth is being undermined with theories first espoused by humanist educators, not people interested in sharing the truth of God's righteousness and power. In this well-documented expose, parents are warned that the same worldly, humanistic ideas and activities Christians have fought in our nation's schools have now invaded the church. Straightforward biblical teaching is being traded for relativism, group thinking, and controversial games. Whether it is by teaching Christian youth to hug trees and "think green," role-play a Bible passage soap-opera style to simulate the excitement of temptation, or view Steven Speilberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark for a lesson on the Book of Revelation, the authors predict the result will all be the same: the dumbing down of Christian youth.